Friday, November 14, 2008

Blue Tailed Skink

Started playing with this for a challenge on using textures. I like the volume and dimension I got in the tail but not the black/white/grey body.


(From a photo by Maureen (Reni) Jensen)

I think this will be my last challenge painting for a group for a while. I need to focus on other things right now. Nothing against any of the groups I belong to (maybe I belong to too many?) but focus is lacking in my work right now and I feel in order to grow, I have to start painting only what I feel the need to paint.

5 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

Love the texture you achieved and the little foot that is closer to us is so cute. I certainly can relate to the focus comments.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki. I used texture medium in the background, a white china marker for the grates, and splattered a lot, too.
Focus seems to be my main goal now - focus, woman, focus!!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

you FOCUS on what YOU need right now! You can do this, Rhonda! We are waiting for whatever you can produce....

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I don't always do the projects for any groups simply because I feel the need to work on something for myself; either something I am really inspired to paint or something I feel I need to paint to work out a technique I want to know more about. So, I know what you are speaking of regarding focus. You'll get there. My current painting project is something I am inspired to paint for myself and I am struggling mightily with it at this point. I had it critiqued yesterday by a critique group and I now realize I am in deeper trouble than I thought! Oh well, no one ever promised it would be easy. Like you said, focus!

RHCarpenter said...

Hey, Susan, I guess I just have to give myself permission to focus on me and what I want right now in my painting. And if it takes me a while to work out where I'm going, I'll just have to take the time. I'm afraid I didn't see the problem with the painting you are working on - but I also hadn't blown it up to larger size to really look at it. I know what they mean but I'm not sure how to fix it, either, except to hide the "boo boo" behind some more foliage. Wishing you good luck on the outcome, though. The rest of the painting looks so good and I think it will turn out okay.