Friday, June 28, 2013


The last of the super moon prints.  Got in some ultramarine blue but it did tend to make the moon green - which I had to clean up a bit.  

You can tell how much paint I had on the plate by how strong this ghost print is - the second pull.

And now...back to drawing shapes on plexi.  Once I graduate from that, I'll be doing tonal shading in graphite on paper.


MILLY said...

How nice to know your painting will be in the hospital for lots of people to enjoy, it is a really lovely study of the colours in the flower petals. I love how they change colours right through till they get frosted.
Loved your gourds with the shadows too.
I was also suffering with migraines last summer and had them last week. It is so frustrating when you can not do what you want to. I keep away from the computer and dare not draw for a few days. Hope you are feeling better again.
Always enjoy seeing what you are busy with too.
Hope you are having a good summer.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I am so awed by continuous striving to learn and relearn and grow in your art, Rhonda. I am a bit that way but the one area I need most practice in (drawing) is where I fall down. I just don't have enough free hours to do everything I want and/or need to do. I really love that second pass print. So soft!

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much, Milly. You know I am in awe of all of your work. Hope our migraines decide to take a long vacation!!!

Sherry, it just takes making yourself do it, at times - I'm often lazy and just want to sit and read or watch tennis on t.v.! ha ha But once I make myself start, I am so glad I did and get things done I didn't think I would. Of course, I don't have a full time job, either, and I know that can take all your energy. Right now, drawing is the main focus although I still paint or demo painting for my beginning students. But that foundation, for me, needs a lot of work and time - and you just have to take the time away from something else and draw and practice. Nothing else will do it for you. That said, the important things will get done but you also have to have a little free time to play and enjoy your artistic endeavors.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Loving these moons!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Pam. I knew they would resonate with you :) We moon babies have to stick together!