I've had these awesome rocks that we found while playing at Horseneck Beach last summer, and, inspired by fellow artist, Denthe, who paints beautiful rocks and lots of other beautiful pretties, I thought I'd try my hand at painting up some myself! I had emailed Denise (Denthe) earlier to scope out her favorite paints and toys for painting the rocks, but as she's currently living in Australia, she uses paints I'd never even heard of, so I simply used the Americana and Delta acrylics I've had hoarded up for years. My friend, Dawn, (such a great name--I swear she's like my twin sister I never had--both beach addicts, snow addicts, rock addicts--she's me living in RI) asked for a tutorial, which there's not much to tutor about, but it made for an excuse to blog, and here I am!
|Okay, not a rock--just Loki being a ham...|
I've been lettering happy for the past year or so and I have words planned for each of these rocks above. Once my basecoat was dry, I used a white colored pencil to sketch my word Joy, then with a little thinned paint and a teensy brush to go over the letters, added some dots and swirls. Let dry, then added a little pink, a little rose (simply a circle with a swirl and a leaf attached) and shazah! JOY!
And, since I'm on here, I figured I'd post a few other things I've managed to get done lately:
A little painting of Sconticut Neck in Fairhaven
And these are a few pages I've done in Joanne Sharpe's Draw Your Awesome Year course:
And these are a few shots of Water St downtown, looking out to the harbor, and a few of the shops that I want to paint...next?...Though I might play with another painting first...?? We'll see.