Many people are putting rainbows of hope in their windows, to show we are all in this together. You can find many places for inspiration and patterns for rainbows.
I decided to paint a rainbow on a rock to display in my garden.
Rainbows are very often seen during or after a rain storm, especially if the sun has been shining. They represent the hope and good luck and motivate us to know that beauty and good come after something bad. It is an arc connecting parts of the world and you never know, perhaps the pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow.
During this time of social distancing we are discouraged from hiding and finding rocks, but I thought if it was placed in the garden, people walking by would see it and hopefully it will bring a smile to their face. I will probably paint some rainbows on smaller rocks to hide once this is all over.
A rock of any size will do. The rock I chose is about 30 cm x 25 cm (12×10 inches). I lined up the 7 colours of the rainbow I was going to use, and then painted a strip the width of each colour onto the rock. Patience is required while it dries.
When it is sealed and dry it will go out into the garden.
I wish it hadn’t been quite so pointed for the last arc of colour. So I took the rock and flipped it over and started again, this time from the bottom up.
It still needs some work once this layer is dried, but I’ll get it finished today and share another photo of it outside. The rainbow curve has been flattened. Are you flattening the curve?
All finished and sealed and on display outside with the boots and bumbershoots.
The storm will be weathered, and a rainbow will appear overhead. Stay strong, stay safe.
Be sure to have a look at my rock projects and see all the other types of rocks I’ve painted.
Catch a smile, share a smile