Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wild Animals Painted on Rocks: Before & After

A smooth, 3-inch stone was primed with white acrylic and transformed into a cute panda painted rock.

See more photos of this panda

This rock had been sitting around (unpainted) for quite a while. I didn't see the shape of the elephant until I picked it up and turned it over. The rock's striations and color were used as part of the elephant by shading/painting just his head and legs.


This is another rock which was sitting around and I kept seeing a duck until I painted my first elephant (above). To add a little pizazz to this rock elephant, I painted a paisley design for a headdress and blanket.

See more photos of this elephant

See More Before & After Painted Rocks

Useful Links

© Cindy Thomas Painted Rocks


  1. The elephants are a genius use of the rocks! I love the one with the blanket.

    1. Thanks so much for the compliments, Jan J. It's a good thing I didn't rush to paint something on those rocks. Otherwise, they never would have become elephants. After painting the first one, I wanted to do something different on the 2nd to make it stand out. The red, paisley blanket and headdress did the trick.