Monday, July 13, 2009

Rhino - a watercolor work in progress - texture



Here you can see some of that texture created with salt and throwing of water which I spoke about in my last posting.  More of the bumpy skin is created through lifting the color from places with pure water and a brush. 

Although you might not believe it, doing this texture takes days and days - at least for me it does. But, it makes for some good times listening to radio, or music, or zoning out to a favorite t.v. show. Here is a close up of the texture on his shoulder as it stands so far. Long way to go yet! But did I tell you, it's fun? Ha ha! No problem getting in my 20 hours a week of painting with this guy!


Here is a closeup of that texture - it will be more defined when I place a darker color behind the blobs, making them stand out more.

Rhino is getting closer to being complete! 

8 comments:

Kim said...

Lovely blobs!

Paz said...

I'm having fun watching the progression of this Rhino. So interesting seeing all the work you put into it.

Hey! Does this Rhino have a name? Or is his name Rhino? LOL!

Great job!

Paz

Joanne said...

Oh dear Kim!
I thought you said something else when I first glanced at your comment, so I went back to make sure it didn't look as though this very male rhino had boobs!!! What a chuckle I had over "lovely blobs" hehehe :-)

Joanne said...

Hi Paz,
You know, I keep calling this guy "Beastie", but I wasn't sure that would make a good name for a painting, so his title is just "Rhino"... but he will always be Beastie to me! Glad you like seeing the progression of this painting from beginning to end. :-)

Paz said...

I like the name Beastie. ;-)

Paz

Kim said...

Snicker...

4 the Contemplative Artist said...

Joanne!!!!
This is soooo awesome.!! I LOVE IT! However, I am glad that you painted it with blobs. The other rendition would have made me wonder. LOL
Cannot wait until you post the giraffe!! SO appreciate you friend, big hugs..Anni

Joanne said...

Anni!
Thanks for your feedback! Yes - it would have been quite the conversation piece if I had painted him with... the other things. :-) I can hardly wait to see your current works... have a great holiday. XXXX