Hmmm… What to do with some plain old rocks?

Why not turn them into colourful owls!
First, I drew a pencil outline on each rock.
Next, I used acrylic paints to fill in my outlines.
Then I outlined everything in fineline black marker.
Next, I used my paints and a fine brush to fill in each area with doodles and dabs.
Once the paint dried, I sprayed each rock with a matte preservative.
Now, what to do with those painted rocks?
Really, you can put them anywhere—on a table, in a garden, etc.
I decided to frame mine.

Since the owls themselves are so “busy,” I decided that the background should be plain.
I painted a black tree silhouette on a plain white canvas.
Once dried, I used heavy-duty construction glue to glue each owl in place on the canvas.
Again, to keep the focus on the owls, I used a plain black frame to box them in. And there you have it. Instant art from rocks picked up on the Lake Ontario shoreline.
As always, my little partner in crime hung out with me to “help.”



  1. Nelson MCBS said,

    May 18, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Reblogged this on Nelson MCBS.

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  2. TheViewFromHere said,

    April 27, 2020 at 12:32 am

    They’re lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. pendantry said,

    April 21, 2020 at 7:42 pm


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  4. April 21, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Ooooo! I love this! Looks like a great thing to do with grandkids!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. sheila davidson said,

    April 21, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    As usual, your incredible talent shines! Fabulous.

    Sent from my iPad


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