Monday, July 12, 2010


The TWS show is up online. Take a look at the winners here. You can browse all the entrants, too.

Some familiar names. I think there are painters who enter every show, state-wide and national. That's how you become a well-known name. I like this painting by John Salminen much better than the one in the AWS show. There is some beautiful light in it.

Again, Ted Nuttall and Susan Montague both got in with portraits and this time they both won awards. I see a difference in styles in these two this time because TN is going for more daubs of color now in his portraits...ever changing and revising his style. There is a good YouTube vid of him painting a portrait, if you're interested. I wondered how he did those daubs of color - so easy once you know how!

Hope you have some time to create today. We're supposed to get bad storms coming through.

Deb Ward reminded me that I WAS in a major show just recently - the Cincinnati Art Club Viewpoint show is having their 42nd show this year with paintings from all over the US entered and juried in (nice monetary prizes, too). Oils outweigh the watercolors but we're going to come into our own soon. Last year's show was outstanding - the watercolors were strong and very well done and my painting got juried in. I'm already thinking about what I'll enter in this year's show - entry deadline is August 31st for the 2010 Cincinnati Art Club 42nd Viewpoint show (juror = Nita Leland). If you think you might be interested, check it out online or contact Deb Ward (coordinator for the show).

And here is the deck chairs with the masking fluid off. Now time to darken some areas of the chairs, paint the railing and call it done - slowly but surely. I haven't been painting as much as I normally do - seem to be low in energy. I'm blaming the heat and humidity. Or maybe I'm just not eating enough chocolate!


Vicki Greene said...

I really like the colors and just some really nice repeative shapes in this. Good job! Thanks for the info on the shows. And congrats for already getting your foot on the door on major shows!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, I really enjoyed viewing all those paintings from the TWS. Some are really amazing: I thought that some of the very realistic ones were indeed photographs.

You have been in a juried show! What was I telling you a few days ago: I won't have to wait long to know a famous artist!

I like your chair painting...could this be your next show entry?

debwardart said...

I really love your shadows. Bring this one for "show and tell" next week!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Vicki, Christiane, and Deb.
Deb, you may have to tell me what I've done wrong (as if I don't know that already a 1000 times over!!!) when you see it again!

Carol King said...

I really love your painting of the deck chairs. And thanks for the link. What amazing paintings!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Carol. Glad you enjoyed the artists - there are so many fine artists out there, it's hard to keep up, which is why my blogroll keeps getting longer and longer :)