Friday, April 3, 2015


Just a few sketches in my small sketchbook using graphite and my blue Prismacolor Col-Erase pencil for some color, as well as sepia and brown Pitt Pens.

Getting a bit abstract-y after doing a few spring-themed sketches.


MILLY said...

First of all I like your new header and your crow print too.
I see you have lots of new art materials, they do inspire you and each time I visit I love seeing all your new ideas and resulting work. I like how you try new things.
I have a workshop with myself, a day each week, a time to just experiment and play, maybe printing, ink , dyeing fabric, last week with tea. It always ends in lots of mess, but ideas come flooding into my mind. I enjoy myself playing. Does that happen to you too ? I often have happy mistakes, discover things by mixing up different products. I also started a doodle book., draw whatever comes into my head.
Have a good Weekend, keep creating, I like the way you work. Milly

CrimsonLeaves said...

This is so wonderful, Rhonda. I love that you use your sketchbook and I love the whimsy of the bunny and the palette. So nice. You bring hope and freshness to my morning.

E.M. Corsa said...

I don't know about you, but my best work appears in my sketchbook. I think because it is so spontaneous; not over thinking everything. I never seem to be able to get that freshness in the finished piece.

Like Milly said, I love your new header!

Bruce Sherman said...

Good morning Rhonda!...As you have presented here.... using your sketchbook and imagination:

"Repetition... is the mother of study"... and growth as an emerging artist!

Good Painting!... and Hoppy Easter!

Warmest regards,

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Milly :) I am inspired and usually have a few days of just trying this and that, using guidelines from others or just saying, "What if I...?" to get to something else. It keeps me fresh when I bog down and then I take a break and play - you can't have more fun than playing with new art materials! Have a wonderful, creative spring!

Sherry, thank you so much - I wish I could have you come and spend a day painting or printing or something...someday! Take care and have a good weekend - spring will be here soon and we'll all feel more energized and uplifted.

EM, yes, I often have a looseness in my sketchbooks that get too tight and precious in my paintings! I guess that's our human nature.

Bruce, and a Hoppy Easter to you - hope the Easter bunny brings you something good :)

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - Thanks for sharing your sketches...your bunny is so fitting for this time of the year. Right now I have some real ones running to and fro...maybe I get a quick sketch in as well (if they stay still-lol)! Hugs

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Debbie. I haven't seen any bunnies yet this year but I know they'll be around soon - so cute to look out and see one in the yard, munching away :)