Friday, October 25, 2013

EXPERIMENTATION


Beach Scene No. 1  (1/4 sheet watercolor paper)

I saw something that caught my eye in the latest Watercolour magazine (shipped from the UK).  I wanted to see if I could do something similar.   While the middle "water" was wet, I laid torn bits of spider webbing over it and put a piece of paper on top of it and then some books - and let it dry before pulling off the spider webbing.  
It looks like a beach scene, with the wave ready to crash onto the beach.




No photo reference, just began with watercolor on a half sheet.  Wiping the color on with a large flat brush.  Breaking up the design and coming up with some organic shapes.  I tacked it onto my bulletin board and drizzled acrylic inks over it and let them run down down down.  
Not finished but close.  
  

Land and Sea No. 1  (1/2 sheet watercolor paper)

This was a lot brighter before the acrylic ink dried.  I'll have to remember that the bright acrylic inks dry duller and more muted.


10 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - great experiments. The beach scene you used with the acrylic inks looks stunning. Thanks for sharing your experiments. Have a lovely week-end.

Barb Sailor said...

Rhonda - I like the textural effects you created with the webbing and the beautiful muted color in #1. In #2 I like the composition - the shapes are dominant to me, in spite of the running ink, and if I squinch (my new word) my eyes, I see an abstract composition, in geometric shapes. I do like the color - especially the yellow/gold.

Diana said...

love them Rhonda, what wonderful ideas!! Thanks for sharing. love,Diana

Lorraine Brown said...

My kind of fun Rhonda, great results

hw (hallie) farber said...

These look like fun. In the second one, I see a lighted tent--plastic around the sides; people are standing around a table eating. What is spider webbing?

My "word" is campalov. Maybe it's a wedding party in the tent.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Love the experiments too, Rhonda!

Caroline Simmill said...

Good to see you are painting Rhonda I very much like the free expression and pretty colors in these two paintings.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Debbie and Barb :)

Diana, Lorraine, Sherry and Caroline, thanks so much!

Hallie - the Camp o'Love :) ha ha Spider webbing is the Halloween decoration stuff you buy in a bag and it pulls out and you put it over your shrubs and areas to make it look like spider webs. Cheap and you can get it anywhere this time of year :)

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

I like your experiments and good for you for trying them. I need to do more experiments. As usual, you've inspired me to try.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol. Not sure they ever go anywhere but they do let you experience something new once in a while!