Thursday, August 23, 2012

PEARS AND PAIRS



You won't see too much different about version 5 of these pears (and pomegranate) and version 6 (the final).  Just an intimation of the drape of the tablecloth.  Done.

I like the Daniel Smith watercolor ground for this - I applied it thinly and it worked well.  It does lift easily and leave a bit more texture on the paper, but that worked well with the tablecloth texture.




And I'm thinking about the September 1 deadline to get my entries ready for this juried exhibition.  The work stays up on the walls at the Mary Jo Cropper Breast Care unit at Bethesda North Hospital for a year - and Bethesda makes 8 purchase awards from the show. 

If you're interested you can google it and get more information - they ask for jpg images on cds be sent.  They take all original 2D art.

I know that, when I go to a hospital, I always look at the art on the walls; especially if I'm sitting waiting.  It makes the wait less unbearable to be able to walk around and view something beautiful.



12 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda,
Your pears are beautiful! I hope the work will do well. I understand very well how you feel about the displayed art in hospital. Take care.
Best wishes, Sadami

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda the pears are exquisite- love the colors...is the Daniel Smith ground alot like painting on a gesso background? I have seen it advertised but never bought it. Have a happy week-end.

KonstantinaP said...

Your pear are delicious! I really admire your insistency.
Warm regards.

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

Beautiful pears! I've used DS watercolor ground in the past with mixed results. It looks like you used it successfully here.

Studio at the Farm said...

The pears look very good, Rhonda. The ground looks like it does a wonderful job.

Heather said...

I think it's great that your work will be displayed in the hospital. I'm sure the patients will love seeing it. Your pears are lovely too!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Lovely final product and I do so love your color choices. I too look at the art in the public buildings.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Sadami, and Konstantina!

Debbie, Carol, and Kathryn: It's somewhat like gesso but not - it lifts a bit so maybe it is the same chemical makeup as gesso - but wouldn't they have to call it gesso, then? Hmmm...anyway, it worked well on this as a thin layer over the paper where the tablecloth would be and then painted on that a bit. I may have to compare gesso with this on paper and see what happens.

Thanks, Heather, but it's not accepted yet; just making and sending off the cd with the paintings this week.

Thanks, Sherry :)

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I like the pears very much. Fruits with voice. Color, contrast and composition.
And I wish you success with the show

Anonymous said...

beautiful pear series rhonda ...colours shine ..all best with the show ..hope you feel better soon .

JANE MINTER said...

beautiful pours and pear series rhonda ..hope you feel better soon

JANE MINTER said...

beautiful pours and pear series rhonda ..hope you feel better soon