Wednesday, June 9, 2010


The monthly challenge for June at the WatercolorWorkshop yahoo group is to paint whites. Gina Hall is allowing us to use a photo of one of her iris flowers. I like the background wall as much as I like the flower :)

I've begun with the drawing on a half sheet (11" x 15") hotpress Fabriano Artistico 140# paper. I'll need to mask off some areas before starting with the paint and haven't decided if I want to paint in watercolors or fluid acrylics...guess I'll decide that after I mask off some areas.

Yesterday was World Ocean Day.


Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, I can't wait to see what approach you will use to paint this. Paint fast:-) I know that you will produce something gorgeous!

laura said...

Oh no, I missed world ocean day! I'll have to celebrate on my own, I guess ... just me and the Atlantic Ocean!
What a great iris photo--I can see so many different colors in the white, which is maybe why I don't paint white flowers so well! I can't restrain myself.
Look forward to seeing your interpretation!

RHCarpenter said...

Christiane, hope you enjoy the update :)
Laura, you can celebrate there on the Atlantic any time!! I know what you mean about colors, I'm seeing a lot of them in this "white" flower.