Saturday, September 17, 2011

WALKING MEDITATION 1 + 2






Walking Meditation 1


Fluid acrylic and watercolor
on Arches hotpress 140# paper
13" x 15"















Walking Meditation 2


Fluid acrylic and watercolor
on Arches 140# hotpress paper
6" x 20"






12 comments:

Diana said...

very different and wonderful. I've been reading Thich Knat Han.. I know the spelling is wrong but he's a monk that wrote Peace is Every Step.. I do a walking meditation too.. thank you for including such peace in your blog..Diana

jgr said...

Rhonda, I love these!! WOW, great colors and awesome texture!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Is that one of William's ensos in the top painting? (I had to check his blog for the term for that circle.) I like both of these.

William Cook said...

You know I'm lovin it. Rhonda, these are very cool indeed! What wonderful energy. Was it exhilarating or what?

AutumnLeaves said...

I see gorgeous rain forests!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Diana, for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I like Thich Nhat Hahn's works, too - such a gentle man!

Thanks, Jane :) Just pouring on the paint and then seeing that's there :)

Hallie, I did think of Bill when I put than enso in :)

Bill, glad you're enjoying - pouring paint and letting it do it's thing and then cropping to make 2 paintings from a large sheet. Nothing like your more intense work but I'm glad you like it. Yes, energy allowed to flow on these.

Ann Buckner said...

They are both beautiful Rhonda. Such serene paintings.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Wonderful, Rhonda - I feel your energy and peace.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Ann and Jane :)

Maggie Latham said...

Rhonda, I have been away from my computer for a few days, so am just catching up on my favourite blog posts. The colours and freedom in this is just sublime! I have not had a chance to try out any of this type of painting yet…and am itching to do so. Did you use any masking on this one? It’s the thought of masking out that is causing me great angst at the moment! My Arches140lb HP half sheets have arrived, so I’ve go no excuses really…. apart from buying some plastic for the carpet (loll)… Do you ever use watered-down regular acrylics…or just fluid ones?

Carlos León said...

Great work!!

RH Carpenter said...

Maggie, sounds like you're ready to go! I used fluid acrylics (don't have but a handful of regular acrylics)and poured on the hotpress paper and then sprayed with a spray bottle of water to get the runs and drips (yes, you do have to protect your floor and wall if working on it taped to the wall). I didn't use masking on this at all - and you can do multiple layers, just let the first pale layer dry, then do it again, and again :) Will be waiting to see your first efforts!

Muchas gracias, Carlos :)