Thursday, October 17, 2013

PITCHER PLANTS HANGING


I was going to use the acrylic ink + watercolor technique for this.  But then I realized that I don't like using masking fluid and I don't do well with using it (the hard edges leave me struggling to soften without wiping away everything).  So...just went the straight watercolor route with this painting.




From a photo taken in Florida a few year's ago.  Sweetie and I were in a park and there was a plant sale. Saw these hanging in individual pots from a hanger - they are pitcher plants and looked so interesting.

Which way do you like them best?  They actually were hanging down like the second version, but I kind of like the first one that is upside down.

More to do to finish it and I have a couple of experimental things going on, too.  

9 comments:

Sadami said...

WONDEERFUL, Rhonda!!
Cheers, Sadami

CrimsonLeaves said...

I do love how your background has turned out, Rhonda. Hard for me to tell which way I like best.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Rhonda, both have strong tributes but I do lean toward the upside down version :) The background you have going on is absolutely dreamy! Getting lost in it. Can't wait to see the finished piece. I may then tell us which way it wants to be positioned.

Carol Blackburn said...

Wow, I am not sure which way I like best. Maybe both, LOL. Very interesting. Sounds like you are having fun with it.

Lorraine Brown said...

Going to be full of great texture and for me I like the upside down one, it is an interesting composition that way

humbird said...

Rhonda, love these both versions! Did you try to turn them to left/right side? Love background too!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much for your comments, Sadami, Sherry, Pam and Carol! In looking closely at the photograph again I see that the top version is correct - the bulb should be on the bottom to hold the insect that slides down the leaf and lip of the plant into the bottom.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Lorraine and humbird. I didn't try it sideways, humbird - it would look odd since the plants have to be upright (in a manner of speaking). The top one is actually correct, now that I see the photo again - it just threw me that the leaf sticks up from the top in an upside down way - I guess that's to get the insect on the leaf and moving down into the lip of the pitcher plant where it falls into the bulb.

Catharina Engberg said...

I think I like the upside down cersion best. It´s great and I´m excited to see the finished version later!