Saturday, February 25, 2017


Almost done but the legs are a bit too yellow and need toned down = more ruddy brown color needed there.  Maybe a bit more on the beak...but other than that, I think I've done all I can do on the feathers without making them too realistic and fussy.

What do you think?

Heron Flight

on half sheet (15 x 22 inches) 
Arches 140# cold press watercolor paper


E.M. Corsa said...

I think it's lovely. I am especially drawn to the reflection. Great Job!

Constance Hildebrand said...

Lovely! Well done.

Sadami said...

Ohhhh, Rhonda, absolutely, a masterpiece! Well done!! Cheers, Sadami

laura said...

Let me chime in and say it looks great as is--I too love the shadow!
One of my favorite birds--it's so majestic in flight! said...

It looks great!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

looks good :D love the reflection on the water

maybe a bit darker shadow on the neck, near the base where it connects to the shoulder? (ignore me, tell me to shut up if you didnt want suggestions) the wings look great, nothing to worry about at all there :D

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comments, Elizabeth, Sadami, Laura, Carol(e) :)
Jennifer, you may be right about darkening a bit the neck so it's separated more - and toning down those yellows.

Constance, thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment!

Leslie Redhead said...

Beautiful work! You can really feel the weightlessness of a bird in flight.