Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I'm afraid I'm not painting anything but the lessons for Suzanne McDermott's online course right now.  I'm enjoying it thoroughly, but feel I should be doing something else - for me - in a larger size.  I have something in mind but the days end and I've done nothing but think about it.  Maybe that's okay.  Thinking is good.

In the meantime, I wander the web and view blogs I enjoy and find new ones, too.  Here's a favorite of mine (Randall David Tipton) and the painting he has up right now is absolutely delicious with color!!  Makes me want to step into that scene and live there.  Take a look and see if you don't agree. 

Although I don't paint this way, I would love to be able to paint like a colorist.  Color gets me - grabs me - captures me - takes me places that a more muted palette cannot.  I gues that's why Randall David Tipton and Carol Carter are two of my faves because of the way they use color - bold, sassy, crazy, wild, calming, unusual, zingy, fun, beautiful color!!!  Take a look at Carol's recent peppermint piggies and I dare you not to smile! 

And speaking of color, Suzanne McDermott has an itch to change up her palette and you can see the wonderful results here on her blog.

I tell you, the world is just so FULL of amazing artists and their work which fills our days with delicious colors, great values, interesting shapes and unique viewpoints.  And this just notes 3 of them!!!  Go out and view artwork - at a gallery or online - and see what might inspire you, challenge you, or fill you with joy.


William K. Moore said...

Really enjoyed browsing your site Rhonda - seems like a redesign or perhaps it's because you feature diverse items. Nice you are being featured in an artist review, well deserved to be sure. Please continue being a protector to little frogs.. they are no match for human progress.

laura said...

It is good to spend some time just letting everything percolate in your mind ... Thanks for the links. I have long been an admirer of Suzanne's, and recently of Carol Carter's too; thanks for the introduction to RDT--that Tillamook painting is astounding: what a sky!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Bill, for stopping by and for taking the time to comment :) I am a frog princess of another kind, I think :) Love them in all shapes and sizes just as they are - don't need them to turn into princes!

Laura, glad you liked seeing the work - there are so many favorites and so diverse but the use of color is what really gets me and makes me envious but also challenges me! That Tillamook painting just makes my blood run faster!!

Randall David Tipton said...

Thank you Rhonda!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Carol Carter is one of my favorites. I'm off to check out Randall David Tipton, always excited to find learn about artists.

Tim Robinson said...

Thank you so much for sharing these links!

AutumnLeaves said...

I'm not painting much either these days. Seems when my husband is out of town for work, I can't much done because of the dogs. They are a handful.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Great links, Rhonda. Thanks!!

RH Carpenter said...

Randall, you are most welcome!

Carrie, you'll enjoy Randall's work and his use of color, too :)

Tim, you're welcome - hope you find new favorites.

Autumn, I don't have dogs - but my frogs keep me hopping! ha ha

Pam, glad you like them!