Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A FEW LITTLE THINGS





The Littlest Bird is almost done.  Looking through the red glass that determines values, I can see it needs those grey colors much darker so will do that here and there.






And I began another 1/4 sheet painting of a little lizard peeking out of a red flower (probably a hibiscus, judging from the curving petals and the fact that this little guy was photographed in Nassau.


Lots of bold color on this one, working from the background forward to the main character - the little lizard - and dropped some table salt and popcorn salt into the background while it was wet to create the interesting texture.  It looks overpowering right now but wait until you see the reds on the flower.



Watercolor class meets today, I have a busy week but hope to get him finished this week in between other things.

7 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - I just know this is going to be gorgeous with the red flower as the compliment. Hope to see it finished. Have a good week.

RH Carpenter said...

I hope you're right, Debbie :)

laura said...

I think that red screen is going to be my most used tool!
Love the greens in your start!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I am absolutely loving your backgrounds, Rhonda. The lizard is looking promising and the background is amazing and would go beautifully for a lizard!

RH Carpenter said...

I find myself finally using it a lot, Laura and it makes a difference!! I even hold it up to my face and paint the darks in on the painting, not seeing the color at all but the dark areas that are needed = works like a charm!

Sherry, thanks so much! Not sure why I decided to throw salt on it but it seemed to need a little more organic and messy background :)

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

That little bird is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the lizard emerge from that interesting background.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol!