Saturday, July 31, 2010


While checking out some blogs and finding more new blogs from sidebars of blogs I was visiting, I came upon this:

Paint more.
Paint even more.
Paint even more than that.
Paint when you don’t want to.
Paint when you do.
Paint when you have something to paint.
Paint when you don’t.
Paint every day.
Keep painting.
It is from Kelly at and since she took the thought from a writer who was writing about how to be a writer, I don't think she'd mind if I shared it with you here.
So...what are you waiting for? Go PAINT!
(And that's what I'm going to do - since I have ruined the deck chairs and shadows painting again. Third time is the charm. I will get this right. Or will it be like those silly cows I tried 5 times and never got right?)


Teresa Palomar Lois said...

No way! It's ruined? What happened!?! It was going so well!! :(

Christiane Kingsley said...

Great advice...say I who is still reading fascinating blogs instead of painting:-)
You mention that you have ruined the deck really mean that the painting is still not the perfection that you see in your mind. And that is quite ok.

Happy painting...and more painting.

Deb Léger said...

Love these ten steps, Rhonda! I'm going to make myself a small poster with these ten steps on it and hang it beside my painting table.

I so admire your dedication when you re-do paintings several times!

Michelle said...

Thanks, I needed that. Yesterday I was so tired and had a headache so I thought, "I can't paint today." But I should have painted anyway. They say the first 200-300 watercolour paintings are the hardest...I could have been one more down if I'd pushed myself a little.

Cathy Gatland said...

I'd say you're the last person who needs this advice Rhonda - you work so hard and I'm sure paint ten for every one of mine! Sorry the deck chairs crashed, I'm sure they'll get there, and beautifully, soon.

Lisa Walsh said...

What's going on with the deck chairs??? Inquiring minds and supportive friends want to know!

And I'm painting as fast as I can...:)

RHCarpenter said...

Yep, I picked up those chairs and tossed them overboard, Teresa! I ruined the shadow-shapes by trying to do too much and too dark :(

Christiane, sometimes I just need to see more art from others to get myself in gear...and sometimes it's just a nice way to unwind and enjoy the art around me :) Yep, it was no where near perfection so off it goes - like the Red Queen I'm quick to say Off with It's Head!!

Deb, if we did this we would gain so much - but life does get in the way and you can't paint all the time - when would you eat chocolate? ha ha

Michelle, you have permission to have off days, especially when headaches and other health issues come into play. Perhaps just a tiny sketch for those days? :)

Cathy, I am obsessed, it's true!!!

Ah, Lisa, see the first comment to Teresa - gone gone into the waves...version three in process as we speak.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Good advise! Will participate when done downsizing - a four letter word for me right now but also a good mantra. We don't really need a lot - shut off the want monster!
You give me such inspiration, Rhonda. #3 for the deck chairs? You are a bull dog. go Girl!

Barbara Weeks said...

Great advice! I should heed it!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Pam. I like bulldogs so I'm taking it as a compliment :) ha ha

Thanks, Barbara :) I hope number 3 and I can come to some kind of agreement :) ha ha