Thursday, June 3, 2010

SPIRIT OF THE GULF CHALLENGE PAINTING BEGUN

"The real substance of conservation
lies not in the physical projects of government,
but in the mental processes of citizens."

--- Aldo Leopold



A start to a full sheet watercolor, titled
Louisiana Shoreline, Spring 2010



With the watercolor society meeting yesterday and my 15th Anniversary with my Sweetie today, I won't get more time on this until Friday.

But here is where it stands right now - masking fluid still on the birds and the whitecaps in the water.





I hope you come back and see what blossoms or flows or...



(Click the sidebar icon of the gull if you're interested in joining the group started by Suzanne McDermott to honor the Gulf and its inhabitants.)

5 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Happy anniversary, Rhonda!

Ann Buckner said...

Very creative start to your painting, Rhonda. Happy Anniversary to both of you!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Ann and Christiane for the Anniversary wishes :) Fifteen down and fifteen more to go! ha ha

Suzanne McDermott said...

Oooh! Very interesting!!! Looking forward to development. Happy anniversary!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Suzanne :) Hmmm...when my watercolor teacher told me something I was working on was "very interesting" that was just her way of being nice and not saying it's crap! ha ha Hope that wasn't what you meant. I got 2 completely opposite critiques already...one who got the feeling behind it and one who didn't like the composition because it wasn't realistic at all.