Sunday, February 15, 2015


Coming up with ideas and titles from my sketchbook drawings, this one is called 

Stone Soup.  

I remember it from a children's story - the title - but don't remember much about it so should look it up and see what the story is.  Was it an Aesop's fable or a Grimm's fairy tale?

If I plan to continue with these acrylic abstracts on paper, I need to invest in some good acrylic tube paints so I have more variety in my colors, or just paint in the fluid acrylics I have (I seem to have a bit of those lying around, waiting for me to do something with them.)

Not sure where this one is going and it doesn't have the good lines the sketch had...something seems to get lost in the translation from sketchbook and graphite to paper and limited amounts of acrylic paint.  I did watch a pot boil (it's not true that a watched pot doesn't boil!) the other evening, wondering how to incorporate those bubbles into this one.

I am reading a book on Georgia O'Keeffe which my sister bought at the Indianapolis Art Museum (they are having a show of her works with the southwest still lifes of other artists at that time).  Looking at this, it could be a southwestern landscape (if I get rid of the stones) = mesa and sky?


CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh I do love that story "Stone Soup!" One of my favorites! Along with the one with peddler who has that huge pile o' hats on his head. Anyway, this looks amazing, Rhonda. I love how it looks like stones beneath the water.

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - you may be limited in your palette but I love the colors you are using. Orange and blue are favorites of mine. Take care and have a great week.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sherry. Seems there are several versions of the Stone Soup story - I think I may have read the original book from 1947? Hope you are staying safe and warm!

Thanks so much, Debbie. I really love blue and orange, too. Hope you are staying warm and safe!