Saturday, June 9, 2018

LACK OF FOCUS?





Lack of focus?
(Anniversary card for Sweetie!)











Or just trying out the new paper I got (Strathmore 400 series mixed media)?


Fluid acrylics on the 400 series paper.  (Not great - not even good, but I would need more experience with the acrylics to get better.)












This one is better, but I just sponged on the top shape of the tree in 3-4 colors.  














Perhaps I need to stick with the birds?  Okay, more of them later...


7 comments:

Sadami said...

Dear Rhonda, I like the first one most. What a lovely card for Jerry and makes me smile! Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

E.M. Corsa said...

I happen to really like the lushness of the second one; a thousand greens, beautiful.

Chris Lally said...

Lack of focus?
Your art is better than you think, Rhonda. You are probably just going through a normal period of growth.

Debbie Nolan said...

Cute anniversary card for your sweetie. Congratulations! How many years may I ask? Hugs!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the trees look good
its probably the paper that is the problem, cant stand Strathmore paper even though a lot of people do like it I have never gotten along with it lol

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami. Sweetie liked that one, too :).

Thanks, Elizabeth. I sometimes feel I’m cheating with painting in acrylic because I don’t paint like I do in watercolor but use tools (sponges, alcohol to remove areas, etc.), but it’s all creating so not sure why I feel that way. Perhaps it’s just a lack of experience with the medium of acrylics in all their forms?

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much for the comments, Chris, Debbie and Jennifer Rose :) It's a new mixed media paper and I thought I'd try it. Some Strathmore is okay and some is not so just exploring again...