Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Forgot What I Was Doing!

Yesterday, I watched a bit of my Janet Rogers DVD - Painting Expressive Portraits. Got energized and went down to my little art room and began laying on paint. Completely forgot I was going to try this in a drybrush technique!



So I'll start over...and do one each way and see which one I like best (or which one turns out the best). Starting the drybrush painting, I slow down and look more. I see things clearer and don't rush. And when I begin to rush, I stop and walk away. Maybe I can do this. (I think the wet-in-wet painting to the right looks like a Native American male, not a female - hey, maybe I'll go with that!).





Wish me luck - and patience!!!

(In between painting, I'm cleaning the house - it needed it soooo badly!!! Did you know that cat hairs, left alone for weeks - yep, weeks :( - at a time turn into mini tumbleweeds on a hardwood floor and ramble around whenever there is the slightest breeze? No, you probably didn't know that because you probably clean your house more frequently than once a month. Sorry, I just think there is always something more interesting to do than dusting and sweeping and mopping, and cooking, and raking leaves, and....you get the point! ha ha)

5 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

You are like an adventurous explorer. Keep it up. I like both paintings.

Ann Buckner said...

Rhonda, I think the wet in wet contrasts are lovely. Perhaps what is making the figure look more male is the harder edge that is separating the light/dark and less definition of the jaw in the shadowed areas??

shicat said...

I like both painting as well The bottom painting is so intriquing.

Marilyn Fuerstenberg said...

I see some changes coming your way. I like the first one and you could go with what you are seeing. The drawing you did is great.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Sandy (adventurous, me??), Ann, Carol/Shicat and Marilyn :) I appreciate all your comments along the way. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!