Painting in Oil
Good morning Susan! I must say I am so smart not to have favorites! You have so many great and so many very beautiful works of art! I so love this one! The striking red colors leap off the canvas! As I was writing "leap off the canvas" "no pun intended" "leaped" into my mind! OMG! As always, great art here! I love the joy, excitement, movement, beauty and so much more in all your work! Bravissimo Susan!Michael ( Two to three feet of beautiful snow in my area of Massachusetts!!!)
You are smart, Michael - favorites don't seem to last long as they are supplanted by new works. And that is how it should be as one progresses on this art journey! So lovely that you had so much snow - I bet you are thoroughly enjoying the beauty of it!
Action packed hurdler. The energy...the energy! Love it.Just read your last post, such great news, I'm so pleased you and 'the girls' are getting a solo outing - I feel I have known some of them since they were a squiggle. Hope the weather stays fine. I have some of my poems & short stories in competition next month, fingers crossed!Stay warm1
Thank you, John - I am a wee bit worried about the exhibition as the weather in Maine has been so cold and snowy. I fear people may not wish to brave the elements and will just stay home with a warm cup of tea! Good luck with your competition - I do hope you will post some of your literary works on your blog. I would LOVE to read them!
Wow, what a breathtaking movement in this work , an incredible energy displayed !
Your enthusiasm is greatly appreciated! Thank you :)!
I echo the WOW! Fill of energy and beautifully painted.
Many thanks, Julie - trying to downsize my work a bit!
Another superb steeplechase painting!!! The horse looks so intent on his goal. And I love how you have created a flow with the red throughout the painting. Gorgeous work, Susan!!!Kathryn
I must say the red was fun - it had a life of its own!
Susan ,dit is weer prachtig geschilderd !groetjes van Simonne
Thank you for the kind comment. I am accustomed to painting on a larger surface and am surprised at how different painting small can be!
Bonjour ma chère Susan,Quel magnifique allure ! J'aime le développement du saut de ton cheval. Il ne paraît pas figé, à tout instant je m'attends à se qu'il achève de franchir son obstacle !Tout comme les spectateurs au loin, je suis subjuguée... Très belle peinture. Bravo !Gros bisous ♡ ☼ ♡
Horse and rider are determined indeed and intent on reaching their goal. I have no doubt they will succeed! Thank you for your comment!
Hi Susan.What wonderful movement here Susan. Wonderful painting. All the best.Vic
I love the challenge of trying to capture motion and energy without havingit seem static. Many thanks, Vic.
Good morning Susan! Another "hurdle" in the upcoming show conquered with the usual Smolensky alla prima flourish and finesse!Call this one "Gone With the Wind"... for it surely will be exactly that! I predict that it will be someone else's favorite (for now) in your ever-changing repertoire!Good Painting!Warmest regards,Bruce
Love the title idea, Bruce - thank you. I am struggling with titles for this series but admit to not having spent much time thinking about them. They will come to me yet - all things in good time!
The special art of painting movement and energy. So very well executed.
You have made me happy, Irina - many thanks for your lovely comment!
LOVE this painting Susan! Your work is always a pleasure to visit! I love the splashes of red on the horse and the perfect movement. I hope the exhibition is doing well... I wouldn't care if the weather was bad...if I lived nearby I would be there!
Many thanks for your comment - I truly appreciate hearing your thoughts about my work. I was just looking at the weather forecast for Portland - the temperatures are frigid and more snow is expected this week! Oh, well - Mother Nature cannot be daunted!
Your comments are welcome and brighten my day!