Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Moley Doodle + Sweetpea


Another Moley Doodle with color. This time, I used gel pens that had some sparkles to it (which is why it's not as dark as the previous colors I used from the traditional ballpoint pens). This is getting to be a good pasttime while "watching" something on t.v. that doesn't need much attention.

Since watercolor class had to be cancelled, I worked more on the Sweetpea painting, too.


I did find that Twinrocker paper balling up in places and was surprised because I hadn't gone over that area much at all - the green of the pods had two little balls of paper come up on it. Okay in that spot, but if it had to be a smooth area, it would have caused problems. And I was loving the Twinrocker so maybe it has a few quirks, too. There has been some discussion of Arches and Fabriano paper have unsized areas in them from watercolor friends who were using both. I use both, too, but haven't had a problem yet with either brands. I just ordered some new Arches and Fabriano so I'm hoping I won't get a bad batch.
Many watercolorists who have been using the Arches and Fabriano are switching over to try Cheap Joe's Kilamanjaro paper.

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Rhonda, I really love the way this is turning out. I especially like your greens. What colors are you using to get these nice clean greens?

Nancy

Ann Buckner said...

Really good form and color on the sweet peas Rhonda. Enjoyed that and the doodles.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Nancy. I'm using Daniel Smith colors: Vanadate Bismuth Yellow, a very intense, lemony yellow + Cobalt Blue. I went to your blog but it says no posts there??
Thanks, Ann. I'm liking your sketches, too.

Nancy said...

Thanks, Rhonda. I like DS watercolors too...I'm a sucker for about every new color that comes out. I have a whole set of the irridencent colors, but yet to try any of them. I've had a lot of health problems this past year and haven't done much painting, but just getting back to it. I had forgotten that I had even registered for a blog...I guess I need to make it a New Year's resolution to start posting to it!

I also like you moley doodles. I've seen a few of the zentangles and tried one...very relaxing.

Nancy

RHCarpenter said...

Well, Nancy, you're all set to go when you want to add to your blog and get started :)