Friday, December 3, 2010


Working on another portrait while working on the painting of A Dancer so I won't overwork it.  This is the start of this one.  She's standing in front of a tree outside and I hope to get the shadows right.


Gary L. Everest Paintings said...

Hi Rhonda,
If I were you, I wouldn't touch her face with so much as another drop of paint! Mess with anything else, but I swear you've nailed her face and, in my humble opinion, should let it alone.
And, by the way...I'm re-working your portrait. Just couldn't stand the icky goo all over the original. I'm still doing my best to express the melancholy, but in a more painterly way. At least that's my goal!

L Young said...

Hello! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress~ nice beginning.

Carol King said...

She's looking good so far! Good for you for trying these portraits.

Ann Buckner said...

Like the start of this one Rhonda.

RHCarpenter said...

Gary, but she needs eyes, yes? ha ha I will leave it and see what happens when I do the eyes and maybe some bg and clothes instead. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you do with the Blue girl :)

Linda, thanks!

Carol, if I let my fear of messing up keep me from trying, I'll never learn how to do them so I just keep plugging away.

Thanks, Ann!

Debbie said...

She is looking lovely so far Rhonda.... I know that feeling of "If I add one more thing to it I might mess it up" I suggest also to put it aside and look at it again later with fresh eyes! Best of luck!

jgr said...

Lovely so far, I especially like the smile!

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Both of them look good so far Rhonda, that smile in this one brightens the portrait already, btw is that a lunar color on her dress? gorgeous texture!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Debbie. I didn't intend to put it aside but was lazy today so no painting.

Thanks, Jane!

Teresa, she loves the camera and it loves her! Yes, that's Lunar Black - love the granulation and separation :)