Sunday, January 25, 2015

AND BACK TO LARGE DRAWING



If you remember, I started a large graphite and charcoal drawing of some specimens my Sweetie collected (they are Scanning Electron Microscope images of a critter - a brittle star - called Ophiocomella sexradiata but I'm just calling her O Sexy :)  







The brittle star is a pretty thing, long legged with legs (or is that arms) that look tattooed with color.  I am going to do the 4 block around the edges with graphite and charcoal and the middle as she is in real life, in color.  










These photos give you an idea of where I am (finished the two lefthand blocks) and where I'm going next (the middle brittle star in color).  

Time to get out the watercolor pencils for the color.




I am in the healing process after a "minor" surgery on Friday the 23rd.  (Surgery never seems "minor" when it's your body and I was very afraid and anxious about it because I've never had anything surgical done other than a biopsy decades ago.)

I 'll be fine and will take care of myself, being careful not to overdo it.  A good time to draw or paint or see art on blogs or watch t.v. or read or...you get the idea :)  





Here is a bad photo of the flowers my sister and brother-in-law sent.  The vase was supposed to be cobalt blue and it is - but you can only see that when you hold it up to the light.  It's dark and frosted, I think, but it's blue.  The hydrangea is pale blue.  There are white lilies and white roses in there, too = pretty and smells great!




11 comments:

AK said...

These are some really unusual subjects you have picked up. Am curious to see the final results. Keep painting. And yes those Hydrangeas are lovely. Have always been my favorite. I think I will paint them next!

debwardart said...

Of course I'm happy you are doing so well! Happy, too, that you are back to this large graphite/w/c drawing. Very cool.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - first I am so glad you are getting better. You are so right about that "minor thing" - it seems a bit major when they are carving on you. Can't wait to see your drawing/painting finished. In the meantime - I would take care and not over do. Read something good and sip some hot tea and put your feet up my friend. Hugs!

laura said...

Yes, a perfect time to do some drawing and painting--and now you have a beautiful bouquet to work on too, in addition to those intriguing specimens!
Glad you are doing so well!

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you, Asit, Deb, Debbie and Laura. I think, once I get some color going, I'll feel better about this drawing (which has been languishing for months!). Asit, will love seeing your hydrangeas!

Mick Carney said...

Always fascinating to see the projects you develop, you never seem to stand still. I admire your dedication and experimentation.

E.M. Corsa said...

Can't wait to see this when it's completed!

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

Hope all is well. You're absolutely correct that even "minor" medical procedures are not that minor when they are on you!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Mick! Always good to hear from you and I'm enjoying your still lifes with fruit studies you've been doing. Sounds like you're doing a major remodel at your home, too!

Thanks, EM and Carol. Carol, thinking about you in NYC today with the snowstorm coming your way - stay safe!

Judith Farnworth Art said...

What an interesting topic to draw.....I have had the thought for quite a while to do some abstract work of microscopic images of the body... blood vessels, DNA, I studied zoology and biochemistry so need to root out some of my old drawings for reference... glad to hear you are feeling better!!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Judith. Sometimes the unusual is very good subject matter for painting and drawing - go for it!