Sunday, February 22, 2009

Am I Blue?


I love old blues songs and new blues songs and the color blue in all its shades and hues :) For the colorfulwatercolor group we are doing 2 paintings of the same thing, trying to get a different emotional feeling/mood by the colors we use. This is my starting painting and I'm calling it: Am I Blue? I'm doing it the Birgit O'Connor way (just got a new DVD of hers) very wet-in-wet, petal by petal.



Of course, there's quite a bit of violet in there, too, but I'm doing this in a blue mood :) It's actually painted from a very closeup photo of a hydrangea Jerry took when we were around Vancouver Island last fall. But you don't have to know that - especially when I change the coloring!




4 comments:

shicat said...

Hi Rhonda, love the blue and Hydrangeas too. What combo are you using?

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Blues can be so varied - even warm. Love your technique with this hydrangea. Look forward to seeing it finished.

Claudia said...

Very interesting detail. Reminds me of the paintings of Georgia O'Keefe...

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Cathy, Joan and Claudia. Cathy, I'm using Cerulean very thinned so it's not too opaque, and some Cobalt Violet, Cobalt Blue, and a touch of Rhodonite Genuine (all Daniel Smith colors).
Joan, hope it turns out the way I think it will :)
Claudia, Georgia O'Keefe is one of my absolute favorite artists :) I do like her up-close-and-personal take on flowers.