Saturday, November 5, 2011


Well, Sweetie made me attend the opening of the Viewpoint Show (see yesterday's post for info on hours); and it was wall-to-wall people.  But some I knew and others I talked to and Deb did a great job sharing the judge's comments on the winning paintings while awarding the ribbons and $.  I didn't win anything, but it doesn't matter at all.  It was a fun evening and everyone anxiously awaited the awards and visited with friends and family.  There were entries as far away as Alaska, so it's becoming more and more a national show although the locals feel it's their big local show.

It was so crowded, you couldn't get a decent photo of anything during the opening, so we returned today to walk around more leisurely and get some photos this afternoon.

Here are some of the watercolors that got into the show - you'll see some with ribbons were winners (2 were awards that were given by wives of artists who have passed on as a way to honor them; the wives get to pick the award winners so they were not chosen by the judge of the rest of the show).

Upper left:  Gaylynn Robinson's watercolor titled Locked Out.

Right:  Lorri Davis' watercolor batik titled Afternoon Shadows.  Gaylynn and Lorri were there so I got to chat a bit with them.  They are both members of our local watercolor society.

This watercolor painting, titled Lonesome Bicycle, is by Raymond Burt; it won one of the special awards.  The woman who awarded it said her husband would have loved the loose style.  I don't know Mr. Burt but he is going to coordinate the show next year.

This watercolor, titled Ready to Fish, was painted by Joan Rothel, a local artist who is a member of the Ohio Watercolor Society..

This painting won one of the special awards and the woman said it was because of the lovely loose style and the maintained whites throughout.  It's by Carolyn Ross Hibbard and called Bloomin' Beauties 2.  Carolyn is a lovely lady and a member of our local watercolor society.  She also has done artwork for the Cincinnati Zoo.

Another prize-winner (this time from the regular judge) was this watercolor on gessoed paper by Vivian Ripley and it's called Rush of Water.  Because of the position, it was hard to get a good, clean photo of it without the lights.

And I have to show you my painting in the show and what it was hung beside.  I loved it!

The painting, an oil painting, was called Bird Tribe by Gregory M. Dearth.  I loved it so much, I voted for it for Viewers Favorite (although it didn't win, it won a regular award in the show).

That's all for the watercolors.  I did take a few of my favorites from the show.  I'll share those tomorrow.  Until then, pop over to Deb Ward's blog and read more about the show and the juror's comments.


Carol Blackburn said...

Thanks for sharing, Rhonda. They did put your painting next to a complimentary one.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Looks like it was a fun show...I thought the top one with the chair and blinds was a Sandy Maudlin...looks almost like her blind the orchids.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Well not almost....I just remembered the blinds...Sandy´s is with a sewing machine and I see so many of this "Batik" style on the web I forget where I see them all:)

RH Carpenter said...

You're welcome, Carol :) I was happy to see my crows next to that bird woman :)

Cynthia, Lorri is currently one of Sandy's students so I think you see that influence.

Jane said...

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself in the end, there were some truly beautiful paintings!

Ann Buckner said...

Thanks for sharing these Rhonda. Your painting looking beautiful hanging there.

Cathy Gatland said...

Great pairing of your crows with the bird woman - I would think that whoever might buy one, would buy the other too. Great show Rhonda, congratulations for getting in there!

Katherine Thomas said...

Those are some gorgeous paintings! Where is this show?

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Jane, Ann, Cathy, for your comments - I wish I could buy that Bird Tribe painting, Cathy but it's out of my price range once it goes past $1,000.

Katherine, see yesterday's post and enlarge the photo of the info to get the address in Mt. Adams. I hope you can attend - there are several beautiful colored pencil paintings in the show.

Caroline said...

Thank you for sharing your day out at the art exhibition. A very nice selection of works. Your crow looks like he wants to run with the bird tribe woman!

RH Carpenter said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Caroline. I do think they look good together!

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Just thought I'd give you a pat on the back for attending the sh..., correction, "your" show. Thanks for sharing the work with us, especially yours.
I certainly admire your continued participation in a variety of shows. Makes me feel like a big chicken or lazy or both. Brava!
Have a great day tomorrow and congratulations.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Gary :) After the fact, I'm glad I now know what it's like to attend the big opening; not sure I'd do it again but it wasn't torture - for torture, see Tuesday's post!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

ooooo Lorri is a student of Sandy...that does explain it for sure...I mean it is a gorgeous piece...I just registered with those blinds and forgot the sewing machine:)