Thursday, April 9, 2015

SPRING IMAGININGS ONE



What is is about spring?  The new growth, the buds, the flowers, the birds constantly singing?  The greening of everything?  

It gives me a boost of energy and makes me want to go back to my art room after a short break of sketching, and pick up some greens and violets and yellows and blues...



This small painting was done on Fluid Watercolor Paper (140# cold press), on a 6 x 8 inch block of 15 pages.  Nice, but I think I'll work on the rough paper next to help me leave some whites.

Painting with two brushes only:  a Silver Black Velvet round #8; and a small hake brush sent to me from a friend/artist in British Columbia who painted some of the most gorgeous landscapes/seascapes with one just like it - he told me it wasn't a magic brush but wanted me to have one anyway, to see if I liked it.  I'll never let it go because, although it is not magic in itself, I think a little bit of Mohan is there when I pick it up and try it.  He is gone now but never ever forgotten.




7 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda, nice colours! Enjoy drawing and please take care at the same time. Cheers, Sadami

Cathy Gatland said...

Happy Spring Rhonda - and a happy painting - sometimes those special brushes do have a bit of magic in them, I like to think anyway!

CrimsonLeaves said...

So pretty and spring-y! Love that bush, especially! Thank you for the thoughts on apartments! I think there is one school nearby and I am indeed going to check into it.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda- This is gorgeous. Your brush may not be magical but it certainly seems like it when I saw this painting. Love it!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami and Cathy :)

Thanks Sherry - good luck on apartment hunting!

Debbie, thanks, I think that brush might just be a little bit magic :)

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

Very sunny and spring like.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol, we are having sun some days around here now :)