The Beautiful Hand Painted Ocean Stones of Elspeth McLean
Through her vibrant artwork, Canada-based creative Elspeth McLean ( FB ) aims to connect people to their inner child. One way she does this is through
small ocean stones that were found on beaches in New Zealand. They are
painted in beautiful, bright colors that feature a series of dots
decoratively arranged along the surface. McLean’s designs vary in scheme
and pattern, but they always delight in an almost-hypnotic way. It’s
easy to get lost in looking at all of the intricate details.
McLean uses a tiny brush and acrylic paint to create these pieces.
She’ll apply multiple layers of paint – sometimes as many as six
applications – so that her dots retain their shape and produce a
slightly three-dimensional effect. This meticulous process is what helps
to make her pieces so eye-catching.
McLean writes about her work, “Painting is my way to find my ‘happy
place’ and colour is a way to express and celebrate the colours of my
soul.” She’s influenced by nature, animals, the changing seasons, and
her world travels with a musician husband. “Looking at my art from over
the years it is very evident that my art becomes like a storybook into
my life- where I was, what I was doing, what inspired and interested me
at that time.” What a lovely sentiment. Txt Via MMMet
Elspeth McLean website and Etsy shop