Friday, January 15, 2010

WHAT PUSHES YOU IN A CERTAIN DIRECTION?

I've been catching up on the blogroll on my sidebar (remember when we didn't know what a blogroll or a sidebar was?). And, in the process, I've been seeing some beautifully painted shells: check out the gorgeous nautilus painted in oils by M. Collier over at Paintings from the Point...
and the demo on video Jeanette Jobson has done on her Illustrated Life blog.

Because of the synchronicity of the seashells, I've been looking at the shells we've collected over the years of traveling that are scattered all over the house. This led me to do another TwentyMinuteChallenge painting of the snails (well, they have shells!) that are a kitchen set of salt-and-pepper shakers I don't use but just have sitting on the stove.





Another on hot press paper - about 6" x 10 1/2". I had to put in the little snail slime behind them (well, okay, I didn't have to do that...but I did!).




And then this led to this...which just came from nowhere...

Jerry didn't know what it was. He looked and moved the paper and looked some more...

So a direction was taken...percolating and coming forth. And now I think I may have an idea for something for our first Life Drawing class coming up the 23rd...we'll see.


6 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

Your snails and their little trails are so cute!

Teresa said...

And your snails had to be blue! :D

Ain't that a woman's back? readyn about Jerry mooving the paper around made me end thing bad, nasty me!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki :) Yes, Teresa, they are blue! ha ha And it's a woman, curled like a shell. That is what came to me after seeing and doing the shells...may be more to come later.

Ann Buckner said...

Rhonda, like these 20 minute's you have been painting. Way to go putting in the snail's trail. :D

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RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Ann :) They just seemed to need something else but now I wish I'd made them more colorful...ah well, that's another painting!
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