Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ruddy and the Rubber Ducks


Guess who came to my house yesterday afternoon? Ruddy Duck, a painting I won from Chris Beck!!! Until he has a nice frame (he is already very nicely matted and ready (or is that ruddy) to go into a frame, he'll sit here with the other ducks and maybe they'll have a jam session at night with George, the red-eyed tree frog (whose aquarium is right under this shelf in the kitchen). What do you think of Ruddy and the Rubber Ducks? Pretty cool, eh???

Thanks so much, Chris!!! He was packaged so well and arrived safely, not a single feather was ruffled in the shipping :)

He's wonderful and I'll be sure to love him best of all the ducks :)







Chris sent a note with a copy of one of her hollyhocks paintings on it, too - an extra treat! It looks like the painting was poured, Chris - did you get that wonderful light and pale, fresh color by pouring the paint on this one?

6 comments:

Chris Beck said...

Ruddy and the Rubber Ducks -- sounds like a revival Motown group!!

I love the "shrine" to Ruddy!! Very cute. Now I know for sure he's in a good home!! ;-D

The hollyhocks card is a detail of a larger painting and yes, it started as a poured painting using lemon yellow, permanent rose, and phthalo blue. I'll give a more detailed description on my blog in the next few days.

Sandy Maudlin said...

You are a lucky duck, Rhonda, to own a Chris original. Delightful.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Lucky you, Rhonda! Both Ruddy and the hollyhocks are well-painted...love the light in the hollyhocks!

RHCarpenter said...

Chris, they would sing that song, "Bill, I love you so, I always will..."! ha ha
Yes, Sandy, I am lucky to have this little guy here sitting in my kitchen watching me (and watching over the other rubber duckies so they stay out of trouble).

Vicki Greene said...

Ruddy is so cute and I love the way it is matted. The card is wonderful too. What a wonderful gift.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki. I was like getting two surprise-prizes instead of one :)