Tuesday, December 14, 2010

ANOTHER PRESENT

I started another wrapped box and will give this one a black background.  I think it needs a bit more ooph to the painting.



Again, using a lot of oranges and reds and yellows in the combination of colors.
















After adding the background in with Lamp Black (and getting a bit messy at the edges of the box), I played with getting more dimension to the ribbon but it's not as good as the first one.




Another 8" x 10" on Fabriano 140# hotpress watercolor paper.

5 comments:

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

I'm starting to want to open these...

Caroline said...

It is interesting to see the difference putting a dark background made to your painting, the red and yellow became much bright. The first one is more delicate and I was going to say stop it looks beautiful as it is, then I scrolled down to see you had carried on! Beautifully drawn and painted the shape of the box is really nice.

RHCarpenter said...

Teresa, you'll just have to imagine what's inside :)

Thanks, Caroline, for stopping by and commenting. I maybe should have just put the box on a table and not done the whole background, but it looked a bit bare just sitting there without some grounding.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Ah but the magic box looks like it's tempting us to open it.... just out of reach :)

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Pam. I guess you could say it's a magic box and that's why it looks like it's floating!! Good idea! ha ha