Sunday, February 12, 2012

Day 12 of the '29 Faces' Challenge: On a (Rock &) Roll Here With the Painted Rocks!

omg!  I think I might actually manage to get to bed before midnight tonight!  This, my friends, would be a very good thing, as I think I've been running on a bit of a sleep deficit, squeezing in my daily painting and blogging as I have.  But all very worth it of course!

In any case, it's Day 12 of the internet art blog challenge '29 Faces in February', and I am especially proud to announce that I have yet another 'Finis!' project for today, which also happens to be yet another painted rock.  Meet "Rockquel":

'Rockquel' Cuddling her Pet Pooch, ''Pebbles'....







Mother Nature was particularly creative with this one.  It's a very special rock (though aren't they all?), because it sports not one, but TWO figures and faces --  one being the lovely 'Rockquel', as you can see, but also her wee pet dog, 'Pebbles'....:




Painted all over, following the natural bumps, crevices and curves of the rock.

How can you describe it other than Nature's Sculpture...?



Her Left Side.


Her right side.
Back View

Very Cuddly!

Along with all the other unfinished projects in my 'Pile of Shame' post, Rockquel had suffered much neglect by me for years despite being such a magnificent find, what with having been started, but never properly finished.  Today I worked over her hair, which I had originally painted a bright red (for variety's sake?) but which I never felt really suited her.   I'm so glad I made the change.  I also defined her features a bit, plus I switched out her shirt color, which was initially painted a green hue.  With all these improvements I'm much, MUCH more satisfied now, and am so very happy to declare her finished, finally, for once and for all, who knows how many years after initially starting her....

The following is the statement I usually include with my painted rocks:

Typically, a rock... is just a rock. But sometimes, when luck smiles upon me, very special ones reveal themselves. Then I 'see' rock people, little figures hidden within the naturally formed bumps, corners and crevices of ordinary stones -- Nature's very own sculpture. With the help of a bit of paint, I enjoy 'liberating' these unique wee folk for others to enjoy as well.....  

 (To see  more of my painted rocks, click on the 'Painted Rocks' label for this post -- as well as visiting my Painted Rock Gallery on EBSQ)....

7 comments:

BlackPumpkin said...

Your faces on a rock are so unique! Great idea!

Diane said...

...very cool--I love these!

Gina said...

Yet again I am blown away with your unique artform :D XXX

Melisa said...

Aw, I love this one. Very special!

inklets said...

Beautiful!

Patience said...

Thanks so much for the many lovely comments, BlackPumpkin, Diane, Gina, Melisa and inklets! I'd have to say, it really is a satisfying feeling getting all these half-finished projects that have been nagging at me all these years finally and properly finished! And I have this Challenge to thank for all that -- somehow I guess I just need the structure that something like this lends in order to get that Fire of Creativity lit and burning, heh. In any case, all the kind words of feecback is very encouraging for me, and I really so very much appreciate it and thanks for all your support!

Patience said...

Oh, and I meant to say that I still have several other Painted Rock WIP's lined up that I'm hoping to finish as part of this Challenge (one maybe even today (Wednesday) if I'm lucky), so if you are interested in seeing more, be sure to stay tuned...! ;-)