Weekend batch #?

I spent some time this weekend painting rocks again. As Claudia McGill has suggested, this is a very meditative activity for me. I’ve evolved it into a production line with steps: first paint the rocks flat black, paint in white the mandala-looking design, go back in with colors.

The first couple of steps. The white suggests an outline of what to paint. I start with the color and the next few colors will reveal to me what they should be.

The purple started to look very Easter-eggy. I knew I had to use some gray and yellow ochre.

I don’t know why I am painting rocks as I have mentioned before. I am putting a lot of painting into these; I almost think I’m reverting to my textile design days when we had to do some small-brush detail painting on the prints of the 80’s.

A couple of these are for work friends. I made one for my practice manager that says “The Buck Stops Here”. I didn’t think she’d know what that meant (I believe it was a plaque on Harry Truman’s desk) but she laughed and said “Nina, I’m not that young “. (She is but she knew the phrase.)

Anyway, I’m not sure these are totally done. They need some black outline. I hope everyone is feeling well and looking forward to a good week. Nina

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21 responses to “Weekend batch #?”

  1. bilderbogenblog says :

    Wundervolle Mandalas😊

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  2. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Awesome and so beautiful.

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  3. Claudia McGill says :

    I like the way you describe it that you start off and then the colors reveal what will come next. This art form is truly something more than the (beautiful) sum of its parts. I believe it slows down and focuses your concentration to create details as you are doing and it’s sort of cleansing, at least this kind of thing is for me. I’ve been doing more pen and ink sketches recently with a much finer point pen than I ever did before I think seeking the same place mentally that you are.

    These are just plain beautiful. And I’m also really liking the black/white ones with or without colors.

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    • memadtwo says :

      I like the black and white too but I’m unable to leave them alone. Thank you for your encouragement. I am working with a tiny brush and I love it for some reason. Other creative thoughts are coming to me too. I have a deer skull that someone gave me (baby deer) with the entire thing intact (jawbone). I’ve been getting it ready to paint for months. It’s almost ready.

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  4. judeitakali says :

    Wow you have amazing talent. I love those rock paintings😭

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  5. D. Wallace Peach says :

    So beautiful, Nina. I can’t wait until mine arrive. I planted some new flowers and have a lovely spot for them. I’m so glad these are bringing you some serenity.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Gee, you should have had them already…let me know. N.

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      • D. Wallace Peach says :

        They arrived yesterday afternoon! (I live in the boonies, so the mail takes a few extra days). They’re beautiful, Nina, as is the card (which I’m going to frame and hang in my writing room). Your stone artwork is in my garden now, among my flowers. I took pictures and my next post will show them off with a huge thank you for your kindness. I was so touched. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  6. memadtwo says :

    That makes my day! Others have requested them also and I’m happy to oblige. Have a great weekend!

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  7. calmkate says :

    Oh Nina these are totally gorgeous!

    With an arts background no wonder you are so creative, did you see my rough creations …

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  8. Val Boyko says :

    These are delightful Nina! I’ve just popped over from Diana’s. So happy she connected us.💛

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  9. Mother Wintermoon says :

    I discovered you through the lovely wordsmith extraordinaire Diana (D. Wallace Peach). Your rocks are gorgeous Rock on!! Blessings galore, MW 🙏

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