by R H (Rhonda) CARPENTER
The white needs some indication that it is not flat - pull a tiny touch of blue down through it where the petals separate. Also a touch more dark around the "nose" - which does look just like I remember Jimmy Durante's looking (now I'm showing my age!) - might make it look like it's standing up.Don't you hate this part of a painting - all the little nit picking things to finish it off!
Well, sometimes I hate it, sometimes I like it, Deb :) I know the nose has to be shaped more - I just took off the miskit and left it at that :) I think it may not get done today...we'll see...
What a luscious painting, and clever, too. It certainly catches my eye. One thought might be to make the 2 small pink shapes which are closest to the edges a bit more lavendar pink so they don't get as much attention as the soft pinks nearer the focal area. The last five strokes are the MOST important, according to Miles Batt. Lots of truth in that. Looking forward to seeing the finished painting.
Thanks, John and Sandy - the last five strokes...I'll have to remember that and go very very slowly and count them :)
Oh! Rhonda my greens you like so much. I use W and N Permanant Sap Green. I mix it with touches of Sepia, or Quin. Gold or combination of the two. Please. Don't tell anyone. Best regards, John. ;)
John, we'll keep that as our little secret...shhhh :) I use only Daniel Smith paints but I'll have to try that mix and see what I get.
This is gorgeous--really appeals to me! The way the lighter blue spills forward is just stunning: haute couture!
Thanks, Laura :)
Its so organic yet abstract - very clever. Also like the touches of warm pink amongst the blues. You do create some interesting subjects.
This is wonderful Rhonda - what great shapes and folds. That's really scary, Sandy, those last five strokes!
Thanks so much, Joan and Cathy, for the comments on this one :)
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