Joe and I were taking Mia for a walk along the Bruce Trail and at the same time we both pointed at all the freshly broken escarpment stone along the trail.  As erosion naturally occurs, the heavier stones break off the sides of the mountain and some of that stone is really interesting in shape.  Joe found a really cute little piece for me and I immediately knew I wanted to paint a seascape on it.  It had ridges on the rock that just “felt” like a cliff.

Bit of history, the Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada.  As a matter of fact, if you spent 8 hours per day walking, it would take you approximately 30 days to walk the trail.


painting on stone escarpment

Why always paint on a boring canvas, why not paint a seascape on some rock, but not any rock…rock from the Niagara Escarpment!

Now, if you are interested in painting on stone, I don’t expect you to travel to the Bruce Trail to find stone…you may have something in your own back yard.  

Just a warning:  when you are painting on stone, the prep work takes the longest and the better prepped the stone is, the better the paint will adhere and last.

Find something around 3.5″ x 3.5″, give it a really good washing with warm water and dish soap.  Use a scrubby brush to loosen any dirt, rinse really well.  Let air dry for a couple of hours or overnight to be safe.

A tip:  if you really want to do this on a canvas instead of stone, but have never painted a seascape before, you may want to practice in an art journal first.

Painting on Stone

Ready to Make This?

seascape painting on stone

What did you think?

Have you ever painted on stone before?  

what did you paint and did you do it for pleasure, a gift or to sell?  would love to hear your story in the comments below.