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

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ballerina #26 Makes Her Debut


Ballerina # 26 seems to have a lot of confidence for her first time in the spotlight! Oil on linen 16x20. Although my ballerinas have their own unique style and sense of elegance, please be sure to visit the inviting and entertaining blog of Martine Alison "Ma dollhouse joue un grand air de peinture" - her delicate beauties are always engaged in magical and delightful activities and a visit to her blog will no doubt make you smile!

26 comments:

  1. I love the way you paint, so free and easy and with lots of beautyfully colored dots here and there. But the humor is always present , as here...just wonderful !

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    1. Thank you, Jane - my bevy of ballerinas is ever expanding!

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  2. The Ballerina with an attitude!!! LOL I love this one, Susan!!! I love your use of color on their faces! Wonderful job as always!!! and your previous horse is outstanding!!!

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    1. Your excitement is infectious, Hilda! So glad you like my work! :)

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  3. Ciao Susan,
    Your ballerina have a big force and personality... it seems that she is speakingis to the world with ungry and she has many things to say...
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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    1. Your comment means a lot to me, Floriana. I strive to make each one individual with personality plus!

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  4. Great strength, spectacular color, bold and interesting shapes, and so much more make this wonderful piece another gem.
    "Power To The Ballerina!"
    Bravo Susan!
    Paint on and on and on!
    Michael

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    1. "Power to the Ballerina"! I love that! Thanks, Michael!

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  5. Almost disdainful confidence. I imagine her looking stage right at the other dancers [the ones of a few months back, falling on the stage]
    Beautiful colors and strength, Susan!!!

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    1. Distainful confidence - almost a challenge!

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  6. I love this ballerina with attitude! Beautiful strong colors!

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    1. I have really been bold with color lately - it makes me happy!

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  7. Wow - I just can't get enough of your Ballerina's! This is wonderful! :0)

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    1. Many thanks, Sandra - I am always wondering what is next with them myself!

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  8. Might this be a reflection of your own self confidence building? She does have that quality. As for Martine-Alison, she's my dear sweet french friend. You might be surprised to know I'm responsible for her beginning to blog. We've been friends for many years. lol Small world.

    Keep painting. It's all lovely!

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    1. I wish you could see this ballerina painting in person, Susan - this is another painting where I just can't get the camera to capture it well. I adore Martine-Alsion - her work has a magic about it that is so appealing! Glad you convinced her to blog - its always a joy to visit!

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  9. Wonderful Susan! Your framed pieces, a few posts back, look fantastic. I love the running dogs. I've been to Martine's blog many times and yes, it is a treat.
    Happy Painting.

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    1. I finally got those paintings shipped off to Florida! I am hoping they find good homes at some point. Martine-Alison's blog is such a joy to visit - as is yours, Nora!

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  10. She seems to be challenging the world with 'that look'. ..."I'll dance it MY way!" ... which sort of reflects your painting, Susan: strong and very much your way. Thank goodness! :0)

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    1. An artist friend once encouraged me by telling me that the world does not need another Van Gogh - it needs a new Susan Smolensky! That comment encouraged me as yours does - paint it my way as if I own it! Thanks, John!

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  11. Ma chère Susan,
    Pardon, pour ces moments d'absence ! Je ne suis pas encore rentrée à la maison ! Je navigue encore entre la Bretagne et la Normandie telle une nomade. Mon pc qui me suit n'est malheureusement pas souvent ouvert ! Mais aujourd'hui quelle agréable surprise et quel honneur vous me faites ! Je vous remercie du fond du coeur pour votre générosité.
    Je suis avant tout émerveillée par vos ballerines qui me font toujours sourire et moi, je les trouve si gracieuses malgré leur silhouette... Elles dansent de lumière et de couleurs... Elles ont une forte personnalité qui impose et laisse imaginer le rythme de la musique au spectateur. J'adore, j'adhère...
    Dès mon retour dans une petite semaine, je reviens vite vous visiter...
    Gros bisous à vous ma chère Susan et encore un GRAND MERCI.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by while on your travels. I adore your delightfully whimsical paintings and am glad we are blogger and art friends and supporters!

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  12. Orange and blue equal beautiful. She is one haughty, elegant dancer.

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  13. Gostei da expressão do movimento... Excelente trabalho....
    Cumprimentos

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