Beautiful Butterfly

Beautiful butterfly painted as only Desiree can, using our new butterfly stencil. It’s good to know that you can buy hand-painted rocks and shapes directly from Desiree. For inquiries and to see more, please find Desiree at these links:InstagramFacebook

Dragonfly Blues

Angelique’s beautiful Dragonflies on Blue. To commission painted rocks, please contact Angelique on WhatsApp +27 82 688 9877 or message her on Facebook. You can follow Angelique on Instagram. 

Shaun the Sheep

“Being a graphic designer, I really appreciate the work that goes into establishing a brand and Rock Paint has to be one of my favourites. From the beautiful labels, to the website which is so easy to navigate, to the actual paints themselves and so much more.  Shaun the Sheep painted exclusively with Rock Paint. […]

Princess Merida

“This firey red head is coming to life! I am having so much fun painting her … Aiming to finish her shortly and then Princess Merida will be heading to Los Angeles USA!” Thank you Carmen for letting us post your lovely painted stones. For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link:Instagram

Little Robin Redbreast rock painting tutorial

Have you ever wondered why red robins are associated with Christmas? Back in the times of Victorian Britain, postmen were nicknamed “robins” because of their red-breasted coloured uniforms.  From there, the robin on the Christmas card came to represent the postman who delivered the card.  But it isn’t quite as simple as that, as there […]

wooden angel

Another exquisite painted wooden angel by Desiree. The blank, 6mm thick wooden angels can be purchased at this link and we would love to see how you decorate them! Thank you Desiree, your work is amazing! It’s good to know that you can buy hand-painted rocks and shapes directly from Desiree. For inquiries and to see […]

White daisies with yellow centres

Beautiful white daisies with vibrant yellow centres.  To commission painted rocks, please contact Angelique on WhatsApp +27 82 688 9877 or message her on Facebook. You can follow Angelique on Instagram. 

Green Bugs

Cutest little green bugs by Angelique. To commission painted rocks, please contact Angelique on WhatsApp +27 82 688 9877 or message her on Facebook. You can follow Angelique on Instagram. 

Meadow Daisies

Dreamy meadow daisies by Angelique. To commission painted rocks, please contact Angelique on WhatsApp +27 82 688 9877 or message her on Facebook. You can follow Angelique on Instagram. 

Signature Daisies

These are Angelique’s signature daisies on the deep blue background. To commission painted rocks, please contact Angelique on WhatsApp +27 82 688 9877 or message her on Facebook. You can follow Angelique on Instagram. 

Pretty Daisies

Gorgeous white daisies, so fresh. Spring all year round! To commission painted rocks, please contact Angelique on WhatsApp +27 82 688 9877 or message her on Facebook. You can follow Angelique on Instagram. 

Bright Flowers

Rocking the Daisies, these beautiful, bright blomme are painted onto the natural rock. To commission painted rocks, please contact Angelique on WhatsApp +27 82 688 9877 or message her on Facebook. You can follow Angelique on Instagram. 

Dusky Blue Flowers

Gentle, lacy designs by Angelique, including a little doll. To commission painted rocks, please contact Angelique on WhatsApp +27 82 688 9877 or message her on Facebook. You can follow Angelique on Instagram. 

Table Numbers

Stunning table numbers painted by Angelique for 8 Feet Mura Restaurant, outside Riebeek Kasteel. To commission painted rocks, please contact Angelique on WhatsApp +27 82 688 9877 or message her on Facebook. You can follow Angelique on Instagram. 

Two Ratties

Gorgeous little Rat Rocks, these went under the Christmas tree. Good to know that Madhu does commissioned painted rocks. For inquiries and to see more, please find Madhu at this link:Instagram

African Penguin

A lovely representation of our African Penguin. Well done Madhu! Good to know that Madhu does commissioned painted rocks. For inquiries and to see more, please find Madhu at this link:Instagram

Red Fox

Cutest Red fox painted by Madhu for a rock painting challenge. Good to know that Madhu does commissioned painted rocks. For inquiries and to see more, please find Madhu at this link:Instagram

Black & White cat

What a beauty, painted by Madhu for a friend. Good to know that Madhu does commissioned painted rocks. For inquiries and to see more, please find Madhu at this link:Instagram

Humming Bird

Gorgeous sunset silhouette of a humming bird. Good to know that Madhu does commissioned painted rocks. For inquiries and to see more, please find Madhu at this link:Instagram

Droopy & Odie

Odie from Garfield and Friends and Droopy, both ready for the next painted rock auction from 23 – 30 September 2022 for Honey’s Garden Medical alert and service dogs. For more info about the wonderful work being done by Honey’s Garden, have a look at their website For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen […]

Dory

Gorgeous Dory getting some shimmer and shine on with Rock Paint Fairy Dust… A must have pot of brilliance. For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link: Instagram

Captain Jack Sparrow

Another fabulous piece of art painted onto rocks by Maya Noma T Wolff.  “Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.” Maya is a self-taught artist and sells her beautiful works of art. She is also available for commission pieces as well, including people and pet portraits. For inquiries and to see more, please find […]

Kit Kat

Delicious Kit Kat rock. If you would like to paint your own Kit Kat rock, have a look at our step-by-step online tutorial. Good to know that Madhu does commissioned painted rocks. For inquiries and to see more, please find Madhu at this link:Instagram

Little Miss Kind

“Little Miss Kind coming to life. “ Work in progress. For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link:Instagram

Tin Tin and Snowy

“A tricky one especially since I had to make sure I had 2 base colours in place to make painting a little easier once sketched…” Work in progress. For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link:Instagram

Sisters

“I really enjoyed painting these beautiful wide-eyed sisters. Something I love to do in my painting process is to pick the perfect rock for the subject, and sometimes like in this case it looks like the rock was made for the picture! This rock is bigger on the left side and smaller on the right […]

St Mary’s Chapel in Mississippi

“I’m so happy to be painting again. Here’s a Work In Progress of my current project. Trying my hand on another landscape piece As always using my favourite Rock Paint.Still lots of work to do but enjoying the process Acrylic paint on Santorini StoneReference photo by Hunter McDowell and used with permission to paint this. […]

Betty White

“I really wanted to paint Betty White and with my search for a reference photo I fell in love with an old vintage photo (from 1949 I think) of her when she was younger (Probably not her most well-known look as she is better known since the Golden Girls series) Her face on this stone […]

Frida Kahlo

“I finally painted this Frida Kahlo image, it’s been in my to do folder forever and someone else suggested it again, giving me the push to paint her I absolutely loved painting thisReference pic is a photo of Frida Kahlo found on google. ETA the photographer of the reference pic I used is Nickolas Muray” […]

Kate Winslet

“It’s been great being back behind my paint brushes! I thoroughly enjoyed painting Kate Winslet. She is one of my favourite actresses and such a beautiful woman Although this image reminds me of Kate as Rose in Titanic. The reference photo I used was taken by Photographer Rolf Konow of Kate playing Ophelia in the […]

Beth Harmon

“I finished my second “The Queens Gambit” rock, this one is a mish-mash of posters I used for inspiration. What a fun paint!” To see more, please follow Gerda on Instagram.

Piggy

Look at this Perfect Piggy painted with Rock Paint’s Piggy Pink. Desiree says it’s the perfect colour! She also added a little Cherry Red mixed with Piggy Pink for the darker shade. “I need to do more pigs now!!” It’s good to know that you can buy hand-painted rocks and shapes directly from Desiree. For […]

Toulouse

Toulouse is an orange-furred kitten and a character in The Aristocats. For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link:Instagram

Pluto

Pluto, the lovable dog belonging to Mickey Mouse. For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link:Instagram

Flash Gordon

Magnificent Flash Gordon! “Flash! Ah-ah! Saviour of the universe.” For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link:Instagram

Fairy Houses

Fairy Houses

Beautiful little Fairy Houses painted by Safya, one of our Rock Paint customers. Safya followed our step-by-step online tutorial – to see our fun tutorials, please have a look at www.rockpaint.co.za/tutorials

Orange Fox

Orange Fox

Another of our happy customers enjoying every moment of Rock Paint colours, look at the perfect use of Nasturtium Orange on this gorgeous fox! It’s good to know that you can buy hand-painted rocks and shapes directly from Desiree. For inquiries and to see more, please find Desiree at these links:InstagramFacebook

Cape Weaver

Cape Weaver

Beautiful Cape Weaver painted by Madhu, it really is stunning! Rock Paint Canary Yellow used. Thank you Madhu for sending us this pic. Good to know that Madhu does commissioned painted rocks. For inquiries and to see more, please find Madhu at this link:Instagram

Pink Piglet

Pink Piglet

Perfectly Pink Piglet painted by Carmen Duncan, isn’t he sweet! ‘When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,’ said Piglet at last, ‘What’s the first thing you say to yourself?’ ‘What’s for breakfast?’ said Pooh. ‘What do you say, Piglet?’ ‘I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?’ said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. […]

Oi Frog & Friends

Oi Frog & Friends

Wow! Look at the Brick Book emerging! This one is being painted by Carmen Duncan and it’s part of an awesome project (with a lucky draw) which was run on the Cape Town Rocks group in September 2021. For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link:Instagram

wooden angel

A beautiful wooden angel painted by Desiree. The blank, 6mm thick wooden angels can be purchased at this link and we would love to see how you decorate them! Thank you Desiree, your work is beautiful! It’s good to know that you can buy hand-painted rocks and shapes directly from Desiree. For inquiries and to see […]

Fairy House

Fairy House

Lovely big Fairy House painted by Tash Wen following our online Rock Paint Fairy House tutorial. If you would also like to have a go at painting some Fairy Houses, please have a look at our step-by-step tutorial at this link: www.rockpaint.co.za/fairy-houses/

Ghoulish Pumpkin Faces

Frightfully Ghoulish Pumpkin Faces painted by Madhu, using Rock Paint Halloween colours Naartjie Orange, Canary Yellow and Jet Black. Thank you Madhu for sending us this pic! Good to know that Madhu does commissioned painted rocks. For inquiries and to see more, please find Madhu at this link:Instagram

Pup Drakula

Well done Bheula on winning the October Rock Paint give-away – don’t you love the gorgeous pup she has already painted with her prize?

Pikachu

Pikachu

“We’re going to do this, you and me.” ~ Pikachu Perfect Detective Pikachu, painted by Carmen Duncan, with a range of Rock Paint vibrant primary colours. Isn’t he adorable? Thank you Carmen for letting us post your pic. For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link:Instagram

Yoda

yoda

It’s wonderful watching Carmen coming up with the next exciting character. “Do or do not. There is no try.” ~YodaWonderful Yoda painted by Carmen, using Rock Paint. Thank you Carmen for letting us post your wonderful pics!  For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link:Instagram

Brown Fox

How absolutely beautiful is this little painted rock Fox from Desiree? She used Rock Paint’s Gingerbread Brown for this beautiful woodland creature. It’s good to know that you can buy hand-painted rocks and shapes directly from Desiree. For inquiries and to see more, please find Desiree at these links:InstagramFacebook

Betty Boop

betty boop

“Betty Boop at your service!” Welcome wonderful Betty Boop from the 1930s!Carmen she is too beautiful! Thank you Carmen for letting us post your wonderful painted rocks! For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link:Instagram

My Melody, the white rabbit

Meet My Melody マイメロディ, the white rabbit who is Hello Kitty’s best friend. Thank you Carmen for letting us post your lovely painted stones. For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link:Instagram

King Protea

Magnificent King Protea, beautifully painted by Madhu using some Rock Paint colours. Thank you Madhu for sending us this pic! Good to know that Madhu does commissioned painted rocks. For inquiries and to see more, please find Madhu at this link:Instagram

Elsa

Elsa from frozen painted on a rock

Another one of Carmen’s beauties. Meet Elsa from the movie Frozen. Thank you Carmen for letting us post your lovely painted stones. For inquiries and to see more, please find Carmen at this link:Instagram

Blue Bugs

Look at these gorgeous little Blue Bugs painted by Angelique, using the blue range from Rock Paint. We love them! To commission painted rocks, please contact Angelique on WhatsApp +27 82 688 9877 or message her on Facebook. You can follow Angelique on Instagram. 

Famous People

Have a look at this stunning artwork painted onto rocks by Maya Noma T Wolff. Maya says that Rock Paints make them a joy to paint! Maya is a self-taught artist and these are just a few of the portraits she has done over the past few months. Maya sells her art and she is […]

How to get started with Rock Painting

A guide to Rock Painting and spreading a little joy and kindness through your own creativity. Sometimes called  Kindness Stones or Rocks, a Painted Rock is simply a rock that someone has taken the time to decorate with either a picture, an inspirational message or anything whimsical. This is what rock painting is all about. […]

Rock Painting Tutorial: Penguin

Paint a penguin tutorial

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to create your own painted rock Penguin. Paints used in this tutorial are Lily White, Jet Black, Rosebud Pink and Nasturtium Orange. If you would like to add extra details like flowers in the penguin’s flippers, you might need some additional colours. Penguin rocks are the cutest characters ever and quite […]

Rock Painting: Easter Bunnies

Eater bunny kids painted on a rock

Bunnies are delightful to paint any time of the year, especially Easter! Follow this step-by-step rock painting tutorial to create your own painted Easter Bunny rocks. Paints used in this tutorial are Lily White, Vespa Green, Piggy Pink and Jet Black. Alternative background Dragon’s Gold and bow detail can be Watermelon Pink. Step 1: Find a couple of […]

KZN Rocks

KZN Rocks

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Rock Painting: Fishy Pebbles

Rock Painting: step-by-step photos on how to paint a Fish onto a pebble. The best colours for Fishies are Dragonfly Blue, Vespa Green, Aqua Blue, Periwinkle Blue or Cherry Red. For the purposes of this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll make a Periwinkle Blue fish. What you’ll need for this project:• Any small, longish pebble• Lily White […]

Rock Painting: Celebration Table Initials

Whatever you may be celebrating, rock painting can add some panache to the celebration table. Try your hand at painting your own unique Name Initial rocks to adorn your table. You can also use absolutely any background colour to suit the occasion and any combination of leaves, berries or flowers around the initials. For this […]

Rock Painting: Dotting a Mandala

With kind permission from the very talented Safya Omarjee, we’ve uploaded this lovely rock painting video on how to dot a mandala. You can set the video at a slower pace and pause where needed, when dotting your own Mandala. Your rock should be rounded, flat and smooth for dotting, and painting a smooth undercoat […]

Rock Painting Tutorial: Shweshwe Santa

You’ll enjoy painting Shweshwe Santas for Christmas. You can give them as gifts, decorate your Christmas Dinner table with them or gift them randomly by leaving them in public spaces so unsuspecting strangers can come across them by surprise. You can download and print this instruction sheet or you can follow the step-by-step photo tutorial […]

Rock Painting Tutorial: Christmas Pudding

Christmas pudding

Christmas time can inspire wonderful memories of traditional Christmas Puddings. Follow this step-by-step rock painting tutorial to paint your own rock Christmas Pudding. Step 1: You’ll need a plump, rounded rock, the rounder the better. Step 2: Find the widest circumference edge of the rock and using an ordinary pencil, draw a wavy line all […]

Rock Painting Tutorial using a Rose Stencil

The Rose stencil is a guide that you can use to position and draw a rose instead of trying to draw it freehand. Stencils can be a bit tricky to use if you don’t know what to expect, I’ll show you how to use the stencil to get the best results for rock painting.  Tracing […]

Rock Painting tutorial using a leaping hare stencil

The stencil is a guide that allows you to position a shape without having to draw it freehand. Stencils can be a bit tricky to use if you don’t know what to expect, I’ll show you how to use the stencil to get the best results. In this rock painting tutorial, we’ll use the Leaping Hare stencil […]

Rock Painting: Getting Started with the Complete Starter Kit

Painting a rock

For those who have never painted rocks but have heard about the painted rocks kindness movement and would love to be involved, here’s a whole bunch of tips on how to get started and paint your first rock. If you order a Complete Starter Kit online, it will be delivered to your door and you […]

How it all started

Cape Town Rocks Facebook group was started on the Easter weekend of 2017 and this is the story of how it all began. I took part a 100-Day creative challenge which my sister Chelsea introduced me to. The creative challenge was to paint or write, or do any creative activity for 100 consecutive days and […]

Bumble Bee Tutorial

Bumble Bees are very cute to paint and a great starting place for any age. If you’ve bought the Bumble Bee Starter Kit, you’ll find Canary Yellow, Jet Black, Lily White, a small Fairy Dust, a brush, a dotting tool and a suitable pebble. If you don’t have the kit, you can buy the paints […]

Christmas Shapes Tutorial

Making Christmas decorations for your Christmas tree is such fun and you can paint them with your kids too. To purchase your Christmas shapes, go to this link. They’re all specially designed for Rock Paint, handmade by our carpenter and you can order the whole set or individual shapes along with any paints you need […]

Butterfly Lifecycle

Butterflies are beautiful and fascinating. They flit through our gardens, alighting on flowers to drink the nectar through their tongues which are like straws. They also like fruit. Butterflies lay eggs on the leaves of a plant. These eggs hatch and young ones called larvae or caterpillars come out of the eggs. Caterpillars munch happily […]

Painted Golden Lindt Babushka on a Rock

Golden Lindt Babushka

Step-by-step photos and instructions on how to paint a Golden Lindt Babushka onto a rock. (Hover over the pictures for instructions). Golden Babushka Step 1 You’ll need a smooth, longish, rounded rock – it can be shaped a bit like an avocado Golden Babushka 2 Make sure the rock is clean and dry. Find a […]

Chalk Paint

Chalk Paint

Chalk Paint is a wonderful, thick, chalky paint that gives amazing, opaque coverage. You can use it as a base coat before applying colour paint. It’s water-based, so very easy to clean up afterwards. Although you could use the Lily White we have in our Rock Paint range as an undercoat, Lily White can also […]

Halloween Painted Shapes

October is always a fun time of year, culminating in Halloween on the last day of the month. For those who enjoy all the excitement of Halloween, we have some gorgeous cut-out wooden shapes, hand made by our friendly, funny, local carpenter. The shapes are all approximately 10cm high and perfect for painting and decorating. […]

Brush Care

Looking after your brushes carefully will prolong their lifespan and make them a pleasure to work with. Find out how to care for your brushes. When using PaintWhen dipping your paint brush into paint, dip only half way or just over half way up the bristles, don’t dip right up to the metal part because […]

Fairy Houses

Fairy Houses Tutorial

Step-by-step photos and instructions on how to paint a Fairy House. (Hover over the pictures for instructions). Fairy Houses Rocks Find some house-shaped stones or pebbles. Fairy Houses Step 1 Draw a horizontal line approximately halfway between the top and bottom for the stone, draw it all the way to the sides and across the […]

Painting fine detail with a brush

Fine line tutorial

Fine detail can be tricky and we tend to prefer using a pen for detail because we’re used to pens. The problem with paint pens and gel pens are that they are not well suited to rock painting. The rock surface is different to paper, rougher and more abrasive, and the pens tend to clog, […]

Rainbow Babies

Step-by-step photos and instructions on how to paint a delicate, fine detailed Paisley design onto a Blended Rainbow coloured painted rock. (Hover over the pictures for instructions). Stones If you have some long, smooth, rounded rocks, you’re pretty lucky and we’ll show you how to paint a Rainbow Paisley Baby. Step 1 Using a coin […]

Painted Mandala

Step by step photos on how to paint a Mandala on a rock. (hover over the pictures for instructions)

Winnie~the~Pooh book painted onto a brick

Winnie the Pooh book painted on a brick

Step-by-step instructions on how to paint a Winnie-the-Pooh book onto a brick. Paints used in this tutorial are Lily White, River Stone, Periwinkle Blue, Fudge Beige, Queen’s Gold, Dragonfly Blue, Canary Yellow and Jet Black. Brushes used are Flat 8 for backgrounds, Flat 4 for blending, Gold Round 0000 for fine detailed lettering and Pooh’s […]

Painted Honey Bees

You can use any flat, oval pebble to create your cutie. Paints used are Lily White, Jet Black, Canary Yellow and Fairy Dust. Once complete, you can varnish your Honey Bee with Rock Paint Varnish to prevent scuffing and to keep it water resistant. Step one: Use any smooth, fat, oval pebble. Make sure it’s […]

Painted Lady Bug Rocks

Step by step photos on how to paint a Lady Bug on a rock. (Hover over the pictures for instructions) You can use any flat, oval pebble to create your cute Lady Bug. Paints used are Cherry Red, Jet Black and Lily White. Once complete, you can varnish your Lady Bug with Rock Paint Varnish […]