Thursday, July 2, 2009


If you remember, dear Myrna Wacknov, a wonderful lady and great artist, sent me this painting on tyvek because it so reminded me of my father. My sister said the same thing when she saw it - except for the hair, which Dad brushed straight back (and the age because he only lived to age 35 and this man looks a bit older). So my sister and I have decided Myrna has painted Dad if he were older, perhaps 50's instead of 30's so current hairstyle, etc.

Anyway, I had it matted and framed and here it is. I'm calling it Guitar Man Sam.

And again, thank you,
thank you,
thank you,
This will be a treasure for me for a long time.

Today I'm trying to get the minutes from the watercolor society done with photos, etc. so no painting - but I do have a sketch to share: Three artist friends and I have decided to challenge each other to sketch at least 1 sketch every week in July. The sketches are to be of our home towns/neighborhoods or houses and gardens, etc. So this one was done while sitting on the back deck watching the goldfinches surround the feeder this afternoon. I should add a touch of yellow to show they are goldfinches but I can always just splatter a bit of yellow on later...(I darkened it so it was more visible since it's just sketched in graphite).


Candy said...

I like Guitar Man Sam. What a nice gift. I also like your sketch challenge idea.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Rhonda, nice job of framing. So glad the painting is meaningful to you and your sister. I think the guy was younger than 50, maybe around 35 or 40. Everyone looks young to me, anyway! Enjoy!

Suzanne McDermott said...

Love your new painting gift - how marvelous that it reminds you of your father! And the sketch is fab as well. Lynne Chapman just posted a sketch that she tinted in Photoshop. Maybe you can do that for your goldfinches. I am just about to embark on a neighborhood drawing project (writ large eventually) so happy to see that you and some friends are latched onto a similar idea;

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Candy. It is a gorgeous painting - lots of texture and interest in the tyvek Myrna uses.
Myrna, I'm glad you approve :) and thank you again.
Suzanne, great minds think alike - time to get out ahd draw!