Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007 - Royal Poinciana Painting Started


The first glazes of Hansa Yellow Medium (1) and then a glaze of Naples Yellow (2) over that to get the pale beigey-yellows in the petals. Thinking maybe I should have put the Hansa Yellow over the more opaque Naples Yellow? Should try a swatch both ways to see but it's too late for this one now - it's done. And I'll layer some reds/oranges over it in some places and then blues over the Hansa Yellow on the pods. Leaving a bit of lights on the upper right corners - well, trying to leave whites there!

Not much progress but not feeling well so...taking it slowly and reading while layers dry.

This is 1/4 sheet Fabriano Artistico coldpress 140# paper and Daniel Smith (of course) watercolor paints.

3 comments:

Deborah A. Léger said...

I hope you're feeling better Rhonda. Is this something you picked up from your trip? I love watching the progress of this painting!! It's going to be another winner.

Deb

Anonymous said...

WOW! Looks like a good start from here. Leaving those whites is tricky but you can do it. Hope you are feeling better today.
S

RHCarpenter said...

Oh, nothing serious and nothing picked up in the Bahamas, Deb. Just got some sunburn (my face looked like a puffer fish for the first 3 days) and funny suntan lines (when you have your face in the water snorkeling all the time you get browned or burned on your back and shoulders and your calves but no where else! ha-ha) Oh, well, I'm not the "lie on the beach and get brown" type of girl.

Yes, Sandy, LEAVE THOSE WHITES!!!
LTW...LTW...should be my new mantra.