Saturday, September 19, 2009


I finished the bottom 2 paintings of the Cumberland Collage, and have 3 to finish. You can see them all here and how they are going to be laid out on the yupo sheet.

Below are the paintings shown individually. The first 2 (Cumberland Reflections and Cumberland Sycamore) are finished. I had a heck of a time getting a good looking reflection on the first one!

I'm happy with the waterfall in the upper left painting but the rocks need a bit of work.
The other falls and moon painting was just something I threw on there thinking that the shape there already was a full moon and I could go from there. I think I need to make it much much darker - like a full moon at night and the water shining somehow...will think about it more and work it more so it might not look anything like this next time.
Hope you're having a good weekend so far.


Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, this grouping is going to be very impressive. My favorite so far is the sycamore because of all that gorgeous texture.
Can't wait to see the final product.

Sandy Maudlin said...

It seems to me like you've made a kaleidoscope of the Cumberland Falls area, but in a rectangular format. Looking forward to your finishing touches.

RHCarpenter said...

Christiane, I like the sycamore, too, for all the variety in color and texture :)
Sandy, I don't know why I wanted to do it this way but it seems to be working! I'll need to spray seal the bottom 2 now before doing more on the top so I don't get too many runs. Hope your workshop week was fantastic and you tell us all about it soon on your blog.

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson said...

Rhonda, I like this very much, love the colors and the movement, AND the idea of collaging them together. Thank you for your comments on my blog! I do, in fact, create an entire under-painting for every piece I do. I like working this way because if my paper collaging results in any gaps, I have color underneath it to hold it together. Much like when a pastel artist chooses to work on colored paper rather than white!