Monday, August 3, 2015

GESSOED PAPER



Made enough "gesso juice" to do another - using a makeup sponge, dab over the stencil (Mary Beth Shaw's Stencil Girl stencil), let dry, then paint with watercolor.

I trimmed down some edges and then used the Elegant Writer (black, red and blue) over the edges, then added some more watercolor paint.  Done.

It's small so may end up being a large card or just a very small painting.  Gears.




10 comments:

Sadami said...

Rhonda, sooo beautiful! Cheers, Sadami

Möwe von der Insel said...

Hi Rhonda,
I love it, it looks a bit technical :)
And I love the colours, they're
my favourite :))

Have a beautiful week!
Möwe

John Simlett said...

This is all a black art to me. I find it all fascinating. I far less creative: Pen & Ink and Acrylic paint are my limits

ART-TRAVELLER said...

I am very happy to find your very interesting art blog with so beautiful paintings !!!
Have a nice and creative summer day !!!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I like this, Rhonda! Of course, gears always draw my interest for some reason. Not seeing the ink as in previous pieces but maybe a more subtle use?

carolking said...

hi Rhonda, love this. I'm always attracted to industrial stuff and these gears with the wonderful watercolors and gesso juice work terrifically together.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami, Mowe, Sherry (I think the ink washed away with all the watercolor) and Carol :)

John, had to laugh about this being a "black art" but I understand. Nothing less creative about pen and ink and acrylic :) I just tend to jump off in different directions at times like a frog in a skillet!

Thanks, Art-Traveller, for stopping by and for taking the time to comment :) Will check out your blog and see what you are doing...

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

good job, very steampunk :) the colours make the gears look rusted and used :)

AK said...

This sounds and looks so interesting. The composition is beautiful, the choice of colors is great and the result is top class. Fabulous.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jennifer Rose - yes, Steampunk! ha ha

Asit, thank you so much, you are too kind. I love your latest painting of the horses - the water blossoms add to the feeling of them running and kicking up dust :)