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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Steeplechase Racing!

Untitled / oil on canvas panel / 12 x 16

Untitled / oil on canvas / 9 x 12

A few smaller works as I am trying to create a body of paintings for the smaller works gallery!

18 comments:

  1. I love your paintings. You are very talented.

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda and thank you for taking the time to view my blog and to comment. It is greatly appreciated.

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  2. Love the movement. There always seems a carefree abandonment about the horses in which they soar whilst for moments the jockeys have hardly any contact. You hold them in the moment ..... before releasing them back into the action ... wonderful!

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    1. Yes, yes, yes! That is some of what I am after. Many thanks, John!

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  3. No one can paint speed as you can. Your horses outshine Degas'. Wonderful work. I like you idea of small. It's more my size.

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    1. Oh, my gosh - that's quite a statement as Degas is one of my absolute art heroes. I keep trying and trying to paint the essence of the interaction between horse, rider, gravity, the unseen forces of the universe. It is, of course an ongoing quest and your thoughts on my workserve to inspire me onward. Thank you, my cyberfriend!

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  4. Prachtig geschilderd Susan, ik hou ook van je balerina van vorige post !
    groetjes van Simonne

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  5. Susan, as always with your horse paintings, there is so much excitement and movement! Fantastic!!
    Kathryn

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn - I feel like I really let loose on these two,

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  6. They are amazing! And it's great that despite scaling down, you still manage to keep the energy in those brushstrokes! Do you find that more difficult to do in a smaller painting?

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    1. It's been a learning curve - I am not surprised as I am not used to smaller brushes but what got me most perplexed was the smaller space. With my bigger paintings I sometimes have a hard time fitting subject on canvas - it was truly challenging at these small sizes!I did find them so much fun - and I am sure I will do more!

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  7. Okay Susan! So much fun to check out your blog! You and your work motivate me to get going and put out more art! Thanks buddy! I so love all your work! No more descriptions or reasons! Your art speaks for itself! Bravissimo!
    Michael Snow!

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    1. Michael Snow! Oh, how lucky you are! Our weather has been so unseasonably warm that the day lilies are already vigorously growing - it seems we have had no winter this year. Thank you for your kind words, my friend!

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  8. AMAZING painting Susan!!! The movement is incredible on both paintings!!
    Love them!!!

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    1. :) thank you for making me smile, Hilda!

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  9. The feel of speed and colors of impressionists. Amazing.
    And I like your productivity. A great kick to my procrastination.

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    1. I try to paint every day, even if I can only squeeze in an hour or two. . Many thanks for your support, Irina.

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