Monday, August 27, 2012


Not much painting going on around here lately.  Gotten a bit tired and a sinus headache mixed with a tension headache kept me from going to see the horses run at RiverDowns on Saturday :(  Slowly feeling better but tired. 

Did finish up a little landscape I started to show a new student a painting that is mostly sky.

And did some color mixing.  But I didn't write down the colors of anything so have no idea what the colors are - d'uh!!
(I'm pretty sure the green and pink is Rhodonite Genuine + Sap Green then Rhodonite Genuine and Permanent Green Light.

I'm also doing some research and reading and printing out info for my students to read, take home, and learn about color.  Warm vs Cool colors seems to be a problem for them so we'll talk about that more and do some color studies to show how you can get the most vibrant secondary colors.

Raining in dribs and drabs here today. 
I hope those in the path of Hurrican Isaac stay safe (or get out of town)!!


Mick Carney said...

The little study piece is very effective. I think we should all do more of these as they are a useful route to paint and compositional control.

jgr said...

Hi Rhonda, I hope you'll be feeling better soon.
I like your color combos-I have recently become addicted to making color charts.

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda,
Please take care. Put yourself first.
Kind regards, Sadami

Heather said...

I just love reading your blog! You must be a blast to spend the day with. Great colors, even if you don't know which ones they are.

Cathy Gatland said...

Feel better soon Rhonda - love the watercolour demo and colour experiments (I forget to note down what they are too!) the greys made by the pinks and greens are lovely.

CrimsonLeaves said...

There is something about pink and green or orange and green that I just love. Your sky is beautiful in the example piece too, Rhonda. Hope you are feeling better today...

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much, everyone, for your kind words - I am doing better now. Getting old but it beats the alternative, yes?! ha ha
I find it very meditative to do color charts and swatches just to see what you get. Normally, I write down everything, but must have been interrupted or something.

Heather, you made me smile with your comment today! Thanks so much :)

There is something about pinks and greens - I'll have to explore that more in the future!

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - love the colors you were blending. Pink and green are such a lovely combo - hope you get feeling better. Think we may get some rain this week-end as Isaac moves up KY/Oh way. Take care and have a great week.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

What a yummy sky on the little study landscape. Work small...learn big :)

Ha ha.... glad I have company in making color charts with no written info :)

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Debbie and Pam! I do like that pink and green combo - definitely have to work with that again sometime soon. Right now, class work for the students and I'm not painting anything but pears! ha ha