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

Monday, February 11, 2019

Having some Figure Fun

Oil on cardboard / 16 x x12

This morning we were treated to the additional delight of a small herd of deer in our valley. We have seen them several times this winter. They are mule deer and I never get tired of watching them!

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  1. Susan, I look forward to your postings as I marvel at your skills in painting. They literally bring a big smile to my face. You certainly have mastered the art of portraiture. I love the way you transition the colors in the face of a subject as well as the bonus of humor you sometimes insert as with this woman today amidst the flowers. Love her expression. It would be so exciting to watch you work! Do you use art models or perhaps you work from photos? Whatever the way you have it nailed!

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    1. I just love reading your comments - thank you, Carol!

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  2. Carol said it beautifully Susan!!!!! She is painted perfectly. I love your brushstrokes!!!! More please!!!!

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    1. She was rather fun to paint - many thanks, Hilda!

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  3. Susan, je hebt deze dame prachtig vereeuwigt !
    Heb je die herten in de sneeuw al eens geschilderd ?
    Ik ben nog steeds bezig met naaldvilten zoals j kan zien op mijn blog...maar heb ondertussen mijn borstels ook gevonden...
    groetjes van Simonne

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    1. I appreciate y our comment - thank you, Simonne!

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  4. Just love the fresh colors in this painting ,such a lovely figure and expression, and the flowers really gives a boost of extra interest ! I notice you painted on cardboard, what do you think about it ?

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    1. I love the cardboard, Jane. It is absorbent and catches the paint beautifully. I wish I could paint on it all the time!

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  5. Beautiful! I love the colors and the flowers!

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    1. The colors were a stretch for me - and such fun! Thank you, Judy.

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  6. Re-coucou Susan !

    J'avais encore pris du retard !

    Une très jolie jeune femme ! On dirait une petite fée avec toutes les fleurs !

    J'aime son attitude, cette légèreté dans son visage. Juste merveilleux !
    Une très belle peinture Susan !

    Gros bisous 🌸

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    1. Merci bien, Martine! So happy you like her!

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