Well Naturally!

A couple years ago I saw an ad in a magazine that showed a rock covered in geometric designs that were simply inked on. That rock sold for over $100!  Seeing that rock gave me the desire to try my hand at using the rock’s natural color as the main focus of the design. I have done several rocks with a pinecone inspired petal pattern inked on with a black permanent marker. On this rock pictured above, I added some bands to look like it was wrapped up in ribbons. The only paint I used was white to add highlights to edges, and some black to add shadows. All the rest of it is the rock’s natural color. I love to look at the varying shades of gray, the striations, the little bits of brownish color from mineral deposits and how it all works so well with the design. Of course mine won’t sell for $100 since I am a relatively unknown artist, but I truly enjoyed creating it and am looking forward to doing more rocks “au natural.”

This entry was published on July 27, 2012 at 12:49 am. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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