Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MINERVA'S DAUGHTER - FINISHED

Here she is, the pretty lady of the sea, Minerva's Daughter. 




Now on to more portraits - I still am not getting Alaina's the way I want it - so more practice is needed...or more manipulation...or maybe a different photo that shows some shadows and sunlight.

12 comments:

debwardart said...

Minerva's looking good!

RHCarpenter said...

Glad you like it, Deb. I'm back to portraits now...and something else.

Vicki Greene said...

I like her. Good job!

Christiane Kingsley said...

And I really like Minerva also!

Jeanette said...

Very art nouveau! I love the lines in the piece and the curves.

Portraits are a challenge I agree and practice is the only thing that gets you there. You're right that a reference with some strong shadow can give you something with more substance to work from.

Artoholic said...

She's one luscious girl that Minerva - beautiful!

Sorry to hear about George. We used to be inundated with green tree frogs every wet season - especially the toilet in the middle of the night!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Love all the work you have done on Allaina and was very sad about George - such a gloriously coloured specimen. All ours are greys and greens with black splodges.
As for Minverva - you have found a beautiful technique with great result.
Wish I could be brave about portraiture - when I have a few spare years I'll try to tackle them!!!

Ann Buckner said...

Good finish, Rhonda. Love the colors in this one.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki and Christiane. Glad you like the finished piece.

Jeannette - better photos definitely give you an edge to start with!

Thanks, Cindy. George was purchased by one of Jerry's students at a pet store - originally from Central/South America but he was comfortable here after we "adopted" him.

Joan, thanks! I can't imagine you not being brave about everything so I imagine you'll add portraits to your tool kit someday soon :)

Thanks, Ann :) I have to pop over and see what you're doing - I've been lax at visiting or I just visit and don't post lately.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Looking good! I agree with Jeanette - very art nouveau!

Lisa Walsh said...

She's gorgeous, Rhonda. Beautiful job.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Lisa (and for your sympathies about Georgie).