Monday, August 26, 2013


Here's Gary's Papaya, finished!  
It will be winging it's way (you didn't know papaya's could fly, did you?) to Paradise (a.k.a. Hawaii).  

Gary, I hope it adds a little smile to your days.


Gary L. Everest said...

Aloha Rhonda,
It has, it does and it will continue so! The painting looks great and I (we) can hardly wait for it's arrival in the land where it was grown.
Thanks, again, Rhonda, for this most wonderful gift, which will keep on giving.
Have a nice evening!

Vandy said...

Loving this finished version. Really juicy colours - so fabulously intense.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Nice work, Rhonda!!

Katherine Thomas said...

It's a beautiful painting. Maybe you should deliver it to Hawaii in person? I think we could convince everybody that you must do that, don't you? Oh,,, and I think you need an escort, another artist from the Cincinnati area, perhaps a colored pencil artist.

laura said...

The colors are great: I love the secondaries!
I always want to buy and paint a papaya--those black seeds--but the ones for sale here are not so appealing!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Nicely executed, Rhonda!
Did you change the color of purple or is it just the difference in photos? Whatever.... looking good :)

Celia Blanco said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I didn't know papayas fly! LOL

RH Carpenter said...

So glad you still like it, Gary (I was fussing over that center, trying to make it more intense and darker without going too far! ha ha).

Vandy, Sherry, thanks!

Katherine, yes, perhaps a hand delivered package! ha ha I definitely may do that some other time - perhaps during our winter months :)

Thanks, Laura and Celia!

Pam, I didn't change anything but the center papaya colors - it could be the camera caught less of the purple or maybe just changing that center to be darker made the difference - I noticed it, too, in the two photos. said...

Wow! This painting sings! The background with the purple of the plate and the orange of the papaya all work together. And I love how you painted the silverware.

Kevin Neal said...

Nice work.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol and Kevin :)