Monday, March 21, 2011

TWEETS AT UGLY STAGE + RED FACED MONKEY


Most people won't show you the ugly stage of their work.  So you don't know that it's okay to have an ugly stage - and that you can get past it.  But there are always times when we think we've ruined a painting and we just don't push through past the ugly stage.  The next stage of the Tweets will look better (I hope! ha ha)




And while that ugly stage was waiting for the next stage, I started another small painting of a red-faced macaque.


Putting in the eyes and shaping the face made this one look much better than the ugly stage (which you didn't get to see on this one).  A bit more shaping and he'll be done.  These are the monkeys you see in the hot springs in Japan.  I've only seen them in zoos and that's where this photo was taken.

9 comments:

Sadami said...

Dear Rhonda,
Tweets look not bad! Really look forward to a next stage. The monkey looks wonderful, even with dignity. Great wash.
Cheers, Sadami

Ann Buckner said...

I have no doubt at all Rhonda, that the Tweets will come into their own, once you are finished with them. I love the monkey and the hair treatment.

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Very cool paintings. I don't think your tweets are at an ugly stage but would probably look better with eyes. :) I look forward to the finished painting.

That red faced monkey is really good.

debwardart said...

I'm loving that monkey! I'd leave the right lower side just as is, kind of fading out, and concentrate a little more on the face and call it "fini" - it's looking great! Good luck to Jerry at the photo show.

Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful Rhonda....both of them. That monkey looks nasty!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, I agree with Carol that once you have added eyes to your tweets, they will look much, much better:-) they are already very sweet. As for the monkey, wow! what great color!

L Young said...

Sweet Tweets!
Funky Monkey!
and one Fine Artist too!

Arti said...

I like them!The monkey looks cute,too.Paint on...

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much for your comments, Sadami, Ann, Carol and Deb. (Deb, that is exactly what I did to it.)

Carol, not nasty, just cute :)

Thanks, Christiane, Linda and Arti :)