Friday, November 26, 2010

MORE FIGURE STUDIES - GRAPHITE AND WATERCOLOR



Finished this one.











And started another from the figures in my sketchbook.



















I'm keeping the skintones pale.

This one is on 11" x 15" Arches cold press 140# paper, like the first.

12 comments:

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

I've always loved this laying pose, worked beautifully for the mermaid and I'm already see something interesting coming in this dripping one

Vicki Greene said...

I never know what you are going to post but I always enjoy it. Love those drips!

Carol King said...

Rhonda, these figures are amazing! I really like the woman lying down.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

You are getting so good at LEAVING the whites where they are supposed to be. I love this loose approach you are using, very effective and watercolor-y.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Teresa. I always liked this pose, too - makes me want models again.

Vicki, thanks :)

Carol, thanks so much. Hope you like the finished one.

Susan, that is the best compliment ever (you know how long I've struggled with leaving whites and how they are important to me).

Nusret Topuzoğlu said...

Great figures Rhonda .Makes me think that I need to practice on some figurative work myself.
Thank you btw leaving a message on my blog.

Ann Buckner said...

Like the sketch and the way you painted the reclining figure with the drippy paint.

RHCarpenter said...

Thank you, Nusret, for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I so admire your work!

Thanks, Ann, I'm enjoying your portraits, too!

Terry Banderas said...

I like these.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Terry! I appreciate your comment on these - as you can see, I'm still jumping around all over the place but seem to be more likely to do a portrait or figure right now. Of course, that could change!

Stephen said...

Hey Rhonda - congratulations on this project, painting from old drawings. I really like this stage of this pose. I like the abandon in the drips

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Stephen. I do like pulling out old things and reworking them - these live figure studies come in handy over and over again.