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

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Equine #9

Equine #9 / 16x12 / oil on canvas panel

This is the only painting I have had a chance to do this week as I am studying to renew a medical license that I am afraid to let lapse. I quit my day job a little over a year ago and have been trying to make a go of painting full time. But with the license coming due, I got a little nervous and think its much better to be safe and keep it current than to regret that decision at a later date.  In any case, this little piece at least got me back to my easel and away from the books for a short time.

22 comments:

  1. love it Susan :) Yes, renew the license, but keep on painting!!!

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    1. Thank you, Gina -oh, this licensing stuff is driving me crazy! I sure hope I can get through it :(

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  2. As long as you keep on painting life will be good.
    This is awesome. So are the previous drawings.
    Your marvelous work continues to amaze and delight me.

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    1. Yes, I will worry my way through all this stuff and rush back to the easel. Thank you so much for your kind support, Julie!

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  3. Another wild beauty!!! I love the oranges in this painting.
    You reminded me :( I have to renew my license, too.

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    1. I know I should not complain - its better to have it and not worry than to fret about whether or not I did the right thing. I just have to change my mindset as all I want to do is paint!

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  4. It´s better to have a plan b, :). Beautyful as always your painting.

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  5. I love those rich colors and light, Susan! Another winner!!! and I agree..you have to get the license...

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    1. I painted a painted horse - I liked his orange and white coloring and his flash of fiery bangs.

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  6. Ma très chère Susan,
    Quel merveilleux plaisir j'ai de vous retrouver, vous et vos oeuvres...
    J'ai bien sûr fait un petit retour en arrière, car pendant mon absence vous avez publié de si belles peintures et des croquis extraordinaires.
    Vous m'avez beaucoup manquée.
    Vous avez un talent incroyable pour articuler dans tous les sens en donnant vie à vos chevaux... Le choix des nuances de couleurs est fabuleux à chaque fois. J'aime votre touche. Un grand bravo !
    Un gros bisou et plus ! et un grand merci pour votre gentil petit mot.

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    1. So glad yo are back from Senegal, MartineAlison - I have missed you and your always kind and generous comments. Thank you!

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  7. Good idea Susan - Even though I'm sure you won't need it!
    Another amazing piece!! :0)

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    1. I hope I never need it again, Sandra. I shudder at the thought!

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  8. Susan, uw paarden zijn fantastisch !
    Je zal zeker de juiste beslissing nemen.....
    groetjes,
    Simonne

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    1. Yes, I think you are right, Simmone - it is the right decision. I am about 2/5s of the way through - so much more to do :(

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  9. Belo trabalho...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  10. I too am buried in tasks away from the drawing board. NEW Projects beckon - so exciting!

    The only license you need, Susan, is artistic license!

    Lovely images I have been missing here again, sorry!

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    1. Hi, John and thank you for stopping by and for supporting my blog. I am excited by your new adventure and will watch closely!

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  11. I had no idea you are in medicine, I was sure you are full time profi painter. Good luck with your license and return to painting asap.

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    1. Me too, Irina - at this point, painting is so much more enjoyable to me!

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