Friday, December 21, 2012

GOURDS FINISHED



I added just a little detail on these to bring out the depth of the gourds/pumpkins and show off those warts and strange shapes. 


What do you think?  Should I stick with the white background or do a pale color there?  I'm leaning towards staying with the white.


My wish on this winter's solstice is for all of us to have the comfort of warmth and safety, and the security of peace as we come closer to the end of this year.  The church bells tolled for those murdered twenty-six at 9:30 this morning.  May our shared sadness bring us closer together as a nation. 

Peace 


 

11 comments:

Katrina said...

Rhonda, this is stunning just this way. Well done.

Jeanette said...

I love the shapes of these gourds and the unique shadows they cast. The strong contrast in colours really works well here.

Merry Christmas Rhonda, may all your wishes come true.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I like the white, Rhonda. Makes a strong and bold statement as it is. Peace is wished for you as well.

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

I kind of dig the white background in this one Rhonda

Christiane Kingsley said...

Very nice, Rhonda. I think this looks great with the white background.

All my best to you and yours for the Holiday Season and 2013.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much Katrina, Jeanette, Sherry, Teresa and Christiane! I think I'll stick with the white - it does make it more dramatic. Now I only wish I'd painted this larger!

Nick said...

I like the white background, but the shadows are much too dark, esp as you move right. easy to fix!

JANE MINTER said...

very striking rhonda ...

wishing you and your family a very happy christmas !

debwardart said...

Stick with white!!!

RH Carpenter said...

Hey, Nick! I do see what you mean but the two big shadows do fade out a bit - it's that one closest to the bottom that seems darker - like you said, easy to lift a little bit of that blue. Happy Holidays!
Thanks so much, Jane and Deb! Happy Holidays :)

Jane said...

This is a beautiful painting, love those bold colors together, and the white background is perfect in my opinion. Wish you a Happy New Year !