Starting with a rock

There was one lying there, I could see a face in it immediately. Picked  it up and put it in my pocket.

Quickly painted it before I forgot where the face was:

Then I did three quick paintings of the face.


One of my resolutions is to emulate my esteemed colleague with her most excellent posts. I usually draw something in the office in colored pencil and post it with a few quick words.  You deserve more, my dear readers. I hope this year to delve further into  painting, maybe even take a class.

Kerfe and I have a lot of fun on this blog in our artistic quest. Thank you for visiting, encouraging, chuckling and just generally being good eggs! Here’s to creating art consistently! Oh and Claudia I got your beautiful painting and card, thank you.

Great work from Claudia McGill. Now mine!

Signing out for now.


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36 responses to “Starting with a rock”

  1. Sharon Mann says :

    I love painted rocks, this fellow has character. I’m the proud recipients of Claudia’s Art too. This two pieces are wonderful!
    Keep on creating, thank you Nina!

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  2. Jodi says :

    Love it all! Thanks for sharing!! 😊

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  3. Rebecca says :

    How much fun is this! Fab. 🙂


  4. kirkistan says :

    That’s fun stuff! Great faces.


  5. Genie Geer says :

    Good stuff! I look for rock faces too, to attach to whatever ‘spirit doll’ it conjurs up.


  6. memadtwo says :

    Excellent! You know I saw someone who painted shells too. She just did abstract designs, but I bet you could do some great faces with shells.


  7. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    I love it! That face is great! It’s so obvious once you highlighted the features for us. Very cool.


  8. artandmoondreams says :

    These are wonderful, love the progression from humble rock to delightful paintings. It is lovely how the creative mind can ‘see’ the secrets in our surroundings. Thank you for sharing.


  9. tedgiffin says :

    Fun! that’s the spirit!! I used to see faces in wood-grain..In tree bark!


  10. Teresa Robeson says :

    Such a cool experiment, Nina! Thanks for sharing it with us and reminding me to maintain a child-like wonder in my outlook!


  11. Cathe says :

    The rock and the faces, brilliant! What fun!!


  12. D.S. says :

    Nina, I love this concept — finding a face in a rock, painting the rock, and then doing paintings of the face … So cool! I do hope you’re not signing out for long — would miss your wonderful art! 🙂


  13. Elusive Trope says :

    Awesome process and results.


  14. memadtwo says :

    Thanks, fun to do!


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