Sunday, March 04, 2007

Still Life in Blue and Orange - 18" x 24" Pastel

Today I went to my Sunday sketch class, where we had an incredible model whose body was a cross between the Venus de Milo and the ancient Venus of Willendorf. It's funny how by today's standards, no one would consider this ample, voluptuous woman beautiful, but in a different time she would have been a goddess. Anyway, for some reason, my efforts at sketching her just got worse with each pose, so I don't have anything worth posting, although I wish I did, because her curves were amazing. Instead, I am posting a still life that I did a while ago, which I have always liked. The complementary colors really pop.

On another note, I am putting a freeze on my feed to the Daily Painters site for the next three weeks. With several projects to work on, and some travel plans, doing a daily just won't happen with any frequency. I will update my site with WIP instead, as things progress.

7 comments:

Takeyce said...

This is beautiful, Rhonda. Using my favorite complementary combo makes for a very lively painting. excellent job.

H Malott said...

A beautiful piece Rhonda. I really like the layers of color. Have fun on your travels! ~Heidi

C. Ousley said...

The colors are really happening in this piece. Nice and loose. Excellent I love the cat painting down the page also.

kaycrain said...

Rhonda,
I love the bright color in this one.
Well done!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

I love this painting! I found my way to your blog through a link on Hall Groat's blog and I found him through Lines and Colors...such is the norm on the bloggers journey. Ayway I'm glad I found you. This is a great painting. I also liked "Sailing" quite a lot.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Beautiful. I too, love the compliments of orange and blue together.
Came here through Virginia Vaughan's site.

Daily Art in the Pines said...

Thank you, Rhonda, for your comments on my work...followed your link back to your blog...your pastels are gorgeous! Really like this piece as well as your animals...very nice! New to artist blogs and I am finding so many wonderful sites...just makes me happy to see all this beauty!
janette