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

Friday, November 16, 2012

Steeplechase - Untitled

Untitled as of now, this is what I have been working on the past few days. It is not finished - still needs some fine tuning but I may put it aside for a while. It is 18x24 oil on linen.

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  1. It is amazing! Gorgeous, warm palette - I'm intrigued to see what's left to do! :0)

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    1. Hi Sandra - wow, the holidays are such busy times. I have put him away and will likely leave it just as it is - done or not done!

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  2. Susan you have such a great touch for the immediate. Even unfinished, you've captured movement both in rising and coming forward. It isn't an easy thing to convey. I love the light in this one.

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    1. He seems suspended to me - I guess that is a good thing as he really is suspended in space and time!

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  3. Oh BOY!... another beautiful and amazing painting.
    I know you must use a photo source, but your personal interpretation comes through loud and clear. One word, BRILLIANT

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    1. Well, not sure about brilliant - but I do appreciate the thought!

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  4. Susan,
    I lover your last two pieces.
    I think the portrait was very successful. I enjoyed reading that, "You let the painting take you where it wanted to go!" Well it took you to a magical place. The colors are inviting and glorious. Well done!
    I certainly love the current work in progress. Especially because you mentioned it wasn't finished. It is exciting for me to see a painting in progress. This one is progressing fine. I am eager to see what you will do next. Maybe even stop where it is and have the viewer constantly wonder why you did. Something about "unfinished" art work that intrigues me.
    Take care.
    Michael
    Keep on painting.
    Michael

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    1. Thanks so much, Michael. The portrait was exciting to me - I am amazed by how real it seems even with the unreal color. And this unfinished piece is likely to stay that way!

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  5. amazing painting ..love ur art .

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  6. Gorgeous colors, Susan! And I love the gray. He has an expression that seems to say that he is very pleasantly surprised he cleared the obstacle so beautifully!

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    1. LOL - I think he earned his carrot at the end of this round!

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  7. Oh wow, you really know how to put movement into your paintings !! Gloriously done !

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  8. My computer has been broken and so I'm trying to catch up. I can see I have missed some interesting posts!

    The snow! We have only had frost so far.

    What a great picture of all the portraits together - it belongs in a magazine!

    The latest ballerina is really a wow and so is 'steeplechase' WIP. Nice to be back again!

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    1. Nice to have you back, John, and I hope your computer issues are solved. I am struggling with an unruly printer at the moment - sigh.

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  9. this is BEAUTIFUL, Susan!! The movement is so realistic...the warm colors and the light hitting the horse is all perfect...Love this one!!

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    1. Thanks, Hilda - I am glad to be back painting steplechase again.

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  10. Wow, beautiful, Susan! I love the warm colors in the background!

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    1. Yes - I like that sky color a lot - thanks Judy!

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  11. Het ziet er al heel mooi uit, ben benieuwd naar de afwerking..

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  12. Sensational Susan. I like how you handled those background trees, as well as how you handled everything else!

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    1. I enjoy painting the landscape portion of these paintings as well - thanks for noticing those trees - they were fun!

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  13. Wow - great work! I looks like the horse will jump right off the page. Well done in every way!

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    1. What a nice comment! Thank you , Heather.

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