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

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas 2011

Having painted some wildebeests earlier this year, I decided to try one in a Christmas theme. I am calling this Can You Teach a Wildebeest to Fly? - Christmas 2011. There are a few little things I will refine once this sets up a bit but it is mostly done. Poor Santa - he certainly has his hands full with this wild beast! I wonder what happened to Rudolph - it could be that he retired this year! :) 18 x 24 oil on linen


  1. Love it, susan! I think you are back in the groove.

  2. I'm not so sure Santa's smiling under that beard! Fun painting Susan!

  3. Oh my, Santa is in for a wild ride! But once he subdues this beastie, he'll have quite the helper.
    So love the energy and movement that you create. You make it seem quite effortless.

  4. Oh Kathryn, I hope so - the brush is starting to feel more comfortable in myhand again. Thank you Susan - and it was fun to paint and to dream up! Hi, Shairley - thanks for stopping by and commenting - I appreciate your words!

  5. A fun painting, Santa's really got his hands full :-)

  6. What a great card this is going to be - so original and I love the colours you've used.

  7. E' spettacolare questa renna assatanata e nanno matale quasi in volo! Mi piace moltissimo e. casa non da poco, cancella la retorita delle solite immagini natalizie. Questa immagime mi rimarrà impressa per vari natali. Ciao e grazie. (spero tu capisca l'italiano, altrimenti proverò a tradurre in inglese)

  8. ho fatto degli errori: babbo natale - retorica -
    I try in english. It is meravilleuse this renna assatanata (i don't know the translation) and father noel just flying.
    I like it very very much and not last this
    image cancell the "retorica" of general noel images.
    This work will stay in my head for a long time.
    Ciao, ciao and thanl you

  9. Another wonderful painting , a joy to view Susan

  10. Thank you for visiting and commenting, Jane.
    Thanks, Bridget - it is different, isnt it!? : )
    Floriana, thank you so much for your comments and for translating them into English so charmingly.
    Hi, David - thaks you for stopping by and for your encouragemetn. It is always appreciated.


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