Thursday, November 6, 2014


Well the watercolor painting on the 9 x 12 inches of gessoed canvas started okay, using watercolor pencils to draw in the shapes.

And then, somewhere along the line, it became sooooo green!!!  Ewwww!

Not to worry.  I can tone everything down.  Especially if I get paint over the watercolor with fluid acrylics.  

But right now that green is giving me a headache!!!

We had a good meeting of the watercolor society yesterday, with Deb Ward leading as each member (well, almost all members) put up one painting for critique.  Each critique lasted no more than 5 minutes and I think everyone benefited from it.  It's amazing what a few more eyes on a painting can do - you look at something enough and you don't see what is obvious to another person.


Debbie Nolan said...

Well I am not a good judge here about the green Rhonda because I happen to love the color. Sounds like everyone benefited from Deb's great critiques. Hope you have fun this week-end and don't cover all that green! Hugs

debwardart said...

Thanks for helping out at GCWS yesterday!

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda, take it easy. It would be good to recognise a blind spot in our own view by others' healthy objective and constructive adviece. Cheers, Sadami

Autumn Leaves said...

Being a green lover, I like where this is going!

RH Carpenter said...

Well, I know others don't have the problem with green I do, so I'm glad to hear you like it, Debbie and Sherry!

Deb, welcome!!! You did a great job!

Thanks, Sadami. I am taking it easy, I think :) ha ha

laura said...

This is coming along--the green is so fresh!!
There is nothing like a good critique--I really wish I had a group like yours ... I think I'd make so much more progress!

RH Carpenter said...

It does help just to have other eyes - as long as it doesn't get too confusing with a dozen different opinions! ha ha