Thursday, December 29, 2011


Got to work a little more on the wet-in-wet cherries, using the Ewa Karpinska book Wet-on-Wet Techniques in Watercolour and doing her studies. 

I'm enjoying the process and learning when to go in and lift color, when to leave it alone, and when to let it flow very loosely.  By the end of the year, I may have this technique tamed a bit more :)

Her cherry stems are better than mine - she left the white of the paper for the stems and they really show up well but cherry stems aren't white so I mixed a brown-black and put them in.


Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, you are progressing very well with this technique. This is an great book...I don't own it, but leaf through it whenever I go to the book store...I fear that I would not be able to master her techniques:-( I am looking forward to more or your wet-in-wet paintings.
Happy 2012!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Kind of like jumping off the cliff, isn't it? Have fun, I'm enjoying your progress.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful, Rhonda! I love how that cloth is handled!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Christiane. I hope to work through most of the exercises/lessons and then see what it does for my own work.

Pam, there is a feeling of unknowing about it but it is fun, especially when it works!

Thanks, Sherry :) More to come as I work through the book.

Unknown said...

Very nice. The wet into wet technique was very effective.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Tim, I'm still studying and learning and trying to get this right and I will - it just takes time and retraining my mind and muscle memory, I think. Hope the New Year finds you well and happy!