Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SEPTEMBER SKY AND STEAM - BIG PAINTING

Building up the colors.  Putting in the boardwalk and the little people.  The sky needs to be more menacing so will work on that a bit more.

10 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

This is looking good, Rhonda.

In your previous post, you were asking about big soft brushes:I recently bought a 1.5 inch Hake brush and love it to soften up a colored background.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Christiane. You reminded me - I have a large flat brush that may work just right for this - will have to try it out!

Carol King said...

I love your big sky so far! I can't wait to see it progress.

cathyswatercolors said...

Hi Rhonda, I have a question. My computer crashed and i lost the website that has the free photos for studies? I can't remember its name.Can you help?

Elizabeth Seaver said...

What an interesting start. I can't wait to see more.

Thanks for your visits to my blog. Your encouraging words lift my spirits!

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

I love the movement in this painting.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Carol. Glad you're looking in on this one - a bit more to do before it's finished.

Cathy, are you talking about wetcanvas.com?? If you are a member (free to join), you can use their Image Reference Library for any photos there.

Thanks, Elizabeth - glad I lifted your spirits!!

Thanks, Gretchen!

Cathy Gatland said...

I love how the sky and the foreground come towards you in this, it's looking great Rhonda. How big is it?

Irina said...

Rhonda, I am so glad to receive your comment. And Heath Ledger is one of my strongest recently discovered treasures, so sorry he "was" greatest talent.
I look forward to your progress. I read that horizon line should not go in the middle, because of the composition. Only above or below the center line of the page. And I do not want to sound rude or impolite, never..

RHCarpenter said...

Cathy, thanks, I've done more on this one and it's definitely finished now - will post the latest next. It's a full sheet (22" x 30").

Irina, you are not being impolite, just honest!! Eeeek! I've learned that, working this big, you tend to go back to square one and not "see" what is evident in a smaller painting - like the horizon line. Of course, I could just crop off some of the bottom to "fix" that without having to add more. Next post will show the finished piece - and thanks for telling me that it looks cut in two like that :) I always appreciate extra eyes on a painting.