Saturday, July 11, 2015

HYDRANGEA BEGINNINGS WITH MOONGLOW BACKGROUND


From a reference photo of my hydrangea as it bloomed by the doorway...

Using Moonglow + Zoisite Genuine in the background with Zoisite Genunite + Sap Green for the leaves.  I think I'll play the granulating/texture look of the background against the smooth look of the petals in this one.  Look for lots of blues with just a touch of violet or pink :)


This is a half sheet, Arches 300# cold press.  Daniel Smith colors.  
I will soften those hard edges when I add more paint and give the outside edges a little pop of color.  

This one has a name already (sometimes they just come so easily and other times it's a struggle!)...but I'll save that until it's more finished...




It's hard to get a good photo of the Moonglow + Zoisite Genuine in the background but this is pretty close.  




8 comments:

Claire said...

Wow, I love these granulation effects, I have these Primatek paints too and don't use them enough! It's looking fab!

E.M. Corsa said...

Oh Rhonda, absolutely luscious!

Katherine Thomas said...

That background is breathtaking! I don't know how you get all that paint and water to cooperate, but you do it so beautifully!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

what a cool background effect :D

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Can't wait to see the hydrangea ready :)
The howmanieth is it? ;)
I'll never draw flowers, so I'm having
fun looking at yours :))

Have a beautiful day!
Tinna ✐

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Claire and Elizabeth. I do love granulation effects - it's like s surprise until it dries!

Katherine, it's the paint and just being loose with the pigment vs water, I think. Thanks!

Jennifer Rose, thanks :)

Tinna, I don't understand howmanieth is it? Perhaps you mean how many hydrangeas I've painted? Or...the size of this one? We're having a language glitch, I think! ha ha You definitely can do flowers!! Love the poppy photo on your blog today and the delicate pink one, too.

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a beautiful blending of colors and the sediments work wonderfully in this piece. Leaps and bounds, Rhonda. Your work is wonderful!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sherry. The granulating colors do it for you! ha ha I so appreciate your comments that are always positive.