Thursday, December 23, 2010

WHAT CHILD IS THIS?

Sorry, couldn't resist...



She's finished.  I want to keep her light and delicate so no more.  Used a bit of scrap paper from the free stuff (think it's Canson paper - okay if you keep your washes very very light and don't go back in often) for this one.  Smaller than 8" x 10" but didn't measure it.

I'm working on the river rocks now and I've had too much caffeine which means I need to stop and walk away and do something else - a lot!

13 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

This portrait turned out so well! I really like it. It is loose without omitting any of the important details.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

You didn't even wait for me to say "Stop Rhonda"! This is just so watercolor-y the way it is and I do think you stopped just in time. What a cutie pie this girl is and I love her hair with the ribbons! Good glow on the lips and skin, overall just one of your very best portraits...you are gettin' there, girl!

Happy Holidays to you and yours...Susan

Jeanette said...

Great skin tones on this and a loose effect that shows the transparent layers of colour. I agree one of your best portraits. Lovely.

RHCarpenter said...

I'm pleased with this one, too, Christiane and it was fairly quick to complete.

Forgot to wait for the STOP, Susan, but it worked out okay this time.

Thanks, Jeanette. Doing the pink and blue first layer worked well for this.

Carol King said...

she's beautiful Rhonda. I love the skin tones and her eyes. Great work.

Tim Robinson said...

Interesting Paintings!

Irina said...

The colors of the skin are so watercolor powerful. Great work.

jgr said...

Rhonda this is awesome!! And bravo for walking away-that's the hardest part lol!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Carol, Jane and Irina. I'm happy you like this one.

Tim, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Your work is wonderful and I'm going to check back again later to see more (the watercolor holly and berries is fantastic!).

Vicki Greene said...

Your "portrait practice" is certainly paying off. Great job!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Beautiful use of watercolor. You've captured so much expression in her face.

Gary L. Everest Paintings said...

Merry Christmas(almost)Rhonda,

I really like this portrait Rhonda, and can see I'm not the only fan. You haven't told us who she is, but she does look like a living, breathing girl. Call me madcap, but I like that in a portrait!
Very nice job on the wrapped gift, too.
Have a wonderful Christmas and I know 2011 will be full of great days for you.
Best Wishes,
Gary

RH (Rhonda) Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Vicki, Pam and Gary!! I was pleased with this - just enough, not too much, and I said STOP FIDDLING just at the right time! Yay! :)
I'm going to spend time with my family this evening - and, in the spirit of Christmas, I'm not going to take my gun! ha ha