Tuesday, November 8, 2011

NAUTILUS BLUE

I have some ideas and crows flying around but nothing concrete yet so...



I just played with some loose wet-in-wet washes of lovely blue colors today.


This is a fourth sheet (11" x 15") Fabriano Artistico 140# cold press paper, cropped down to a square.  I'll do a bit more on this to finish it up, I think - but not much more!  It can't just float like that...or can it?



The Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society meeting is tomorrow 10 am - noon in Mt. Adams at the Cincinnati Art Club building.  Since it's at the CAC building, all the members who attend will get to see the Viewpoint Show. 

The guest artist/speaker tomorrow is Jean Vance.  And we are going to hold voting for President,
Program Chair,
Recording Secretary
and Treasurer. 
As far as I know, there is only ONE person willing to be President and ONE person willing to be Program Chair.  Don't think we have anyone willing to be Recording Secretary or Treasurer, but I may be wrong.

9 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

Rhonda, wish I were there to put my name forward! Good luck with your meeting ...it sounds like a wonderful morning.....a good distraction from yesterday! I reckon for studies in blue like this it does not need a background...it is what it is...a study in blue.

conservativelybohemian said...

This is just simply pretty! I love it!

Cathy Gatland said...

I think this absolutely can just float like that - love this clean, simple swoop of blue!

RH Carpenter said...

Maggie, I wish you were coming to the meeting, too! I'll return with a job, I'm sure.

Thanks, Sherry and Cathy. Seems like it's okay to just let it float but I may have to put something in that bg even if it's just a study in blue like Maggie said. Perhaps a muted soft yellow bg?

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Puts me in mind of Georgia O'Keeffe's abstract watercolours. Clean simple statement, do lots!

Harry Kent said...

A lovely celebration of the medium, letting watercolor do what watercolor loves doing.

Your shell reminds me of some of Olivia's amazing fish and sea life from around Brittany. Do visit her blog at atelierpetitemer.blogspot if you have never had the chance.

RH Carpenter said...

Lisa, as Ms. O'Keeffe is one of my favorites, that is quite a compliment!! Thank you.

Harry, thanks so much and so good to hear from you after some time away!! I have Olivia's blog on my sidebar and love her work.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Definitely O'Keeffe and I'm loving the depth of your shape.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Pam. I remember now, that Georgia O'Keeffe did a white pearly nautilus in one of her paintings :)