Thursday, August 11, 2016


Nothing is more beautiful than watercolors flowing across the paper.

Build upon your successes.  (That doesn't mean do the same thing over and over.)

So, for this next one, I took this as a start - a small (fourth sheet) painting done over a year ago.  From Florida trip photos, I'm sure.  

Redrawn and done in lighter, cooler colors.  It's also larger = half sheet.

We must learn to just enjoy what we are doing during the creative process.  The joyful act of creating something beautiful or meaningful (or both) means more than an award or getting into a show based on a single judge's opinion.  Create for you and the viewers will come!


Sadami said...

Yes, indeed!! Rhonda, your work and post are both so beautiful. Best wishes, Sadami

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Beautiful...simply beautiful.

Alice Jo Webb said...

I'm pretty much loving this piece already.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

ooh pretty and good start o the new one :)

AK said...

Keep creating and keep enjoying. This is as good as meditation.

laura said...

Hello Rhonda. Love the painting--what luscious color... Reminds me of our Carol Carter workshop!
And thank you, I need to be reminded (too often) that painting should be a joyful exploration not a stressful anticipation of failure!

RH Carpenter said...

Thank you so much, Sadami, Gary, Alice Jo, Jennifer Rose, Asit and Laura!!! You all keep me trying to better myself; and I have to keep myself positive and stress-free (is that possible in this world?). Working hard to make it look like not working hard to get there :) ha ha

I appreciate you ALL so MUCH!!!

LA Paylor said...

OMG you do watercolors and like to write, now you're my friend! So happy to find your blog... and you found mine so we'll be able to visit! Thanks so much for coming to my little blog... and my goal in this move from east coast to Colorado, is to explore writing, painting, and more. I've started that journey and am excited to meet like minded people! LeeAnna at not afraid of color