Friday, April 3, 2009

Angel Trumpets Started

I took 3 photos and worked up a composition I liked. Then I enlarged and traced the bits here and there on the tracing paper, arranging them.


I traced that onto Fabriano 140# hotpress paper. No reason to choose hotpress. Just did.

I thought I knew where I wanted this to go once I began painting...but I didn't...so it didn't go where I wanted it to go (wherever that was).




So that painting I started is in the round bin (don't say pick it back out because it's also torn in half).
I'll think about this more as a painting and what I want the painting to be before getting in there with colors. Thinking more may get me where I want to be...
I just received the new paper I ordered from Cheap Joe's: Kilimanjaro bright white coldpress 140#. So I have to try that out! Maybe I'll use that instead of the hotpress Fabriano. Maybe I'll do two...

10 comments:

laura said...

Thanks for sharing your method of synthesizing your info into a composition you like--I'll have to try that for my magnolias!
I won't say fish it back out--I relate to your frustration--but I know you'll produce something beautiful!

Ann Buckner said...

I like the composition in your drawing so much Rhonda. This will be an exciting painting once you decide the direction you want to go. I was disappointed that not only round binned but tore the painting in half that you initially started. Sometimes though we just have to listen to what is inside us.

RHCarpenter said...

If I helped or gave you any ideas for your paintings, Laura, I am honored :) I have to admit that looking at it again on the blog, I may have acted a bit too hasty in tearing it up! ha ha
Ann, thanks so much. I have begun the new one and we'll see...

Deb Léger said...

Tell me you didn't. Please. Tell me you were kidding about tearing it up! Rhonda, Rhonda, Rhonda! I loved where you were going with this!!

Barbara Sailor said...

Your composition has a lot of potential - i know you will work out your frustrations and this will be a wonderful painting.
Barb

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Rhonda, Your drawing is just as amazing as your painting.. gorgeous! wonderful to hear about your process...

my friend always buys her supplies from Cheap Joe's...

Cathy Gatland said...

I love the shapes happening in your painting Rhonda - I rather admire your decisiveness in tearing it up though - seems so cavalier! Even my most dismal failures I keep and use in watercolour collages (you could still do that with your ripped one!)- I just can't bear the waste of paint and paper, all very expensive here.

RHCarpenter said...

Sorry, Deb, it's torn in fourths and in the trash! Sometimes you just have to realize the paint and paper is not that precious, esp. when you'd spend more time working something that you didn't like in the beginning!
Thanks, Barb, Gwen, and Cathy! Cathy, I rarely do collages so have so much paper lying around when I do, I don't need another piece :) but that's a good idea if you want to build up your supply. It's not much here - esp. when it lasts so long for me. I think I used to spend much more on paints than paper but I am trying to economize.
Barb, you've giving me a lot of credit here! ha ha
Gwen, I'm liking the Cheap Joe's Kilimanjaro so far - it seems a bit heavier than Arches and Fabriano and a bit rougher in texture.

RHCarpenter said...

Cathy, I did touch base with Suzanne, finally :) Now I can stop worrying!

Claudia said...

Rhonda, I love how you plan your paintings and how you do a composition sketch first! - I know that sometimes one has to put a painting into the bin - I do that, too...but sometimes, I also post them on my blog;-)
Thank you for your comment and have a nice weekend!