Recently we were given a project in my painting class following the popularity of the book 50 Shades of Grey - notably unread by all of us!!!. I immediately thought of my "stones" as a suitable subject. Being a colourist it was not possible to keep to the brief of simple shades of grey, but as it was only meant to be a starting point, this was not a problem.
My little book of photos has proved to be an invaluable source of material. Probably giving me enough inspiration for at least the next six months, or more. I've produced 3 paintings so far this year from this subject matter and I still have at least another three in mind from further images.
The three images below may not represent the final versions of the paintings but they are at least at an advanced stage of completion. They are all executed in acrylic paint on canvas ~50cm x 40cm.