Sunday, December 21, 2014


In the Stillman & Birn watercolor journal.  
Mangrove bits I picked up on the beach, took home and painted.


Autumn Leaves said...

Nice paintings from your time in Florida, Rhonda! Love the colors in both this and the last of the sea grape leaves. I hope you and your Sweetie have an awesome holiday season.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sherry! So sorry you will be without internet access soon, but hope you return in the new year with nothing but good news!! said...

Lovely work, Rhonda

Carol Flatt said...

Rhonda, what a cool thing to do! I just know that after the holidays I'd like to do some botanical sketching like this. Seems like it would be relaxing and informative. You've motivated me!!! Happy holidays to you!

MILLY said...

What fantastic photographs of the birds in Florida. I approve of the beach walking and drawing your finds. Beaches cry out to go searching, you never know what you might find! Lovely place by the sea, inspiring.did you find any good feathers?
Fascinated with you brittle star drawing, detail amazing and so interesting. And see how well you can draw detail and how slow drawing is good for you, really gets you in the flow .
Thank you for visiting, you leave such nice comments.
I so look forward to seeing that sheet finished, all five drawings, going to be a great piece of work.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol K. and Carol F. I am not quite so meditative with my own work, but I love a beautiful botanical painting and visit a couple of blogs who do that so well. Slowing down a bit is a good thing, especially at this time of year :)
Milly, thanks so much. I only found one white gull feather and left it. There will be other times and other finds, I'm sure! I think of you and other botanical artists who so delicately capture those little gifts we often overlook and know I need to slow down, concentrate, and enjoy the meditative aspect of drawing and painting at times (of course, at other times, it's fun to go wild!).