Monday, October 23, 2017

FIGS AND BLUE GLASS - CONTINUED



Darkened the top right corner after placing a pillow behind the lamp base shape and putting down some pattern behind the plate of figs to tie the colors together, top and bottom.  Added more to the bottom pattern.  Okay so far...














But not completely happy with this one.  Which means more work to do?  Or put it in the "look at it later" bin?


The colors IRL look dulled on the 300# paper - is this just a feature of the heavier paper?  Or of the colors I'm using?  Or??

5 comments:

Barbra Joan said...

Hi Rhonda, I've no experience with this heavy paper, but I have read that the heavier paper absorbs more so could that be the reason for the dulling of color.
Whatever, you are doing a fantastic job with these. Keep going on it.. I have faith in you. !!! Your an inspiration ...

Sadami said...

Go, go, Rhonda! I'm sending this from the residency, the mentorship program in Blue Mountains. Very busy with the projects and a great learning from Margaret Hamilton AM who is an Australian legend like my other mentors Ann James, Helen Chamberlin in picture book industry. Take care, Rhonda. Have a creative week! Best wishes, Sadami

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda I like the blue chicken dish and glass jar- it makes the orange figs stand out. Smiled when I read about" look at it later" bin. I have a big pile of these hiding in the closet! Always enjoy seeing what you are working on. Hugs!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

def could be the paper, I find my colours do soak in and fade on heavier paper, which sucks because I prefer using it

hmm maybe put it in the look in it later bbin, but don't forget its there?

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Barbara Joan. I think I'll need to go back in with richer color so the figs don't look so dull in this one, but that won't be a big problem. I'm used to 140# paper, too, so the 300# can act more absorbent.

Thanks, Sadami! I hope you are having a wonderful time at your residency!!!

Debbbie, thanks so much. I do like to put these away for a few days and look at them again (sometimes they are not as bad as I thought but other times, they are worse! ha ha)

Thanks, Jennifer Rose. I'll definitely look at them again in a few days - I have a few "not quite good enough" there right now from these experiments.