Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I went in and softened the shadow shapes and lightened them a bit, then added a bit more to the crows.  Done.  And ready to enter the WACC Juried Show and hope it gets in.  I've decided to go ahead and just enter this one since Caw Girl #1 didn't work out. 

The paintings you enter (you can enter 2) have to be matted and framed because they are judged in person.  So you have them ready to hang, take them to the gallery, drop them off and then wait for the verdict.  If you enter 2, you still have to return to pick up the one that didn't get in.  (It would be much easier for everyone if they judged based on cd or online entries showing the paintings.)

So...my question is:

When you can enter 2 or 3 paintings but only 1 is juried in, is it better to enter two similar style paintings or just enter your strongest painting?  What do you artists with more experience than I in entering shows do? 

This one is at the framers now and will be ready for the March 26th drop-off date. 


Mick Carney said...

Very interested in your decision to paint the shadows in different colours. The device certainly attracts the eye. Some nice work on the birds.

Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful one, Rhonda. Lots of luck, although you really don't need luck when you have such skills.

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

I really like these crows and think they should be juried in! If you are going to enter more than one, perhaps this one and then a very different 2nd piece.

RH Carpenter said...

Mick, I had an idea to use primary colors but didn't want to use primary colors for the crows so what about the shadows - that's how it came about :) And the title came with the idea of using primary colors!

Carol, thanks so much!

CarolKing, I'm just entering this one - makes more sense to me, I think, right now.

Harry Kent said...

Love diagonal compositions like this. The sense of movement across surface really suits this subject.

Sadows are great. Sahdows contain a surprising amount of color, as Monet demonstrated. Think you made the right call (caw-l).

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Harry :) I'm always pleased when you take time from your schedule to visit and comment :) I think it's a good one - we'll see what the judges think.