by R H (Rhonda) CARPENTER
Thanks for all the recent poems and contacts with other artists of late. Surprising to see other artists using blackbirds for inspiration (your lovely bag). I think the plan of pommegranates with the skulls is inspirational.Love the scenic format for this unusual piece and the vibrant colours.
Kompliment!!! Liebe Grüße kerstin
well, that turned out well. Kind of strange, of course. Nice curious composition. Where's the crow? alas poor Yorick.. :-)
This is truly stunning, Rhonda. The strong shadows really work well and it stood out as 'must comment' on my blogroll. Congrats. x
Love the subject (though you didn't doubt about that, right?) and I'm kind of curious about what you are planning for those shadows, you have me glued to this wip already
Beautiful colors and shadows. Very interesting composition. I like it!
Love your colors and design.
Joan, I think a lot of artists use blackbirds in their work - some of us really like those things! ha haThanks, Kerstin, for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.Mimi, yes, a bit strange, odd, morbid. And I did think about a crow! ha haThanks, Gillian :) Glad it made you look closer.Thanks so much, Teresa and Christiane!
Dear Rhonda, The work is very interesting and I like it. Strong contrast,colours, composition are great. Further, all symbolic subjects : skulls,pomegranate& pink heart(?!). Wow, thank you. Cheers, Sadami
Thanks, Pam and Sadami :) Sadami, that's a cherry but I haven't finished it yet - still work to do on this one before it's finished.
I find this a wonderful piece, Rhonda. Not sombre, just serious. Yes, it is about mortality, but it's also about birth. We see a row of skulls, generations, who have gone before.We see the pomegranite which echoes the form of the skulls, especially the half that lies like one of the skulls, inverted. It is one that is torn in half. For that's how one opens a pomegranite ... and that's how life opens, and consumes, us.But then there is the seed. The next generation to come. The seed can only be liberated by the breaking of the fruit. A philosophical piece with a strange stillness to it. A still life, or a stilled life, or still, a life?
Harry, you have really delved into this one and found such meat to be chewed!! Thank you so much. I love hearing another's take on what it means, what the work says to them and I'm very pleased with your critique.
looking very good so far rhonda .. the peeps looked neat framed .
Thanks, Jane :)
I found this piece very interesting and like how you have painted it. Very nicely done, Rhonda!
This is really a marvelous piece, Rhonda! In every way, symbolically, compositionally and watercolorally (;-). Bravo!
Thanks so much, Ann and Suzanne!
Gracias, Carlos :)
cool painting of the skulls and pomegranates.
Thanks, Carol. A bit more to do until I can call this one finished but I'll get it done sometime.
I never thought I would say this about skulls, but I love these!! Beautiful work Rhonda.
Thanks, Jane. Glad you like the painting :)
Your paintings remind me of my professor’s series of Irelandhttp://www.cudonal.com/3-recent-artwork--2010.htmlBeuatful in its simplicity and enjoy the format.Swift
Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Nick. I enjoyed seeing your professor's work - the hunger project was very beautiful and thought-provoking.
Post a Comment