Friday, May 27, 2011


Step one of a painting I'm working on. 

I'll let you decide what the imagery means.  I know what it means to me.

Green Madonna
22" x 22.5"
Arches 140# cold press paper

For all those in the U.S., have a great Memorial Day weekend.  If you're travelling, be safe!


jgr said...

Rhonda, I totally love the colors!! Happy weekend to you!

Jane said...

Looks very interesting Rhonda, looking forward to see where you will go from there.
Have a nice weekend.

Katherine Thomas said...

How wonderful that you let your viewers decide their own meaning for the painting. Its going to be wonderful, I can see it already!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jane! I'll try to get back to it today with another in the planning stages (which means I'm thinking about it, have photo references but have been too lazy to draw anything out).

Jane, thank you...stay tuned and have a good weekend. Going to be warm and sunny here.

Katherine, I find that I explain too much and perhaps I should stop that and let the viewer make their own decisions about the painting and what it might mean to them - then you get a whole variety of meanings rather than just my one meaning :)

laura said...

Fascinating! One of my favorite color combinations is yellow-green and blue-green. The alizarin touches are beautiful. Interesting texture too!

Irina said...

I have no clue)). Will wait for the author's result.

Shelley Whiting said...

I love this painting. I love how loose and expressive it is. The painting is very light and luminous. Simply gorgeous!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Laura and Irina :)

Shelley, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Your work following the death of your mother and how you are working through that is so powerful and amazing!!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Loads of interest and beautiful colours. I see a torso, Christian cross and children's hands. I an't but think of the phrase 'Suffer little children to come unto me'... Look forward to see where you take it.

We feel so sorry for the peoples of America in the tornado belt - just strong winds lately here were quite disturbing.

jane minter said...

i like the glow of the crosses and around the body rhonda ...can see and two tiny faces inside the handprints .

RH Carpenter said...

Joan, I like your take on this one. Our President is touring Joplin, Missouri today. I hope our government (FEMA) will actually help them and not give them the runaround like they did with people in New Orleans.

Jane, I like your take on this, too. It's interesting to me to hear what others think and see :)