Saturday, November 1, 2008

DINOSAURS!!!

My sweetie and I went to a showing of "Walking with Dinosaurs" at the new Bank of Kentucky Center on NKU's campus. It was pretty cool and we had good seats - not close enough for the dinosaurs to reach out and get in our faces but close enough to see everything well. Lots of kids there, of course, and all so well-behaved and mesmerized by the "real" dinosaurs they saw.

Take a look at the site for a video.

And I got my homework done last night - putting the Italian woman on watercolor paper. I just traced the photo Sandy gave us on tracing paper and then transferred that to watercolor paper. But I did is twice, with 2 different ideas in mind for how to paint her.


I got a great idea (and a style I love) from reading the latest Watercolor Artist magazine which had an article and samples of work from Bev Jozwiak, an artist in Washington state.
Check out her gorgeous figures here: http://www.bevjozwiak.com/
I love that style of drizzles and drips in a watercolor painting. It resonates with me for some reason and I think I should do it more often in my paintings.
Other than that, I am trying to get together some still life setups and take photos. So far nothing really grabs me when I see the photo of it - using blue glassware I have plus some pomegranates and some jewelry - but composing a still life is harder than it looks and you need lots of props to make it work (plus a good background).

2 comments:

Deborah A. Léger said...

Nice drawings Rhonda!! (I had to laugh when I read your post on collecting leaves because I have a box that I've been placing interesting ones into with the plan of painting them! I might even wax them to keep them looking good for a while.) Love our lizard too!

RHCarpenter said...

Well, I didn't really draw them, Deb, just tracing and tracing again, so there are some changes along the way - but not many.
I used to have many many dried leaves around and finally got rid of them all - and these are just sitting, waiting, drying out, not being painted! ha ha