Tuesday, September 3, 2013

WATER STRIDER



A small, fourth sheet, watercolor of a water strider.  The reflections and shadows attracted me when I saw the photo by Sweetie.






Tomorrow, the GCWS is having Yuki Hall, a well-known artist and teacher, from Ohio, give our monthly program.  It will be well worth attending, if you're in the area and want to attend as a guest.  We'd love to have you!  1021 Parkside Avenue, Cincinnati (the Mt. Adams area) from 10-12.  

16 comments:

Sadami said...

Wow, Rhonda, congrats on the work. A masterpiece!! Enjoy the meeting tomorrow.
Cheers, Sadami

hw (hallie) farber said...

And the reflections and shadows attracted me when I saw this on my sidebar. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhonda-
I'm the north of Dayton painter whom you allowed to join y'all at the Chris Leeper workshop. Just thought I'd let you know that I am planning on attending tomorrow for Yuki Hall's presentation. See you then, as long as the traffic co-operates!

Lori Meyer

Studio at the Farm said...

It's great, Rhonda!!! Beautifully done!
Kathryn

CrimsonLeaves said...

Bugs sure make good painting subjects!

laura said...

What a great subject: it is all about the shadow shapes!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami, Hallie and Kathryn. I am please with it but did want it to be a bit more colorful. But it works.

Yes, you wouldn't think it, Sherry, but there is something cute about some bugs.

Thanks, Laura. Yes, all about the shadow shapes - which really seems to make me want to paint something.

Caroline Simmill said...

A really nice watercolor Rhonda, really well done.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Great shapes in the reflections! I get a real sense of the balance and tension in this little insect. It's very clever!

Kevin Neal said...

I'm liking how you represented the water ripples here. Makes me want to go back and do that water and rock painting again.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Great job with the water and reflections. Water studies are a favorite of mine.

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

Beautiful!

RH Carpenter said...

I can't believe I haven't thanked you all for your positive comments yet!! I must be slipping...
Thank you so much, Caroline, Lisa, Kevin, Pam and Carol. Sorry it's taken me so long to comment. I hate it when I comment on someone's blog and they never reply so I don't want to do that to you all!! Guess I was busy cleaning house - that's my excuse, anyway! ha ha

RH Carpenter said...

Kevin, I "cheated" and used Chinese White for the ripples - easy as pie!!

JANE MINTER said...

beautiful done rhonda ...will you paint a more colourful version too ? you've got a great photographer in house !

RH Carpenter said...

Jane, thanks! I will do a more colorful one, too, just for the fun of it.