Thursday, February 26, 2009

Am I Blue? - next stage


I just love painting this way - prewetting the petals and then dropping in the color with a sable brush (I never used them before and now I love the feel- guess I'll have to get more than 2 of them).
This is just 1/4 sheet - almost wish I had made it bigger so you could just get lost in those colors :)
Thanks so much for everyone's comments on the health profession and for your ability to share your stories, too. As Red Green says, "We're all in this together."


8 comments:

laura said...

This is progressing beautifully--I admire your restraint in not pushing it to completion. The colors really glow!

Deb Léger said...

Hi Rhonda, I hope you're feeling a bit better. I like this! (I love Red Green - he's so hysterically funny!) I hope the painting is helping you relax. Can't wait to see more....

Sandy Maudlin said...

Seems most all paintings you do start out with this wonderful, fresh look. I love how you're maintaining it as you go. EXCELLENT. You are a natural with wet in wet painting. So glad you're focusing on it! Can't wait to see it completed.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Laura. I am taking it slowly - you have to when you paint wet-in-wet this way. It would be so easy to go crazy and ruin it.
Deb, I love it when Red says, "Keep your stick on the ice." I have no idea what it means but love that saying - much better than saying, Hang in there.
Thanks, Sandy, I hope I can continue to go slow and layer by layer bring it to a good finish.

debwardart said...

Glad you are feeling better - used to get those migraines - awful. I would get the smell of onions just before they started - to this day if I smell onions there better be some in the vicinity! And I still can't have flashing lights (police car, strobe on top of bus, even the "strobe effect" of trees across the road on a bright day) or I'm afraid one will be set off.
Oh, yeah - FIND A NEW DOCTOR!!!
Painting is looking good - GO SLOW!

shicat said...

This is just lovely. Subject, compostion, and color... the whole package.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Deb and Cathy :) Deb, interesting that you had the smell of onions before the migraine - I get the classic aura before a bad one but no smells.

Sharon said...

This is really lovely.