Three more little paintings and 2nd in Show at APS


I raced from the most wonderful workshop with Carol Marine and Karin Jurick this afternoon to the reception for the Austin Pastel Society show in time to receive a very nice award- Second in Show for "Afternoon Flight." Judith Carducci was our juror. Thanks, Judy, wherever you are!
This painting was an exercise in the workshop today. We were to paint a small, fast self portrait by looking in a mirror. It's an 8 x 10 oil on canvas panel, and the apple paintings below are 6 x 8.


I painted the apples on the first day of the workshop.
Oh! The Workshop! What an amazing experience to get to learn from both Carol and Karin. They have such different approaches and share such appreciation for each other's work, it was completely freeing and supportive. I hope to stay in touch with them and with some of the others in the workshop. Even more special was Carol and her family allowing me to be their houseguest this weekend. I have such respect for her efforts to do what she loves (and does so well) simultaneously with being an excellent mother, and partner with her husband. Thank you, Carol, for your generosity.
It's back to the gallery to be painter and instructor tomorrow. So many new doors are open in my mind, I wonder which one will beckon me through first.

8 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Congratulations!! That is a great painting, it sure deserved a ribbon.

Anxious to hear more about the workshop. That portrait of you is a good likeness and very different from your regular work. Nice.

painterchum said...

these little studies are alive with colour!!! must have been awesome to learn from your artist heroes.

bipolarlawyercook said...

I continue to be amazed and jealous. Although... my stick figures have amazing emotive power, I must say. I very much sympathize with the character in Afternoon Flight, but I really like the self-portrait.

Pattie said...

Congratulations, Susan! Award winning paintings is what you are all about, especially from what I saw this weekend in Austin! You rock! Your energy and refreshing attitude are like a booster shot of motivation! Thanks! I look forward to passin' notes with you!

Susan Carlin said...

Jo, painterchum, bipolarlawyercook and Pattie... You know how to make a wide-eyed artist feel great! Thank you so much for the good words, ya'll. Hey! I spent the better part of this evening adding the slideshow onto my blog. How do you like it? As my friend Mezzo says, "I'm Stoked!"

johnnie said...

Congratulations, Susan!!

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Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This portrait is awesome. I am so looking forward to the workshop with Carol.