Borders


It was a race to the finish, but with the wonderful company of several artist friends (Barb Pask, Frank Gardner, Mary Spires, Pat Schultz, Rosemary, Ruthie, Renate, Jinx, Dave from Las Vegas, Josh Kadtke and others my brain won't remember right now) on ustream.tv, plus the assistance of Libby Peters, Jo Castillo and Regina Calton Burchett in uploading the photo to the Austin Pastel Society website, I completed this painting and beat the midnight deadline by an hour or so last night. Whew. Thank you, everybody!

13 comments:

Dar Presto said...

oh my goodness! it's a winner for sure! I'm so glad you made the deadline.

Jo Castillo said...

Applause, applause! This is great and I learned from watching. I'm glad we didn't talk you out of the sign in the background. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing, don't know how you do it!

Stacy said...

This is a lovely painting! My favorite part is the way you used blue in their hair (don't know why, I just think it looks wonderful). Best of luck with the show!

Pattie Wall said...

It will be a true winner! It is so full of lovely color! Wow!

Diana Marshall said...

What a cool painting Susan, so much detail, but lively and interesting, great composition. I like the expression on the girls face. Will it be entered in a show?

Susan Carlin said...

Thank you, Ya'll! Yes, Diana, I made the deadline (just barely) for entering it into the Austin Pastel Society's annual exhibition. That exhibition was the first one I ever entered, now 6 years ago. I couldn't face not entering this year, so did the mad dash to get something done in time.

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

Very nice. I like the contemporary subject. Most of us try to paint old subjects to wring some emotion out of the viewer in spite of a mediocre painting.

Susan Carlin said...

Boy, Bill, I've twisted my neck into a knot trying to see what you mean by that. I'll try to just lean on the 'very nice' part. Thank you.

Mary Spires said...

Hey Susan, sorry I didn't get to see you finish, my server drop and I couldn't get back on. Love the piece, think it's a winner also.

WCaro said...

In awe. I like it ALL: colors , composition, setting. Very tricky to put those cups to the right side, your eye stops there and then you go back to the people. I almost want to see what they are reading. Looks like a bookstore coffee shop setting. Barnes and Noble? ;)

Susan Carlin said...

Thanks, Wanda. I took the photos at Borders, so I (very cleverly) titled it Borders. Ok, so it's not all that clever.

Sharon Wright said...

Very striking image, intimate and cosy. Good luck with it. Is it a juried show?

Bonnie Mann said...

Wow! I really like this. You never cease to amaze me with your talent!