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Outhouses Painted on Slabs of Rock (RockArt)
Painted by Robert Evans

We offer three (3) styles of Outhouses painted on a rock.
The first style is a rock slab with a plastic holder to hold the rock up on your table or china cabinet.
The second style is the same rock mounted on a horizontal piece of old barn wood with a couple pieces of antique barbed wire. It really looks nice.
The third style is the same rock mounted on a vertical piece of old barn wood with a couple pieces of antique barbed wire. It too really look nice. For the same price, you get three options!
 Robert Evans has developed a unique artistic effect with his rock painting, which he has been producing since 1972. Using the natural colors, grain and features of the rock slabs (such as jasper, agate, and onyx) Evans incorporates a scene to blend into the rock as if it actually belonged. The result is a landscape, frequently with remote and rugged vistas so often seen in the southwest. "I sell the rock; the picture only complements and hopefully would not distract." Farsighted, Evans is able to see distant settings and structural subtleties. Prescription magnification glasses, make close up work possible.
 Evans' skills and dedication to his artwork began in the summer of 1970 while participating in a workshop in Mogollon (Mug ee yone), a ghost town in southern New Mexico. The late Peter Hurd, one of the instructors, inspired a love for detail. This is reflected in two of Hurd's Creeds: The only goal in art is to learn and KIS (Keep it simple.)...if you want to draw a tree, STUDY to see how it grew; if you want to draw a building, STUDY to see how it was built. The outcome is the result of years studying, practicing, and traveling.
 Probably no one is less mechanically or architecturally minded than I am" Evans states. But I can appreciate the skill required to build the shacks, barns, windmills, etc. which create picturesque scenes and moods in harmony with the landscape. "I want each building to have an impression that someone has lived or is now living there. I have memories of living in a small ranch house without electricity or running water...20 miles from town and 5 miles from the nearest neighbor. In a small way, I hope to preserve some of the heritage from the past."
 Evans describes his talent as a God-given gift. I enjoy what I am doing and hope someone else can appreciate the effort. I'm thankful to the Lord for giving me the ability to teach school (now retired after 32 years) and to develop some art skills.

About the Artist

 Robert Evans began his teaching career in 1964 as an 8th grade English teacher and 9th grade drama director in Deming, New Mexico. His interest shifted from theatrical productions to art following a decision to teach elementary school and an art workshop in Mogollon, New Mexico. The thirteen-day classes of sketching and watercolor techniques instructed by El Paso artist Bill Rakocy, featured the late Peter Hurd. Hurd's creeds: #1 The only goal in art is to learn. And #2 KIS...Keep it Simple! If you are going to paint a tree, STUDY to see how it grows. If you're going to paint a building, STUDY to see how it was built inspired Evans.
 Teaching in Jal, New Mexico, Monte Vista, Colorado, and Newcomb, New Mexico, the Evans family moved to Bloomfield, New Mexico in 1975 where he taught fourth grade classes until his retirement in 1997. While teaching in Colorado, his father in law was working in a rock shop. On visits he would bring rocks he had slabbed for Evans to paint. Painted rocks became his primary focus, incorporating the painting into the features of agates, jaspers, onyx, etc. (One of his sons said recently he would tell his friends his daddy was a rock artist and that they thought he was a musician.)
  While teaching in Bloomfield, Evans sold his paintings in arts and crafts shows and rock and gem shows locally and in places as far away as Portales, New Mexico and Logan, Utah. He tells people he taught school as a hobby and painted to make a living. Following his retirement Evans moved to Las Cruces to be closer to his family. He travels to shows and continues to learn. 'I am thankful to the Lord for giving me the ability to teach school and to develop some art skills."
John 3:16
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Rock slab with a painted outhouse on the surface
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Hand Painted Outhouse on a slab of rock
(Painted Rock Slab)
$27.99 USD (price includes US Shipping)
The painted rock you receive will be unique and different from the sample shown. Approximate size of the sample shown is 6.5" wide, 4.5" high and around 3/8" thick. It does ship with a clear plastic stand for display purposes.

    Comments from recent customers:
  • I ordered, I got it, I ordered another one!
  • For the money, you can't beat it!
  • The outhouse looks like it was part of the rock.

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Closeup of Outhouse Painted on a Rock Slab
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Horizontal "Rustic Look" RockArt
(Painted Rock Slab on Weathered Wood with Antique Barbed Wire)
$29.99 USD (price includes US Shipping)
This really unique horizontal RockArt comes with a wire on the back for hanging on a wall. The wood was salvaged from old, fallen down barns. Attached to the front are various samples of old Scult, Brinkerhoff, Glidden and other varieties of barbed wire. Most of the wire samples are so old, they are not in use today. The RockArt you receive will be unique and different from the sample shown. Approximate size of the RockArt sample shown is 3" wide, 2.5" high and around 1/4" thick. These can be placed anywhere in your home and will create quite a reaction among your guests because each one is absolutely unique. The detail on the hand painted outhouse on the rock is just fantastic. These digital pictures just don't do it justice. The full size of the wood is approximately 11.5" wide, 3.5" high and 1" thick and can be hung on a wall as is.

    Comments from recent customers:
  • This thing is worth every penny.
  • Antique barbed wire was really unique!

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Sample of a vertical wood RockArt     Closeup of Outhouse Painted on a Rock Slab
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Vertical "Rustic Look" RockArt
(Painted Rock Slab on Weathered Wood with Antique Barbed Wire)
$29.99 USD (price includes US Shipping)
This really unique vertical RockArt comes with a wire on the back for hanging on a wall. The wood was salvaged from old, fallen down barns. Attached to the front are various samples of old Scult, Brinkerhoff, Glidden and other varieties of barbed wire. Most of the wire samples are so old, they are not in use today. The RockArt you receive will be unique and different from the sample shown. Approximate size of the RockArt sample shown is 3 1/4" wide, 4.5" high and around 1/4" thick. These can be placed anywhere in your home and will create quite a reaction among your guests because each one is absolutely unique. The detail on the hand painted outhouse on the rock is just fantastic. These digital pictures just don't do it justice. The full size of the wood is approximately 5 3/4" wide, 13" high and 1" thick and can be hung on a wall as is.

    Comments from recent customers:
  • For only $2 more I got the rock mounted on this piece of wood...sweet!
  • Gave it as a wedding gift. It's the only one they got and they loved it!

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