Friday, March 7, 2008

Lorikeet Lovebirds + Framed Pots Started

This painting is for the WatercolorWorkshop yahoo group project for March. We have one project where we all paint from the same photo and the photo is by Crias at WetCanvas. This is my take on it. I think I need to shape the branches a bit more. What do you think?

Here is the photo. We are thinking spring at WatercolorWorkshop but it sure doesn't look like spring outside today! Snowing all day and blowing snow all around - expected total = 8 to 12 inches by Saturday evening!!! YUCK!

Since I'll be snowed in all weekend, I'll be working on the pots again. Drew the other elements for this one = 1) Line and 2) Frame in Frame and 3) Undersea Green (which I may hate because it's a dark almost black green from Daniel Smith that, according to the label, is made from a mix of French Ultramarine Blue + Quinacridone Gold Dark. I sketched it out to start on but was having fun with the colors in the lorikeets so haven't started painting yet.
And I have more painting to do on the magnolia, too. I'm hoping to finish both the Framed Pots and the Magnolia this weekend.


Dawn said...

Hi Rhonda,

your lorikeets are lovely and I love undersea green so if you dont like it I will give you my address!
I like your drawing, do far so good!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Dawn. I'll let you know as I just opened a new tube (the only tube I have of this color - maybe I intended to use it the Alizarin Crimson for a good black.

Nava said...

Beautiful - and I like how you simplified the composition.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Nava. The lorikeets were done wet-into-wet and I like that technique when I can slow myself down and do it right :)