|Persevering in a State of Rest / oil on linen panel / 18x24|
Having spent about 3 sessions on this picture, I think I am done now. It was a lot of fun to compose and to paint and I have titled it "Persevering in a State of Rest". In the studio shot, which I included for perspective, you can see the wonderful overhead white LED lighting that we installed in my studio - there are 8 of those pot lights thoughtfully placed and, as a result, I have wonderful, shadow free lighting at any time of the day or night. My son visited from San Diego last week and while he was here he installed casters on my big easel and on my work table giving me much more flexibility when I work. I can't tell you how long I have wanted wheels on my easel so I can move it around as needed! I am happy now!
Dit werk is weer helemaal uw stijl Susan.ReplyDelete
Prachtige studio toon je ons.
Veel dank, Simmone! I am always grateful when people comment about my style - your words are greatly appreciated!Delete
What a great painting, Susan! And a wonderful studio, those casters are a great idea!ReplyDelete
I find my life in the studio a little easier now that I can roll the furniture around on their new casters! Thank you, Judy!Delete
Wow, so wonderful colors in that funny subject. What a nice studio you have!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Maike - I am really enjoying my new studio!Delete
I absolutely LOVE this Susan! in fact, it is one of my favorites so far! And it's so nice to see it on your wonderful, wheely easel. It shows the scale :0)ReplyDelete
Love it! :0)
So glad you like it,Sandra and I can hardly wait to see your new bear painting. We had a wild 350 pound black bear not far from our neighborhood last week but he did not look anywhere near as cuddly as your bears do! He was captured and released back into the wild!Delete
My eyes have turned green. :) Your studio is wonderful!ReplyDelete
I must confess that I love it, Kathryn. My previous studio was so small that I could not step back from my paintings more than a foot or two. In this studio I can step way back to see what my brush has been doing! Its a joy!Delete
A really witty and humorous painting Susan and a pointed comment on the world today. I can feel the heat of the day, the weight of the figures and can almost feel sorry for their sunburn tomorrow. Marvellous work and what a great studio. More power to your elbow, you are a huge inspiration.ReplyDelete
What a nice comment - thank you, Tina. I greatly appreciate reading your thoughts.Delete
I like so much how you mix into one strong cocktail composition, color, idea, humor, mood and sunny heat. Bravo.ReplyDelete
So glad to have a glimpse into "house of artist" of yours. I see many ideas which I'll use in my studio, some day. What a creative space.
I love your description - "cocktail composition"! My new studio space works wonderfully - glad you can use it as an inspiration for your own!Delete
I LOVE, LOVE this piece, Susan. The colors, texture and his wonderful expression...ALL so perfect!! I love the light hitting this poor man...talk about sunburn!! and of course, your studio is so neat and organized!ReplyDelete
I just finished straightening out my little studio...and now I will be messing it up again..LOL
And I love your enthusiasm! Thank you a million! My studio isn't usually this neat - I confess to having straightened it up prior to my son's visit! :O!Delete
Love, love the subject matter! The color are so hot! Literally and figuratively!
So much fun to see you in your studio! Nice to see you doing what you love!
Great blog Susan! Always great art! High interest, fun, and so much more!
Vibrant color for a hot and windy day! Thanks, Michael.Delete
this is wonderful. made me smile out loud..ReplyDelete
It is so amazing when someone smiles out loud at my work! Many thanks, Rick!Delete
This is great Susan. I love the colors you incorporated into their flesh! I echo others' comments, your paintings make me smile too!ReplyDelete
:) - and your comment made me smile! Thanks, Wanda.Delete
An amazingly brilliant painting here Susan. I didn`t think that it was possible to improve on your paintings that I have seen in the past.I didn`t think they needed improving, but you have with this painting. Just fantastic. Now I`m going on a diet. All the best Susan.
I am laughing about the diet comment! Thank you for your kind words, Vic. I did receive your email requesting a link to an email notification of my work and I will definitely have my son look into this for me. Thank you for the suggestion, Vic!Delete
I do love your sense of humor as well as your painting style. This one is an instant favorite of mine. Upon first sight, I titled it Muffin Tops. Thanks for the smile.ReplyDelete
lol - yes Muffin Tops does work, doesn't it!? Glad you like it, Linda.Delete
i gasped out loud at this one Susan!!!! OMG!! I'm in LOVE!! I love absolutely EVERYTHING about this, it's simply incredibly, outstandingly PERFECT!!!!!! BRAVO! one of your best and one of my favorites!!!ReplyDelete
Wow - your comment blew me right off my feet and all the way across the studio! Seriously, I am glad you like it!Delete
Just now saw this post... love the painting and also your studio shot. You are a fabulous artist.ReplyDelete
That means a lot to me, Gina - especially from you! Thank you, my friend!Delete