Monday, June 29, 2009

Dancer in Red

I've been working on several figurative pieces and I hope a little "Chi" is conveyed in this painting. As usual I'm looking for smart witty names--any suggestions?

7 x 5
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Onion Still Life

I haven't been a very attentive blogger lately but time hasn't allowed it. I've been painting ballerinas lately in anticipation of my next show with Faye Christian Phillips at the Capitol Arts. This post contains an onion still life that is part of my show at The Gallery at 916. Onions are very interesting to paint; lots of thin layers and colors.
Since it's Father's Day, I went to see my Dad early this morning then my hubby and I went on a little motorcycle ride. It's a beautiful, hot, humid, sunny day in Southern Kentucky and I recharge my batteries by riding (as the passenger of course) and looking at farm land, cows, horses, goats, hay bales, corn crops etc. etc. I'm a country girl at heart, what can I say!

10 x 8
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

"A Slice of Life"

10 x 8
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2009
I've been focusing on still life paintings from life. This painting is all about the "orange". I tried to pay special attention to light and edges.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Martini---It's Showtime!

You're invited to The Gallery at 916 on June 5th from 5-8 pm for the Opening Reception and Gallery Hop. Featured artists are Bill Guffey and Rhonda Hartis Smith (yours truly). The name of the Exhibit is "Sizzling Summer" and I hope to see you there.

Doesn't this look delish?

16 x 8
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2009