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

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Competition at the Beach

 24x18 oil on linen panel

20x16 oil on canvas panel
 
 
Who knows what these chubby ballerinas are up to?!! I certainly do not!
 

 Up early this morning, I was treated to a new snowfall under a fiery sky.

After days of absolute frenzy, I have finally gotten all the paintings framed and shipped off to the Wellington Gallery in Florida - shipping costs alone broke the bank but they are better off in a gallery than fighting for storage space here at home. And it is excitiing week for another reason - I was contacted by the editor of The Chronicle of the Horse magazine - a really exquisite publication that had done an article on my work earlier this year. She wants to put my Christmas painting of Santa riding a zebra on the COVER of their December holiday issue! Wow! I am really happy about that!

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  1. Susan, that is THE BEST NEWS!!! Wow - the Chronicle of the Horse! Yes, I am mildly envious, being horsey and all. :) And they're baaaaack - the equestrian prima ballerinas. I notice one of the ladies even has riding boots on! They are fabulous! And I love the horses dancing in the surf - wonderful. OK, I am running out of praise-type words here ... not that you don't deserve more. :)

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    1. I am excited about the magazine cover,too and can't wait to see it! Thanks you, as always, for your great response to my stuff!

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  2. Toutes mes félicitations ma chère Susan ! Une année qui se terminera formidablement pour vous... et une autre qui débutera bien avec vos toiles qui vont arriver à la galerie.
    Il est juste que les frais de transport sont toujours exorbitants ! Le plus souvent je le fais via la "Poste" plutôt que par un transporteur, c'est moins onéreux.

    J'aime l'association de vos ballerines avec vos chevaux ! Une peinture pleine de joie, de mouvement, de couleurs... Je comprends que ce ciel vous ait séduit immédiatement.
    Ce sont vos couleurs ! Un très joli signe...

    Ici en France aussi le froid s'est installé ainsi que l'apparition de la neige.
    Je vous envoie de gros bisous.

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    1. Thank you immeasurably for your kind and thoughtful words, Martine-Alsion. I am so thrilled to be connected to you through our art.

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  3. Ha, best thing I´ve ever seen. Congrats, what a surprise.

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    1. Hi, Maike - I never know what these ballerinas are going to try next!

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  4. Ballerinas on dancing horses! Congratulations, wonderful news!

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    1. Many thanks, Judy. The magazine cover was a complete surprise - a wonderful one!

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  5. Dat is een mooi jaar einde, proficiat !
    Je hebt deze paarden weer prachtig voorgesteld.
    groetjes,
    Simonne

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    1. Yes, a nice surprise to round out the year! And the gallery in Florida opens this week - I am hoping to will be a rewarding venture!

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  6. Congratulations Susan - That is WONDERFUL news! How exciting :0)
    And of course your paintings are both humorous and brilliant ;0)

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    1. Many thanks, Sandra - the magazine cover fell into my lap and I am still trying to assimilate my good fortune!

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS Susan!!!! Such exciting news and so well deserved!!! I love the paintings...I have always loved your horse paintings and now your beautiful ballerina's on them makes it perfect!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Hilda. I hope the publisher sends me a proof so I can post the cover on my blog. I may have to wait to receive the actual magazine inthe mail though.

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  8. Congratulations Susan, you really deserve it ! There is such a WOW factor to all your works and these ones are no exception, fabulous and humorous !

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    1. what a nice comment, Jane - many thanks! :)

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  9. Yay! What beautiful pieces - I just love them. And that sky is awesome!

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  10. Great news Susan! Off to buy the magazine!
    These last tow pieces brought some very much needed joy today!
    Great news for the magazine also. The gallery too!
    Michael

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    1. A new gallery and a magaziine cover - I can hardly believe these things myself! Thanks so much, Michael.

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