Friday, February 19, 2016

ALMOST THERE



After working on the ink drawing and painting, I think I am now ready to go back to the watercolor painting and bring it to completion.  Getting close - almost there...

Still need to paint "the star" of the painting - that one draping leaf.

11 comments:

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

You can definitely see the value of doing the black and white study, everything is popping forward and receding in a very interesting way. This is going to be a stunner!

debwardart said...

This one is much better! Sometimes it takes 2-3 times to work out the idea. Looking forward to a finish.

Diana said...

Oooh, I like it like this, so dramatic!beautiful, Rhonda, love,Diana

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks much, Lisa, Deb, and Diana - hope it works out (afterall, just a bit more to do to call it finished).

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

I really like how this is looking :D the studies seem to be helping you to focus more on what you want out of a piece of work :)

E.M. Corsa said...

My comments are always so weird Rhonda. But I love this. It makes me feel the humidity and lushness of a tropical area. That may not have been your intention but I mean it as a compliment.

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

This is just beautiful so far. Can't wait to see it completed.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jennifer Rose. I do need to think more about what I want before even beginning to paint - otherwise, why paint it at all?

Elizabeth, I have never found your comment weird at all! I like that it's making you feel that tropical Florida vibe :)

Thanks, Carol! Getting there...if I can conquer it instead of it conquering me at the end :)

Debbie Nolan said...

Wow Rhonda - this is going to be so beautiful. Can't wait to see the star of your show completed. Hope you have a lovely day friend.

Studio at the Farm said...

You really have planned out your campaign with this painting, Rhonda!! Good for you! I look forward to seeing it finished.
As for me, yes, standing at my work area and pretending I am teaching would be an interesting experiment :) I certainly paint looser and faster that way.
Kathryn

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Debbie and Kathryn :) I have finally finished this one and will post it soon - have begun another from the trip now and hope it turns out. A teacher once told me that when you begin watercolor, you have about 10 successful paintings for every 100 you did and that number continued to grow as you learned and painted more until you get to 50-50 and then when you get past that, you're pretty darned good :) I think I'm at 25 failed to 75 successful so I'm pretty happy but I know there are those painters who are at 95% successful and I wonder what that would be like to always (almost) paint something good when you paint? ha ha Guess that's my goal!