Wednesday, June 2, 2010

LILY POND


I finished the small lily pond painting. It's about 7" x 8" - very small to fit a square mat. I've started another, a bit larger so the only pad is a big larger in the picture plane.
And I've begun my Gulf of Mexico watercolor painting (22" x 30") for the Spirit of the Gulf Challenge from Suzanne (see my sidebar icon, click on it to go to Suzanne's site for information about joining in).

7 comments:

cathyswatercolors said...

Hi Rhonda, the darks and lights are a nice contrast. I have been thinking a lot about that lately that and lost and found edges.

Ann Buckner said...

I really like the composition in your painting Rhonda. What's next?

Gillian said...

This is clever - quite simple, but I can immediately 'read' it as growing through the water. You have a sure touch. x

Vicki Greene said...

I really like the blue sky reflecting on the lily pad.

RHCarpenter said...

Cathy, Ann, Gillian and Vicki, I can't take much credit for the composition although I just left out some things in an already great photo from Doris :) Thanks for the comments but it's not quite what I wanted so will do it again. I'm looking at the ones Carol Carter does and may try something like that with this photo.

Carol King said...

I love the lily pad amongst all the vertical shapes.

RHCarpenter said...

Thank you, Carol. I have another one drawn and will get to that after the Louisiana Shoreline painting is finished. I think I can do a better job on the colors, crispness, etc.