Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Classwork and Then Some!

I finished the 5th in the series of these Shaker Village kitchen things - whew!!! Do I have 1 more left in me???This one, just to remind you, was: 1) Line and 2) Frame in Frame and 3) Undersea Green

And since that didn't take too long (just some more shaping and working on the shadows), I did some more work on the magnolia.

I still need to do a rich, dark, mixed color background but I didn't feel like getting into that in class so I worked on my little levitating lamb - who no longer levitates.

















I think I need to make his eyes a bit darker and call this one done. And, yep, I did all this from 10-2 today (when you're on a roll, go with it!). I also did one more that needs a bit of tweaking before it's done (on tyvek) and will show that one when it's finished.

4 comments:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I love this Shaker project set-up. It has such charm, but a little contemporary geometry sneaks in there on this one. The lamb looks better firmly grounded now. On to the magnolia! Rhonda, you have done such a wonderful job of getting that soft glow in there but with such richness, just perfect. What color are you thinking of for the background? What about doing a wet in wet vignette style background with the darkest color around the white petals and have it fading out to white? I keep looking at this flower and wondering what colors I would choose for its background if I was painting it. I think I would be tempted to stay delicate and not do the entire background, but that is just me. Like I said, the blossom itself is just gorgeous.

Dawn said...

well you are on a roll Rhonda! nice job all way round. so did you like the seagreen or no?

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Susan. I like your idea of a vignette for the bg on the magnolia. I'll think about it a while...
Well, the undersea green was not as bad as I thought it was going to be - it looks greenish black right out of the tube but you can lighten it with water very nicely.

Deborah A. Léger said...

Hi Rhonda, great job on grounding the lamb! And your magnolia - beautiful! The background you're planning will make it pop. The shaker project painting is so intriguing. I like this one very much. (Undersea green is one of my favourite colours and one I couldn't be without. I hope you like it.)