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

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

An Approximate Symmetry


Oil on Linen 22 x28. I might reconsider some things and tweak it tomorrow but its done for today!

20 comments:

  1. See the onlooker in the bottom with their hands on their hips? That's ME!!! That's the way I stand and my daughter stands the same way :) I love this Susan... adding the people is a nice touch and different than your other horse paintings. I love this as well!

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    1. I knew you would spot yourself in my painting, Gina! :)

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  2. Quel mouvement extraordinaire dans cette peinture en cours... Il y a déjà une puissance exceptionnelle. je comprends qu'il faille dire stop aujourd'hui, toute votre énergie est sur la toile !
    Gros bisous j'ai hâte de voir la suite !

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    1. You say the nicest things - and with such enthusiasm, MartineAlison! Thank you so much!

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  3. What wonderful action, Susan, and I love your palette for this painting.

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    1. Hi, Kathryn - thank you for your kind words. I was unsure about the color in this - I tried Cobalt Violet in this piece which is a relatively new color for me. I will come back to view it with rested eyes in a day or two.

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  4. Love everything about this one...Perspective is fabulous and the people in the background hold your interest and kick you back to the horses...Pun intended:) Love the strength that you capture as always!!

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    1. I love your comment, Kathy. The composition intrigued me - so glad it works for you!

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  5. Great movement, and the people in it add an extra dimension!

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    1. Many, many thanks, Judy. I like how the string of observers adds depth to the scene.

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  6. Love the angles, action, foreshortening and symmetry it all comes together nicely.

    Meanwhile I'm so deep into drawing this cathedral I think I shall never see daylight again :0)

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, John. There is a certain space-time symmetry including color chromodynamics and interactions that I had in mind as I painted - trying to link them to the physical world of angles, action and foreshortening - lol! Why do I set these crazy goals for myself?! It sounds like your goal is a lofty one in taking on The Minister! I will patiently wait until you emerge from the darkness!

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  7. Flying horses. Fantastic. John is right your skill with foreshortening is amazing.

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    1. I LOVE painting flying horses momentarily defying the forces of nature. Thanks for your lovely words!

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  8. This is EXCELLENT, Susan! Fantastic movement and color!!

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    1. Oh my, I adore your enthusiasm, Hilda!

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  9. Fantastic energy in this painting, really love your style !

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    1. You made my day, Jane - thanks a zillion!

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  10. Each one of your horse paintings is a joy to view, each one different from the other and so full of life.

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  11. Thank you, David. I tried out Cobalt Violet on my palette and fear I got a bit carried away :O!

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