Friday, September 2, 2011

UNDERPAINTED PEARS - 2


These are finished, except for a bit of softening where the pear meets the green background so they don't look pasted on the paper.

Calling this one
Let's Talk About It.

On 1/8 sheet Waterford Saunders 140# cold press paper.


12 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

Rhonda, these have turned out great! So glad you tried this using a lighter touch.

Judy said...

I love the pears! And I admire your background, that is something I don't do well. How do you soften the edges, just curious?

Dee Doyle said...

Terrific, Rhonda! I watched your dialogue with Maggie and it looks as if you are resolving the issue she pointed out.

You are an inspiration for exploring all these watercolor techniques you have been doing. This weekend I think I will follow your example and practice, too.

Love that you left the whites. It will make me more conscious of doing that more as well.

Good job. Enjoy the weekend!

jgr said...

Rhonda, these are great! I especially like the highlights.

Caroline said...

Rhonda, love the beautiful delicate washes in your pear painting.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Perfect name, perfect harmony between pears, fore and backgrounds with the shadow keeping them grounded.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Maggie. Glad I could keep it light!

Judy, thanks. To soften, I'd just use a damp (not wet) brush and touch around those hard lines in between the background and pear and that would lift them a bit.

Thanks, Dee! I had finished this when Maggie made her last comment - I guess I'm not afraid of backgrounds but it does help to figure it all out in the beginning than try it later.

Thanks so much, Jane, Caroline and Pam! Have a wonderful weekend.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Great pears.

AutumnLeaves said...

I don't even like pears but yours sure look delicious! Lovely use of watercolors!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Hallie and Autumn :) Autumn, you don't like pears? Hmmm...never met anyone who didn't like pears - I don't like strawberries and people look at me like I'm insane when I tell them that.

jane minter said...

wonderful pears ...like the simplicity rhonda

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jane. Sometimes simple is the best but it's hard for me to be patient enough to glaze :)