Friday, July 1, 2011


Can you believe that it's July already?  Seems like the months have been rushing by (which I've been told is a sure sign of old age! ha ha)

I bet you thought I've been sitting around doing nothing, right?

Well, you're wrong (but not entirely).  Although I haven't been doing much, I am still keeping my hand in and trying to pull out a plum (or a piece of chocolate!).

Here are just a couple of little things I've been working on lately; and I'm still working through the landscape book by Catherine Gill.

Unfortunately, these trees in my sketchbook are overwhelmingly GREEN!!!  The one of the left was done without drawing in watercolor - the one on the right, predrawn with watercolor pencils and then wet with clean water.  (I have two new Niji waterbrushes now and will put them to use soon.)

Have a wonderful Independence Day/July 4th weekend, all in the U.S.


Vicki Greene said...

I like your sketch book. Need to start one. Happy 4th to you also.

Barb Sailor said...

There is no doubt that time is moving much more quickly as I grow older. Time flies and I accomplish less.
I like your trees and do not think there is too much green ... after all - it is July and the trees are very green right now. :) Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Tim Robinson said...

Nice observations!

AutumnLeaves said...

I saw a thumbnail on Hallie's blog and had to come and see more of your work! Oh what a delightful place to visit! I shall be back and by the way...I agree with you! Your portrait is exquisite! Gary did an awesome job!

RH Carpenter said...

Vicki, thanks. I tell myself I need to keep a sketchbook - but until I really want to and make the effort to carry a small one around, I draw in mine in hot and cold spells. Happy 4th!!

Barb, yes, seems like time is speeding up (I used to wonder what all that kind of talk meant when I was young and listening to my older relatives). Happy 4th!!

Thanks, Tim. Happy 4th weekend!

Thanks so much, AutumnLeaves, for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it and am glad you liked what you saw enough to return :) Yes, Gary IS AWESOME - he just doesn't know it yet.