I have partially completed the study needed to become a gemologist but in truth the rocks I like best aren't diamonds or pearls but the interesting and wonderful ones I can find. The smooth rocks that are to be found tumbled in the rough river, the lichen covered ones on top of the mountain. I might pick up a special one to remember a place or event. Or simply because it is so very black or such a perfect shape that fits my hand. I have found that I am not alone in this love for rocks and stones.
Many people share it.
Here are some of my paintings that feature rocks and stones often with water running over them to highlight their colours.