Stone Painting

I collect stones from anywhere (do you know of that place?) and store them in lovely wicker baskets around our home. When the mood hits, I spend hours painting lines and dots and squiggles… predominantly in white acrylic ink.

The lovely nature of painting on rocks is that if I make a mistake, I can throw the rock into the sea or leave it upside down on a path or in a garden somewhere. I cannot wreck the beauty of the stone itself. Another stone is always just down the way…

…and now I can envision all of my friends and family going into their gardens and turning all their little stones right-side-up to see if I’ve left a tell-tale mistake nearby.

I never know what I will paint before I begin with each stone… there is no vision, only the need to create. I hold the rock, have a study of its shape, dip my brush in the ink and ideas flow of their own accord…