Friday, July 27, 2012


I began the second photo of the pears this way, doing the background and then the shadow/foreground drizzles. 

It makes the pears look like they are melting - which they may be in this heat.  Another 100F day :(

I changed the colors of the pears up a bit from the first painting where they were more green.  I am liking that golden-orange-red one :)  It's like going to a party where all the women are in black dresses - and then that one walks in wearing red! ha ha 

Because they are going to look like they are melting down, I'm calling this

Summer of 2012 Pears.

What do you think so far?
It's not finished yet but getting close!

Sweetie and I are going to the Ft. Thomas Library to see
Art After Hours, a program of music and food and lots of paintings and photos on the walls.  We may be in the show next year but didn't know about it this year.  Still, quite a few artists are in that I know so it should be fun.

Hope you have something fun and artful to do this weekend.  We are having a family birthday gathering and we may all have to jump in the pool (with or without swimsuits, it's so darned HOT!).


Sadami said...

Dear Rhonda,
The work looks very nice! Hope it does not need you to put too much. Relax and watch London Olympics with a cold drink --could be not bad. Take care.
Cheers, Sadami

Tina Besecker Marohn said...

Your pears are turning out quite nice. I like how you carried the color into the shadow.

renate said...

Hello Rhonda:) It seems so simple how you do it! The pears are lovely and the colors are too. My fav is the one on the right, the light green. Love the background and foreground too. Well, love the whole painting!!:)

Christiane Kingsley said...

The pears are delightful! Have fun this weekend. And, your pears may stop melting soon: after our month-long heat wave, we are finally getting some cooler evenings and we even got a few drops of rain this week - I thought everyone was going to start cheering when the first drops came down:-)

CrimsonLeaves said...

Fabulous title and oh so beautiful pears. I'm with you on the stultifying heat.

RH Carpenter said...

I'm so glad you are liking them so far, Sadami, Tina, Renate, Christiane and Sherry.

Christiane, we are getting storms - lasting about 1/2 hour and bringing down trees and power lines (60 mph winds and rain); then it's over. But this morning, for the first time in ages, it's only 70F!!!! YAY!!!!! I'm going to enjoy it for the 2 days we have before the heat returns :)

Dan Kent said...

Looks great! Mighty neat to see the process. It will be great to see how it looks done. said...

Your pears look fab! I love the colors and the drippiness.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Dan. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment :)

Carol, thanks - so much started, so little finished! ha ha

Anonymous said...

These pears are bright and so beautiful! I love their colors against the dark. Certainly not boring!

Nora MacPhail said...

These pears looks great. Very delicate yet solid.
Happy Painting.

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much, Nora :)

Isabelle (what a lovely name!), thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to comment. I love your abstracted, mixed media stuff - and your Sierra painting is not boring!!

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