Naturally Rusted


Naturally Rusted

Acrylic on Panel


Mixed Media

1.5 Wrapped Panel

Semi-Precious Stones


Lu Martin Galleries

372 North Coast Hwy. |  Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Gallery Row | 949-494-8074


Elements Series

Bringing in ELEMENTS of the earth into Fine Art

My “Elements” series is a creative blending of semi-precious stones and unique pieces of the earth with traditional fine art. I love finding and using things that were created by nature such as semi-precious stones and sea shells, using them in unique and creative ways.

“I’ve never seen anything like it”  Is the biggest comment I get. 

The semi-precious stones I use in my Elements series come from all over the world from various sources. Most of the stones I use have been collected throughout the year in order to work out my compositions and then incorporate them into my paintings.

Each semi-precious stone has individual properties generating energetically from the stone. My semi precious stones paintings will illuminate and fill your room with there energy where the art will hang.

I encourage people to touch the stones on the art to resonate with its properties. In my semi precious stone art I include properties of the stones with the descriptions. Some stones are healing, energizing, loving, and calming. Some resonate with different chakras and evoke emotions.

I love working with and showcasing the unique beauty found in each semi-precious stone. I hope you enjoy these unique works as much as I enjoy creating them.


About this Piece:

This painting was so much fun to do. I took a piece of metal and left it out in the rain in order for it to rust. It just “naturally” created the effects you see on the bottom of the panel. On the top part of the panel I used rust paint. I painted iron paint on to the base acrylic underpainting which was grey. I then went back onto of the Iron paint with a clear liquid paint that created the rust you see in the sky or upper part of the painting. It “naturally” created that.

As an artist you try so hard to control your work. Conceptualize your compositions and plan out what you are going to do, want or plan things a certain way. With this, it was the complete opposite. It was out of your control, you just let it “naturally” take over in order to create the rust.


Stones Used:

Chrysocolla: Communication is one of the biggest properties of this stone. This stone is geared to expression, empowerment and teaching. Due to the serenity of its turquoise-blue color discharges negative energies, calms, and allows truth. It helps with inner wisdom to surface and helps you be heard. It is a peaceful stone, it emphasizes the power of our words as well as our actions have on those around us. Chrysocolla also assists with encouraging compassion and strengthens character.

Additional information

Dimensions 5377260058 × 537724057 in


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