Friday, January 13, 2012

BANANAPEPPER STILL LIFE - 3 + 4





Well, at this stage I've gotten the shapes of things and the color...
but it's a rather bland and boring painting, isn't it?






So I rewet the background and foreground entirely and then drizzled some color and dropped in some darks her and there and think it is less boring now.


12 comments:

Ontheroad said...

Actually, it looks lovely and appetizing.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment, Ontheroad :) I wonder if more people liked it at the previous stage - but I thought it needed some more visual oomph.

Katrina said...

Rhonda,
Definitely like #2 best. It is much more 3dimensional. It has a moodiness about it, especially the foreground.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Its amazing how you have changed the whole feel of this piece. It really works. Happy 2012 Rhonda and lots of successful paintings.

debwardart said...

Very interesting how different they look from each other. I like #2 better, also.

Judy said...

You made the painting certainly more interesting, Rhonda! It almost looks like a forest in the background!

jgr said...

I agree: the second one has more pizazz and the dark shapes give it energy and more 'personality.'

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Wowza, Rhonda! I immediately loved the light and darks on the pepper. So life like. LOVE the second piece. Now that's drama! It so works!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Katrina, Joan, Deb, Judy, Jane and Pam for commenting on this - I was afraid everyone would say, "You should have left it alone!"

conservativelybohemian said...

They look as though they are lying on the bank of a stream or creek with the forest behind them. Quite a beautiful and interesting piece, Rhonda.

Kevin Neal said...

I think the first one might have worked if you had framed it differently. There seemed to be too much dead space in the foreground. The second is much more interesting and looks more spontaneous. Definitely #2.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sherry!

Kevin, thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment - you are right about this one - more planning stages were needed to make it work before I was "done" and said, "This is boring, now what?" But again, I considered it a study trying to incorporate the loose and wet-in-wet techniques into my own things. Thanks for the email, too! I will reply today.