Friday, October 1, 2010

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

While looking through my sketchbook, I saw this and it peaked my interest.  Tree Moon and Stars.  Very abstracted and lots of sharp lines.


I wondered what it would look like as a watercolor...


So I put masking fluid over the moon (smeared a bit so will have to fix that) and splattered some stars and then - on hot press paper - just had fun with the washes of color making big, juicy puddles and left it to dry.

I'll be bringing out the tree-ness of the shape today.


And HAPPY OCTOBER!




7 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

I never know what you are going to be doing next (that is a compliment).

RHCarpenter said...

Yeah, I could be on the moon next! ha ha I'm taking this as a compliment, too, hopefully you don't get bored coming over to see what I'm doing!

Ann Buckner said...

You have such an eye for design and I like this one. For some reason it reminds me of an indian moon (if there is such a thing.) I expect to smoke drifting and somewhere in there a living presence. This one sure brought out the imagination in me lol.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Ann, glad it brought out your imagination on this one :)

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, I was going to use exactly the same words as Vicki! I always know that I will be pleasantly surprised by your posts. Your talent is so versatile and you certainly have a spirit of adventure!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Oh, la la! You know I love those moon thangs :)
Truly, what a great idea!!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Christiane! I'm so glad my work pleases you and surprises you :)

Pam, your dedication to the moon paintings was a major inspiration for this one, I think.