Saturday, January 28, 2012

STILL LIFE SET UP A LA TREVENA



From the Shirley Trevena book, another still life set-up where she led you through the steps.  It doesn't matter.  The only way it would be a Shirley Trevena painting is, if she took my hand and moved the brush :)  So this is a still life set up a la Trevena. 


Now on to something entirely different (and original)!

21 comments:

Michelle Himes said...

I like this, Rhonda!

I am an admirer of Shirly Trevena's work, but I don't think I would ever be able to paint like her. You may not be able to either, but I'm sure that by working with her book you have picked up some techniques that will find their way into your own work.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Michelle. My goal is to learn and incorporate what I can into my style using my palette and I think every little thing you learn you can add to your tool box :)

Tina Besecker Marohn said...

Lovely painting. I like the combination of geometric shapes in the background and the choice of colors.

jgr said...

I think it's wonderful!!!

Ontheroad said...

I think you did a terrific job; belated happy birthday and found your introspective look into and out of the box quite thought provoking.

And fyi, I am not a signed on blog follower, but I do follow your posts.

Carol Blackburn said...

That is so beautiful, Rhonda. I've been neglecting my brushes again....oh boy, I am jealous.

NATIVIDAD said...

!!!!!!!!!!!SALUDOS PRECIOSAS ACUARELAS UN PLACER TU BLOG!!!!!!!!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Tina, Jane and Carol!

Thanks, OntheRoad, for following (you don't have to sign up to follow - I think we all have ones we watch without doing the sign up thing :) I'm glad you enjoy my blog enough to return :)

Nativadad, gracias, gracias!!!

RH Carpenter said...

Natividad, Muchas gracias por tomarse el tiempo para visitar y comentar!

Mick Carney said...

This exhibits lovely transparent colour, great edge work and tasteful composition. What's not to like?

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh I do love this, Rhonda! The colors are gorgeous and I love the juxtaposition of geometric shape with the fluidity of the flowers themselves.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Mick and Sherry! With blog/artist friends like you, a girl has to feel good :)

Ann Buckner said...

I like this a lot Rhonda. I love that you are experimenting and learning, continuing to grow in your work.

Kevin Neal said...

One time I was practicing my golf swing at the range, and the pro said to me "Swing harder" as he walked by with a slight grin. I just laughed, knowing exactly what he meant. So now when I know I'm swinging too hard I say to myself "swing harder" and I relax. To me, that is what lessons do to you sometimes. We catch ourselves swinging too hard. About this painting here? I have a feeling he would say "Good Swing". And that's what a lesson requires. A good swing, not a hard swing or a perfect swing. I had to throw a golf analogy in there. sorry

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Ann :)

Kevin, I'll have to remember that - swing harder - each time I tighten up and am doing exactly what I don't need to do to get the job done! ha ha Maybe I should say, "More paint!"

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

I was just looking through a Shirley Trevena book today. I think you did a great job on this. You put your own Rhonda stamp on it.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

The colour combination is delicious! I can tell from the colours that you are bouncing back and I hope feeling better. Great antidote to a grey day.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol and Lisa :) I know many of you think I am depressed when I ponder things but I'm often not depressed at all (when I'm depressed, I usually don't even post!), just wondering about things :) I'm doing fine after a beautiful weekend away, a great birthday, and another sunshiny and warm day in northern KY = 54F today and 61F tomorrow!!! Wooo-hooo, this is the kind of winter I can get used to (and with global warming, I may just have to get used to it).

Caroline said...

Wow! Rhonda this is really beautiful the style of work really suits your watercolour way of painting too. Well done!

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much, Caroline. It wasn't like her final (I left a lot out) but I was pleased with it.

rolling tool chest said...

Lovely painting. I like the combination of geometric shapes in the background and the choice of colors.