About Daria’s Painted Rocks

Painted rocks by Daria - DariArts

Someone very dear to (my) Daria's heart was the reason I ever took a closer look into a rock painting. Right away, Daria was wholesomely hooked! 🙂 Ever since, I love painting on stones, pebbles and sea glass - more than anything!

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Blank surface of every natural rock is one-and-only in its color, texture and shape, and has a unique story to tell. I admit, I am completely addicted to stone-painting, I just can't make myself following this powerful calling.

And that is also the reason why my painted rocks are not one of those mass-produced pieces that are numbered and carry the exact same image - drawn over and over again. Every one of my stones is unique and there will never be another copy of it. 

Technique

Each one of my rock paintings stays in the process of becoming for several days. It's an authentic Daria's way to apply multiple layers of paint and varnish. Afterwords, they prefer to be left alone until they dry thoroughly - before applying another one.

The finishing touch of a couple of layers of varnish makes Daria's painted stones outdoor friendly. The colors should not fade any time soon because of that. However, that's the claim of manufacturers for the materials I'm using, not my own experience. So far I haven't had a chance  to test-expose my finished products to years of any kind of weather conditions.

Note that I only use free-hand technique, meaning, every line of every image I draw/paint on the rock is created without any kind of guiding or measuring instruments. I simply let my imagination run free and my hand being guided by divine inspiration.

Materials

Daria's preferred painting and drawing/sketching materials: led or white pencil ​whenever I feel the need to sketch a new design first. Next comes a variety of paint brushes, markers, acrylic paints, inks and and varnish. Finished rocks are water resistant and can be cleaned (wiped off) with soft wet cloth.

The back of my painted stones stays blank most of the time, but not always. Artsy Daria gets carried away sometimes and just can't stop until the surface gets painted all over. 😉
Nevertheless, I do add signature and website URL on the back whenever possible.​ 

Uses

This description should help you better understand what you're getting for your money when you decide to purchase one of Daria's art pieces to fulfill your heart's desire: to gift if to someone, to decorate your own private living space, for your yard, for meditation, spiritual or superstition purposes. Some of my rocks even proved to be a fun toy for toddlers and up. ​Do take a look around, I'll be adding new results of my inspiration frequently.

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All the artworks, designs and written compositions are simply expressions of many facets of Daria's soul. They might - or might not - resonate with you - but they sure make Daria feel Alive as she is putting them together.

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