Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Here are a few more ATCs (art cards which are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2") I've made lately. I decided I need to approach these as I do my paintings - with a good reference photo and a drawing first (on the card). Then think about colors to use or not use and PUT away those Darned Pitt Pens that look so childish and bright and can't be blended, etc. Yep, need to do that instead of grabbing them every time.

I like the one of the Shaker baskets and the hedge apples/osage oranges the best. Drawn and shades with graphite and then Pitt pens for color.
Sitting on the sofa today doing a few while "watching" a Masterpiece Mystery I had taped a few weeks back. Our DVR system allows me to tape so much I intend to watch later...then I never get around to watching it. But this one was good - from a novel by Val McDermid, it was called A Place of Execution. A mystery I could not figure out at all and, apparently, I've read the book...must have been year's ago because I don't recall a thing about it! Either the playwright changed the novel A LOT or my memory for whatever I've read is really shot - could be both?!?


Vicki Greene said...

These are looking good as are your dancing petals.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki. I liked the hedge apples the best as they seem to have a depth I want but can't get when just doodling without a photo reference. This may become a painting...there are plenty of them in the local nature trail and I may bring some home as models.

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

I love what you do with the pitt pens, not childish at all! plain shapes are interesting too :)

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Teresa! I guess it seems too simple in a way because I'd like to be able to blend the color a bit more?