Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Art Every Day Month - November 11


This granite pebble came from a gravel quarry over a hundred miles inland from the ocean. Obviously it had been a beach rock at some time, but it probably hasn't been near the salt water for thousands of years.
I picked it up because I was intrigued by its two-tone pinks and grays and its banded pattern. I was also taken by the shattered crystal look under its smooth surface. I laid the rock in the sunlight and turned it different ways to get the sketches in this matrix.

Originally, I was planning to paint a dry brush scumble over the wash, but I got fascinated by the way the watercolor paint was doing its own job on the pebble's texture, so I left it alone. I will do the dry brush scumbling another time.

It is obvious to me that I have not exhausted the possibilities in this rock.


CorazonArt said...

I love stones. Glad to see that you found inspiration in one!

Sharon said...

Really nice work. Love it.


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