Wednesday, November 17, 2010

PORTRAIT: PUTTING THE DARKNESS BEHIND HER




Still trying to keep up with my challenge to paint one portrait every week.  Sometimes I get behind and then have to catch up.

12 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Beautiful light and shadow here. Nice one!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Elizabeth. I liked the light on this one, too.

Jeanette said...

Great contrasts here that really work well. I like the strong colours and dark mood of it.

Carlos León said...

Great light on this face!!, good job.

Ann Buckner said...

This is the best one yet, Rhonda. Love the contrasts.

RHCarpenter said...

Thank you, Jeanette :) I liked it but wasn't sure about others' take on it - glad you like it.

Carlos, Gracias!!

Thanks, Ann :) Glad you like it. At the end of the year, I'll have to show all of the portraits I've done.

mollie jones said...

Love the drama on this portrait Rhonda. I'm new to this portrait stuff and am finding that it is adictive for sure.

mollie jones said...

Love your lights and overall drama you've painted here, Rhonda.

RHCarpenter said...

Mollie, I appreciate your comments very much. Seeing your portraits, I can't believe you haven't mastered this - it sure looks like it! Love your touch with watercolors and your light handling to shape the planes of the face and get that light in their eyes.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Wow Rhonda, this one definitely says something! Very good light/dark contrasts and I love her pensive expression.

Cathy Gatland said...

I thought I'd left a comment here, I liked this so much - beautiful expression and light, a really lovely portrait.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Susan and Cathy!