Sunday, August 31, 2014

BLUE SKIES



I think we only have two more weeks of lessons in the Val Webb online course, Painting Birds in Watercolor and Beyond.  In this one, we pulled out the watercolor board again - I worked on the 8 x 10 inch piece as is, although Val cut her paper or board down to 6 x 6 inches.  First, the blue skies.  Painted the blue around, then lifted with a natural sponge (Val used a cellulose kitchen sponge but I have some natural sponges so used them).

Next we will put a bird up in that sky to see how she soars.  


Can you believe it's September tomorrow?

5 comments:

Sadami said...

Yahoo, Rhonda, I love this sky! We're getting into spring. Cheers, Sadami

Katherine Thomas said...

Your sky has so much depth to it. It's gorgeous! One of these days I want to try to master clouds like those. So far, I've been fearful of attempting to add clouds to my skies. (that sounds metaphoric, but it wasn't intended to be!). Looking forward to one of your special birds in that sky!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami.

Thanks, Katherine. Skies are easy in watercolor but maybe take more mastery in colored pencil? BTW, LOVE your rocks and think you should educate people about how many hours go into making one - then they wouldn't think they were just crafty work for less than $50?? Gorgeous, anyway, even if you just give them as special gifts over time.

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

Love the clouds, can't wait for the bird. Can't believe it's September.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol! Yes, autumn is just around the corner (I hope, because it's HOT here!!)