Friday, September 7, 2012


Well, it's official:  I'm working in a series! ha ha  I guess after you've painted 1/2 dozen pear paintings, you have to admit it :)

This simple, traditional painting (left)

has become this less traditional painting (below),

incorporating scraps of paper torn from a note from a friend in Spain. 

I like it and think it's more interesting now.

Calling it
Pear Series: A Letter from my Friend

So how may pear paintings does it take to make a series?

1.  Pear Series:  Hot Enough For Ya?  (Can't show it because it's sold and the photo is not on this computer right now.)

2.  Pear Series: Summer of 2012 Pears

3.  Pear Series: Poured Pears

4.  Pear Series: A Letter from my Friend

5.  And one more in the making - you'll have to wait for that one :)

Five - it takes at least 5 paintings to make a series! hah

Have a great weekend!


Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda,
Thank you for chaaaarming paintings. In my eyes, pears have personalities, don't they! You, too, have a wonderful weekend!
Cheers, Sadami

Barbra Joan said...

I think I'm in the same category.
Pears, Pears, Pears, even did a small watercolor book.
We are ""Pear People"?
Love your mixed media, Text added to paintings are the best..
oooh your word verification is very hard to read.

Vicki Holdwick said...

I am so loving these. I really need to play with some pear still lives again,


M.Rajeshkumar said...


RH Carpenter said...

Yes, Sadami, pears do have personalities - hopefully, I can demonstrate that in some paintings.

Barbra Joan, sorry about the word verfication - some of them are so hard to read, I think it's not my eyes but their sadism!! It's always fun to paint pears - they are so colorful, round, different shapes, different compositions, etc.

Thanks, Vicki! Pick up a pear and paint it - then eat it :)

Thank you, Rajesh :)

Heather said...

I love the scraps of paper and agree that it makes the piece more interesting. Love it! I love visiting your blog to see all of the fun ways you experiment. :)

CrimsonLeaves said...

Lovely series indeed, Rhonda! I like the addition of the words especially.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Heather. Sorry I've been remiss at visiting my own favorite blogs - time just seems to get away and I do look but often don't have time to post comments right now - things will slow down soon, I hope!

Thanks, Sherry. The words were just synchronicity - I saw a letter from a friend and knew the pears needed something and well, just had to try it - I was glad the ink on the letter smeared a bit to soften the words :)

debwardart said...

5 seems like the magic number. And it sneaks up on you - you really don't realize what you've done until you sit them all up in the living room and suddenly say to yourself: "oh my gosh, I've just painted 5 ___ - I've got a series going!" Good work!!!

RH Carpenter said...

Deb, I know you intentionally paint in a series - but there is something in me that digs in my heals and says, "No, way!" to that - until I find I've done it! ha ha