I’m not sure why rocks as an art subject are so popular and I’m not going off in a deep, intellectual journey to find out. I like rocks, a lot of people like rocks, and that’s good for everyone!
What I enjoy about featuring rocks in my artwork is their well-defined three-dimensional qualities, textures, patterns and the way they attract light and shadow.
To be honest, this is one subject where realism counts. To look like, feel like and have the character of a rock is very important. Art is all about illusion and bringing rocks to life is something I find personally very satisfying.