Monday, September 17, 2012

BACK TO WORK!



After a week of cold meds and sleeping and watching t.v. and reading while drinking a lot of tea with honey, and sleeping and taking cold meds, I am finally feeling better. 

And, yes, I do have some more pears in the starting stages! ha ha  I know, you're thinking, NOT MORE PEARS!!!

Last Monday afternoon, I went to spend some time with my youngest grandgirl, Alaina; we had a nice painting afternoon.  When I showed her all the pears I'd been painting, she wanted to try some.  And stupid grandma did not take her camera!!  We talked about what colors pears can be - and she painted one of her pears cobalt teal blue and one cobalt blue (I think she's a Fauvist).  She chose the background colors, too. 





My version looks like her version, color-wise, except I made my 2nd pear a golden color and added some yellow into my cobalt teal pear.  As much as I love blues, I just couldn't paint 2 pure blue pears! ha ha







And I began another horizontal format painting of pears.  They will look like stained glass pears (if they turn out the way I want).


But today is cleaning up and getting ready for tomorrow's class.  So I may not get back to these today.

If you are in the Mariemont area, do plan to visit the Women's Art Club member show at The Barn at 6980 Cambridge Avenue.  I didn't have anything to put in the show this year, but I will get over to see it.  The reception was this weekend (I couldn't go because I was still fighting the cold). 
But it's open daily through Oct. 5. 
Weekdays: Tuesday - Friday, 9 am - 2 pm
Weekends: Sept 15, 16, & 22, 1pm - 4pm

14 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - the pears look great...like the idea of stained glass ones. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Sounds like you had fun with your granddaughter. Kids really see clearly and sometimes just watching them triggers our own creativity. They just pick things that look good to them and there is magic in their art.

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda,
Very happy to hear you feel better! What a cute topic, your grand kid! (next time, you have to show off her!!) Look forward to your pears. Take care well.
Cheers, Sadami

Maggie Latham said...

I am loving your pears, Rhonda!!!! So glad you are feeling better.

Sharon Whitley said...

ah bless you glad you're feeling better, the pears are great as always, and I agree wholeheartedly with what Debbie says about kids and art!

Mick Carney said...

Keep those pears coming they're so much fun.

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I missed you was ill and I am glad you fell better now.
To learn from child and to teach her, what can sound better?

Laura Moore said...

Glad to see you are on the mend and back to your pears. Take care.

renate said...

Hello Rhonda:) From now on I call you the pear lady:) I still enjoy looking at them. I'm glad you feeling better!

Jane said...

Your pears are not just pears , love their happy colors .

Seema said...

I like the light washes and the backgrounds...

CrimsonLeaves said...

Lovely pears but I want to see Alaina's too!

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Here's an early "One Word Wednesday" for you:

YAY!

Sincerely,
Gary.

Caroline Simmill said...

I love the pears, how lovely they are with the very light washes. Good to hear you are feeling better Rhonda.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, everyone, for your positive comments - I am definitely better. Not quite 100% but getting back to doing things besides lounging on the sofa until naptime every day! ha ha
I so appreciate your friendship and your support!!