Monday, June 9, 2008

Not Exactly Pay it Forward But...

I was rummaging through many paintings I have and found some I cannot sell or put in a show because they are not "mine" in the sense that they were done in class and often with Sandy's photos or composition. I did paint them using my materials but I had help along the way. So...what am I going to do with them?

Give them away!!!

So here's the deal. The FIRST PERSON TODAY (I may change the number next time so it won't always be the first poster of the day) who posts a comment of any kind - and sends me their mailing address (offline at RHCarpenter@gmail.com), I'll send a painting to you. I will show 2 paintings each Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week. You can rank the one you like the best that particular day in the email to me and I'll send you that one.
So...
Here's what I have:

1. A watercolor on gessoed watercolor paper (140# paper, either Arches or Fabriano since that's all I normally use). Using all Daniel Smith paints on a white gessoed ground, this was done in class and I'm happy with the rocks. Do you like rocks and lighthouses? Post a comment and you may win this one. It's painted side to side (no white taped edges) and is 1/4 sheet watercolor paper = 11" x 15"




















2. Traditional watercolor on Fabriano cold press 140#, a rose painted in Sandy's class. It is from her photo reference and the "fence" was put in to keep some pale colors in the background and I taped it with artist tape and pulled if off after the fact. Some of the colors bled through which I like. This is also on 11 x 15 paper (1/4 sheet) but it's not carried out to the edges so you can mat it down to 9 3/4 x 12 1/8. The white edge is unpainted paper - created by taping around the painting and then putting the tape off when done.


Each painting is shown pinned on my bulletin board in my artroom. Colors are as accurate as I can get them - not much variation from the photo to reality. I'm showing the edges so you know how you can mat them.

Good luck - and Enjoy! Times are hard. A gift lifts the spirits of the receiver and the giver :)

8 comments:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Rhonda,

What a cool idea, to give away the ones that you couldn't sell or enter into shows! It's a nice idea, too!

Personally, I have always loved the softness of that great rose against the geometry fo the stripes behind it. That's my fav of these two.

Whether I win or not, I am voting for that one!

Susan

RHCarpenter said...

LOL! The early bird catches the worm, Susan! You were posted almost immediately after this came up - good for you! Your painting will be put in the mail Wednesday morning and should reach you no later than early next week.

Dawn said...

you are so sweet Rhonda!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Dawn. Check on Wednesday when I have my next give-away and maybe you'll be lucky :)

Sandy Maudlin said...

Both of these are even much better in person than you can see on your monitor. What a treat to get a painting. Congrats, Susan!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Not wanting you to mail anything all this way to England but had to comment how could anyone choose from these delightful works and how could you part with them???. What an amazingly kind gesture to make such an offer. It might set a trend - Im thinking seriously about delving into my box of older unframed works when I get time.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Just noticed you have added me to your artists to share link - very kind of you - my thanks. As yet Im not clever with certain aspects of blogging so until Anita comes down next week with her wonderful Harry for a few days, I dont know how to add links BUT I WILL certainly add from my long list of favourites. >

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks for stopping by, Joan. You know it's not any harder to mail something to the UK than it is to mail it within the US so don't be shy!!!

Watch for Wednesday's give-away!!