Monday, July 25, 2011

SOMETHING COOLING


Another little landscape, started from one in the Gordon MacKenzie landscape book, then worked on my own with the book closed.  I put those 2 light trunks in, like he did - but I hated them so had to make a change.  His looked fine, of course, but mine looked horrid (I didn't leave space for the white limbs coming off the bottom of the trunks).




Again, since this is, basically, a copy of his work, I won't do anything with this but use it for my own instruction (practice makes perfect).  I think I am learning a bit as I go along, and I find that I like landscapes with no houses or barns in them! ha ha



I like the cool colors in this one - anything to cool down the senses (another week of 95F temperatures and high humidity/dew point that makes it feel like a wet sauna outside).  Today looks like rain coming again and maybe it will be sending cooling relief.


10 comments:

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

The colors are very nice, I agree.

Carrie'sCreations said...

So great that you are learning from another painting. I don't do that enough. I would probably lean a lot more that way. The colors are beautiful.

Carol Blackburn said...

I like how you fixed it, Rhonda. Very nice indeed.

laura said...

Lovely balance in these, esp. in your second one, I think, with the larger mass on the right. Love the foreground in both: just right!
(Very hot here too: the local hospital's been treating many people for burns on the bottoms of their feet from walking on the hot sand!)

Caroline said...

Lovely snow scene Rhonda, the colours are especially beautiful. You have a delicate touch with the watercolours, well done.

AutumnLeaves said...

I think this is beautiful and I liked the tree trunks myself.

Gary Keimig said...

I do love the cool colors. Has a real soothing feel to it.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Gretchen :)

Carrie, it's something I try once in a while and, for some reason, I liked the paintings in this book enough to try it :)

Carol, thanks :)

Laura, I think I made it a bit better in my final version, too - I appreciate your comments. Yes, too hot hot hot!! Silly people need to wear sandals!

Thank you so much Caroline!

Autumn, I think they looked a bit rushed (not thought out enough), but thanks :)

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Wondferful to cool blue. I'm with Laura. Great balance in your fix.

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much, Gary and Pam. Gary, I've been very lax in visiting your blog lately - will have to remedy that and see what lovely works you're creating this summer!