Sunday, August 12, 2012

SUMMER OF 2012 PEARS


I finished the second pear painting (except for putting in the stems).  I don't like this one as much as I did the first one - but that one sold, so I like that! ha ha

What do you think?

I'm going to do another, starting with a poured background a la Lois Schaich (from her presentation at our last watercolor society meeting).


I have a new beginner student coming Tuesday the 14th.  And I may have another new student coming next Tuesday the 21st with Nancy and Linda.  Four in all.  If I can't fit any more, I could split the Tuesdays and have students come every Tuesday instead of every other Tuesday.  We'll play it by ear right now. 

11 comments:

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Rhonda, just my two pennies worth but I think the main difference between the two paintings is that in the first the upper background portion was much darker in tone making the lights really sparkle. In this one the tones of pears and background are more similar. - Not a negative it just makes for a different painting.
It would be interesting to take it a step further and see a version where all the tones were very close and the colours more pastel. It would be a different mood again.

Congratulations on the sale of the first.

renate said...

Hello Rhonda:) Well at least you are honest about wich like most:) I like this one very much. Nice bright colors. Good luck with the teaching!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Lisa, for your comments on this. Perhaps I will do a more pastel version next? I enjoy painting these enough to try another :)

Thank you, Renata! I enjoyed your newest work of the rose, too, although I didn't take time to comment when I visited. (I'm getting bad about time and how much time I spend online but still want to give my blogger/artist friends support :)

jgr said...

I think it's beautiful, and congrats on your new students!!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jane :)

Vicki Greene said...

Both are really nice but I do like the background on the 1st one best. You students are very lucky to have you as a teacher!

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda,
Not bad! Be kind to yourself. Above all, the first one was sold -- great, isn't it! Also, enjoy teaching watercolour!!
Cheers, Sadami

Laura Moore said...

Hi Rhonda. I just went looking for your other pears to compare. I actually like both for different reasons. The first has more textural interest but this one has more colour vibrancy. Shame we have an ocean between us otherwise I'd be another one on your list. xx

CrimsonLeaves said...

These pears look candied and it really makes me want to take a bite of one of them. Lovely job, Rhonda. Hope you have fun with your new students.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Vicki and Sadami for your positive comments :)

Laura and Sherry, you hit the nail on the head with this one - they look candied because there isn't the texture needed to make them look rough like pears!

I also took Lisa's suggestion about the lights sparkling due to a darker bg and put in a "black" bg on this one - will share that version soon.

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

This is a bright and exciting painting. I think it's wonderful.