Monday, February 3, 2014

LITTLE GOLDFINCH ON LANAQUARELLE


Another version of the little Goldfinch on
Lanaquarelle 140# cold press paper
6" x 8"

Still no drawing, just looking.  I didn't muddy up his feet in this one and left out all the extraneous trellis bits that ruined the first one.

11 comments:

AK said...

I am scared to paint without a drawing. This is lovely.

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you, Asit. I love your gladiolus painting and especially how you surprised me with the color choices - bold and beautiful without being bright and colorful :) I have been pushing myself to see better and painting without drawing is helping me with that - I think :) It's not for every painting, that's for sure, but for something small I tell myself it's only paper.

Debbie Nolan said...

Wow - this was done without drawing...you did such a great job. I am really loving your birds Rhonda and your way with the brushes!! Have a beautiful day.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Debbie. Yes, just painted the little bird and then what his feet were wrapped around :) I still think I made the length of his neck too long - I think they are a bit more stumpy.

Caroline Simmill said...

That wee bird is such a cutie.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Love the variegated yellows in this little one's feathers, Rhonda. Well done!

laura said...

Really nice, Rhonda, esp. considering you didn't draw it first. You're going to be an expert at it.
And the yellows are great--I can never get depth in them without muddying.

hw (hallie) farber said...

This is delightful, and the trellis reminds me of calligraphy.

RH Carpenter said...

Ta, Caroline :)

Sherry and Hallie, thanks so much!

Laura, I think I just used Hansa Yellow Light, New Gamboge and a bit of Raw Sienna to darken areas (if I'm remembering correctly).

Jim Moffitt said...

Wonderful. I've been following your blog for over a year, and I greatly enjoy seeing your posts in my inbox. Thank You.

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you, Jim, for taking the time to stop by and for the comment :) It made me smile to think you've been following for a year - please feel free to comment on anything at all. I enjoyed my visit to your blog today and think you are tackling some very difficult and important paintings with your figures and those hands! WOW! Well done, I say :) Loved the sketches, too - you have an interesting take on things that shows in your artwork. Hope to see more.