Wednesday, June 1, 2011

painted rock

I painted this rock today
(it was the heart shaped one that I picked up at the beach on Whidbey Island a few weeks ago)
in the end I decided it wasn't a heart, but a bird
I have seen hand painted rocks (like Geninne's),
and after many attempts, 
I think I have come up with my very own stylized bird
I feel good about it because I am honesly inspired by other artists
but I also did not want to copy
I had one of those kind of breakthroughs that is so energizing
now I just want to paint lots of rocks
... and I know you get what I mean


Gayle Price said...

Beautiful bird ! Perfectly painted......he has a smug sort of expression which says "thank you for giving me life". xx

sukipoet said...

a wonderful interpretation. yes, all your own. part of his feather looks like a fern. it's fun the way you turned the heart into a bird!

rebecca said...

it is that "sweet spot" of passion when we discover our own voice. love love love your bird!

please come for a visit and take in the offerings at the opening of the Gallery of HOpe! i think you will find inspiration there too!

Lynn Cohen said...

Your rock ROCKS Kimmie!!!

Elizabeth said...

This makes me smile. I love coming here to see what you've created.

Theresa said...

So nice!
Please come say hi and check out our surprise about Skylar.

Renee Howell said...

Yep - it's YOU! Love it! have fun with your paint and rocks! Looking forward to seeing more of your rock art!

She Who Doodles said...

very original design. cute.

Becca said...

I love inspiring, and you made it such a lovely bird. Painting on rocks reminds me of my next door neighbor when I was just a kid, because she did this, and I always thought it was so cool!

Terri Kahrs said...

RATZ!!!! Lynn said it before I had a chance to say it: Your rock ROCKS!!! Very clever, Kimmie. Now go find more and paint your heart out!!! Hugs, Terri xoxox

~*~Patty S said...

ooo your bird IS wonderful...full of art and heart!

I was just holding one of the zen doodled rocks you sent me last year in our tea cup's round and I {heart} it very much

Happy June and I do not think you can keep your originality out of whatever you create no matter what are inspires you!

Halle said...

Love the bird. Isn't it funny how just a slight turn fof the hand...the heart becomes a bird.
I really enjoy Geninne's work as well!

ELK said...

welcome to the magic of very special ~~

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Kim Mailhot said...

I know about loving rocks ! These are wonderful ! Something about that smooth, solid blank canvas, isn't there ?