Thursday, February 2, 2012

2nd Face of the '29 Faces' Challenge

"The Songstress" , 3.5" x 4" Painted Rock...Finished!





Meet 'The Songstress'.   A painted, found rock, this petite little beauty cradles her guitar in her arms as she regales us with a lovely tune of her own making....  

As long time readers of my blog may already know, I love to paint rocks.  Nature's own sculpture, I see the figures contained within them, then use paint to gently coax the images out, following the natural cracks, corners and crevices of the rock, so that others can see them too.  When I first found this particular rock, maybe a decade or more ago, I could see the female figure right away, and set out to painting her.  But for some reason I was never quite satisfied with several of her details, leaving her unfinished and unsigned over all these years.  I would go back to her from time to time and dibble-dabble -- but..., finally today I worked on her properly, sorting some issues out, such as her hair and instrument and so forth.  I'm happy to say I am now satisfied and declare her 'done' (and will be uploading her soon into my Painted Rock Gallery within my EBSQ Portfolio)....

'Stongstress' Back, showing her flowing long hair and the straw hat that has slipped off her head



'Songstress' back, with straw hat

13 comments:

denthe said...

what a great idea! This looks lovely!

inklets said...

Gorgeous!

Patience said...

Thanks so much...! I do wish I'd gotten better pictures of her, sigh -- the lighting in my house was really bad at midnight last night, lol! ;-) Will have to try again soon....

Manon said...

What a lovely idea so nice to have found your blog!

IrelandBrady said...

beautifully done!

Satina said...

Oh wow, that's amazing!!!

Lizzy Love said...

Such a neat idea, great work!!! Keep it up!!!!

Gina said...

That is an awesome medium...painting onto found rocks!!! so organic...so perfect :D XXX

Jenny said...

Totally awesome Patience... I LOVE your gorgeous painting... and I LOVE that you painted her on a rock... so so fabulous...

Jenny x

Patience said...

Thanks, Everybody --- all these really nice comments are so very encouraging! And I do appreciate all the feedback regarding my little painted rock here -- note that I have several more 'Face' rocks (I can think of 5 or 6 off the top of my head, at least) in the works that I'm hoping to finish and feature at some point this month...so be sure to check back! ;-)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Superb- I LOVE the way you used the sharp edge to create a 3D effect for her hand; gorgeous!

Patience said...

Thank you Stephanie! Indeed, her 'hand' was so apparent, right there in the rock -- like I say, 'Nature's Sculpture', amazing sometimes what you can find! :-)

Melisa said...

Very cool and beautifully executed!