Monday, December 14, 2009

HALF SHEETS - WIPS COMING ALONG

Here's the next stage of Stranded:















And more of the Water Lily:




I'll keep working on both of these. I know the water lily will be finished long before Stranded will be :)

9 comments:

Teresa said...

oh, but it is ok if Stranded takes more time, after all it is more complex, right? both of them are looking good so far, lots of blue all around *yum*

Catherine said...

Hello !
Very nice detailed work in Stranded. The texture is very well suggested and I think that the complementary contrasts announced in your previous post will add more and more interest to the painting.

RHCarpenter said...

Yes, I know this will take longer, Teresa. I'm also working and working and working (and not getting right) a portrait...again...of you know who :)
Thanks, Catherine. I've been working a bit more on it today, in between other things.

Suzanne McDermott said...

The strands must take incredible patience. Love the water lily at this stage - it's vibrant!

debwardart said...

Have patience!!!!! (Guess who, ha,ha).

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Deb (I'll try) and Suzanne! I'm slowly working a bit on both so I hope I don't overwork or overdo either one at this point.
Catherine, I visited your site and it's beautiful - you have a light, lovely touch with watercolors :)

Nick said...

You're running wide open Rhonda, lots of projects and paintings, I can't keep up! The flower is really beautiful, you have got that wet look working, #1 thing in w/c imo. Would I be correct in saying you naturally lean toward the cooler palette? Is there a red hot R. Carpenter out there, let's see it!

RHCarpenter said...

You are a busy man, Nick, so I don't expect you to keep up with me! ha ha And, yes, it's obvious I am an ice queen, winter palette, woman :) - it's got to have blues to make me happy! ha ha I have worked in warm colors (sometimes successfully, sometimes not), but my heart goes to the blues and violets and all things cooler..the colors in a Caribbean sea are just right for me.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Ooooo, the fleur de lis is making wonderful progress. I love it's placement. The background keeps my eyes running over the whole piece.