Monday, September 10, 2012

STARSTRUCK PEARS


I worked on the background first, wet-in-wet and swirling color over a yellow background that I splattered miskit over to retain the stars.  Now to give the pears some nice color and strengthen the "ground" underneath the pears.

I like the horizontal shape of this one.


After painting the pears, I'm not as happy with it.  But they can't all be winners...

Perhaps the pears need to be more dynamic and, um...stellar? ha ha

12 comments:

Sadami said...

Dear Rhonda,
They look nice! Be kind to yourself. Have fun!
Cheers, Sadami

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami - not great but okay this time (they all can't be winners! ha ha). Wonder how many more pears I'll do?

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

This series is getting more and more interesting... where will you take it next? These pears look monumental to me - the size of houses! I love the playing with scale and change in format, great idea.

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Rhonda, I think it's really neat. What an interesting idea. Hope things are good.

Mick Carney said...

The thing that catches my eye is the dark outline of the right hand pear. It creates a graphic effect that is a little at odds with the approach on the other two. Love the reflected shadow that you've place on the middle one.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Lisa, Carol and Mick :) Mick, that line did get a little heavy - perhaps doing all that way would coordinate better. The reflected shadow is just a happy accident :) It's great when that happens.

RH Carpenter said...

I was wrong, the shadow is intentional and I tried to get all three more grounded - like they are sitting on the ground, looking up at the sky? Ah, well...

Nora MacPhail said...

I like your long composition and wonderful starry background.
Happy Painting.

renate said...

Hi Rhonda:) To be honest: I love them. You did them in a special style I like very much!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think they are wonderful, Rhonda!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

smsysThis trio of pears seem musical to me. There is gaiety all over this piece. Fun, light, stellar :) To be honest though, upon first glance and without reading, I imagined one more step to go on the pears. One more layer of dark..... on the dark side of the moon, oh I mean pear :) Not all over but just a smidge in the right spot. Love the extreme horizontal!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Renata, Sherry, and Nora :)

Pam, perhaps that's what it's missing - a bit darker value on the pears? Hmmm...something to think about if I pull it out again.