Rocks, 12x12" oil on panel
Rocks, 12x12, oil on panel

I love painting rocks.  There is something so satisfying when you paint something that looks heavy and solid.  This painting was done on panel.  I toned the panel with transparent red oxide.  I then really started working with other transparent pigments.  After that first round, I started the build up of the opaque layers of paint.  I’m very happy with the atmosphere that this helped to create.


Rocks oil on panel, Jeffrey Smith