Inktober Days 2-5

Inktober continues and I’m enjoying it SO much! I thought I’d do just a handful of posts this month rather than one post each day. Since these are really done on breaks I have between other paintings that are commissioned or new pieces I’ve already had in mind, these are extras. I’m having so much fun doing them though! Let’s see if it shows…

Day 2’s prompt word was “tranquil” so I thought of meditation because that’s something I’ve been working on during my daily Bible study. This painting was a night painting and I didn’t feel the original watercolors I did really justified the mood so I added acrylic paints. This made my ink almost completely lost. I did go back over my ink so it would show up a little better in some spots and indications. This one is called “Revive. It’s listed for sale here and here’s how it turned out:

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For Day 3, the prompt word was “roasted” so I wanted to do a funny painting with a peanut. LOL! I call this one “How Peanut Oil is Really Made” and it’s listed here. How much fun is this guy:

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Then came Day 4 which had the word “spell”. The best spell of all (in my opinion) is a love spell of course! Love potion number 9 is here front and center in an apothecary bottle. I love it and called it “The Ultimate Spell”! It’s listed here and here’s how it turned out:

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And then today’s word for Day 5 is “chicken”. Oh the joy! This was my take on that word and man, was I giggling while working on this guy! I call him “Block Party President” and left that grill closed so you can use your imagination as to what his specialty is. He’s listed here and here’s the finished piece:

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Be sure to keep an eye out for a new giveaway that will start tomorrow. I’m excited about that too! How is that one song goes – you can’t ever have too much fun, right? Am I right or am I right? 😀

xoxo

Rhonda

Giveaway Winner + Fun Week

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The giveaway for the 3 hand painted ornaments I mentioned wrapped up last night with the winner being Regina Pruett. Congratulations Regina!

This week was fair week here in town and I have to say, I really painted the town so to speak with it this year. I went a total of 3 nights and stayed almost until it closed down last night. With so much fair food, I’m quite sure I won’t come down from this sugar high for a week or so. And, yes, there is an unopened bag of cotton candy on my kitchen counter but I’m sharing that with my family…I promise.

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For several years, I didn’t go to the fair at all. I lived in another town and didn’t come back here for it even though it really wasn’t that far away. When I moved back here to my hometown and started going again, I’d forgotten how much fun it was! Since I’ve been back, I’ve not ridden anything but if someone were willing to ride with me, I would just have to do it. Let’s just say there wouldn’t be a need of any arm twisting.

A couple nights, I went with two of my cousins and we had SO much fun. We laughed until we almost cried so many times. It’s always refreshing to be around happy, positive people. Something tells me there will be more fun adventures in our future…and I can hardly wait.

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Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Much love!

xoxo, Rhonda

From Tears to Disco Penguins

Today has been a really heavy day. It’s a necessary evil when your family starts talking about wills or death, though I know it’s better to be prepared than not. Still, it makes for a reality check including thoughts of our own mortality or a life without those we hold dear. To be honest, I cannot stop the tears from streaming down my face as I type this. It’s so heavy on my heart.

So that led me to create some silly art. When life gets difficult, sometimes I come out with some darker art pieces and sometimes I need lighthearted silliness. Today was one of those lighthearted silliness kinds of days! Enter “Disco Penguins”:

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They are listed for auction here on ebay.

Remember not to take yourself so seriously. Dance like no one’s watching…always!! 🙂

xoxo

Rhonda

Getting There

With the huge auction listing session/day/event this week,  I’m slowly but surely getting all of the photos on here to share. It’s nice to know I’ll have them somewhere where I can easily go back and look through them.

When I see things I created a few years ago and remember how my life was going at the time, it’s interesting to see how it was reflected in my paintings. I’m not the type of person who can easily do what others ask of me as far as painting. I have to truly “feel” it and that can take a while. Most people genuinely understand this and never want to rush a creation. For that, I’m grateful!

Now, some art sharing:

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“Step by Step”, ACEO Acrylics, listed here

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“Baker”, ACEO Acrylics, listed here

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“Still” ACEO Acrylics, listed here

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“Hills”, ACEO Acrylics, listed here

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“Alone” ACEO Acrylics & Watercolors, listed here

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“Dress Form” ACEO Acrylics, listed here

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“Still” ACEO Acrylics, listed here

Updated: The painting below entitled “I Dare You” sold to a private collector in California, thank you Jeff D.!

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“I Dare You” ACEO Acrylics

I’m going to end this grouping with the spooky, dominating looking scarecrow to kinda shake things up since I’d been trying to end on a funny one. 🙂

xoxo,

Rhonda

 

 

Country Living = Country Paintings

Living out in the country…there’s nothing like it! The air is clean, you know everyone around and you live at a slower pace. This is perfect for an artist. Or…scratch that…it’s perfect for this artist. I love looking out the window and seeing farmland and cow pastures, horses and barns, or the big, bright country sky with no lights or wires or buildings or pollution blocking the view of so many stars that a planetarium would whimper away in shame. The smell of a fresh rain on the freshly plowed dirt in the fields, the snow on the fence posts, and the cockle-doodle-do of the rooster. Which leads me to the inspiration of this next painting I wanted to show y’all.

Here’s “Standing Proud”, a fun ACEO miniature painting (2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches in size):

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I decided to auction him over on ebay. You can see him for a limited time here. All of my artwork is so personal to me, but none more so than my paintings. I so hope it finds a good home. 🙂

xoxoxoxo

Rhonda