Friday, September 16, 2011


On full sheet (22" x 30")
Arches coldpress 140# paper

Slowly working the initial
color washes on the tomatoes
and around the box that holds them.

The box has straw inside it and that may the part that causes me the most problems.  I may just drybrush that part in around the tomatoes where now you see just white space. 

Now time to begin deepening the values using the same colors  - very limited palette of Hansa Yellow Medium, Perinone Orange, Pyrrol Red and Perylene Green.  Using a touch of Lunar Earth on the wooden part of the box to get a grainy look.  Cross your fingers and wish me lots of patience :)


Dee Doyle said...

Rhonda, such LOVELY washes. Beautiful composition. You have so much patience. I need to watch you and learn. Love that you are documenting your process!

Caroline said...

These are looking lovely, I will see the finished ones on my return from my holiday. take care.

AutumnLeaves said...

I have to echo Dee. This is coming along beautifully.

RH Carpenter said...

Dee, I am laughing at your comment - I am the least patient person I know! ha ha But thank you for enjoying what I'm doing so far. I know, for me, the tendency is to rush and overwork these beautiful starts so I'm making myself go sooooo slowly!

Caroline, thanks. Enjoy the holiday and come back with tons of new creative ideas and plans :)

Thanks so much, Autumn. I hope you all have the patience to watch this one come togther - it may take another week! ha ha

debwardart said...

Good start - remember to take your time!

Jane said...

I trust your skill and your patience, the tomatoes will surely be wonderful.

Theresa Evans said...

These are looking delicious! Lovely soft washes too :)

RH Carpenter said...

Deb, I only have so many years! ha ha I know what you mean but you KNOW how impatient I can be - trying to be calm, slow, patient, breathing in and out and letting it be without "fixing" things! ha ha

Jane, thanks, your trust in me will be rewarded (I hope I hope).

Teresa, thank you so much :) I wish I could stop here when everything flows and looks so light and glowing!