Friday, April 17, 2009

Her Blue Dress


This photo looked to me like a woman (with a decidedly large nose) in a pink dress. (Photo by Jerry). I thought I might try it, but change the colors. So I did. Now it's Her Blue Dress.



I started the painting on Wednesday while doing 2 loads of laundry. I'm building up the colors - perhaps too much granulation in the darker blues? - wet-in-wet and remembering not to prewet and paint petals opposite each other and then be amazed when the color runs across the middle! D'uh!

I may finish it by tomorrow.










7 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

You are so creative. I really enjoy the fact that you are always trying something new. The blues are beautiful in your painting.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Remarkably strong and very O'Keefe-like. Don't overdo it tomorrow!

debwardart said...

I'm loving this series of close up flowers - you are on a roll! Frame one and put it in the show (hint, hint)

shicat said...

Hi Rhonda, You are really getting into the close-ups. Good for you. They are challenging,something with the cropping of them, it has to be just right, but I always love them. Your colors are lush.

Lost in wonder said...

That lower petal looks like a dress indeed, delicious photo Rhonda! I'm loving the painting so far, you'll add it to the blues series?

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much for the comments, Vicki, Cathy, Teresa.
Suzanne, hope I don't overdo! Like OKeefe, I married a photographer - unfortunately, he doesn't have a famous gallery in which to show off my work! ha ha
Deb, since we are going to be travelling, I won't have the time or cash to mat and frame any of these latest ones but I know this year's show will be amazing.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Very unique perspective! I like it.