painted ocean rocks I love this!
"Mandalas are temporary by design. But that’s not the case with the ones that Canada-based artist Australian Elspeth McLean paints on stones. Colorful dots are arranged in a radiating (or centered, depends on how you look at it) pattern, making the stones a treat for the eyes. The comparison to mandala isn‘t accidental, either – that‘s how the artist calls them herself. And for Elspeth, painting the stones is a meditative practice. The stones themselves are usually collected from the ocean shore in Canada, though she probably doesn’t pass up pretty pebbles from her Australian homeland either. Elspeth paints in a style she calls “dotillism”. Growing from her use of stippling in pen drawings, it helps her show transition between light and dark, pattern and texture. To that end, she favours acrylic paints, since they dry fast while leaving thick and tactile dots, the three-dimensionality being an important part of painting."
Re-achieving critical mass. Until then it's only stardust and emptiness.