Tuesday, July 30, 2013

VIOLETS AND BLUES IN A MACRO


I do love blues of all hues and violets and rose pinks and...well.  Can't help it, it's just what makes me happy.  So I started another macro hydrangea painting.  Wet-in-wet and juicy and now need to define some edges and dark places behind the main petals - and do that rounded center in some cerulean and...

I also like the granulating colors in my hydrangea paintings - which you can see better here in the close-up center...






The Art After Dark event went well Friday evening.  There must have been 200 people going through in the 2 hours it was going.  Plenty of music, wine, appetizers and sweets but I was too nervous for anything but a small cup of coffee and a bottle of water I nursed all night.  

Saturday, we found our way to the Cincinnati Galleries on Sixth Street and dropped off my painting for the Viewpoint Show.  The man taking the paintings was very efficient and quick!  No tables full of people all doing something - just one man, accepting the painting, checking the name, having me sign, and then off we went!  Saturday evening we had a group birthday gathering.  We provided the cake - ordered, not baked by me! ha ha  The grandgirls are getting old enough now that they want $ for their birthdays (one in July, one in August).  That makes it easy for us!  I included small presents so they'd have more than cards to open, though.  It's amazing to me that J is going to be 13 and A is now 11 - growing up so quickly...Our grandboy, D, is no longer a toddler, but a ball of 5 year-old ninja energy at any gathering.

8 comments:

debwardart said...

So glad you are doing more of these - keep up this series, it's beautiful.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I know the feelings of seeing the kids get older. My two oldest grandchildren are now both 9, the next in line will be 7 in September and the baby will be 2 in September. Where does the time go? I remember when my girls were little and so often I wish I could go back and relive it all. I love them all so very much. Your hydrangeas are looking gorgeous Rhonda.

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Yes that granulation does look beautiful Rhonda, is this a half sheet?

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Deb and Sherry.

Teresa, no, it's a fourth sheet - painting small these days for some reason. I just don't feel the need to paint large right now but that might change.

Studio at the Farm said...

I'm glad the event was so successful, Rhonda. And I do love those colors and the granulation - gorgeous!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Kathryn. It should be easy (?) to finish it off - if I can get rid of the headache again today - ugh :( Wow is me, I feel such a sad little thing when I have days of pain. But still have to try to ignore it - nothing else I can do.

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

Love this. I love the granulation and the colors and can't wait to see it finished.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol. I haven't gotten back to it yet (had classes Tues and Wed), but will get it done soon!!