Painting in Oil
Small formats are challenging. It looks like you're up to them though. These examples look like you've been working in a 5 x 7 format for years. Superb!
Thanks, Linda. I had quite a few failures while learning to work with the smaller formats. Now that I am over the initial angst, I actually think they are fun. Reminder to self - buy some high quality small brushes.
Bonjour ma chère Susan,Tes ballerines m'impressionnent et me magnétisent toujours.De la pointe de tes gros ou petits pinceaux tu apportes une âme et une expression à chacune d'elles... et tu parviens à chaque fois à créer une oeuvre unique.Tes couleurs contribuent aussi à apporter et à créer l'atmosphère. Bravo ma chère Susan.Gros bisous ☼
There is something that intrigues me about painting these larger ballerinas - perhaps it is the long ago childhood dream of becoming a ballerina that the grown woman secretly still harbors within her soul. Thank you , Martine Alison.
It's amazing how you still inject such vigor in to your strokes in such a tiny space! Just gorgeous! :0)
It was a challenge trying to wield those small brushes! I wish I could get better photographs of these smaller paintings. For some reason the photos don't seem to be turning out well. A photographer I am NOT!
No. 38 is as fabulous as all the others, Susan! I like the small ones, they focus more on their facual expressions. The pinks and violets are gorgeous.
Thank you, Judy. I do enjoy painting those wee expressions!
Like a micro-surgeon :0)) each tiny brush stroke just right, not easy but remarkably successful. Is there a reason for the scale, or is it just for the change? 50 paintings ago, small seemed a lot bigger than it is now, I seem to feel more at home larger canvases.
I have been invited to be in a Small Works Gallery, John, with no work larger than 12x16 and a variety of small sizes requested. It's been interesting scaling down my style and trying not to overwork the paintings. My tendency is to paint larger but I am finding these little ones to be a refreshing change of pace..
Love the titles you have given your works! The expressions you have portrayed are superb! I am in awe, considering the tiny size of the format.Kathryn
Many thanks, Kathryn - catching the various tiny expressions is the most fun!
It's amazing how you painted such details in such a small canvas, Susan!!Love these ladies ...their faces are beautiful!!
So glad you like them - I hope the gallery owner does as well!
You are doing so well even on a small canvas Susan, love all the gorgeous expressions and the variety of reds !
There is a kind of theme running through these - color, expression, style of costume - as they are all destined for one gallery. Thank you, Jane!
Hallo Susan, of ze nu klein of groot zijn, ik vind je ballerina's altijd mooi ...groetjes van Simonne
So glad you like her!
Wonderful, Susan! Those little 'uns can be quite the quagmire, sometimes. But it looks like you're going great guns, Girl!
Your comments are welcome and brighten my day!