Monday, September 23, 2013


Sunday, after grocery shopping and deciding to forego cleaning the house, we drove up to Evergreen Retirement Center to the opening of the GCWS Fall Show.  My painting was right above the sign-in book and everyone noticed it and commented.  I got a lot of positive comments about the painting and about how it looked on the postcard :)  So happy about that!

But you have to see this - this painting (center) is one of Deb Ward's and it's gorgeous!  Plus it was so well displayed over the black piano (with that little bunch of flowers chosen to match) and the two rice paper paintings on each side by Diane Marra.  What a great way to display those paintings together!  (Sorry about the glare, there was no way around it).  Sweetie must not have been in a photo-taking mood.  He had the only camera and I told him to just take some photos.  He only took 4 different ones, including mine!

This one is a little watercolor batik by Susan Grogan.  She and her husband were at the opening so we got to chat a little while.  I also got to chat with Marilyn Bishop, the woman who started the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society in 2007 with a handful of artists interested in having a watercolor group locally.  

This one, another by Deb Ward, was one of Sweetie's favorites.  

If you get a chance, do visit the Evergreen Retirement Center on Galbraith Road and see the show.  I'm sure you'll find something you like - and a lot of the pieces are very reasonably priced so you might get a bargain bit of art, too!

My sister, my mother and my cousin came to see the art show and support my work :)

I don't have Mom's permission to share this photo but I really like it and she'll just have to ground me! ha ha  She is doing so well, she able to cut back on the time she has oxygen on - she's exercising and gardening and staying healthy!


Studio at the Farm said...

I love the photo of your mom. She looks great, and has such a warm smile! Glad to read that she is doing well. :)

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Great photos, but I must admit to liking your painting best. It looks beautiful on display and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it sells.
Your Mom looks great, too! You may want to try a portrait of her using this photo.
Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Sadami said...

Oh, Rhonda, you and your work are nice!! Moreover, your mom! Good on ye, lovely Rhonda.
Best wishes, Sadami

Celia Blanco said...

Congratulations on your show, your painting looks great!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Fabulous photos, Rhonda, but your mom's is the prettiest by far. She looks wonderful!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Kathryn, Gary, Sadami, Celia, and Sherry! Gary, I wonder if I could do a portrait of her? Hmmm....I'll be in a portrait workshop in October, maybe could use this photo as a reference.

suzanneberry said...

Wow! so many beautiful snaps! your painting looks so lovely as does all that you've shared with us. thank you! and your Mom is so precious. wonderful shot!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Suzanne. I think I may have to try a portrait of Mom some time!

debwardart said...

Say thanks to Jerry for those photos. I see the family resemblance between you and your mom, glad she's doing well. Your hydrangea is GORGEOUS - more, please! said...

I loved seeing all the wonderful paintings and then BAM! What a great surprise to see your mom. She looks great and you look like her. You're lucky. I wish my mom was still here.

Thanks for sharing the show with us.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Deb and Carol :)