"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Trying To Get the Rust Out

Trying to get the rust out - its not easy after a long hiatus. This is were I am with today's effort. Yesterday was a day of all wipe offs - so I have made a little progress. At least this one made it this far! There are several areas I am not happy with and will address them later. 12x16 oil on linen.


  1. looks like a great start Susan

  2. This is exciting.I make the photo big and check out your brushstrokes.An inspiration

  3. Susan I hear you! After a plein air painting trip I have wiped and wiped and wiped my little paintings! Grrrrrr! Well... we'll just keep on trying! At least you go one good piece - I really like this, except for ... OUCH! :)

  4. Thank you David - it felt good to pick up a brush again - and I am happy with the composition and the drawing.
    Hi, Pam - thanks so much. It seems my attempts are always tighter than Iintend when I am trying to get back into the groove of things!
    Thanks, Mick - glad to be able to inspire you! :) That makes my day!
    LOL - thanks Kelley - sometimes shaking things up (such as plein air or taking a haitus or experiementing with new techniques) and then trying to get back to a comfort zone takes us to places we only dreamed of - that is what I am hoping!


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