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

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Self Portrait Inbetween Studying

Self Portrait in Mirror / graphite on newsprint
Only time for about a 30 minute study and the only live model around was me :o !

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  1. Wooo... Synchronicity! I was at work today, happened to take my sketch book. My last patient wanted to take a look, looked through as he was sitting with a mouth full of fluoride, and stopped and pointed at a self portrait I'd done a few months ago. And I thought I really should do a proper one ... and then you posted yours when I got home. Well, that was long and pointless. :)
    LOVE your self portrait, Susan!

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    1. I would love to see your SP, Kathryn - will you show us?

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    1. Thanks, Julie I have done a few in paint. This was my first in pencil.

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  3. Je comprends mieux pourquoi cette belle personne soit une artiste !... Ton autoportrait laisse largement entrevoir ta délicatesse, ta douceur et aussi ta volonté... Je comprends alors pourquoi tant de mansuétude dans tes oeuvres... avec toujours une belle pointe d'humour...
    Je sens pétiller dans tes yeux cette gaîté, cette verve, malgré le verre de tes lunettes !
    Un magnifique portrait ma chère Susan... Ceux de ce monsieur Gary le sont aussi !
    Gros bisous

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    1. Merci, MartineAlison. You are so kind!

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  4. Ha, I expected that as you told us the workshop ended. Very nice.

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    1. Yes, I am mourning the loss of live models!

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    1. Thank you, Diana - I am more drawogenic than I am photogenic! At least by my own pencil - :)!

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  6. Wow - that's wonderful!! I tried a self portrait once - then hid it so nobody ever saw it, lol! :0)

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    1. I was actually looking at some of Rembrandt,s many self portraits and then happened upon a few of van Goghs - so I figured - why not!:)

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie - I guess my recent portrait sessions gave me the confidence to try it.

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  8. Dat is wel heel goed gemaakt Susan.
    groetjes,
    Susan.

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  9. very well-done! exquisite self-portrait.

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  10. You're so pretty ! A great portrait !

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    1. And you are so kind to say so - thank you, Jane.

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  11. EXCELLENT PORTRAIT!! DEFINITELY YOU!!!

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    1. Many thanks, Hilda - it was fun!

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  12. Susan!
    Fantastic self portrait!
    So tough to do with a mirror! Good for you!
    I can only do a '"self portrait" from a photo!
    Bravo Susan!
    Your snow bound art buddy!
    Michael

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    1. It was interesting to try and draw in front of a mirror. I kept changing my expression!

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  13. accept your award here:
    http://ashokism.blogspot.in/2013/02/liebster-awards.html

    congrats!!!

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    1. I am not quite sure what this is, Ashok, but thank you for thinking of me!

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  14. Hi Susan I don't get much time to swing by anymore. Love what you've been doing. All that stuff that just pours out of you, it's the ticket! Your drawings are just wonderful too. I can see why you are sad the sessions are coming to an end. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Hi, Susan - I know how busy you must be and I thank you for your support. I just stopped by your blog to catch your latest light filled delight of a painting and am in awe!

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  15. Susan- it is the 26th and hope everything is okay. You don't usually take such a long break....did the self portrait do you in!!!!

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    1. Hi, Julie - and thank you for your concern. I am touched that you missed seeing me here. Its been a hard and frustrating couple of weeks. I was on such a roll and kind of screeched to a halt when I began studying to get those 80 continuing education credits to renew my license. Afterwards, I spent a week of great frustration with wipe off after wipe off. I am not sure if I am going to hit my stride again soon but I am persevering!

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    2. Susan, I am sorry. I have just read this comment.

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  16. Hi Susan - I've been away, ill, but am fine now and will try to get my show back on the road ASAP!

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    1. So sorry you were ill, John - and hope you have made a complete recovery. I have missed you.

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  17. I hope your absence from blogging does not mean absence from easel.
    I hope your duties are OK as planned.

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    1. Thank you, Irina. You are very kind.

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  18. Hi Susan,
    This is such a beautiful self-portrait! You have inspired me to try my hand at it one of these days.

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    1. I have done a few over the years, Wendy - and I highly recommend it! :)

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