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

Friday, January 6, 2012

Profile Portrait

A profile portrait done this afternoon. Experimenting with a very limited palette, dark skin tones, and lots of other stuff that is swirling around in my mind as I paint. It looks like the beginning of this new year is going to be a time of stretching myself and trying new things. Oil on canvas 14x11.


  1. These last 2 are great! I look forward to so many more!

  2. Happy New Year Susan!... What a great start for 2012!

    You're so right about stretching and reaching out as a device to bring about growth in one's work! This painting speaks to that achievement already!

    Your bold... rich brushwork... no matter the limited palette fills this profile with energy... vitality and interest!

    A real gem!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  3. a wonderful combination of good brushwork and color exressing the form , Well done Susan, a gem for sure

  4. Hi, Pam - many thanks. I am always amazed where and how inspiration reaches out and grabs me!
    Hi, Bruce and thank you for stopping by and for your thoughtful comment. I appreciate your support greatly.
    Hi, David - Your words inspire me and I greatly appreciate them.

  5. Super nice Susan. Your work is looking great.

  6. Thanks so much, Rick - and thank you for stopping by.


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