Wednesday, January 29, 2014

GHOST BIRD FINISHED


I did add a bit darker on the bill and around the eyes.  Nothing else done to this one.  I like it and it was so simple and easy - just flowed.  That's what I want (but rarely get) when I'm painting in watercolor.

11" x 15" Fabriano 140# cold press watercolor paper
Ghost Bird


This one is my favorite so far.

11 comments:

hw (hallie) farber said...

This is beautiful, Rhonda.

Katherine Harra said...

Excellent. Good decisions all around. I love it.

Lorraine Brown said...

I see Egrets every day here Rhonda but I have yet to capture them simply and gracefully. You have done beautifully.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Beautiful!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Hallie, Katherine, Lorraine and Sherry. I'm glad I didn't do too much on this one.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

What a beauty, Rhonda! So many of our early mornings have a misty fog in the lowcountry. The egrets are always in the marsh appearing and disappearing in the fog. Yup, just lovely!

Would love to see a touch of very light gray (almost white) reflection in the upper right quadrant of it's eye. Sorry…. birder here.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Pam. And no apology about the eyelight - it is needed to give them more life and I can just touch a bit of Chinese White or gouache there :)

JANE MINTER said...

delicate ....beautiful watermarks on the egret rhonda

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - catching up on all of your previous posts. Your finch is beautiful...I have never figured out why they are red but call them purple finches. If you find out let me know - I think house finch certainly works better. As for your ghost heron - fabulous. Can really see that you did catch the flow - probably discovered that special zone. Now if you could send it my way!

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

Beautiful bird Rhonda. And I love your sky too.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Jane. I am pleased with this one - just enough and not too much information - and it really flowed.

Thanks, Debbie :)

Thanks, Carol, but that's supposed to be water behind him, not the sky - although it could be the sky, couldn't it? ha ha