Thursday, April 17, 2014

STARTING TO POP THE RED FLOWER



Starting to pop the reds on the hibiscus flower the little lizard is peeking from.  Will finish working the flower and then start on the lizard - in Quin Burnt Orange and brownish-orange colors.  We'll see!


Peek-a-Boo Lizard
11 x 15
Arches 140# cold press paper
Daniel Smith pigments

12 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Love how your reds are flowing, Rhonda! This piece is looking amazing already.

We got about the same amount of snow here on Tuesday and a few flurries on Wednesday as well. All melted already though. I did have to scrape ice and snow from my windows when I got out of school on Tuesday evening though.

Katherine Harra said...

This is beautiful so far, and Quin burnt orange is one of my favorites! I am suddenly impressed as I realize you have posted a partially painted artwork with a finished title!

The background is fabulous. What did you use there? Or have I missed a post where you described that process?

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda, lovely work! I love the background so much. Cheers, Sadami

Studio at the Farm said...

Looking great so far, Rhonda!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sherry :) Will have to catch up on your blog to see how the classes are going!

Katherine, I got the title as soon as I began the painting - he's peeking out of the flower so...
The background is 2 colors - Hansa Yellow Light + Prussian Blue put down very wet and juicy and dark towards the flower...then dropped in regular table salt and a little popcorn salt to get the texture.

Thanks so much, Sadami! How is autumn going for you down under?

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

That green and blue with the red just vibrates.

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - this is really coming together beautifully. I echo Sadami words about the background too. Hope you have a great week-end.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Carol and Debbie!

laura said...

Beautiful reds, and shapes. Love the light pinks among the dark orange-y reds. You are on a tear!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Laura. Next step is trying to keep the little lizard from going too dark on me (don't know HOW that happens! ha ha)

humbird said...

Wonderful contrast colors, Rhonda. I like it. Feels like the lizard will be colorful and maybe with different geometric patterns on his skin :) just my guess..

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, humbird! I hope you liked the finished lizard.