Friday, February 15, 2008

Hanging the Show Today

Sandy Maudlin, Robert Nowicki, and I will be hanging Sandy's Student Show today. If you're in the area, come by Sharon Woods - the Sharon Center at 11450 Lebanon Road in Sharonville, OH - and see the show. There will be several classes represented and over 150 paintings! The show starts tomorrow with an artist reception Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

I am putting in these 4:

The show only hangs until Sunday, February 24 so come by and see it before it's gone, baby, gone!!!
And don't think because it's a "student show" that it won't be worth seeing because a LOT of the members of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society are in the show because they are still taking lessons from Sandy Maudlin. However, you can pick up my 4 paintings for a steal because I'm sick of looking at them and need more money for matting and framing newer stuff.


Suzanne said...

Good luck with the show! I love the bottom painting with the gold leaves and dark berries. Beautiful!

Melanie said...

hi! thanks for your kind comment on my blog and for the linkage!
i love these paintings... the last one is my fav - love the colors.. and the whole feel of it.
will definitely be adding you to my list - nice to 'meet' a fellow watercolorist... there doesnt seem to be many of us out here in the blogosphere :)

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...


I surely wish I could visit this show...and I have always loved the golden leaves and berries painting. If you sell this, have you considered having prints made? I think they would be a money-maker for you since this is such a vibrant painting!

Love them all....Susan

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

What delightful work. The colours zing and I'm crazy about the close up compositions. Sorry cant afford to fly over to view . Wish you well with sales.

Sandy Maudlin said...

How I wish everyone could see these paintings in person. Rhonda, they look so so professional. And they glow. I could reach out and pick that dogwood flower. And teh orange leaves and berries are gorgeous.
Your work is really good. And all you did today to help at the set up of the show is so appreciated. You were a life saver!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Rhonda! I just saw, in the first painting of the flower, the profile of a man with long, flowing dark hair and wearing a wide-sleeved robe, holding a large sea urchin in his left hand! Never noticed that before, but he is in the upper right corner, facing center. Hmmmmm.
Call me crazy.....Susan

Dawn said...

lovely paintings all of them Rhonda! The last one is my favorite too. I hope you can find good homes for them.

Tracy Wandling said...

Oh those last 2 are delicious! Hope the show goes well, and your materials fund gets replenished! Sandy is very proud of all of her students. You guys are so lucky to have her I think.
Happy Painting!!!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Suzanne, Melanie, Dawn, Tracy, Joan, Susan and Sandy for your comments. The golden berries seems to be a favorite - it always gets good comments and attention at shows (I've had it in one other). Don't know why it hasn't sold as I think it's one of the best things I've painted so far.
Melanie, there are tons of watercolor artists in the blog-o-sphere - check my links on the sidebar :)
Susan, I'm not sure what you've been taking (maybe cold meds?) but I don't see anything but a flower! haha

Mike said...

Hi Rhonda . .

Thanks for coming by my blog! Thought I'd stop in and see what you were up to, also. You've got the touch, girl! Love this piece with the golden leaves. Nicely done with lots of variation.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Mike! I've been checking out your blog for a while but just never got the courage to comment - but then I think, "What if no one commented on my blog?" and I take the time to do it and slow down and spend some time. Your work is masterful and I hear you are a great teacher, too - a winning combination!

laura said...

The berries are fabulous, and the gold glows! But I have a weakness for birds of paradise--and I love the inside of the poppy too.
Good luck with the show!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Laura, for stopping by and for the comments. Everyone likes the golden leaves and berries so I'm glad to see that you have others you like :) That poppy is on rice paper and the BoP is on All Media Artboard (from Cheap Joe's).