This Cairn’s For You!

Howdy friends! I got an interesting suggestion for a painting from a viewer named Jenny Recently and since I had not painted anything like it I decided to give it a try!

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She wanted me to paint a stack of rocks, also called a “cairn” which are used to mark trails for hikers and give directions. I learned all about them in Girl Scouts but sadly that was decades ago so I can’t elaborate LOL! I am lucky I never got lost in the woods hiking! Anyhow, I thought it would make a fine watercolor tutorial and I hope you do too!

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Rocks are some of my favorite subjects to paint, I love the colors, texture and character they have. I think it’s cool that they have been here for millions of years and how unique and yet how common they are.  What do you think? Is it crazy to paint a stack of rocks? Let me know in the comments below and til next time happy crafting!

Programming note: There will be no live show tomorrow.

10 thoughts on “This Cairn’s For You!

  1. Hi Lindsay I am retired and will miss your Friday lesson!!
    But I think you should do whatever makes you happy and excited about art after all it is your passion in life. i will always look for
    your tutorials. Thank you i have learned sooooo much from you.
    Donna Birney

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  2. I enjoyed this paint project a lot!

    I live in Elkwater, Alberta, Canada and this is all most the exact scene when we go kayaking to the other side of the lake! Just needs a few more shore rocks and it is nailed!

    Thank you!

    Mary Sent from my iPad

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    1. That’s very cool. In the original photo there are some more rocks on the shoreline, and this is quite a typical beach in Southern NSW with gum trees right down to the beach. I often go SCUBA diving from this beach. You can see the original photo on Unsplash 🙂

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