Monday, April 25, 2016


I once had a book called
Even a Stone Can be a Teacher.

I don't remember anything about the book except the title.  I'm pretty sure it was coming from a Buddhist perspective. 

This is a little bit of a painting (about 5 x 7 inches) and I'm calling it
Even a Stone

Sometimes it's fun and invigorating to just play with textures.  


Deborah Nolan said...

Rhonda what a dramatic piece. The granulation of the stone adds wonderful texture. Love it. Hope you are having a super week. Hugs!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Rhonda!... A nice start on another yet another "hunt and gather" creative experience!

We share a common interest in many things... especially in the recycling back into life what we discover on our solitary journeys. Bringing forward the past in an altered state.

Your book?"???..... Just in case you might be curious;
Even a Stone Can Be a Teacher: Learning and Growing from the Experiences of Everyday Life - author is Sheldon Kopp

Play on ... joyfully!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,

RH Carpenter said...

Debbie, thanks, it's a small piece - small enough to slip into a large card and send to a friend (which is my intention and it's already on it's way to British Columbia to my friend).

Bruce, thanks for reminding me of the title - I am going to look for it and read it again - sounds like something I should read again! ha ha. As you say, playing on and on... that's what it's all about. Hope you are feeling the excitement of your May gallery opening and shows :)

Ginny Stiles said...

OHGosh this came at just the right time.
I am struggling with "stones" as a painting.
In acrylic, however.
My first group of stones looked like meatballs…I kid you not.
I realize now that I HAVE to have some gray in the stones or they will just not look realistic.
Thank you for the inspiration and I LOVE stones/rocks.
Yours are just perfect.

E.M. Corsa said...

Even stones have a love, a love that seeks the ground.

Beautiful little jewel of a painting!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

really great stone texture :)

AK said...

The texture of the stones is just amazing. Could not get more real. Fabulous.

Caroline Simmill said...

Good contrast the stone texture and that deep dramatic blue. I am wondering what blue it is Rhonda.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Ginny, the trick is to use granulating colors throughout. Glad it was something that could help you.

Thanks, Elizabeth, Jennifer Rose and Asit :) I appreciate you taking the time to comment on this little painting, and being so positive about it!

Caroline, thanks :) I believe the deep blue is Indanthrone by Daniel Smith, a very deep dark blue.