Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Arlene's Hawaii

This painting was done from a photo by one of my mentoree's, Arlene, who just returned from Hawaii armed with new photos from their time share. We did these large paintings today and concentrated on composition and painting palm fronds. It was great fun and the best palm fronds I have done...hooray! Go rake brushes and fan brushes!

I will await critiques on this one and let it marinate on my painting easel for a few days before deciding if it is done or requires any fine tuning.

6 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Susan, this is awesome! Do not touch a thing - and you did a great job on the palm fronds :)

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Vicki Greene said...

What an amazing sunset and the palm fronds and the rest of the background foliage are wonderful too.

laura said...

I think it's gorgeous! So dramatic. The sky is beautiful, but I love how you handled the backlit foliage, especially the palm fronds--which are perfect!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments! I also love how the palm fronds turned out and had previously shied away from tropical themes because the palm fronds I was doing looked more like cotton candy, so it was great to finally figure out how to do it. I used a combination of rake brushes in different sizes and fan brushes to do them and all of a sudden it worked! Thanks for the affirmation.

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Susan,

Things have been hectic and I haven't had much time for art recently but wanted to tell you how great your recent paintings are. There is so much improvement in your work. You have really evolved over the past couple of months. Keep up the great work. Loved the Native work, watermelon and now this. Beautiful, beyond words.

Coni