Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I poured two layers of color on the dolphin painting and then removed the masking fluid.  To finish, I'll darken a bit underneath the dolphins and in the lower part of the painting and call it done.  Only three colors used = Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Turquoise, Cerulean Blue
I left a lot of white and flipped color on from a round brush to get the diagonal shapes of color here and there.

In this next one, I poured and dizzled and sprayed the Pebeo Drawing Gum all around the paper, then chose something to draw on the paper = American Beautyberries and leaves with vines.  Drawing on and some things to paint from here (won't do more pouring on this one.  (All of the grey color is the masking fluid still on the painting - which I won't remove until I paint in the leaves and berries.)

The students will be back next Tuesday to work on their paintings.  Since we only meet for 2 hours at a time, this will probably will take them 3 weeks from start to finish.


Barb Sailor said...

You pouring information has been really interesting - especially the bit about spraying water to move the mask. I am curious as to why the water doesn't dilute the mask - amazing. Oh - I also love the red leash on the crow at the top of your blog.

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - just beautiful examples of pouring. You got my juices running to give these a try. Have a great day friend. Hugs!

CrimsonLeaves said...

You are always working, Rhonda. These look fabulous and can't wait to see them finished.

RH Carpenter said...

Barb, you spray towards the side of the masking fluid right after you pour it on and it's wet - it creates a more organic look to the lines = like vines instead of hard, straight lines. I think it may dilute the masking fluid if you do a lot but just a little spritz works to break up the line and then tilting the paper to let the masking fluid run.
Debbie, thanks :) Will finish it soon.

Sherry, not really. I've had my head in a book for 4 days now, trying to ignore migraines!! But I do post as I go along so save some for later :)

Monica Quintavalle said...

Thanks for examples, very interesting : )

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you, Monica, for stopping by and for leaving a note :) Loved seeing your photos of Italy and your wildlife artwork when I visited your site.