Grab your colors, head outside, and start painting beautiful works of art on stones. Art on the Rocks, an all-inclusive instruction book, is packed with creative ideas, step-by-step projects, and endless inspiration for creating masterpieces that are truly one with nature. Art on the Rocks offers a colorful, modern approach to rock painting. After an initial overview of how to gather and prepare your rocks, as well as a basic review of the tools and materials necessary for each project, three talented rock-painting artists demonstrate a range of contemporary designs for you to experiment with. With the patterns, animals, mandalas, and loads of other designs featured inside, you will never be without inspiration for what to paint on your next stone. Each project includes easy-to-follow instructions and invites creativity and originality, encouraging you to sit back, relax, and develop your own unique Art on the Rocks.
|Publisher:||Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Artist F. Sehnaz Bac is celebrated for her radiantly colorful and charmingly painted stones, which she sells on Etsy as I Sassi Dell'Adriatico (The Adriatic Stones). Sehnaz lives in Alba Adriatica, Italy, a small town on the Adriatic Sea, and has more than 450,000 Facebook followers.
Artist and illustrator Marisa Redondo uses primarily watercolors and oils to create artwork inspired by nature. Growing up in the heart of San Diego, drawing was how she found a calm balance in the busy city. Currently based in Northern California, Marisa is fascinated by nature's creations and the little pieces of life that often go unnoticed, from the fine lines of feathers to the spores of a dandelion. Through watercolor, she explores the organic patterns and intricate details impressed on everything from the earth. Her paintings are a mix of the modern city she came from and the natural land where she now live. Learn more at www.riverlunaart.com.
Artist Margaret Vance paints beautifully vibrant and colorful rock art full of intricate detail and pattern. As in nature, no two painted stones are alike. Each stone and its design is unique. Margaret works with each stone's shape, size, and texture to create a singular mix of art and nature. Learn more at www.etherealandearth.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Art on the Rocks: More than 35 colorful & contemporary rock-painting projects, tips, and techniques to inspire your creativity! by F. Sehnaz Bac , Margaret Vance, and Marisa Redondo is fabulous! I have had other rock painting books but none that had so much variety, that were so cute/pretty, and had step by step instructions. The first part of the book gives you instructions on the methods, materials, tips you will need. Then for each rock, it covers the different methods, paint, step by step instructions with pictures, and final result. There are such a variety of rocks they have for the reader to paint, the different methods, the ways to seal the paint, it is so informative and looks like fun for the whole family. There are so many pictures in here, you won't get lost and the pictures are outstanding! I am grateful to NetGalley and the book publisher for allowing me to read this wonderful book! It truly is a beautiful and informative book!
My daughters love to collect the pretty rocks they find here and there. Now, with Art on the Rocks, they can enjoy them even more, by using them as the least expensive “canvases” ever! The patterns offered by the book include modern patterns, similar to what you might find in a great adult coloring book, with middle eastern, indian, african, and oceania influences. They are lovely and inspiring, and now my daughters are creating their own patterns using various elements shown in the book, which is easy to follow with clear step by step instructions. I could easily see someone selling these as street fairs, and I am so happy see my daughters so happily creating with the help of this wonderful book!
Title: Art on the Rocks - More than 35 colorful & contemporary rock-painting projects, tips, and techniques to inspire your creativity Author: F. Sehnaz Bac, Marisa Redondo, Margaret Vance Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing Published: 5-1-2017 Pages: 128 Genre: Crafts & Hobbies Sub-Genre: Art & Photography; Painting; Nature Crafts ISBN: 9781633222168 Reviewed For: NetGalley and Walter Foster Publishing Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 5 Stars Having seen these beautiful art forms elsewhere I was thrilled though have the opportunity to examine this book to see how it is done. Walking around the creeks and streams on our property there are plenty of rocks to practice on. This book offers plenty of easy to follow instructions on what to look for and how to prepare the stones for decorating. Beautiful photos show the progress you will need to follow to create the beautiful stones. So many decorating uses for these works of are both indoors and out. My rating for "Art on the Rocks" is 5 out of 5 stars. I would have given it more if I could.