Christmas 2014 I discovered that by sanding a special type of rock with a little bit of water and sandpaper a beautiful 3D picture could be created. I spent many hours perfecting the process, my style and the quality of the image has greatly improved over the past 3 years. I've introduced color into my images which has changed the final product dramatically.
Originally I had named this Art "Mystic Mountain Beauty" "MMB" because most of the images had mountains scene's in them and it had Mystical quality that just happened and every piece was truly beautiful.
Please visit my Sand 'n' Sketch website below for more details.
The image to the left was my first "MMB" that I accidentally created, this discovery helped me learn that anyone can learn how to draw on a rock without any artistic talent. If you look closely at the pictures (left) on the bottom right hand side you will see an image of a man with a helmet and goggles that appears to be looking through a monocular and on the left side there is a small hill with a small cross that looks like a cemetery.
This weekend only Nov 24-25th .... Donna Velcic (Potter) & Frank Bitonti (Stone Sculpture) are hosting a Special Event at "The Painted Moose Artist Collective in Bragg Creek. Selected pieces of Pottery & Stone will be creatively priced.
My next market is the CLRC Gem, Rock and Mineral show on May 3,4 & 5
If you are looking for some sculptures please visit one of these locations:
Fallen Leaf Gallery in Canmore
Village Arts in Invermere BC
Painted Moose in Bragg Creek.
Magolia in Jasper
What's keeping me busy ..... I'm working on a special commission of a tree see below.
..... I've had numerous requests to repair broken Sculptures. I charge $35 per hr. Contact me if you require a quote to restore or repair your treasured piece.
..... Need to take a short break will be ready to make new stock in February 2019. Have some great ideas for some new sculptures. Pictures will follow.
Year round availability of One Penny Rock Sculpting product available at:
The Painted Moose. This new Gallery is located across the street from the mall in this small Hamlet . This Gallery is Artist owned and operated. Meet the artists join a workshop. Potter, Sculptor, Jewelers, Painter, Denim Art,Wool, Wood workers, Leather art.