New portrait start


This is the start of a portrait of Gene Watchful Hawk, a fellow who modeled for us at Coppini yesterday. We only got two hours with him, but I took some photos and hope to do justice to his beautiful spirit with the completion of the painting.

What was I thinking when I said I wanted to finish the novel this month? Cancel that. Put a nice black line through that item on my list, as it's not a-happenin'. I'm going to just try to get through this month sane and smiling. Quite enough of a challenge if you ask me.

Our Texas Ambassador of the Portrait Society of America sent out an email today with a link to my ebay auctions. For the first time in months I had no paintings listed! So I raced around and listed the one of Harry in Red. Whew! Of course, the auction now ends in the middle of the day, so who knows? It's not a great time for an auction to end. Folks are at work, usually. I'll add on a little landscape or two later tonight.

Wednesday I drove down to Corpus Christi to visit with an excellent painter, Kimberley Dow. She was extraordinarily generous with her time and helpful energy. I wonder at the fact that I stayed so solitary in my artistic efforts for so many years. I've gained so much by being in contact with other artists these last three years, and I hope I've offered as much support as I've received.

If you read this, please take a moment to leave a comment. It's disheartening to write these blog entries and not know if anyone cares that I did.

Enjoy your holiday preparations!
Only now beginning to catch the spirit,
Susan

4 comments:

Sharon said...

Looks like another wonderful portrait in the works! Glad the holiday spirit is getting under way. I'm still working on it.

Anonymous said...

We care! We care! I love reading your blog Susan.

Brendy said...

Uh... I'm new to the blogisphere, can you tell? That last comment was from Brendy :D

Elisabeth Cottier-Fábián said...

Dear Susan,
I love the landscape you posted on December 3rd. I hope you can finish it soon, so we may try to get it...
Just one thing: please, don't take out the barn! I find it a good focal point, and it lends that 'little plus' to an otherwise blander landscape (lovely, as I said, but- even better with that lttle human presence of the reddish barn).
Congratulations, Susan- you're making fantastic headway. Watching you as you move along is VERY satisfying. You're getting better and better- and it's not as if you'd started from scratch, so THAT's saying something!
Warm regards from somebody across the ocean- who loves your work.
Elisabeth C.