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

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Trying out some new brushes by Escoda - I really splurged on these. They are part natural fiber and part synthetic and I must say I love them. The have just the right feel for me. So I did a little 8x8 copy of a Thomas Buechner portrait. I learned to paint a long time ago by reading and re-reading his book "How I Paint". I once sent him an email and told him how motivating and inspiring I find this book. He was gracious enough to answer me to thank me for telling him and to remind me to enjoy the act of painting more than the result. Words I try to follow every day.

1 comment:

  1. Susan, I just adore your work, and was going through your blog, and when I scrolled down to this image I thought "That's Thomas Buechner!" Then I saw he was your inspiration - he was wonderful, but I want you to know how wonderful your work is, too. YOU are inspiring!


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