Saturday, April 16, 2011

A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION




Another crow painting.  Calling this one A Difference of Opinion.  It's 21" x 21" on Arches 140# watercolor paper.


Started with a pale wash of Cobalt Turquoise mixed with Cobalt Blue towards the bottom.  Then splattered some Bismuth Yellow and water at the bottom to look like grasses.  I masked off some areas on the crows that will be violet, turquoise green and blue later.







17 comments:

MB Shaw said...

Whoah, this one stopped me in my tracks. I like it a lot and I simply cannot believe the artistic growth you have experience in the short time I have known you. Wow!

Carol Blackburn said...

Coming along nicely, Rhonda. I hope that's last years beach photo and not one you took recently. I'd be jealous of all that warm weather.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Looking good, Rhonda! I like the colors you have used in the background.

Ann Buckner said...

Looking very good, Rhonda. I like the simplistic look which is not always easy to achieve.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Mary Beth!

Thanks, Carol. That is me just last week on the beach :) Warm weather, sunshine, lovely beaches - not much not to envy there and not sure why we don't just move there! ha ha

Thanks, Christiane! I like that pale blue-green, too.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Ann. No, not easy to not go overboard so I'm going to try to leave that bottom the way it is and just focus on the crows now.

Maggie Latham said...

Rhonda, I love the grass effect..and the colours...wow! Wish you were participating on our 100 washes challenge (lol)......

RH Carpenter said...

Maggie, that is such a compliment, considering the artists in that group!! Maybe when you do another?? Unfortunately, I couldn't leave well enough alone (do I ever?) and it doesn't look the same but I think it's still okay - just thought the bottom was a bit pale compared to how dark the crows will be...we'll see with the next posting if I went too far or just right :)

AK said...

Judging by the fellow in the foreground, this one is going to turn out fabulous.

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much, Asit. I hope you are right!

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

More crows, yay! I like the composition of this one Rhonda, balanced, straight to the point, nice textures in that background too, am waiting for the next step already :D

Carol King said...

ooooh, I like this one a lot and look forward to seeing it in its next step.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Teresa and Carol. Hope I don't disappoint!

Vicki Greene said...

This one is looking really good!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki!

Sadami said...

Dear Rhonda,
I love this mood so much! Colors are so impressive and touchy.
Kind regards, Sadami

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you, Sadami!!