Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Two More Small Ones - Potential Journal in Progress

I'm choosing from the photos I took in Vancouver Island and coming up with some small ones that may turn into a trip journal. These are both 1/8 sheet Arches coldpress #140. Neither are done yet - still need some darks and some shaping to finish them up.

The first is the gateway into the Japanese Garden at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC.

The second is a bit of Susan's "Willow Cottage" with her lovely begonias blooming in the window boxes.

The Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society will be having their monthly meeting tomorrow. Louis Austerman, a local artist, will be our guest artist/speaker and he'll lead the paint-along after the program. I'll have lots of photos to upload and then minutes to start on when I get home from the meeting so probably no painting tomorrow.


Nava said...

There's nothing like document a trip via sketches and paintings - it's the best way to remember them, and I'm sure when you look at these years from now, you'll relive the god memories. I should do more of these while traveling.

Vicki Greene said...

I love your small paintings especially the window box. It just looks so cheerful.

RHCarpenter said...

Glad you are enjoying them, Nava, but I'm doing them now because I didn't do them while travelling - seems travelling got in the way! ha ha
Vicki, the window box is my fave, too :) Glad you like them.

Deborah A. Léger said...

Hi Rhonda! Very nice!!! These are going to make a wonderful journal. I've really enjoyed seeing the photos of your trip. Thanks for posting them.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Deb, I'm so glad you are enjoying them - I think you should try the Japanese gate and garden one - do you know what it's called?