Friday, February 27, 2015

SKETCH + PAINTING ON GOLD GESSOED PAPER



This began as a simple sketch in my sketchbook (which is almost full now).


The title came as soon as I finished the sketch:

In Love with an Elegant Line












Then I decided to paint it using the gold gessoed watercolor paper.

The next step is to put some color on the gold tree to soften areas and give it more interest.  If watercolor doesn't do it, I may pull out the watercolor pencils.



Still cold cold cold here and about 6 inches of snow still on the ground and piled around where snowplows have cleaned off middle of streets and people have shoveled out their driveways.  More ice and snow coming Sunday morning - what fun.

8 comments:

Kerstin Lungmuss - Rizi - said...

I like your sketches.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Love seeing you move from sketchbook to painting. I am awed, really, Rhonda. I get so little art done these days. Yesterday morning when I left the house, it was -9 degrees outside! Freaking cold!! I understand we're to get more snow too! Yikes!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Kerstin, for taking the time to stop by and comment. I'll visit your blog and see your work soon.

Sherry, yes, this cold is getting ridiculous!!! Below 0 every night and morning. No melting in sight, although they say it will warm Sunday - but not before dumping another inch or two of snow on top of this. Then, if is rains heavily, where is all the water going to go?? I, too, feel like I'm not doing much with my art - no inspiration right now but that's typical for me during the winter months - waiting for spring!!!

Carol Flatt said...

Wonderful design in this, Rhonda. The mottled green area is both beautiful and mysterious.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol. The gessoed paper resists the watercolor so that creates some interesting texture and variety.

RH Carpenter said...

Carol, forgot to say I'm hoping your husband is healing well from his fall and broken hip - good time to slow down, stay inside, read and do the physical therapy so he can get back out in spring (I know you don't have snow and ice but I imagine the weather does change there a bit).

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

Love the design and that gold gessoed paper!

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

Love the way the painting came out.