Saturday, April 7, 2012

JUST WHISTLE


A small painting I finished today.  It's a little wooden whistle.  Sweetie has a bunch of these in various colors, so I may paint a few for fun.  This one will probably go on the Small Works blog in the next week or so. 

Other than this, I've been sorting out my small paintings that will go on the Small Works blog; and working on the lesson for my beginner students who are coming for their 2nd meeting Tuesday.  They want to learn landscapes - something I don't do!  So...I have to do some studying of my own and paint a few so they will be able to learn what they want.  Of course, I'm going to make them learn to do washes and learn about granulating colors and which colors are warm and cool, too.  I won't make them draw for a while - don't want to frighten them away!

I also watched Merle Rosen's DVD on acrylic mediums.  Makes me want to try these things now - but I have to wait a while.  I'm definitely getting more geared up for the Myrna Wacknov workshop where we'll do stamping (creating our own stamps), collage work, and other experimental things with acrylics, inks and watercolors.  Watching Merle's DVD made me think of some other things to put in my travel bag to take to Myrna's workshop - including an apron and a few pair of latex gloves (because I hate having my hands covered in acrylic paint).

What delicious things are you having for Easter dinner tomorrow? 

11 comments:

Jenny Frith said...

Great colors! I love that you are actively involved with other painters. Happy Almost Easter!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think I'm having spaghetti. Not too Easter-y is it? But I just have a taste for it and haven't made it in two years. Besides, we're taking the whole family out for breakfast today, which IS Easter-y so spaghetti I think it is going to be.

Love the little duck whistle! So cute!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Happy Easter, Rhonda! Oh goodie, another workshop. Can't wait to see what fun you have :) Today it's our traditional viewing of JC Superstar and Moses. Then the Masters Golf Tournament. My sweetie is making a beef tenderloin roast. I'm in charge of veggies and taters :)

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jenny. You have to be around other artists sometimes - they are the only ones who understand us! ha ha

Sherry, thanks! Spaghetti sounds good but I could eat spaghetti every day!

Pam, sounds like a good day. We will probably watch a little of the Masters, too. Could not believe some of the shots yesterday - even got me interested!

Caroline Simmill said...

It is interesting how students don't seem to be interested in drawing. I introduced my students to drawing and they surprised themselves on discovering how relaxing and nice it is to do. However they still prefer painting. Your workshop sounds lovely good luck with it Rhonda.

Kevin Neal said...

I like this. It is a nice, simple piece that really sings with color. No pun intended.

RH Carpenter said...

Caroline, it's not that they aren't interested in drawing, but that they fear it - perhaps there were too many early memories of being told "You can't draw" that keeps them from trying or tells them they aren't good enough - without realizing that they won't get good enough unless they practice.

Kevin, thanks. Sometimes when I can't make myself put paint on a large sheet, I go for small things that are simple...trying to build up steam to do something big again but I seem to have hit a slump with larger paper!

hw (hallie) farber said...

A delightful Easter painting. I ate purple Peeps, but nothing special for dinner.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Hallie. I hope you ate more than Peeps for dinner :) Did you paint them before eating them?

JANE MINTER said...

great painting rhonda

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jane :)