Sunday, June 13, 2010

WHITE IRIS - FINISHED


This is the finished painting of the white iris. I could paint in some confetti colors in the white spots where I removed the mask...but other than that, I consider it done.
I've begun my 7" x 9" painting for our SWAP group - but I can't share that in case my SWAP partner reads my blog...so you'll have to wait to see that one.




9 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Well done, Rhonda. What I especially admire in this painting is your use of textures in the background and in the stems.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Christiane, I'm happy you like it.

Gillian said...

Rhonda - this is beautiful. Nice work on the pleated effect of the petals and I like the subtle texturing. x

laura said...

It's really beautiful, Rhonda. I love the background, and the darker orange and purple shapes. The "whiteness" is perfect: you stopped in time, which is so hard to do.

laura said...

I love the stems too: the greens you used. Did you get the texture with runbacks or blotting (or both)?

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Gillian. Your recent portraits are knocking my socks off!!
Laura, thanks, I'm glad you like it. The texture in the stems/leaves is from putting in the color and then immediately dropping in some clean water here and there, letting it blossom. If I didn't like it, I then dabbed a bit here and there to get more variety.

Lisa Walsh said...

Great job on this, Rhonda. The textures are gorgeous.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Lisa :)

Vicki Greene said...

Beautiful delicate iris and great textured background. Good job Rhonda!