Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2010 TWENTY MINUTE CHALLENGE PAINTINGS

I decided I couldn't keep myself motivated by just drawing in graphite/black and white for the Twenty Minute Challenges...so I just stopped. Then I was thinking what I really want and need right now is color to chase away these winter blahs.

So came up with a couple little paintings in watercolor - these are both on Arches hot press 140# paper and are small:

1. the cup (my new mug from Teresa) is 7 1/2" x 9" and I didn't do a very good job on it but it got me started again















2. the timer is 6" x 7 1/2" and doesn't seem to have much shape to it, either. And neither are very colorful so...





I looked around for something bright and colorful and small that won't take more than 20 minutes to do...

And came up with these...





This is what happens when good little rubber duckies go bad...ay, matey, they may be tiny but they're mighty!



Also small, at 6" x 7 1/2" on Arches hot press 140# paper, and the most fun to paint.
My husband has a bunch of these rubber ducky pirates, and plenty of just regular rubber duckies (although they do light up and blink colors) for photo props. I may dig into his stash and see what else he has that may be interesting to try in the future.



9 comments:

Cindi said...

looking good kiddo.. ann has been doing these on painting friends for over two months, with wonderful results with everyone!! .. wish i could join in.. but times is at a premium these last few months.. hoping soon for a breather!!!

keep up the good work!!

shicat said...

love the duckyS

debwardart said...

Ahoy Matey - I want those rubber ducky pirates! (Are they Johnny and Orlando??????) They turned out absolutely darling. (I'm serious - I WANT THEM!!!!) Since I know where you live (but without GPS would never find it again) beware - I may come after them!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Cindi. I know what you mean about time limits on things...although I am just in a lazy mood right now, no limit of time, just how I spend it!
Cathy, glad you like them - I think I may have something here!
Deb, I didn't name them but you can :) If you don't come by to pick them up, you'll have to wait for the mail!!

Gillian said...

LOL - that made me laugh. Love those naughty rubber ducks!

I'm enjoying your challenge posts. Great experience - keep it up. x

Gemma Parker said...

Thanks for your lovely comment! Your art work is wonderful, I love the freshness of you images. Great stuff!***

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Gillian and Gemma, for your comments :) Glad you enjoyed the rubber ducky pirates!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Way fun! The duckies stole the show :)

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Pam. Glad you like them :)