Friday, June 11, 2010

WHITE IRIS - STEP TWO


Here is the next stage of the white iris painting - on hotpress 140# Fabriano. The trick is to just do a bit at a time to shape the petals...not too much and not too dark...just a tint of color. So far, so good. I need to push that bulb into the stems (right now it looks like it's outside it).
Have a great weekend!


7 comments:

Carol King said...

Oh Rhonda, I've been reading your blogs, but have been remiss in posting comments. I find sometimes it's hard for a wordpress person to post to a blogspot blog. I type and type and type and then I get an error message and grrrrrrrr. I give up.

Anyway, I wanted to say I really like your Iris so far and can't wait to see it finished. Whites are always interesting to achieve.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, what stunning textures!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Lookin' good so far. It is always interesting to see another artist's process. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Greene said...

Looking good!

RHCarpenter said...

I know what you mean, Carol - when I have to go through hoops to post a comment, I just exit the site - it's too bad Wordpress and Blogger don't see eye to eye at times.
Thanks, Christiane!
Elizabeth, it's nice to hear from you - have to catch up on your blog soon!
Thanks, Vicki. I'm hoping I won't overdo it in the final stages :)

laura said...

This is really gorgeous. The background's just the most beautiful, warm colors, and the leaves are great--such a rich bright green. The little purple bud really makes me jealous!!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Laura! Now you know how I feel when viewing your work - I'm always happy to view it but also a bit jealous that I can't paint that way! ha ha