Monday, July 8, 2013

TOO MUCH LIME




My intention was to work:
wet-in-wet 
put the background in first
use purples and greens 
pop the color by using pure colors




18 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

I LOVE this, Rhonda!!! Beautiful!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Looks to me like you achieved what you intended! This is so purely watercolory, just lovely!

Harra said...

The flower is SOOO lovely, loose, and yet still accurate (I can NEVER achieve that - once I loosen up, it's WRONG). But, for my sensibilities, the lime background does seem to overpower the blossom. I'd be interested to see a computer simulation where you had darkened the background to a deep blue or green, perhaps?

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, I really like this painting. Not too much lime for my taste...

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Not too much lime, just a ton of talent! This is one heck of a beautiful painting.
If I were you, I'd enter this beaut in all the upcoming shows.
Have a great week.
Sincerely,
Gary.

JANE MINTER said...

so vivid ...green is beautiful with the delicate petals

Lorraine Brown said...

Just such a lovely delicate touch on your iris

Sadami said...

Wow, Rhonda, masterpiece! Take care and take it easy.
Best wishes, Sadami

hw (hallie) farber said...

This does pop--and I like it.

Petra Vis said...

Gorgeous! I don't think it's too lime. Sparkling with light and life, emphasizing the contrast.

Jeanette said...

I think it worked beautifully. It has intensity that holds your gaze. A winner definately, don't change a thing!

CrimsonLeaves said...

This is beautiful, Rhonda! Great background color!

Kevin Neal said...

This works for me

RH Carpenter said...

WOW, you all really know how to make a girl (ha ha) feel good!! I'm glad so many really like it. I am going to be working more wet-in-wet. I've decided that it's not my "natural" way of hitting the paper but it's the way I love and I can retrain myself just like training in drawing (which I am still doing) and anything else. Perhaps you can train an old dog some new tricks?
Thanks so much, everyone!!!

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

I don't think there is too much lime! This is gorgeous. and vibrant. I think you succeeded in what you set out to do.

Again, it's gorgeous.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol. I think your comment came in while I was sending my comment.

Meera Rao said...

I think you nailed it :)

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you, Meera :)