Monday, August 10, 2009

FINISHED AMERICAN LOTUS


Well, almost finished. When this dries, I'll remove the speckles of liquid miskit and see if I need to do anything else. But it's almost done.
Watercolor on 140# coldpress paper, 1/4 sheet (11" x 15")


10 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

How beautiful! The background is wonderful, the flower dramatic. I only hope that I can do something so nice with my lotus photos.

Suzanne McDermott said...

This is really beautiful, Rhonda! Great work!

RHCarpenter said...

Vicki, I'm honored you said that, knowing how well you paint all your flowers and everything else!
Suzanne, thanks so much - good to hear from you after a short absence (hope your summer classes went well).

Nick said...

I think that's your best painting from what I can remember, Rhonda.Yeah!!! SUPERB, I couldn't do any better, and probably not as good.

RHCarpenter said...

Nick, you are too kind (blushing). I am so grateful for artists like you, Vicki and Suzanne, who stop by and comment on my work and give me such a boost!

debwardart said...

This turned out very nice - I like how it's just gently pushing through the water. Good job!

Sandy Maudlin said...

After clicking onthis for an upclose, I will agree that this may be your most expressive and beautiful painting yet. Wish all could see it in real life cause it's even better than what it shows on the screen. WAY TO GO!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Deb and Sandy, for comments on this one :) I am pleased with it because it looks like a watercolor painting! ha ha But now I'm thinking - but what does it say? It's always something, right? We can never be totally satisfied so we keep moving on (hopefully onward and upward, not just onward).

Anita's art said...

I love this - the background mingling is great.

RHCarpenter said...

Thank you so much, Anita! This is what watercolor is about and why I love it - that mingling, flowing look :)