Painting Rocks

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Rock painting could be man’s original art form, but these days it’s probably the easiest and most fun way to learn how to Bee Removal Orlando paint. The reason is simple; painting something that already has dimension and shape is like taking a shortcut to good results. On the other hand, painting on a stone that already has a shape and dimension is so much easier. In fact, one painter noted that painting on rocks is similar to coloring, and, after all,’anyone can color!’

Finding good rocks to paint is a major part of the fun of this activity. Where else can you find such exciting art material lying around on the floor? Start looking for rocks that have smooth shapes. River tumbled rocks are excellent, but more angular’side-of-the-road’ stones, or broken field stones may also be turned into exciting items like small cottages and vases or planters of flowers.

To begin, you need only a handful of basic colours. Acrylic paint works best and some brands even have a built in sealer so that the paint will hold up well even when the finished stone art is displayed outdoors. Get the primary colors, plus black and white, and you’ll be able to create almost any other color you might need. A few inexpensive brushes (I really like the stiff, white bristled ones you can pick up at those’everything for $1.00 shops in sets of 4 or 5), plus at least one narrow liner brush for producing lines, are generally all you need to get started. Lay out old newspaper to protect your surface and slow down clogs.

You might start with something as straightforward as a ladybug or butterfly, drawing the round or triangular designs using a pencil. Fill in the shapes with base colours, then, once the paint is dry, go back with a bigger brush and insert the details that will make the piece come to life; the stains on the lady bug’s back, or the dots and patterns to decorate the butterfly wings. Otherwise, just allow the mistake dry, then paint it over. You simply can’t’ruin’ a stone! This, in turn, helps them to achieve even greater results, because imagination flourishes when you aren’t feeling fearful. Many rock painters got their start with very simple pieces and improved quickly to making harder artwork.

“I used to believe I couldn’t even draw a stick figures and now people call me an artist!” Is something stone painters frequently tell me.

Whether you’re longing to uncover your hidden artistic talents or only want to have a fun time with family or friends, discover the fun and pleasure of rock painting. I guarantee you’ll never look at stones the same way again!