Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CLASS WORK SUNFLOWERS 2


I just added the greenery in the second stage of this.  I've decided I will finish it before the next class.  That way, I'll have more time to help the students as they work on their versions of this painting.

The way I see it right now, I think the bottom stem and some of the greenery areas need to be darker in value before I start on the petals.


I just finished the latest book by Jodi Picoult, titled The Storyteller.  I admit, she has been one of my favorite authors for years.  But even so, this book is one of her very best!  I highly recommend it, but warn you to give yourself a long weekend because you won't want to put it down after you start it. 

8 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - these sunflowers are really coming alive. Read your previous post...thanks for sharing your insight into what needs darkened and how you work. Books sounds good too - will have to check it out.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Debbie. Just a bit darker in places on the greenery and I need to soften some of the edges in the leaves, too - don't want them to look pasted on the bg.

Sarah S said...

really lovely painting~*~*

CrimsonLeaves said...

My daughter loves that author too. This piece is looking amazing, Rhonda. Can't wait to see more.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Sarah. I just visited your blog and I have to admit, I'm in love! Your work is so beautiful, especially the landscapes that are really painted poems. I'll be returning to check on your work from time to time.

Sherry, she is one of my all time favorite and I read everything she writes. Thanks for your comment on the painting - I hope I can finish it without ruining something in the process! ha ha

renate said...

Hi Rhonda:) Beautiful colors! I'm looking forward to see the finished painting:)

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

This is coming along wonderfully. I LOVE the backgrounds you've added so far.

Thanks for the info on the book. I will check it out.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Renate and Carol :) A bit more on the stems first and then the petals to come.