Wednesday, June 24, 2015

LONG MAY SHE WAVE



We finished the flag paintings yesterday in class.  

It was not easy getting the shadow shapes and values right to make it look right, but I fiddled with mine for a while and I think it works.  

This is on a fourth sheet of gessoed watercolor paper (which helped with the lifting but did cause some bleeding of red and dark in places). 






10 comments:

Sadami said...

Rhonda, absolutely, a masterpiece!! Cheers, Sadami

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Hi Rhonda, I like your flag alot :)
I wouldn't know how to start it :))

Have a great day
Tinna ✐

debwardart said...

Looks beautiful Rhonda!

Lorraine Brown said...

The flag folds and shadows read very well Rhonda

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a great piece of work, Rhonda! Well done!

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much, Sadami!! It was not an easy painting to finish!!

Thanks, Tinna, just began by putting in the blues around the stars and went from there, trying to keep those whites clean until the shadows went in...

Deb, thanks so much; I know you have done many flag paintings and while I was struggling with this, I was saying, "How would Deb do this??"

Thanks so much, Lorraine and Sherry!!

E.M. Corsa said...

All I can say is, Absolutely Beautiful!!!

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

Gorgeous...perfect for the upcoming July 4th holiday.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Elizabeth and Carol :)

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda- just so beautiful and quite appropriate for the coming summer holiday.