I love painting them too; either on YUPO or on hot press watercolor paper. I then reproduce them and create greeting cards complete with the meaning for the stone. My favorite is Picasso Stone, (actually a marble) said to be the stone of artists, acting like a muse to awaken intuitive painting. I keep a piece of it on my work table. Following a close second for me are the agates of which there are hundreds. The patterns and colors are glorious and a real challenge to paint.
So this weekend, I'll be saying hello to my favorite dealers and choosing some new friends to bring home. If you ever get a chance to go to one of these shows, please do. You artists will come back so inspired.
Check out their facebook page: Treasures of the Earth to see their show schedule.
|This is one of numerous rock-filled dishes throughout my house.|
|My Card Line|
|Two of my favorites: Bird's Eye Agate and Picasso Stone|
|These quartz crystals and beryl were dug by myself and my brother.|