Monday, October 27, 2008

Blossoming Friends

3 panels 12x16 each

Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2008

This trio is for my November Show at The Gallery at 916. I wanted to use 3 panels and have a continuation of the roses from one panel to another. My Mother-in-Law was kind enough to let me have a couple of roses off her rose bush. I tried to keep it soft and delicate.

Ok guys we have more paintings to name. . .


Suzanne said...

Rhonda I have a crazy idea of a name for this painting. I would call it Speaking Soul and this is only because I feel as though that yellow rose in the middle has a story to tell me. (Crazy I know).
I enjoy you giving us opportunities for naming your pieces, because it pushes our creativity too.
This is a beautiful painting.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

"Divided Story"
Because I feel that this painting tells us a story of this gorgeous Rose from being a bud, opening up into a beatiful full blossom Rose!
I hope it makes some sense! Lol
By the way...
This painting its by far my favorite!
As well as all your other ones! Lol
As you can tell I love them all!
Debbie Moss


Paz said...

I think you accomplished your goal -- soft and delicate. I love yellow roses. Your painting is beautiful.


The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Rhonda, This is another gorgeous painting. Roses are my favourite flower. I also like the teacup and saucer, because I adore fine bone china. I asked Mr K what name he would have given 'Dusk in the Big Apple' but he couldnt think of one, but he did say to tell you he liked this painting very much X
Onto a totally different subject, remember I told you there was a plaque in a local church dedicated to a soldier in my family? Ive managed to find on the internet that there is a relative buried in the churchyard who died in 1844, so I am going to see if I can find the headstone. Its been pouring with rain for days in the UK so I will wait until the weather clears. Our family moved from the area approx mid 1800's so this must have been one of the last to be buried here. I have been unable to trace any other burials but church records from the 1600 -1800's may have been lost or destroyed and even if there were headstones the harsh conditions where I live have probably weathered any inscriptions. X

Brenda said...

I LOVE this's so beautiful that I can't think of a name that does it justice.

Pat said...

Another beautiful still life! Yellow roses are supposed to symbolize "friendship" so I would call this triptych "Blossoming Friends."

My son will be 30 in February and it seems like yesterday he was my little baby too, Rhonda! The years fly by don't they?

Rhonda said...

Hi Suzanne,

I appreciate everyone's help because it's not my strong point for sure. Thanks so much for your comments and suggestions, very interesting name--very deep and mysterious.


Rhonda said...

Hi Debbie,

You are correct, this is a divided story, going from a bud to a full bloom then, well we know what happens after the full bloom. . .

Thanks Debbie!

Hi Paz,

Yellow roses have always been my favorite too.

Thanks so much!

Rhonda said...

Hi Mandy,

Tell Mr. K that I said Thank You, I'm glad he liked my cityscape. They intimidate me to be honest but I keep plugging away at them.

Interesting news on your lead on your relative. I took a 6 week class on geneology at the local university and really enjoyed it. I spent who knows how many hours at the library looking at microfilm records (didn't have the internet then). Maybe you will get lucky and find the headstone. It's kind of like being a detective isn't it.


Rhonda said...

Hi Brenda,

Thank you so much! If you think of something be sure to let me know.

Hi Pat,

Yes the years do fly by, it seems right now that the older I get, the busier I am and the faster time flies. Blossoming Friends--you are right, that's what yellow roses signify.

Thanks so much!!!!

GMG said...

Hi Rhonda! OK, I'm definitely reconciled with the yellow colour... ;)
Now, I bet you won’t discover where Blogtrotter has landed, unless you get there to see… ;) Enjoy, comment and have a great week!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Yellow Roses are the prettiest!
Nice work.
I also linked you Rhonda and thanks for linking me.

Rhonda said...

Hi Trotter,
I'm glad I've converted you to the color yellow (you have to love yellow roses). I'm always excited to see where you have been because they're beautiful and exotic!!!

Hi Mary,
Yes they're my favorites too. Thanks for the link!

Deborah said...

Love these, Rhonda! The rose is a most perfect creation.

My post today is about roses!

Cousin Deborah