Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Finished and Started in Class

In class today, I finished this painting of Teddy, my friend Susan M's TeddyBear of a chocolate lab :) He's a pretty relaxed dog.

I had fun playing the warm colors against the cools.

And I also started and got this far on a portrait of my sister. It's her birthday today!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Li'l Sis!!!
Normally, I would have a lot more colors in this but I'm thinking about giving it to her and she probably wouldn't like it as well with lots more color.


Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Good morning, Rhonda! I like the mood of this peaceful dog. Only one thing bothers me, though. That right rear leg of the dog needs more definition since it all looks like a solid block of dog instead of a thigh and calf. The area underneath this leg should be shadowy but the shadows should define that leg a bit better?

Your sister's portrait is coming along well, should be a good one.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

I bet she will be delighted with it.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Susan, for your good eye - I didn't see that as the photo is really blurred and I just saw a large mass there. I may have to look at another photo to work that back leg out.
Bill, my sister saw the beginning of the portrait last night - she didn't like it because it looks like her :( I should have known better than to give her a portrait of herself!