Friday, September 7, 2012

WORKING IN A SERIES

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!

10 comments:

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..
BJ
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,

xoxo

M.Rajeshkumar said...

Beautiful.........!

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