BOATS ON ROCKS - 10 MOST FAVOURITE ROCKS AND MY COLLECTION OF BOAT PAINTINGS 15
TEN OF MY FAVOURITE BOAT PAINTINGS ON ROCKS AND THE ARTISTS WHO CREATED THEM
When it comes to starting painting a new collection, regardless the feel and confidence I have about it, I tend to take the time and do a bit of research before I actually begin.
I love collecting images of all the different approaches to rock painting I can find. If you tried Pinterest, you can actually go to my account Art by Christine Onward and have a look at all the boards I have created over the last years and have a grasp at all the magic art on rocks can create around us.
The idea of painting boats and the ocean started for me a year ago when life journeys took me to Old Bar, NSW Australia. I felt so overwhelmed by the beauty of this place, that I wanted to take it with me in my art and somehow give this emotion immortality.
This is when I began collecting images of boats on rocks (see most of them here). Although I found tens and tens of rocks with boats I love, here are the 10 approaches I was mostly attached to:
1. LEFTERIS KANETIS
Well, searching for boats on rocks on Pinterest will always take you to Lefteris’ work.
If you haven’t met his paintings already, I advise you to go have a look at his accounts. He is not only one of the most inspiring rock artists of our days, but is also always nice and supportive to new artists. Have a look:
2. ALESSANDRA SCOLARI
From Italy, the artist I love the most is Alessandra. Well, I also love Ernestina Gallina and Roberto Rizzo, but with Alessandra I discovered I have such a wonderful connection in art.
I am often overwhelmed by the joyful nature of her art, her talent and enormous amounts of things she can masterfully paint.
Here is a set of my most favourite rocks with boats and sea I found in Alessandra’s stunning collections.
3. YANA KHACHIKYAN
Yana is the absolute queen of miniature art on miniature rocks! I often think how deep her love for this art must be, to put so much effort and so much patience to paint just the smallest, most gorgeous things on earth.
Here is a rock with a boat I find to be the most impressive project from Yana’s magistral work.
4. KALA ESCOBAR
If you search for Kala’s work on any of the media platforms we have these days, be prepared to instantly fall in love! The fantastic unique blend of colours she uses together with some of the most original ideas I have seen these days are undoubtedly making Kala one of the strongest voices in our world of art on rocks.
Here is a set of boats on rocks I was mostly impressed by from all of Kala’s work:
5. LIUDMILA - IHTIANDRA ART
I had this photo saved on Pinterest ever since I started my collection of boats on rocks. I was mostly impressed by the romanticism of its colours, the sadness of those clouds, the wind in the sails.
If there was to write a poem from a painting, this would have been for me the first image of choice. What do you think?
I don’t know if you ever had this feeling yourself, but when I look at Gary’s work I feel young and daring to try new things.
Gary’s work has this whimsical, cartoonist feel, always joyful, always upbeat. Have a look at his accounts and I am confident you will feel the same as me.
7. DANIJELA MILOSEVIC
For those who know me from the times I started painting almost 4 years ago, you probably heard about the RockStreet Collective campaign I initiated to create bonds with and support other rock artists from across the globe.
It is during this time that I met Danijela and I am lucky and grateful to say that we are friends ever since.
What impresses me the most in Danijela’s work is the capability to take you on a journey of magical adventures and fantastic legend realms like only in childhood we could have imagined. I couldn’t select any of her dragons, or charmed castles to post here, but I found this wonderful little boat I am sure you will love to see too:
8. KAREN - ART ROCKS BY KAREN
I had this photo saved on Pinterest long before I actually started tackling with the idea of painting boats on rocks.
‘The painting somehow dragged me towards a sky under which I wanted to be myself, and a story of the sea I wanted to be part of too.
Not surprisingly, Karen told me this rock is about a journey she took ten years ago in Antiparos, Greece!
This is why I believe art has the unique ability to capture memories and give them immortality like nothing else in this world. I’m sure you feel the same.
9. ELIZABETH PRINTZ
I left the funny gorgeous boats towards at the end because I didn’t want you to leave here without a smile on your face.
And since I am such a fan of naive art on rocks, myself being a part of this branch of artists, I wanted to share with you a rock a rock that genuinely made me smile.
Painted rock by Elizabeth Printz | Facebook |
My advice is, if you haven’t tried already, do gift yourself with a cheerful rock with naive boats, and cats, or dogs, because life with rocks is better without life without.
10. PAKIZE OZEL OZDEMIR
My tenth favourite approach to painting boats on rocks is the one of Pako’s.
If you want to spend valuable time with your children, have a fun afternoon with a bunch of colours and a few rocks, do have a look at Pako’s work. You will love it.
My own collection of painted boats is next. It’s only a little part of the rocks with boats I have painted so far, but they certainly are the ones I love the most. I hope you like them for what they are too.
Painted rocks by Christine Onward | Facebook | Instagram | For sale Here |
Painted rocks by Christine Onward | For sale Here |
Painted rocks by Christine Onward | For sale Here |
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WEDNESDAY SNAPSHOT - DANIJELA MILOSEVIC - Rocks with a Magical Touch 14
Art of Legends and Mediterranean Blues
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Breathtaking hues of blue and wonderful designs: painted rocks by Danijela Milosevic | Facebook | Instagram |
This week I would like to celebrate an outstanding artist and wonderful friend from Greece, Danijela Milosevic. As most of us would agree, since the launching of our group, RockStreet Collective, Danijela has never ceased to share quality art, joy, beautiful colours, and lots of encouragements to all our artists.
This is why, a peek into Danijela's out-of-the-ordinary magical works is not only long needed, but also greatly welcomed.
So many words came to mind to describe Danijela's works of art, but the one word I wanted to use the most was MAGICAL.
Watching her rocks is like walking into a realm of legend and fantastic dreams. Mystical dragons, most beloved by Danijela, lure you into stories of childhood as noone in our rock art world. It's a never ending wish to see more, to dream more, and to smile even more.
And if you think there could be nothing better than the legendary dragons of Danijela's magical world of rocks, here is more!
Danijela can lure you into yet another magical world of little stone houses with the most intricate details, cheerful colours, and a happy feel.
A FEEL OF BLUE
You can dive deep in Danijela's hues of blue. It is as if the whole Greece and all the waves of the Mediterranean sea have collapsed into Danijela's rock designs. When surrounded by them, some colors can become an endless source of energy; and this is what Danijela's rocks are: endless sources of optimism and positive energy.
Flipping through the photos I have saved for this article, I found myself thinking of the little child who gets to meet Danijela's work. How many of these would they (and us!) want to collect? How many moments of inspiration and story telling would they gain just by holding such beautiful rocks?
This is what makes our art stand out from the other's: with our paintings we offer moments of joy and inspiration to all who touch our rocks. I keep the hope to own one of Danijela's rocks some day, until then I remain with my honest admiration.
This is an article written by Christine Onward with the consent of the artist.
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