Saturday, August 1, 2015

PAINTING WITHOUT DRAWING



Another rose done without drawing, just painting the shapes and then trying to get them all to come together with the background.  I had to add some Chinese White to soften some hard lines I couldn't soften any other way.  











And did another version of the Rough Seas painting after wiping off the oil pastel with Natural Turpenoid (nonflammable, nontoxic, according to the can).  





11 comments:

Sadami said...

Great! First work is a masterpiece! Cheers, Sadami

Möwe von der Insel said...

Love your rose very much! I think
it'll take me years before I even
think about doing that :))

And now I like your sea again :)
Looks way nicer than the last time :))

Have a beautiful day Rhonda!
Möwe

Lorraine Brown said...

What a glorius bloom Rhonda, and I love the colours in the abstract

AK said...

Lovely work. I feel very underconfident when I do not have a detailed drawing.

RH Carpenter said...

You are too kind, Sadami. I would never call anything I paint a masterpiece! :)

Thanks, Mowe, Lorraine and Asit. Asit, I am surprised to hear you say this about needing a detailed drawing because your paintings do not look like you draw that much - they have a nice, loose feeling to them. But your secret is safe with me :)

debwardart said...

That rose is FAB U LOUS! Wow! More please!!!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Good job with the rose :)

Had to go back and look at the other versions of your painting, really like what you have done with this version, i wouldn't touch it anymore, looks done to me :)

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh how pretty, Rhonda! Both pieces! And that explanation below using those plastic sheets is perfect!

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

I don't know how you do it but these flowers without drawing are just wonderful. I like your rough seas too.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Deb :) Jennifer Rose, thanks, I think you're right - it's done :)
Sherry, thanks!!
Just got lucky, Carol, with the painting without drawing - or maybe I'm at a stage where I can slow down, look, and do it - but it's not my usual way of painting!

Wendy Barrett said...

Hello Rhonda! Your rose is absolutely divine, and all the more impressive for having painted without any preliminary drawing. I have been doing ink sketches in the same way and it's a lot of fun. Love your blog - you've got a great style!