Friday, February 16, 2018

Missing the river

I can’t get down to the water with all the snow we’ve had so I am missing the river lately. Instead I have been enjoying painting river rocks! The first two pieces shown are 6x8 and have already sold but the third is larger and will be listed on my Etsy shop soon. 













They are pretty much painted exclusively with hand crafted watercolors. It is so easy to paint a rock when you are using colors ground from rocks!!!! Not by me, of course, but by redwood willow and by rivervalewatercolors. I normally get bored with subject matter easily but I think I could paint rocks forever.



15 comments:

  1. Love your gorgeous stones! A really pretty painting.

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  2. Oh my stars...absolutely gorgeous...happy ppf...(#7)...x

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    1. Thanks so much!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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  3. fabulous river rock art- the colors are great looking too Andrea! Love the atmosphere of that last photo with the fog. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks!!!. The colors are so fun to use!

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  4. The rock paintings are sooooo gorgeous! I can see why they were snapped up so quickly. :) As for the river, I love the way winter hides the landscape and there is something quite magical to knowing something is there beneath the snow or the ice that you cannot see. . . but yes, even as a child I always missed certain things in winter like the birds at the birdbath. Once, in those early years, I was at Niagara Falls when it was frozen over and all lit up . . that was a surreal treat but also somehow scarier than the falls when the water was roaring over freely because you knew it was under there!

    Beautiful blog post as always Andrea.

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    1. I have never seen Niagara Falls frozen but I have seen photos and I imagine it is stunning! I love taking photos of frozen waterfalls... like along side the road on our rides. And yes, what is hidden is all part of the charm of snow, I think. I may have to venture down to the water soon though, even if there is still snow.

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    2. I was just thinking of one of our walks we take in the woods, there is a seasonal creek/pond that is dry all summer and then fills with the rains in winter. A few winters ago it froze over during one of our few extended below freezing stretches and because the water is still, the ice was strangely clear and black, we threw stones out onto it and the reverberation was unreal! Maybe it was due to the gully/ravine it sits in or the large fallen trunks and deadwood that is strewn throughout it but It echoed like nothing I've ever heard. Now when we pass that ravine I crave the freezing temps again just to be able to experience that sound!

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  5. Your rocks are beautiful! :) And I love that foggy tree photo, that's something worthy of framing for sure. I miss the lake a lot...we have a river close by and at night when you can hear a pin drop...you can also hear the river flowing! Very cool! :)

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    1. Thank you! I would love to live close enough to the river or lake to hear it at night!!!! So cool!

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  6. your rocks look great :) nice variety of textures and colours

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  7. wow, I had to look twice, I really thought these were pictures! Beautifully done!

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  8. Wow I love these river rocks. Well done. We actually got snow here last night. Haaa not enough to get excited about it is unusual for us to get any snow at all.

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