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'....|
|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.|
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)....