Friday, June 13, 2014


This one began as a poured watercolor ink abstract on a small art board.  It's been sitting around for months.

I think I see a bird...and, of course, it may turn into a crow.

The crow needs to be darker and the background less light and bright.

At this point, I've put more watercolor ink and some acrylics on and some white and black gouache.

Black gesso, charcoal, white gesso, pastels...and here it is - nothing like how it began but I like it.  


Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - isn't it amazing how something starts out one way and works itself into something completely different. I love how you played with this to make it into such a cool crow. Have a great day creating.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Hah! I was seeing a frog in there! LOL I think the super blackness of a crow would have looked amazing against the bright background. That all said, what you ended up with looks just as amazing!

humbird said...

I love how you turned a bird in the crow, but could you try ..and turn it into the robin? xx said...

hi Rhonda...what a transformation. But I like each of the stages! Wonderful!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I love peeking into the process. Paintings go on such interesting journeys don't they?

RH Carpenter said...

Well, I really wanted to overwork (in the sense of going over with lots of things) this one to get something else, Debbie. I think it worked, although maybe it could have gone in a lot of different directions.

Sherry, I bet there was a frog in there!! We all see different things.

Humbird, you are right - it did look like a robin before I made it a crow! ha ha

Carol, thanks so much. Just playing with material.

Lisa, I also like to see what an artist does and where he/she goes with a piece, even if I don't agree with the direction :)