Sunday, October 3, 2010

TREE, MOON AND STARS BECOMES SOMETHING ELSE

While the moon was still covered in masking fluid, I put on another layer in the sky to darken it and play up the blossoms even more.











And then I began on the tree...using lots of warms and playing with texture.









And then it went somewhere else...
so this is where it sits now and I think I'm finished with it. 




The painting changed so the title had to change.

Heartwood and Moon.

6 comments:

Carrie H. said...

Good use of Nick's technique.

Sandy Maudlin said...

very yummy. Excellent color choices and exquisitely done textures. WAY TO GO!

Carol King said...

I like heartwood and moon. It looks like the tree is reaching up to grasp the moon. Very mystical.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Carrie. I guess the wet-in-wet on hotpress is a Nick technique, but not sure I did it as well as he would have done.

Sandy, thanks! I'm glad to see you back commenting again...thought you'd gone away for good.

Carol, thanks. I seem to like those blues vs oranges in every painting. I even added some jewel tones to the stars later on (now that's definitely a Nick technique).

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Stunning, Rhonda!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Pam. Glad you like it :)