Thursday, February 12, 2009

Poured and Painted

In class Tuesday, I did another pour (after removing and then reapplying misket - Sandy said my first pour of misket was too linear and hard-edged - the trick is to have really moving, organic shapes with the misket). I used Hansa Yellow Deep, Quinacridone Red, and Phthalo Blue (Green Shade) - all Daniel Smith pigments. Poured, waited for it to dry, and poured the next color. Awful pale so when I came home I poured again - same colors but bolder. Then I was thinking of burning...and started painting. I added India Ink to this, too.

To Burn Without Being Consumed

I also, while waiting for the colors in the first pour to dry, went back to the gators - with help from Sandy and others who talked about the values and how to leave whites and darks not all over but just in some areas (don't think I accomplished that yet - and am going to stop apologizing for not being where I want to be with my art - it's just where I am right now).
Doubt if I'll be painting today - have such a sinus headache and pressure (we had some wild winds come through and storms last night but we are safe and didn't lose power).
Plus, I have some cleaning to do, too.
So - maybe later I'll look at these again and work on them a bit more.
Today is my artist friend Joy's birthday - she lives in Australia too close to the massive fires in Victoria. I am hoping that her birthday present is a house and property that is still standing and family and friends that are safe. I think she has either evacuated or their power is out.


Deb Léger said...

Hi Rhonda,

Wow, I love that first pour!! Beautiful! What kind of paper is it on?

Your gators are gorgeous, too.

I hope Joy is safe also.

Nava said...

You've got some impressive shapes here, Rhonda!!

Hey, what is it with you and Myrna being sick?

Feel better soon!

RHCarpenter said...

Deb, both pours are on crescent board - the gators are on hotpress paper on crescent board, the burning one on coldpress (guess it should be the other way around? ha ha)
Joy is safe - she posted to another group and even got lots of birthday wishes :)
Myrna is sick? I didn't know that. I am not sick - just some preliminary baseline testing from a new cardiologist. Don't think there is anything seriously wrong or different than it's been for years.

Ann Buckner said...

I am enjoying both the pour and your work on the gator painting. Love the background you have for the gators. Happy to hear you are safe without any loss of power.

shicat said...

Hi R, I really like the colors in the top painting. Did you use ink and is that a different type of paper? Looks good and I see alot of white.
moley doodle reminds me of a Beatle album,maybe yellow submarine?