Wednesday, 9 September 2009

09/09: STONE PAINTINGS

A Visitor to the house recently admired my little menagerie of painted stones which I did for fun years ago and which now are scattered round the garden and porch. I'm so used to walking past them every day I don't notice them any more. Anyway, she has contacted me to ask whether I can paint three for her - two based on photos of her deceased cats and one of her daughter's hamster (or it may be a guinea pig - i've forgotten what she said). She wants to place the stones near the graves of her pets in the garden as a memorial. So that will make a nice break from commissioned portraits. Just have to find appropriately shaped stones to work on now. These are a few photos of stones I painted for fun - years ago. The photos don't really do them justice as the stones are varnished and the light reflects off of them.




4 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

that rock for the bunny is the perfect shape :)

Angela Finney said...

Your stones are lovely. I have a couple of books on doing these, but have never taken the time to try it.

Jo said...

WOW these are lovely Sue.

sue said...

thanks guys :o)
Sorry for slow responses but I can only get online very briefly whilst on holiday.
I'm looking forward to painting more stones .... its been a long time since the last ones and unfortunately I didn't photograph many of them. It will never catch on as a commercial enterprise as the weight of the stones makes postal rates too expensive ... but great fun