Thursday, March 17, 2011

EVERYONE'S IRISH TODAY

I sure am seeing a lot of green clothing around today.  Green has never been my favorite color but I have been to Ireland and seen the unbelievable green hillsides - and been in the rain that makes all those hillsides so lush and green. 


For St. Patrick's Day, instead of green, I'll share a white-washed cottage in the Irish hillsides.  Painted on rice paper and then glued to watercolor paper.  This was done a few year's ago.  I think it would be pretty to have green in the foreground and around the cottage against that violet (got a bit carried away with the violet and you know you can't lift that out of rice paper!). 

The photo was shared on a Yahoo group and several of us painted this - but I can't remember whose photo it was.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
(Stay away from the green beer.)

9 comments:

Caroline said...

Happy St Patrick's day to you too Rhonda, what a beautiful cottage you have captured the atmosphere of the place perfectly.

Barb Sailor said...

Erin Go Blagh - or however it is spelled! I love this painting - it is very Irish! It touches a chord inside me - I am truly Irish - at least 1/2! ;)
You did a good job on it.

L Young said...

Happy St Patty's day. I've never painted on Rice paper and I think you did a nice painting of the cottage.

Jane said...

I don't think there is any need for anything green around your lovely cottage, it is standing out beautifully all by itself. Great colors.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Caroline and Barb. It's "Erin go bragh" I think - I've got Irish in me, too).

Thanks, Linda and Jane. It was a beautiful sunny, warm St. Patrick's Day. Not green around here yet but there's hope! Today, a bit more rain to come...

Debbie said...

Hope your St Patrick's day was happy Rhonda. I love your little cottage and don't mind there not being any green in it... what you did, was capture a wonderful atmospheric scene.ce

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Nicely done! I love the rice paper.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Debbie, and Leslie. Glad you like the little cottage - it was fun to add the texture by just painting it on rice paper :)

hw (hallie) farber said...

This is delightful. I saw it yesterday but couldn't comment.