Friday, January 17, 2014

GOOFY



Done using the previous painting as a guide and without drawing.

Unfortunately, this one looks a bit goofy to me.  May have to try another one.  Not pleased with the background, either.  
Well, they can't all be good! ha ha

On Lanaquarelle 140# cold press watercolor pad 6" x 8"

7 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - I don't think it looks goofy. Love the color you chose too for the bird. Hope you have a lovely week-end.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Debbie, you are too kind. I think it's the shape of his head that makes him look a big goofy to me! ha ha Hope you have a safe and warm weekend!

Maggie Latham said...

You are too hard on yourself, Rhonda! He looks cute and I love what's going on in the background.

Celia Blanco said...

He is adorable! I love the colors especially the beautiful layers in the background!

laura said...

Yes, beautiful analogous color scheme. I think he looks decorative (not goofy).

Jeanette Jobson said...

I'm curious as to why you're testing yourself to paint without any drawing guideline first. I do understand experimentation and helping eye/hand coordination, but I don't believe that even the most experienced artists would paint without the safety net of a framework to guide them.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Maggie, Celia, Laura :)
Jeanette, I just think watercolor could lend itself to just painting without all the lines - plus, when I have the lines, I tend to stay within the lines/fill in the lines like coloring books - so just a loosening up exercise for me. I wouldn't try this on something more complicated - although Shirley Trevena certainly does her paintings, planning them out with color swatches and shapes and then going right into painting - sometimes adding things in with graphite later. It would be interesting to see her work that way.