Saturday, March 14, 2009

Grace

Instead of 1/2 sheet, I'm working on 1/4 sheet gessoed paper for this study of the hands. And now I remember the problem with the hands in the 1/2 sheet painting - I traced the drawing onto the gessoed paper using a blue saral (a type of transfer paper - not graphite) and I couldn't lighten the blue lines so when the hands were wrong, the painting was wrong. I used graphite this time and took more care.
It needs more shadowing and shaping of the hands and arm and more color on the kimono and umbrella still. I may get time to do that later today but it's going to be a busy weekend.
I still want to do the full geisha if this works out.

6 comments:

Deb Léger said...

Can't wait to see this as it progresses, Rhonda!

(I"m trying to catch up today with groups and email.)

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Deb! Good to hear from you - hope you catch up this weekend :)

Cathy Gatland said...

These hands are very beautiful, could be a painting on it's own I think.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Cathy. I want to work on them to the extent that I can then redo the larger painting - but maybe this will turn into a painting on its own :)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Really worth tackling the hands again - they look like they are part of an old masterpiece. A painting in its own right.

RHCarpenter said...

Thank you, Joan. For me, this 1/4 sheet is more about getting the hands right with shading and modeling in order to do the other one - but if it works well, I may use it as a painting, too. It never hurts to get 2 for the price of 1 :)