Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ACRYLIC ON PAPER - ADDING AND SUBTRACTING TWO



I didn't photograph each step of this one, but continued it a la Jane Davies video, and tried to get something pleasing.  Just playing with abstraction with a lot of adding and subtracting of paint until it looked finished.  


On a half sheet of Arches 140# coldpress watercolor paper.


Bird's Nest Soup






Thanks, Jane, for the informative videos you share and for your blog!  I'm not an acrylic painter or an abstract painter, but abstraction appeals to me and I'm testing the waters...

13 comments:

Judith Farnworth Art said...

I love this one Rhonda!!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Judith. I enjoyed playing in this way and will try it again with colors more like I usually pick up (gotta have some blues!).

Caroline Simmill said...

Love it!gosh Rhonda you have a flair for the abstract painting!

laura said...

Love the title, Rhonda! I've tried abstractions but always feel lost ... I think your title really makes the painting jell!

Jeanette Jobson said...

Abstract work is such pleasure as the outcome is rarely known and the path so interesting getting there.

Experimentation on small pieces give lots of room for trying out colours and marks. Perhaps you've found your niche?

E.M. Corsa said...

This is stunning. Lots of impact. Great job!

RH Carpenter said...

Thank, Caroline, Laura and Jeanette :) Glad you like it. Laura, the title came after it was finished and I thought it looked like a nest :)

Thanks, EM :)

hw (hallie) farber said...

I like this a lot--those two red spots are perfectly placed.

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
I'm also in love with abstract art, but find it unusually challenging to make.
I think you're on to something here! My favorite thing is the title, along with the hint of it, without too much definition.
That is tough to achieve, in my forever humble opinion.
Have a good weekend, Rhonda.
Sincerely,
Gary.

Lorraine Brown said...

I know nothing of abstract but I can see you have enjoyed creating this one, your title is so right too

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much, Hallie, Gary and Lorraine! I did enjoy this and hope to do another.
Just got an order of TerraSkin "paper" last week and have yet to get into that - but I will and think it will probably lend itself to abstracts (but not scraping, which would be better on paper or board).

Shelley Whiting said...

I love the work. There is a lot of force and movement. Very beautiful and intriguing.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Shelley, I appreciate you stopping by and for taking the time to comment :)