Saturday, August 14, 2010


Drove over to Deb Ward's again Thursday and spent the day painting, talking, eating, painting, talking, etc. I got to see some work Sharon had done and we told her the ones we'd put in the Viewpoint Show. Some really wonderful work that shouldn't have a problem getting in at all.

While there, I worked more on the mermaid. I'm calling her Minerva's Daughter...she's almost done.

I also took out an older start of a portrait of my friend, Teresa, and spent some more time on it. I'll work more on it to finish it soon.

Jerry took some photographs of the paintings I'm going to enter into Viewpoint. I hope one gets in (you can enter 3 but only 1 will get in). I'll get the cd done and ready to mail out Monday. No reason to wait for the deadline of August 31.


Christiane Kingsley said...

What a wonderful title for your beautiful mermaid: the eye is attracted to all those beautiful geometric shapes, but mine certainly stopped to admire the sweet face of Minerva's daughter.

Vicki Greene said...

I really, really like Minerva's Daughter. The colors, the shapes all seem to flow together to make a terrific painting. I don't do portraits so I don't have a background to speak from but I do like the colors that you have in her hair. Best of luck to you in getting in the show.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Christiane. Glad you are enjoying her...I wish I was a mermaid in the ocean blue.

Thanks, Vicki. I need to fluff up Teresa's hair a bit, I think. I'm going to be doing more portraits - the only way I'll get better. But I do like the sunlit places on her face so far.

Lisa Walsh said...

Love the title you've given the mermaid, Rhonda. Her curves stand out beautifully against the abstract shapes, there's a wonderful flow to the painting. Best of luck with getting into the Viewpoint show!

debwardart said...

You can do it!!!! Hope Teresa is happy!!!!!

Carol King said...

Your mermaid is looking good, she has the face of an Egyptian Goddess!

Love the portrait too.

Good luck with getting into the show.

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Whaaaaaaaaat?!?!? you're at it again! I'm a chubby cutie uberexcited floating thing right now ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ I love how you're keeping the colors clean and mingling them and taking good care of lights and shadow areas, and those teals in the hair are love! and the way you've defined the lips and then faded them into the skin in the shadow area is really working! Can you tell I love to talk about my portraits? ^_^

I'm loving Minerva's daughter too, I like the contrast in it, the design flat elements in contrast to her volume, the curve against the hard lines, the way her tail seems to sudently get behind those rectangles, the colors, this is going to be a good piece, now don't rush it ;) already waiting for the update.

Hope we'll see the pieces you've chosen for Viewpoint

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

This piece is really coming along. Haven't read other's comments but I see the neck & head of a swan but it's really the mermaid's body - fun!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Lisa, Deb, Carol and Pam, for your comments on this one :) She's coming along...slowly (slowly, Deb, slowly!!).

Teresa, I hope you still like it when you see the finish!