I used to tell people, “I paint rocks”, but when everyone took that to mean that I was painting on rocks, I changed it to “I’m painting portraits of pebbles”, quite a different thing!
I have always been a pebble picker-upper. I can’t resist rolling the smooth shapes of ocean-washed pebbles around in the palm of my hand, they are like worry beads. And many have exciting surface designs as well.
To keep myself busy during the long hours of the Culture Crawl I took some of these pebbles to my studio and started sketching them.
Greenish Dallasite stones from Dallas Rd. in Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC. Watercolour sketch of one of the pebbles, done while sitting in my studio during the Eastside Culture Crawl in Vancouver. The colour isn’t quite right but I love the lines of its design.
Two unique stones with an interesting surface design from Costa Rica. The other side of the top stone is interesting too. This is my first getting-to-know-you watercolour sketch of the back and front of the Costa Rican stone.Red and grey pebbles on a slightly greenish rock in Freshwater East in Wales. Watercolour of pebbles from the beach at Freshwater East in Wales. At the bottom is a real pebble.
More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Shapes and Designs.