Thursday, August 16, 2012

MORE PEARS???


I was not happy with this one.  I read the comments and Lisa said it lacked the darks in the background that I achieved with the first version...so...I went in with "black" that reads too heavy in this photo, but it's not that heavy in real life.  In fact, it has a nice variety of black and then peeking from the black is the Moonglow I put on after I didn't like the Shadow Violet (too pale).  I did not paint the stems in and kind of like them white like that so will leave them for now.

What do you think?  Better with the dark bg or should I have left it alone?  I should plan these things out better - just because it's a simple composition does not mean you can forget your values and color temperatures (note to self!!).



And then I began another, this time starting the background with a pour of just 3 colors - yellow, red and blue.  I'm sure many of you have done this.  In this version, the pours come first, then you draw in the subjects and begin painting with your brush.

14 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda I love your pears with the dark background - It makes them so dramatic. I have been remiss in catching up with all your blogs. Sounds like and looks like from the pictures vacation was great. Thanks so much for sharing the museum paintings. Monet has always been my favorite but of course there are others. Casset for sure. Anxious to see your painting that you are pouring. Have a great week-end.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Zing! I am imagining the variation in the darks..... mmmm.. :o) You are a brave lady.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Debbie. No need to worry about skipping the blog - so many blogs to visit, if you did it every day, you'd never have time to paint!!

Lisa, thanks for your comment that led me to go bolder! Wish the photo showed the variation that is in the painting.

Heather said...

Oh yes - the darker background really looks great! :) Nicely done. Those pears pop!

jgr said...

I scrolled back to view the original and I agree: The dark background really makes your pears 'pop'.
Good work!!

Mick Carney said...

Real graphic impact with the dark background. Works for me.

Barbra Joan said...

I like the darks. It makes them really pop out..
Funny thing I have almost the same setup on my blog, 3 pears and an apple, but with a white background , (April 29) and I liked that too!
BJ

Dee Doyle said...

Rhonda, these pears are wonderful, and have a great deal of punch! You know, I have a very long list of links to artists' blogs, and I click first o nteh one that have power and punch, which these do. Good job!

Sharon Whitley said...

Have never tried pouring - not sure how to go about it! Looking forward to seeing the resulting painting, have a great day

CrimsonLeaves said...

The darker background really makes the pears pop, Rhonda. I like it! And the new piece in progress looks fabulously interesting. I can't wait to see where you take it.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Heather, Jane, Mick, and Barbra Joan!

Dee, that is, indeed, a compliment and I do the same thing - something with pop on my sidebar will always pull me over to the blog to see it in a larger format :)

Thanks, Sherry and Sharon. Sharon, you just take the 3 primary colors of yellow, red and blue (any mix that is clean and won't make too much mud when all 3 are mixed) and pour it on dry paper or wet paper or damp paper or paper that has been spritzed with water here and there and let it roll and blend and fall off the edges (have some paper towels close at hand). Then use that as a background for a drawing and painting or drawing something ahead of time and do the pour after the draw. You can pour once and be done, or 2-3 times or many more - the whole painting can be done with pouring and just putting in darks with your brush. It's pretty easy and fun to see what happens.

hw (hallie) farber said...

I'm late to the comments but I do love these pears! Just the way they are--I looked at them earlier.

And thanks for the museum trip. For some reason I think that might be Munch's sister in the Madonna painting.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

I really like the dark, dark. This piece becomes graphic yet keeps it's fine art touch.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Pam and Hallie. Hallie, I'll have to research that - her first name was Eve or Eva; should be able to find out if that is his sister.