Saturday, December 17, 2011

MORE WET-IN-WET STUDIES

Yesterday, I drove over to Deb Ward's to paint with her and Sharon - we talked, we painted, Sharon even did a screen print and showed us how she created the stencil and the final print (pretty cool).  Of course, we had lunch together and a few sweets and then did some drawing and more painting and critiqueing of our work.  A good day!  I have a tendency to just hunker down at home and not go out but once a week or so and getting out just for fun and to be creative with friends is a good thing for me.



I did this study from the book by Ewa Karpinska (again, I highly recommend this book called Wet-on-Wet Techniques in Watercolor).    This is a copy of a lesson of rose leaves.  It doesn't look like her painting in the book, but I'm happy with it.


I did another one of the same thing while at Deb's - but I overworked it because I was talking too much and not paying attention to my actions (a fatal thing when working wet-in-wet). 


But I did start another - from my own photo of a pear I half peeled and laid on a blue glass plate with the knife.  I'm calling it Strip Tease :)  I did the background wet-in-wet and grayed colors of Prussian Blue and Quinacridone Burnt Orange + a bit of Orange (not sure what color, it was just a splotch on the palette without a name).  Then started the green peeling of the pear on dry paper and left it as is.  I'll go back and finish and do that cobalt blue plate wet-in-wet last.




18 comments:

debwardart said...

Looking good so far - now, "go slooow" - no rush!!! Looking forward to our next "paint out"!

Judy said...

Beautiful, those leaves!!

Gaylynn said...

I like what you have learned so far with the Wet-n-wet method. Keep up the good work.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Deb. Slower and slower it is!

Judy, thanks!

Gaylynn, I'm enjoying trying to master this - which may take a few years!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Sounds a lovely day together and like how the pear is developing.Between you - you get some really inspirational ideas to work with.

conservativelybohemian said...

I think that rose stem is just stunningly done, Rhonda. The pear is coming along beautifully as well! Can't wait to see it finished!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Hi Rhonda, I love the feel you created with the rose stem and leaves. The white of the paper makes all the lovely wet in wet technique just sing. Can't wait to see your progress on the pear piece!

laura said...

These are just great. Love the whites on the leaves! And thanks for the book recommendation--I am going to get it immediately!

Caroline said...

The leaf study is beautifully painted Rhonda.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Joan, Sherry, Pam, Laura and Caroline for you comments on these. I didn't get any painting done Sunday or today - perhaps tomorrow...seems to be a busy time for other things and painting has to wait!

Dabs said...

I like both of these very much Rhonda! Very fluid and loose! :)

hw (hallie) farber said...

Your leaf study is beautiful and I look forward to the finished pear.

Jane said...

You are doing wonderfully Rhonda, this looks like something that comes really easy to you. Brava!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Dabs, Hallie and Jane. It is not the usual way I paint (which is wet on dry paper and dropping in more colors) so I have to think about doing things wet-in-wet but there is an ease to it if I think while I paint :)

Ann Buckner said...

Am liking both of these Rhonda. The book sounds like a very interesting one.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Ann. I'll have more progress soon.

Nick said...

I like those...the fruit is already finished, don't touch it!

RH Carpenter said...

Hey, Nick, thanks. I did touch a bit to the fruit, but not much, just the plate and knife to finish and then get the plate ellipse correct...