Friday, July 30, 2010


Added a bit of collage - bits of writing (I liked that you can actually read the word "regret" on one piece since it ties in with the title of this one), stamps I've collected, a butterfly, a bit of music. Small bits to move the eye around. It still needs some darks here and there but this one isn't talking to me - maybe I have to be in that same mood again as when I started it?

When You Return to that Place of Loss
15" x 22" 140# Arches
DaVinci and Golden fluid acrylics

And I finally felt up to adding a bit on the deck and shadows painting. I didn't like the pure white on the deck so dirtied it up a bit and then added just a pale wash of a warm yellow to give it a glow instead of looking untouched. Okay, I admit it - I LOVE pure white on others' paintings but on mine they just make me think I've left it undone!


The temperature has cooled down to a very nice 65F at night so the morning and afternoon were very nice, indeed. I wish it would remain this way...but that won't happen.


Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, I like the progress on both paintings.
Here too, in Ottawa, the temperature is much cooler and I certainly slept better last night. The heat wave will probably be back next week:-(

Vicki Greene said...

You are makeing progress! I am glad you had a bit of a break in the weather, now please pass it on to Florida.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Christiane and Vicki. I thought I had ruined this, but it's not looking too bad with the even darker shadow shapes - need to meld the shado shapes from the railing to the left side, though - I removed a little table and need to "see" where the shadows of the first chair would be mingled with the shadows of the railings. Storms coming our way, Vicki, I know you don't want them so I'll just send cooler weather :)

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Love that you're adding collage to Place of Loss! It flows well with the theme. If you're like me, you experience snippets of thoughts that all contribute to the feeling.

I can feel the heat on the deck! This piece lends itself well to becoming an in-the-moment piece.

Barb Sailor said...

Rhonda...The 'place of loss' painting is a very emotional and thought provoking painting- it works!
The 'chairs' painting is coming along beautifully and I admire your diligence in sticking with the concept until you are satisfied. The addition of the horizon line and calming of the waves made a world of difference. This is a very strong painting.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Barb and Pam, for your comments on When you Return...I've done a bit more and will share (as soon as my computer stops having the hiccups on me!)