Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I took my painting to Bowman's Framing. He did another nice job on the mat and frame for this one.  You can't really tell from the photo, but the frame has a metallic look but it also has a color running through it that matches the blue-violet of the flowers perfectly.  

This is the one that going to Evergeen Retirement Center for our Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society fall member show.  Drop off is this Thursday and then I may stop over to The Barn in Mariemont and see the Colored Pencil Show.  

The opening for the GCWS Fall Member Show is Sunday, September 22 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  The show will be on exhibit from 9/22 - 10/27 and can be viewed from 12:00 - 4:00 daily at 230 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati.  


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

I just love these hydrangea paintings that you do. I think you should give a tutorial on your blog on how to do them. I would try it.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - this looks so beautiful framed. Isn't it amazing how a frame and mat makes a great painting even more special? Hope you get to the colored pencil show...sounds like fun.

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
If you don't win a prize with this beauty, I'll be shocked. It's really beautiful.
Best of luck and have a great day!

Judith Farnworth Art said...

This is lovely Rhoda and the frame really compliments it you must be very pleased!!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Looks fabulous, Rhonda!!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Carol. There really is no secret. I just prewet and drop the color in the petals and leave space so it doesn't all run together. Then I work on bringing out some of the petals as the stars. Maybe I'll do a demo on the next one!
Thanks, Debbie, yes, a good mat and frame can bring a painting up a notch!
Gary, no prizes in this show - just an open member show and I only have the one painting ready for it. But thanks for your support and positive comments!!
Thanks, Judith. I am always happy with Bowman's work for me and these metal-look frames with the coloring inside really are beautiful.
Thanks, Sherry!

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Oh my, Rhonda you outdid yourself again, this is gorgeous!!

Kevin Neal said...

Great piece! You have to be beaming about your success. This works on every level.

RH Carpenter said...

Gracias, Teresa!! Where have you been, girl???

Thanks so much, Kevin!!