Wednesday, October 20, 2010


About every 3 months, my group of SWAP painters gets a name and address from me.  They then paint a small painting and mail it out to that person.  The recipient doesn't know until he/she receives it who got his/her name and who will be sending something his/her way.  It could be from any of our members - who range all over the world.  This is our 27th SWAP and the group has been going strong since the first SWAP in May 2003!

I mailed my SWAP painting out Monday morning Priority Mail (I always mail it Priority Mail if it's inside the US).  I wouldn't be surprised if it was in its new home today (Priority Mail takes 3 days, tops).  

I sure hope my partner likes it.

Should I show it here?


Then it wouldn't be

a secret.



debwardart said...

Looks very good - on hot press or yupo??? (I'm guessing HP). Hope you didn't "spill the beans" on this one!!

Vicki Greene said...

It is beautiful!

RHCarpenter said...

Deb, it's on cold press with a glazing of texture medium over the leaves to try to get a richer look.

Vicki, thanks.

My partner, Michelle, received it today and she likes it - although she thinks it's a rose or a peony so maybe I didn't do a good enough job? ha ha

Irina said...

Beautiful! I like the contrast of dark and light, of dark-green and yellows.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Irina. The artist I mailed to does a lot of flowers so this one had to be good :)