Thursday, October 14, 2010


I had planned to paint with friends last Thursday but was slightly ill.  Sometimes mornings do strange things to my blood pressure or blood sugar or something and I'm not fit to go out.

So I hope to go out and paint with friends today, plus have a lovely drive in the country to get there!!

Here's something I began that has taken an odd route...

Banyan Buddha

21" x 35" watercolor and ink on Arches 140# cold press

The colors are too pretty and need to be toned down and the shapes of the banyan tree enclosing the buddha statue need to be more rounded so they look like roots...(the black ink may have been a mistake so I may have to do this one over).


Christiane Kingsley said...

I like the black ink in this painting. If you really want to modify the colors, I would simply deepen those at the bottom. It will make a great abstract!

Take good care of yourself.

Rocky Rhoades said...

i am fascinated by your piece! i kept looking to see what it was, and found my imagination taking off with all sorts of ideas! keep up the great art!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Christiane. I think you're right about the colors - it is very abstracted and I might do this one again without the ink, though, to get more depth (the ink is pretty flat).

Rocky, thanks for stopping by and commenting! I'm glad this one gave you lots of places to take off to in your imagination :) Hope you stop by again sometime.

debwardart said...

Very cool piece! And I like the name, too!!!

Kathy Wirth said...

Rhonda, I see no "mistakes" here. Just finish the painting according to your gut. Nice piece!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Deb, and thanks for the fun day painting in the country - next time I'm bringing my camera to take photos of the cows!

Thanks, Kathy. I'll have to come by and see what you're doing lately.