Thursday, June 4, 2009

PRINTS

I created these two in a Sandy Maudlin class a while back. Can't remember how long ago. The original painting is done with white gouache and watercolor paint applied thickly to the gold-gessoed watercolor paper. Then I wet a piece of Arches hotpress paper and laid it down over the painting, rolled it a bit with a brayer and peeled it off and got this. Two for the price of one!

















I am taking cookies I baked to my first day in a new watercolor class (still with Sandy but with a different bunch of artists on Thursday). Something I learned in grade school: always take goodies the first day so the other kids will like you. So that's what I'm doing! I should make a good impression on anyone who likes cookies and isn't diabetic! And I might just get back to that unfinished flamingo painting today or maybe I'll do another print like this - it was pretty easy.

Yesterday was the watercolor society meeting so I'll have to work on the minutes this afternoon. Then today class. Then tomorrow a printmaking session with Marilyn B. A busy art week for me :) I hope you are having a creative week.

6 comments:

Candy said...

The print idea is very clever. The cookie idea is clever, too!

debwardart said...

You will have a great time - and I'm sure the "new class" will like you too!!!
You will also have great fun Friday with the printmaking - can't wait to see what you create there!
Have fun!

RHCarpenter said...

The cookies went over well, Candy and Deb :) The class was full of lovely people, too. I worked on the Frisson of Flamingos today and then when getting tired of it and unable to correct a place in the green (that dreaded green!!!), I turned back to the prints and reworked something on gold gessoed paper for a printing later.

Ann Buckner said...

How neat Rhonda. I like the original and the print.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Ann. It was easy to do and I liked the outcome.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Come paint with me. Bring some cookies.