Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

Close
You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.
Close

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

River Rocks Still Life Mixed Media

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Favorite

Description

Here's a still life of three river rocks of honeycomb limestone from the Hill Country in Texas. This type of rock is also known popularly as Texas holey rock. That's holey, not holy, as it's full of holes and not sacred. This type of rock is found in great abundance in and by rivers in Central Texas, and apparently not many other locations. I found holey rocks being sold online to use in aquariums. Not only do the rocks provide crevices and hiding places for fish, but it also contributes to the alkalinity of the water by its very slow decomposition.

But several years ago when I was spending summer weeks in Junction, Texas, which sits on the South Llano River, I didn't know all of that. I just thought the rocks looked cool, and used to go out with friends and look for especially good specimens that I could bring home and put in my garden. I guess I thought these three were fine enough to be my models for painting.

Watercolors and acrylics were used to create the shapes of the rocks and the background. In reality the rocks are white, but I pushed the color in the shadows and textural areas, using tints and shades of blue, blue-green, green, pink, yellow ochre, and brown. The rocks stand out against a dark indigo background suggestive of water.

The painting is 14.5" x 22", with a 1/2" border for ease in matting and framing. Packaged with care and shipped flat to your address, "River Rocks" would make a fine addition to your collection of original art!
Here's a still life of three river rocks of honeycomb limestone from the Hill Country in Texas. This type of rock is also known popularly as Texas holey rock. That's holey, not holy, as it's full of holes and not sacred. This type of rock is found in great abundance in and by rivers in Central Texas, and apparently not many other locations. I found holey rocks being sold online to use in aquariums. Not only do the rocks provide crevices and hiding places for fish, but it also contributes to the alkalinity of the water by its very slow decomposition.

But several years ago when I was spending summer weeks in Junction, Texas, which sits on the South Llano River, I didn't know all of that. I just thought the rocks looked cool, and used to go out with friends and look for especially good specimens that I could bring home and put in my garden. I guess I thought these three were fine enough to be my models for painting.

Watercolors and acrylics were used to create the shapes of the rocks and the background. In reality the rocks are white, but I pushed the color in the shadows and textural areas, using tints and shades of blue, blue-green, green, pink, yellow ochre, and brown. The rocks stand out against a dark indigo background suggestive of water.

The painting is 14.5" x 22", with a 1/2" border for ease in matting and framing. Packaged with care and shipped flat to your address, "River Rocks" would make a fine addition to your collection of original art!

Reviews

0 out of 5 stars
(10)
Reviewed by bohemia105
5 out of 5 stars
Sep 15, 2013
Love this watercolor - even more vibrant than your photos! I look forward to hanging it soon. Thank you so much!
Original watercolor, Riverbank

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 9, 2013
Beautiful painting with depths that didn't show until I held it in my hand. Very well protected during shipping and thank you for the lovely extra.
Winter Trees, ACEO Original Watercolor

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 9, 2013
Beautiful painting with depths that didn't show until I held it in my hand. Very well protected during shipping and thank you for the lovely extra.
ACEO original watercolor, Complementary Trees II, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 21, 2013
This card is beautiful! Please make more!
Watercolor card, 5 x 7, Maple Leaf

Payments

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.
I accept PayPal, money orders, and personal checks; checks must clear before I ship. Texas residents please add 8.25% sales tax. Please pay within 24 hours of purchasing.

Returns & exchanges

My goal is your satisfaction! Please e mail or convo if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. Thanks!

Shipping policies

I use USPS and UPS, depending on the item. Original art is always shipped flat; larger prints may be rolled. I will add insurance for purchases of $10.00 and over at no cost to you. Packages will be mailed out within 48 hours of purchase, and I'll e mail you a notification that your package is on the way.

I will ship internationally. International customers please contact me for a shipping quote.

River Rocks Still Life Mixed Media

Ask a question
$75.00
Don't wait. There's only 1 of these available.

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: acrylic, watercolor, 140 lb watercoor paper
  • Feedback: 10 reviews
  • Favorited by: 21 people
  • Gift message available

Shipping & returns

Ships from United States
This will be made just for you! Prep time varies. Contact the shop to find out when it will ship.

What’s wrong with this listing?

The first thing you should do is contact the seller directly.

If you’ve already done that, your item hasn’t arrived, or it’s not as described, you can report that to Etsy by opening a case.

Report a problem with an order

We take intellectual property concerns very seriously, but many of these problems can be resolved directly by the parties involved. We suggest contacting the seller directly to respectfully share your concerns.

If you’d like to file an allegation of infringement, you’ll need to follow the process described in our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.

Review how we define handmade, vintage and supplies

See a list of prohibited items and materials

Read our mature content policy

The item for sale is…