Friday, February 22, 2008

Next in the Series + CAndace Portrait Finished

I pulled the design/composition/color elements for the third painting of the Shaker Village kitchen things. 1) Directional and 2) Horizontal and 3) Lunar Red Rock + Sap Green (I pulled 2 colors just because).

So now I'm working up a study before putting it on the wc paper to see what I should do...shouldn't be hard to make a strong horizontal thrust in the painting and if that's accomplished, then you have your directional thrust, also - and the lunar red rock and sap green might just make a neat combo. I need to change some of the elements, maybe...

And in the meantime, I finished the portrait of CAndace that the WcW group is doing as a monthly challenge for February. Got her done just in time :)

Iced in - won't be going out today and maybe not tomorrow either. Cold and icy everywhere. Days like this, I'm glad I don't have to be anywhere.


Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

This is just so clean and watercolor-y! Nice eye treatment. Love the hair, too, but then I am partial to redheads!


Claudia said...

I like this portrait! Well done!
I'm sorry about hearing that your weather is so terrible. We see signs of spring now almost everywhere...

Tracy Wandling said...

You really captured her big beautiful eyes! A lovely soft portrait...very romantic.
Lunar red rock sounds like a great color...can't wait to see it! I loved your last painting of the pots...looking forward to the new one.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Susan. I like redheads, too :)
Ah, spring, I know it will come someday, Claudia. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments on the portrait :)
I'm glad you like the eyes, Tracy, those are my hardest thing to get right in a portrait. Lunar Red Rock is pretty good but I've ruined the next pots painting :( Will show it anyway, what the heck!