Friday, April 26, 2013

A LITTLE SOMETHING



This is painted on a Strathmore blank watercolor card.  Small, but not too bad.  Perhaps painting small when working out landscapes may take some of the pressure off and then I can go bigger later.  I wish I had made the moon (which you can hardly see) larger in the evening sky.  

11 comments:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

This is good, Rhonda. I especially like the texturing in the grass in the foreground. I am joining an ATC swap group and will be doing my landscapes in the format of 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches! What have I gotten into? But, I agree with you, it might be a good opportunity to work out compositions for larger paintings later.

Laura Moore said...

Lovely landscape Rhonda. Nice fresh work on the foliage. It's never easy painting small but I agree it helps with bigger compositions. It saves lots of time and pigment too whilst practising.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda this is so pretty. I too have been working on small Strathmore watercolor squares. Small certainly can be nice. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week-end.

Judith Farnworth Art said...

I think that is the best idea Rhonda...I did some small plein air pieces on holiday last year and they were much easier to get looking decent than had I tried them straight away as larger paintings.

Lorraine Brown said...

Yes a nice little scene and clever you painting it on a card size. I have wasted so many of these cards as I just don't seem to be able to paint small, think I am a messy splashy painter

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Rhonda, I swear by learning from painting small. It's a great size to learn 'big' so to speak. One warning, though. A mistake on a small piece looks huge compared to a mistake on a big piece. Weird but so true :)

I agree with Susan. Love the texture in the foreground.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I also like this piece, Rhonda. The foreground is really beautifully handled!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Beautiful little painting; I need to try small. In sculpture, I found small was harder.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Susan, Laura, Debbie and Judith :)
Thanks, Lorraine, Pam and Sherry, too!
Hallie, I imagine it would be really difficult to sculpt small!! But with painting, you just get smaller brushes :)

Seema said...

Lovely landscape, I like the splattered texture in the foreground. It doesn't seem like an evening sky, but the overall effect is nice.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Seema. You're right - I didn't go dark enough in the sky at all - again, timidity in landscapes is my downfall right now.