Friday, July 23, 2010

BACK OUT ON THE DECK



My do-over the deck chairs, deck and shadows. I think the calmer sea and beach works better for this (and I'm not just saying that because it was much easier to do this one!).



















I didn't glaze a pale yellow wash over this one before I began putting on the masking fluid so it's lots of pure white. I want to maintain a lot of that white this time and I'm changing the color of the chairs.

9 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

This is looking really, really good! When I looked at it my first thought was "Oh yes".

Cathy Gatland said...

I haven't been commenting (time is tight!), but I've been watching the progression of this painting with interest Rhonda - this reads much more like sea to me - the first version I thought looked like sky with clouds, which would be fine if that was your intention... just love the chairs and their shadows, its a great theme and composition.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki :) It's coming along.

Cathy, I certainly understand - sometimes you have to work on your own things and catch up on others' blogs and work later :)

Lisa Walsh said...

Looking really good so far, Rhonda. Love those shadow colors, especially the way they brighten up under the chairs. The water is reading as a serene sea, the whole painting has a very peaceful Zen feel to it. Watching the progress with interest, and much thanks for mentioning the bear project in your blog.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda,
I now really have the impression that I am standing on that deck with the vastness of the beach and the sea in front of me. This really works!
I love the shadows of the chairs!

debwardart said...

Looking much better than deck #1 - keep going!

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

I like what you've done in the sea and sand this time, it reads as an easier transition here. Oh and those shadows... ¡yum!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Lisa, Christiane, Deb and Teresa - I'm glad it is going to be a better painting without those waves that look like clouds :) Now to just get on it again!

Deb Léger said...

Hi Rhonda! I like the sand with the water - it reads much more like a beach. Love the painting!