Monday, December 7, 2015


TerraSkin "paper" that is coated in acrylic gloss medium, allowed to dry and then dripped on acrylic inks from the bottle.  

On this one, I also drizzled string gel (acrylic) in the shape of the geode before dropping in the color.  It is not easy to get a good value shift from dark to light because the inks want to bleed together.  

The paper is cut down to 5 x 7 inches.

Geode: Golden


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

neat looking, haven't even seen this paper anywhere

Deborah Nolan said...

Wow Rhonda this really jumps off the page. Are you liking the TerraSkin paper? Looks like you are being quite successful using it.

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Most interesting and I love the colors. Must be fun working in a "laboratory" doubling as a studio. Being stuck in a rut with oils, it's always fun and educational seeing what brave artists like you are experimenting with.
Keep up the great posts and ENJOY!

Alice Jo Webb said...

Striking piece, Rhonda.

E.M. Corsa said...

I love this Rhonda. I did a series of rock paintings on Yupo, very similar surface. I am a huge lover of rocks having spent many years collecting when I was younger. They live in every room of my house. Beautiful painting!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jennifer Rose. I only have found it online for sale but know the artist Taylor Ikin promoted it years ago in her work - she also uses yupo a lot.

Thanks, Debbie. I like it but wish you could buy it in just a few sheets - had to buy a lot and it will probably last me forever! I like it more than yupo in that it has a bit of a tooth and isn't quite as slick but...the acrylic inks work better on yupo on that slick surface.

Gary, thanks, but I don't think I'm brave at all - just easily bored! ha ha

Thanks, Alice Jo and Elizabeth :) I tend to get bored and want to play with something new once in a while - then return to my watercolor on paper (which will always be what I love the best). Elizabeth, have you shown your rock paintings on yupo on your blog? I'll have to do a search and see.

E.M. Corsa said...

I can't recall if I have but will make it a point to do so in the very near future!