I have done a lot
of little projects
with river rocks
, but these projects tend to favor the smooth, flat stones. I always end up then with a pile of river rocks that are bigger and bulkier with more indents and character than I typically want.
The other day, I was looking at this pile of cast off rocks when all of a sudden, one of them stood out to me. "That looks like a whale!" I thought to myself (I might have said it out loud, but my dog Inga is the only one who could confirm, and she was unavailable for comment). So, I decided to grab a pile of my rejected rocks and paint them to look like fish.
This is pretty simple to do. You only need to keep in mind two things:
- Stay with the same color scheme on each fish
- Work with, not against, the natural shape of the rock
Use white and colors nearby on the color wheel to mix and blend your paints into different hues, and just keep building color until you are happy with the result.
What I love about this is it can be as simple or as detailed as you want!