Monday, September 19, 2011


This painting is now at  stage 4. 

At this point, that far upper left tomatoe is finished except for the stem.  This is how they all will come together, a little at a time.

I am not a patient person.  But, for this one, I know I ruined one good start before, and I know I have to take this a baby step at a time to get it right.  So I'm working a bit, walking away and doing something else, then going back in hours or the next day and working some more.  So far, so good, but I know it's slow going to be watching this! 

Sorry for the slowness but some things just have to simmer!  (I must be hungry and thinking of tomato sauce - yum!!)

Wanted to share some photos from this weekend - a busy, art-filled weekend for me.

Saturday, Sweetie and I took a nice drive down to Rising Sun, Indiana to see the art fair and the juried show that was in the Pendleton Gallery there.  It was a warm, sunny day and we had a good time.

The show had a first, second, third prize and a best of show (the large sculpture of the heron which was really beautiful).

My friend, Deb Ward, had two paintings in the show (she also had one painting in the signature member show of the Cincinnati Art Club I visited Sunday).

Rising Sun has a new riverfront area with a lovely sculpture/fountain gracing the new space.

But they haven't gotten rid of some of the older buildings, like this church on main street, which I've always loved.

On Sunday, I met Gaylynn Robinson, picked up her paintings for the Evergreen Show since she can't drop them off during the day, and we toured the Cincinnati Art Club's Signature Member show.  Many paintings were small and there were some real gems included in about 38 paintings overall.  We went to see our friend, Deb Ward's painting, Industrial Revolution, a fascinating painting that has so much more than you can show in a photo - lots of great texture and interesting, almost abstract composition, and beautiful colors - one of my favorites in the show.  To see more (and another of my favorites, go to Gaylynn's blog to see the painting by Joanne Honschopp's beautiful, serene, lovely acrylic landscape painting of the river.  Gaylynn did a better job getting good photos of the ones that caught our eyes and made us want to look closer.  It's always fun to walk around an art show and see what others are creating.


Carol Blackburn said...

The tomatoes are "ripening" at just the right speed....:) Wonderful! Enjoy your day.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, your tomatoes are coming along soooooooo well. We will be patient ...don't rush for us:-)
Thank you for sharing the show pictures: I can see Deb's beautiful Oriental Roses painting in one of them.

hw (hallie) farber said...

I googled Rising Sun--what a great little town with lots of happenings.

I like your tomatos and nine's a nice odd number.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

The 'maters are looking luscious - no wonder the thought of sauce :)

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol. I really haven't been painting as much as I used to and hope to get my enthusiasm back so taking this slow is okay for me now.

Christiane, thanks so much - yes, Deb's Oriental Roses were in that show and one other of her machine paintings.

Sweetie and I used to visit Rising Sun once a month - just take a nice drive and tour the galleries and eat out; we got busy with other things and stopped going and there is a difference = more traffic when driving through Aurora and Lawrenceburg (due to the casinos) than we remembered.

I think I was just hungry, Pam! ha ha

debwardart said...

Are you channeling me (the slowest painter in the world!!!) - but slow and steady wins the race (sometimes). I'm proud of you for taking your time. Also want to thank you for mentioning me in your post - I can see my paintings there! Hope you enjoyed both shows. See you soon!

Liana Yarckin said...

it is coming along wonderfully.

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you, Liana :) (What a beautiful name you have!)

Deb, yes, I did enjoy my outings to see the arwork - your Industrial Revolution was my favorite of your paintings! See you Thursday at Evergreen?