Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday's Class Work = Finished Hollyhocks and Baby Devlin

I finished the hollyhocks by dropping in more darks and then going very dark with other color mixes (Indanthrone Blue + Quin Magenta or Perm Alizarin Crimson + Quin Burnt Orange).

And then I had time so I started a painting of the new baby grandson :) It seems you have to paint a baby the way you'd hold a baby = gently and lightly!

I need to add a bit of shadowing inside his mouth but I'm not going any darker on the skin right now - I want to keep that light, fresh, baby look.


Dawn said...

congratulations Rhonda on the new grandson. sorry I forgot that in the last post. loving the holly hocks too!

Nava said...

Congratulations!! Love the painting. And - thanks for the inspiration with this masking fluid technique - you may have gotten me back to painting again!!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Dawn. He's a cutie!
Nava, so glad you said you may get back to painting!!! The pouring technique is fun, really it is. Try it!! And if you need more info, go to for Stephen Blackburn's step by step demo he gave our group.

Deborah A. Léger said...

Wow, your hollyhocks turned out beautifully, Rhonda! What a beautiful baby! How does it feel being a grandmother? lol