Saturday, November 21, 2009

Deep in Thought--Head Study

I've been a little lazy lately, well not really lazy just concentrating on cleaning and organizing my house, watching movies, cooking, enjoying this beautiful Fall weather--ok maybe lazy! This is my last Monday night head study and our model looked a little wistful, hope I captured that feeling in the painting.

On one of my previous posts, I said the view behind my house is ever evolving. I took this picture just a few minutes ago, such a beautiful day today--in the 60's with a little brisk wind.

This shot is of the cutest donkey that hangs out with the cows in the field behind our house. Correction, I think he's cute until he starts braying in the middle of the night--have you ever heard a donkey talk???


14 comments:

Paz said...

You DID capture her wistful look. I wonder what (who) she's thinking about. Great job. Love the photos below. That donkey IS cute. And no, I've never heard them "talk". He looks cute, so he's gotta sound cute, too. Right? What? What did I say? Cute? Right? ;-)

Paz

P.S. When you see him, please give him a treat for me. ;-)

Art with Liz said...

There's almost a touch of sadness about her beautiful face - so you certainly caught the wistful look. What a pleasure to look out your window at that view! And the donkey is cute (and yes, I know how they talk!)

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Paz, the donkey really is cute but when they talk. . .well it's hard to describe (LOL). I'll try to give him a carrot for you Paz!

Liz, between the bulls and the donkey it's pretty noisy in the country.

I don't know what the model was thinking about but she appeared to be a little sad. She was probably thinking two more hours, just one more hour. . .

Amanda said...

The painting is beautiful.

I had fun seeing you last Sunday. We'll have to do that again when you can stay longer!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Hi Amanda, Thank you, I had a great time and look forward to February!

Sandra Evertson said...

Wow, I think that sounds more productive than anything else! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!
Sandra Evertson

GMG said...

Hi Rhonda! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.
Lazy? I would take a year to make something far from your Study... ;))
Amazing donkey!!

Old Town Bilbao is now at Blogtrotter for your joy. Have a great weekend!!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Hi Sandra, I think you are the productive one with your beautiful posts! I am back in the studio though (there goes my housework).

Trotter, Thanks I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family and you are right the donkey is amazing (LOL). He ignores me most of the time.

Brenda said...

You captured it well, Rhonda. (But then you always do!)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Rhonda!

Your view is so lovely! I would feel like I was in heaven looking at that every day, braying donkey and all! :-)

Your painting is wonderful ..she does look wistful.

Thank you for entering my blog give away ..the winner will be picked tonight and announced tomorrow..good luck!

GMG said...

Hi Rhonda! No news? There is a weird bridge waiting for you at Blogtrotter. Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

Paula Cravens said...

I think the expression on this painting is quite wonderful. I really enjoyed the shots of the locale. I grew up in Illinois and the beautiful ruralness makes me homesick. Our next door neighbor has a donkey....much worse than a rooster in the early am!!

Frank P. Ordaz said...

Wow...great feeling Rhonda!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

actually, they almost 'honk' don't they?