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

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Another Ballerina Steeplechase Attempt


My ballerinas are certainly broadening their horizons and skillsets. 20x16 oil on canvas panel.

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  1. Indeed they are ... anticipate horses in tights ... no... that would be tu tu much.

    Brilliant!

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    1. LOL! Don't be givng me ideas now, John, - I never know what will tempt me next! Thanks for your words of suport.

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  2. I like this front view with all the widespread legs! :)

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    1. Thanks, Judy - its quite a viewpoint!

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  3. This is the perfect mix for you!! Hilarious! I love your Katz portrait and the life drawings. Maybe I'll post some of mine sometime. Great work Susan.

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    1. Yes, please do, Stephanie - I would love to see them!

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  4. This is such a delightful series Susan. I do enjoy your humor and your painting. Very memorable.

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    1. Memorable is a lovely word - thanks so much, Linda.

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  5. Love, love, love it!!! The ballerina and her steed both look so very determined, while the other horse and rider seem to be looking askance at the Dynamic Duo. :) I notice the dancer has her heels down this time - good rider.

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    1. Yes, they are very focused and intent on the task at hand - both ballerina and her steed as extremely competitive! I noticed that her form improved as well - she must be getting some good advice! Thanks for your observations, Kathryn :).

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  6. Oh my, this made me chuckle the moment I saw it! Aside from the masterful brushwork, I just love the way you think entirely out of the box when it comes to subject! Fantastic perspective by the way - It's almost bursting through the canvas! :0)

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    1. Many thanks, Sandra - I love painting this head-on perspective.:)

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  7. I think ballerina #2 is riding in second position!

    They remind me of you.

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    1. Hi, Susan - thanks you so much for stopping by and commenting. I never know where my thought process will take me next - its a fun journey I must say!

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  8. Het blijft wel grappig, maar knap geschilderd !
    groetjes,
    Simonne

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    1. Blij dat je het leuk vindt, Simonne!

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  9. Delightful subjects delightfully painted! I am also envious of your life drawing class!

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    1. Thanks you, Debbie. I am so happy to have access to these life drawing sessions. I wish you could come with me!

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  10. Susan!
    So very exciting, dramatic, and whimsical!
    I can almost hear the horses hoof beats and the ballerinas giggling!
    Keep on painting these wonderful pieces for the world to enjoy!

    Michael

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    1. Hi, Michael - I can't seem to stop!

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  11. Hello Susan, I have to say that you are mad! Its great, really great, keep them coming. Best wishes.

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    1. LOL - mad in a good way, I hope! :O. Thanks for your encouragement, Nigel!

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