Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LADY BUG = LADYBIRD BEETLE


Painted, using gouache, on the 3rd vintage postcard sent to me for the Val Webb online class.  After the computer crash, I was wary about going on with the online videos so am just using the postcards and what I learned in the class so far.  This little ladybug seemed like a good thing to add to the postcard :)  All using gouache only to paint her there.

No hearts and flowers for Valentine's Day but she's red :)



Do you have any old postcards lying around - or ones you've collected but not used or sent?  Just "age" them with watercolor or tea or coffee staining - and paint something...and then mail them off to a friend!


9 comments:

Sadami said...

Rhonda, the nice post and the lovely card! I hope your computer will come back to life asap. Cheers, Sadami

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

looks great :D and 4 cents to mail something! I wish lol

Meera Rao said...

Beautiful little painting! happy Valentines - may your love affair with art and painting thrive :)

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jennifer Rose - yes, it seems impossible to mail anything for 4 pennies, but postage really is pretty cheap even today.
thank you, Meera - what a lovely wish,

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

postage isnt cheap here sadly :/ and keeps going up

debwardart said...

Very cool - you are doing well with these postcards.

RH Carpenter said...

Sorry, Jennifer Rose. If we mail a first class card out within the US, it's 49 cents and that pretty cheap. Anything going outside the US is still not too pricey if you buy a global international stamp (as long as it's not a package - then things do get pricey).

Deb, thanks. I am enjoying doing these little things in between bird paintings :)

Bruce Sherman said...

Good evening Rhonda.... Your "Lady in Red" loves living in Rockport, Canada. DEb and I thank you for your thoughtful gift. She will always remind us of a very special and generous "Lady Friend" in Kentucky! Both treasures to us!

Warmest regards and thanks!
Bruce and Deb