1/26/08

BRRRRRR!!!!! irthday!

It's another cold morning, but it's also a day to celebrate. Rhonda Carpenter's birthday is today. Happy Birthday, Rhonda. It's been a good year for her, and I'm sure today will be special, too. This month she was voted Watercolor Workshop Artist of the year - see info and accolades at http://www.susieshort.net/2008-wcwaoty.html or go to her diverse blog at http://rhcarpenter.blogspot.com/. Here's Rhonda experimenting with a new process in class... looking pretty contemplative at this point. Karen's behind her, and you can just see Kathy's hands in the back.


Rhonda loves cats so today's post is a painting of the cat we used to have. Sam was a gray, long haired Maine Coon cat with the gentlest disposition in the world. When he found us, it took well over 3 months for us to get to touch him. He was a mess, matted fur, etc. Eventually, he knew he could trust us. He lived to the ripe old age of 19 years old and was probably even older than that. He was the best kitty.

"TIME FOR LUNCH?" Transparent Waterolor on Arches 140#CP 6 x 6" SOLD

8 comments:

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Hey Sandy! hope you don't mind but I've tagged you on my blog.
Pablo

RHCarpenter said...

Oh, you!!!! I can't believe you devoted a whole blog entry to my birthday - hey, is this what real artists feel like when they print calendars listing their birthdates?? ha-ha
I have no clue what I was doing there - the Chee method?? I do love the kitty and your Sam reminded me sooo much of our Cleo. Thanks so much for the special entry today!!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Rhonda!

My sister had two mane coon cats, they looked just like Sam from the back at least, very cool cats they are. Lovely painting too.

Ces said...

Whow! I really love your work. Thanks for visiting, I am glad to have found you.

Michelle Himes said...

Great backlighting on Sam!

Suzanne said...

I love catching a glimpse of your workshop. If was closer, I would join you.

And I also love the cat painting - The fur is beautiful and so is the cardinal. Good thing he's outside!

RHCarpenter said...

Sandy, your work looks fantastic on Myrna's new slide show - check it out!

womann in glass said...

have a nice birthday