Monday, October 4, 2010

LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!

I've got the roll of Arches 140# cold press paper.
I've got the new, larger brushes.


Now I'm waiting for the inspiration to step up and smack me in the face or give me a good swift kick in the bum while I'm not looking (hmmm...violent imagery perhaps coming from the fact I watched both grands play soccer this weekend - watching a 10-year-old and an 8-year-old going at it, toe-to-toe with girls twice their size is pretty amazing to watch).

A piece (35" x 37") has been cut (not that easy to wrestle with a roll that wants to stay rolled!) and is taped onto the wall in the garage.  My fluid acrylics are ready and waiting...

Tick Tock...
Tick Tock...

In the meantime, working on another portrait of the granddaughters.

15 comments:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I will be watching this painting with great interest. I have had a roll of this paper for quite awhile and have used very little of it. Where are you going to find the super large matboard to frame this upcoming gem? That is one stumbling block for me and my looking for an excuse not to paint so large. I just remembered two super huge frames with mat and glass that my son found for me about ten years ago....forgot all about those since they reside behind the shower curtain of our guest bathroom! Okay, when you get some of that inspiration going send some along to me and we will live large for awhile, together!

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

BIGGER IS BETTER! ^3^
I see hours of fun in your near future Rhon

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Wow! how brave to get ready such an enormous piece of paper to use for liquid acrylics. Good luck my friend - have fun. Sorry you did not get any of those stunning pieces into the Viewpoint Show -not being selected can be daunting - but then when you do - oh! what a high you can be on.

Paul Kasmir said...

pssss...rhonda....some of the inspiration is hiding in the brush some more is hiding in the water and yet more is hiding in you and the subject you want to paint......maybe you have some photos of things or animals you love i think a painting of george would lend itself to a large up close painting with poured techniques adding to the subject matter.

take care and sometimes you have to hunt inspiration down but don't shoot it just wrestle it gently into the painting area.

sincerely
paul
i whispered so i did not spook the inspiration...

RHCarpenter said...

Susan, just do it - if it turns into a good thing, you'll just go to a framer and let them mat and frame it - who knows what could happen. I assume there will be a bit of a learning curve on painting bigger so I may keep these to myself for a while and then shock you when I paint a winner!! And just frame them without a mat??

Teresa, that's what they say! hee hee

Joan, I always say I'm not brave, just foolish enough to try :) If I wasn't sure of those pieces being good work, I may have felt worse about it - it will definitely be interesting to see what did get in. In the past, the lows last longer than the highs of getting in (which I always downplay and attribute to luck) so I'm glad I seem to be brushing this off so quickly and moving on.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Paul, you're right - inspiration is hovering and can be so timid - glad you whispered :)

MB Shaw said...

Oooh la la, I have paper envy :-)

Christiane Kingsley said...

I love Paul's statement about inspiration. I know that most of it is right there in you, beside you. You will have great fun with this large painting. I can't wait to see what you paint! I will be cheering you on all the way!

Nick said...

that's good news, Rhonda. Whoever dreamed up that 22x30 thing, anyway? You mentioned cutting it, and you made me do the unthinkable: log in to WetDiaper, to track down a post I made re the easiest way to cut from a roll. Ignore the first reference in the thread, and scroll down to post #6:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=461850

Gotta go take a shower now (got Watercolor Forum cooties), but hope that will help!

Irina said...

I bought the same roll as a New year present to myself in Dec.2009. Was wearing it from the shop to the car proudly and happily, as normal girls wearing diamonds. During the year cut and used pieces, yes. But most of the time I like to gently caress my roll and draw on some other paper. Crazy)))

RHCarpenter said...

MaryBeth - better than other kinds of p--- envy, I suppose!?! ha ha

Thanks, Christiane. I hope I come up with something amazing.

Nick, I'll have a stiff drink and check out the post - after I stop laughing, that is!! Hope the cooties are gone.

Irina, I'm thinking there are some strange vibes with this paper thing going on - MaryBeth with paper envy, you caressing the roll of paper, Nick with cooties from visiting a site - is it a full moon tonight? ha ha

You all are such supportive and wonderfully crazy artist friends.

Artoholic said...

Ooooh - it's like a Doctor's Surgery - what will happen to the patient?

Good luck - the suspense is killing me!

Cheers,

Cindy

RHCarpenter said...

Cindy, that's a funny picture - laying out the tools for surgery! I like it! ha ha

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks to Nick for the hints on cutting this curving paper! Now, would he have any hints for cutting a huge roll of Yupo? Spraying that stuff won't work! It is so stiff that it takes three people to cut a large sheet. One to hold the roll and one to unroll and one to do the cutting. Why did I buy this roll?

RHCarpenter said...

Susan, I didn't even know they made rolls of yupo - I went through my yupo phase and came out the other side thinking maybe sticking to paper is the better option for me.