Tuesday, March 10, 2009

On the Vine

In watercolor class today, most of us used the blowing bubbles technique and then created paintings after the bubbles were on our paper. Most used hotpress paper but I already had mine started on coldpress so used it. I had picked a photo from the WetCanvas Image Referece Library (all copyright free if you are a member). The photo was by member "Intrigued" and was the best of the bunch (no pun intended), so I went with it to try to make the photo fit the bubbles and lines already on the paper. (I just learned that "Intrigued" is really Vicki Greene!!! It's a small small world :) and this is a lovely, luscious photo, Vicki.























The painting is on 1/4 sheet coldpress Arches 140# and I used my new Escoda No. 10 sable brush.













There were some very clever artists in class today who ended up with some great and some very fun (a lady in a big bathtub with bubbles all around and several pairs of pretty feet in the foam at the edge of the ocean) paintings created today!

9 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

Why thank you Rhonda (you probably didn't know that I am "intrigued" and you used my reference photo. I am honored that you picked that one and I love what you have done so far.

RHCarpenter said...

LOL! It is a small world in the art sphere, Vicki. This photo got many ooohs and aaahs today in class :) I was too lazy to look up your real name - sorry about that. I normally do check the name of the artist who just uses a user ID but was rushing on this one (didn't have a clue what to paint and Jerry said - looks like grapes to me! so I looked for photos of grapes).

Angela said...

This is a great painting Rhonda!
My daughter and I had frozen grapes today for a snack (always have some in the freezer now since Tommy's been teething) and she asked why I never paint grapes!

So I've just added them to my list (long list) of paintings in my head that I need to do - hope when I get to it they turn out as nice as your's did! :)

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Angela. I believe the painting has better, stronger darks than is showing here - I'll take another photo today when the sun comes out more - if it does (supposed to have rain and thunderstorms after 75F yesterday?? - crazy weather)

debwardart said...

Looks like you all had fun with this process!

Margaret Ann said...

This is luscious.... love that bubble technique! :)

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Margaret Ann and Deb (yes, it was fun blowing bubbles!) The hard part was trying to figure out what was hiding in there after you got the bubbles on the paper :)

Joanne said...

What a fun way to expand creativity. Nice painting.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Joanne. We do a lot of interesting and new things in class at times :)