Sunday Painting


Stella, 12" x 12" oil on canvas panel.

This is the painting I did from 1-3 p.m. today with a few good artist friends hanging out to chat with me and with each other. I can see lots to tweak and fuss with.... maybe later. Stella's my sweet, funny and adorable 17 year old niece. The photo reference below was taken February of last year as she was reading.

The 2 video recordings, each an hour long, of this painting are at www.ustream.tv/channel/susancarlin.
Because of David Darrow's help, I'll have much better video quality for future Sunday sessions. Thank you David!

20 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

My shallow nature leads me to comment that Stella has been blessed in the hair department. She has excellent hair!

Hope you and Prof. J. are well.

Beverly Sams said...

Susan,
It was so great to hang out and watch you paint. Those values and color, (I know, I had to say color) is spot on, as they say! I'm so envious of your ability to capture a likeness so quickly. Thanks again for a great afternoon!

Jo Castillo said...

Sorry to miss this. She does look sweet and you captured her look. :) Later...

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Hi Susan! Thank you so much again for the most enjoyable time, yesterday, watching you paint. I really appreciate your comments about colors, values, brushes, composition, etc, while you paint... They are very valuable for me. I'm looking forward to "meeting up" with you again next week! This painting of Stella turned out FANTASTIC! I really like the dark rectangle in the background, it makes the composition spot on!

Sharon Wright said...

You are such an inspiration! Fantastic portrait, again, you are a joy to watch. I shall have to re-arrange dinner time on Sundays!

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Susan, I really appreciate that you take time away from your family on Sunday to paint for us. It's really fun and you teach us a lot. I wish I had your talent. Paint again soon, ok?

Susan Carlin said...

Oh, Mrs. G., it's true, it's true. Not that you're shallow, but that Stella has excellent hair.

Susan Carlin said...

Beverly... wonderful that you were with me yesterday... and fun to 'see' you at Dave the Painting Guy's show tonight. How did you fare in Gustav's wake?

Susan Carlin said...

Missing you, too, Jo. When do you return? Will you be back for APS's first meeting?

Susan Carlin said...

Theresa- it's hard to imagine I have anything of value to offer you...you paint so well. But I love that you hung out with me yesterday. I'm flattered as heck.

Susan Carlin said...

Sharon- glad you were there...for a while. How was dinner?

Susan Carlin said...

Thank you, Lucky Charm Barbara! It would never be the same without you. My family is almost resigned now to this Sunday painting "thang" I do.

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Thank you so much, again, Susan! Yesterday, I mentioned you in my blog withoug asking you first if it's ok, please take a peek and let me know if I have your approaval. If you wish, you can respond to my email at theresamillerwatercolors@gmail.com Have a wonderful day!

Sharon Wright said...

You know what, maybe I can live without dinner on Sundays!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

This is a very nice piece, Susan, and so is the mother/daughter below.

THEARTBRUSH said...

Hi Susan,
Your last 2 paintings were tops,as is the Painter. How do you get both sides of your brain working so well together?
Thank you for work and the give back to the art world,to further art education. I know what it takes from your personal time to help others.
Thank you,
Happy Brushing,
Artbrush

Susan Carlin said...

Aw, Sharon... I hate to interrupt your dinnertime. I just hadn't planned on a viewer in England!

Susan Carlin said...

Theresa, thank you for the kind mention on your blog! I love that you made time to hang out on Sunday.

Susan Carlin said...

Bill? Lisa? Thank you!

Susan Carlin said...

Artbrush Pete, you are so kind. I promise you I'm enjoying painting in the company of other artists and friends, you among them. Thank you for that.