Saturday, March 9, 2013

INKY DINKY CROWS


 
Well, I had to try the ink and watercolor technique Maggie Latham shared on her blog in a crow painting - because she said I just had to try a crow this way!


This one is looking for something good to eat on a summer's day.






  And this one is mad, standing out in the wind while a storm is brewing! ha ha

I did both by putting down the India Ink first, using the ink like watercolor (with a small brush and wetting areas to lighten them); then I put in the light watercolor washes as background.

13 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

Rhonda, these are so cute! The second one has real personality! Love these.....

hw (hallie) farber said...

Love the crows, especially the bottom one.

Carol Blackburn said...

Hmmm, the angry crow is so cute he makes me chuckle. :)

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Maggie, Hallie and Carol - I think the mad crow is my favorite, too :) That blob of ink over his head is like a dark cloud! ha ha

Sharon Whitley said...

Brilliant Rhonda! Love them both but especially the bottom one!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Both are wonderful, Rhonda! I love the second and it seems as though there are mountains in the distance!

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Rhonda, I really like your inky dinky crows. They both have attitude!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Rhonda!... If art is about having fun... it is obvious from all of these "play" experiments that you are indeed having whole lot of fun in the process of learning as well!

I absolutely love the crow caricatures - bang on... scruffy... rough and nasty! You certainly have captured those crow elements!

Good Painting... and Playing!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Sharon, Sherry and Carol.

Bruce, I think I was a crow in a previous lifetime! ha ha

Judith Farnworth Art said...

I like the second too... have just been watching a dvd on line and wash and painting with ink... have done a bit myself and think it would be a good topic to cover with my classes.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Judith. It would be a good lesson for the students - I may add this one in for my students later but will have to purchase more ink first :)

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Love, love, love these!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Pam. Doing them in ink was fun.