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

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Merry Christmas a little early!



A Quandary of Possibilities 18 x 24 oil on linen

MERRY CHRISTMAS 

and the warmest of wishes for a 

NEW YEAR 

filled with wonder, joy, peace and good health!

As this year comes to a close I find myself filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the life I am living and all the truly wonderful people that I have come to know and love.  Thank you to everyone who has stopped by this blog and given me the gift of commenting on my work. You have deeply enriched my life with your insightful thoughts and generous words. You, and viewing your work, continue to inspire and amaze me and have helped me to stay the course on this not always easy artful journey. With a grateful heart I thank you.

I will be traveling for the next couple of weeks and this will be my last blog entry until I return after Christmas. I will show you a practice piece that I painted on heavy brown paper this week - perhaps in preparation for a future work I may attempt on canvas. 

A Man and His Cats / oil on paper / 18.5 x 29 inches
 And a crop - perhaps this is a better composition? 



12 comments:

  1. Dear Friend Susan...Your works never fail to move me deeply because they so obviously reveal the depth of your generous spirit, while at the same time whimsically incorporating the richness of your imagination and your painting gift.

    I so look forward to tuning into latest blog subjects and look forward to sharing my own process and thoughts with you.

    Enjoy your Christmas break from the easel. Rich blessings of good Health, Joy and Peace in 2020.

    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. We have just returned from a whirlwind trip to Washington DC and I am trying to catch up and return to my normal routine of painting every day. I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas filled with good cheer and interesting conversation. In 2020 I look forward to continuing trading thoughts with you and seeing more of your wonderful work. Happy New Year to you, Bruce, and may it be overflowing with joy, peace and creativity!

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  2. Susan, dit zijn prachtige werken, je hebt de kerstman geschilderd, toen hij thuis kwam van zijn lange tochten door de sneeuw, en aan een zalige rust toe was !
    Ik wens jullie een zalige kerstvakantie !
    groetjes van Simonne

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    1. Santa has had an unusual Christmas stop this big giraffe! I hope your Christmas was just as exciting and fun and I wish you a wonderful, joyful New Year!

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  3. Will you make that painting into a Christmas card for next year, Susan? If so please count me in on placing an order. It is wonderful!
    Thanks for the beautiful greeting and thank you for another year of inspiring me with your magic paint brush and generous heart.

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    1. Hi, Julie - You have put a thought in my head as I never considered making Christmas cards. I have several Santa paintings with him atop a zebra, a giraffe and a wildebeest!
      I hope all is well with you and your husband and that your Christmas was peaceful and healthy. And, Julie, I wish you all the best for 2020 and look forward greatly to seeing your work in the new year. Peace, good health and happiness to you and yours!

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  4. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New year . Love your Santa riding a giraf , oozes Christmas joy and energy :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jane - Santa really has his hands full trying to tame that big giraffe! Hope your Christmas was splendid and I wish you a wonderful, creative and happy New Year!

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    1. Many thanks, Ashok - it was an unusual Christmas for us this year but very enjoyable. I hope your holiday season was great and look forward to following your photography and art in the New Year!

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  6. Merry Christmas, Susan! Santa on the giraf is so fun! And I love the man and his cats! Wishing you a wonderful, healthy and creative New Year!

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    1. I hope your Christmas was wonderful and I wish you a very Happy , healthy and joyful New Year - can't wait to see your new work!

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