Sunday, September 28, 2008

Two Small Ones from BC Photos

We ate at this pub and I took the photo - a bit wonky but the angle was looking up and I did it too quickly to straighten it. I took some liberties with the photo, leaving some things out. I like the crow, though - I don't know why I like crows and ravens. Guess it's because we don't have many (no ravens) (few crows) of them around here.

And speaking of ravens, here's a totem from a park in Victoria, BC. Also just a quick watercolor "sketch." I want these to look like on-site sketches for now and choose which ones later that I want to work on in a larger format (both of these 1/8 sheet Arches coldpress 140#).

It feels good to paint again, even if it's small - but I feel a bit out of practice!

Now off to catch up on some more blogs I've been missing.


Deborah A. Léger said...

Nice paintings, Rhonda. Have you thought of making a journal of your trip?

Ann Buckner said...

I'm enjoying your quick sketches from your trip photos. Lovely painting from Floyd too.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Deb and Ann :)
I intended to do some of this while travelling and visiting, but it just didnt' happen - good thing we have digital cameras!! I guess it will be a journal of some of the sights but I'll probably be going on to something else soon - it's almost overwhelming when you have sooo many photos!
The painting from Floyd is even prettier in person, Ann, my scanner didn't do it justice.

Dawn said...

I am glad you enjoyed your trip Rhonda! and the weather could not have been better. We were just on the other side of the water in the San Juans when you were on Vancouver Island, I could have waved to you ;)
love the painings and the photos.

RHCarpenter said...

Hey, Dawn! I've enjoyed your photos lately, too - catching up on my favorite blogs is something I'm just getting around to doing.
I didn't know you were in BC at the same time - we should have arranged to meet somewhere! Maybe next time :)