Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday, Apr. 13, 2007 - Friday the 13th

An unlucky day? We got the letter saying neither of my 2 paintings nor Jerry's 2 photos got into the Fitton Center show this year. Jerry said to file it away under: Good work, bad judges.

If you love your work it will never seem like work. Only I can decide what is beautiful to me. Looking at the AWS show winners, I wonder how many of them I would want hanging in my home for the beauty of it. Some, yes, but not all. It seems we are taking a road towards more graphic work, more strong lines and strong darks in everything and always always abstracted bits and pieces that don't speak to me.

But to get on the bandwagon, stay tuned for my next work: I'm calling it "Cat Parts" and I've got the scissors to cut off pieces of Smudge's fur for a more tactile look to the work. I think it will be a big hit but Smudge looks worried...
and he's packing a suitcase...







3 comments:

Michelle Himes said...

Your hubby is right, Rhonda. Those were all good pieces of art and could/should have gotten into the show with other judges.

Michelle

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Michelle. You just never know what a judge wants and it's hard to see the work of a judge unless they have artwork out there to view. So you take a chance. No big deal. Maybe I should put the Geisha painting in the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society show at Evergreen now that she's free...

Anonymous said...

YES you should put her in!
Good idea.
SAndy