Saturday, November 24, 2012

HOT PEPPERS IN VARIOUS STAGES



I added a bit more color to the smallest pepper and now this one is done.




I have two other pepper paintings in the works, which were begun in class to show techniques.






This one will be finished soon.  It is a little bit of wet-in-wet and then glazing the largest pepper instead of painting it wet-in-wet.










This one is all glazing to get the colors of the peppers.


In Tuesday's class, we will all finish our peppers (and pears) and then next time, move on to something else.  Perhaps some holiday cards?




For some reason, I am really tired today so don't plan to do much (these were done yesterday before we saw Alaina's soccer match at 7:50 pm and took everyone in the family and Alaina's best friend to DQ to have a treat.  Alaina's team didn't win the match, but they played well - they were just up against a team that had never been beaten).

23 comments:

sidmar said...

Love these peppers , great highlights.

renate said...

Hello Rhonda:) You should be very happy with the finished peppers! They are beautiful. I'm sure the others will be just as nice! Have a nice sunday:)

Mick Carney said...

Fascinating insight into your process.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow! I don't believe I have ever seen a more luminous watercolor. Brava!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Brilliant color work, Rhonda! I've not done much of anything for past three days. Hope to do some art today though. I just seem to be drained of energy.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Love the peppers in all stages Rhonda. Sorry not been around of late, but had my husband ill all year and he died in October from throat cancer. Difficult time but lots of family and friends support now I am on my own. Plan to get back to painting and blogging little by little and look forward to seeing all your lovely work.

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I am so glad to see that inspiration and creativity live in this blog. These shining vegetables look so yummy.

Studio at the Farm said...

Lovely peppers, Rhonda, especially the top two.

JANE MINTER said...

beautiful glow on the peppers rhonda looks an invaluable lesson ... i prefer the two with white bg .

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much, Sidmar, Renate, Mick, Elizabeth and Sherry!

Thanks, Irinia, Kathryn and Jane :)

Joan, I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you've gone through but I'm so glad you have good support and look forward to you painting more and blogging when you can :) Take care!

Kevin Neal said...

Very good work here. Right on the mark.

jgr said...

Rhonda, these peppers are great!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Kevin and Jane :) More to come as I get all of these finished - hopefully, before class Tuesday except for the shadow shapes which I want to teach more about.

Victoria said...

Absolutely stunning..gorgeous colors and such radiance..beautiful!
victoria

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

Those peppers are sooooo juicy and luscious. The colors are brilliant and vibrant.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - these peppers just glow. Looking forward to your holiday cards. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Take care and God Bless.

Olivia said...

Juicy vegetables ! I love the fresh colors you used.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

BEAUTIFUL! The glow is fabulous.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Victoria, Carol, Debbie, Olivia and Lisa! Your comments mean a lot!

Laura Moore said...

Rhonda these are so scrummy looking. Your colours just make them so appealing. Gosh I bet whoever cooks with these is in for a lovely tasting treat... :-) or maybe not they might taste of paper, do you think??? OK sillyness over. They are just beautiful.

Marie Le Brenn said...

I really like the way you're working your colors (I sorry if I use expressions that look strange, I'm French and I haven't practise my english for a while), especially with the shadows. I think there is a perfect use of violet and blue here.

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you, Laura! I like your sense of humor :)

Merci, Marie! Your English is fine! Thank you for your comment.

Marie Le Brenn said...

By the way, I've added a link to your blog on mine, if you don't mind :)