Friday, March 9, 2012

POURED PAINTING

Remember the poured painting I began before going off to the workshop and then life taking over so no time to paint?  Well, I finally got back to it.  She's just been sitting around, staring at me with that LOOK so I had to get back and do something. 

Starting with her dark colorful hair and the crow, I used the same 3 primary colors I used for the initial pours.  I admit, I did add in a touch of Alizarin Crimson and some Shadow Violet in places to give it a bit more darkness and color.  Other than that, the same colors (still in the baby food jars mixed from weeks ago except the yellow had dried out a lot). 

Prewetting the areas and then touching in color and shaping more as the paint dries.

If you're interested in seeing how this one started with the pours and the colors, go here:
http://rhcarpenter.blogspot.com/2012/02/pouring-on-paint.html

More to come as I slowly work into her body - saving her face for last.  I may get some more done this weekend if I can break through this head cold :(

10 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

I love poured watercolors and this one is off to such a super start!

laura said...

I hope you feel better, Rhonda--partly for selfish reasons: I can't wait to see the next step!
I loved the crow paintings, and this revisiting is brilliant!
I've also always wanted to "pour" but haven't yet (requires too much planning for me?). You may inspire me to try ....

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Christiane :) I guess I can say I started this as a poured painting but it will be more direct glazing from now on.

Laura, thanks :) I will get more done this weekend, head willing! It's not that much planning to pour - just your drawing, your misketing, and your first few pours and then you can go from there or stop with pours and put in your darks (if needed). As high key as you paint, you could get by with maybe 5 pours in all and be done :) Use a 1/4 sheet or 1/2 sheet so you can really let go with the water and pigment mix!

Barb Sailor said...

I love this painting, Rhonda, especially the wonderful texture you got by pouring the Pebeo. Did you thin the masking fluid before you poured with it?

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Barb :) I didn't thin the Pebeo to put it on but drizzled it on in small spaces and then took water and a spritzer and sprayed at it, creating more organic looks - but, as you can see, there are still a lot of blocks because I didn't get all of the Pebeo spritzed as much as I should. When you do it right, it bleeds out like a blossoming plant and looks pretty cool. I have a tendency to put on too much because it's so much fun while I'm doing it! ha ha

Maggie Latham said...

Rhonda, This is so interesting! Have you considered posting all your crow/caw related paintings in one place such as a stand alone page dedicated to them. I think it would be incredible to see to see them all together.

CrimsonLeaves said...

This looks like it is going to be amazing, Rhonda! Keep it up!

RH Carpenter said...

Maggie, I have given thought to this, but not much else - I just didn't want to take the time to learn how to do it. All the time on the blog I know is time away from drawing and painting that I should be doing - but doing my blog justice has to be in the mix, too; so...maybe sometime in the future when I can think more clearly (still have the head cold and sinus congestion - yuck).

Sherry, I hope you are right about this one! ha ha

Jenny Frith said...

this is neat! Love the technique!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jenny. And thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment :)