Happy Thanksgiving!

Since I decided to return to being a professional artist, my gratitude list has grown longer and more enthusiastic. I'm living my dream of painting for my living, which is bounty enough, but I enjoy such a wonderful network of people interested in what I paint -some are other artists, some are friends, many are people who've visited my gallery- I'm thankful beyond explanation for the feeling of connection I have now. As a doctor, I often felt isolated, so I appreciate each reply to my newsletters and I dearly love those wonderful people who come chat with me while I'm painting online. Thank you for letting me share what I paint with you.

Angela and Aurora, oil, 24" x 18"

This is the start of a tiny oil portrait- 7" x 5"- that I got to do yesterday during my Wednesday broadcast, with the family who commissioned the painting in the chat room, talking about the impact the subject had on their lives. I really enjoyed the session. I'll be sure to send an image of the finished portrait when it's completed.
La Villita, where my gallery is located, is having its holiday open house on Saturday, November 28th. I'll be in the Gallery and hope you'll come by to visit and have some refreshments. The annual lighting of the Riverwalk is Friday, November 27th. It's magical to see the Riverwalk all glittery with lights for the holiday season!
If you're near San Antonio December 3rd, you're invited to attend the San Antonio Art League and Museum Gala, 6-10 p.m. FREE to attend. There will be live music and appetizers and hors d'oeuvres and lots of great paintings!
I'm one of 144 artists who donated a 12" x 12" painting (mine is a cowboy's profile) to the silent auction.
San Antonio Downtown Market Square Hotel
(formerly The Radisson next to UT Downtown)
As you can imagine, I'm busy painting portraits that will be gifts for Christmas, all of them honoring and celebrating someone special. Oh, I love my work!
I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with family, friends and much love.

6 comments:

Lokelani Forrest said...

Susan...so surprised to hear that you used to practice medicine. Sounds like you enjoy the art a lot more. I wish I was close to your studio so I could come in and personally see your work and meet you. I visit your Ustream demos occasionally, but feel like I know you very well. Good luck on your endeavors.

Jo Castillo said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Hope it was wonderful. You are on my thankful list! Thank you for sharing your art world with us. Hope to see you soon!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

Beautiful work. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. You deserve it.

xoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Gwen Bell said...

So glad I was able to catch you working on this a bit. The finished painting is fantastic! Love your new portrait too. Hope you and your family had a terrific Thanksgiving!

Marian Fortunati said...

Hi Susan,

I tried to log on the other day when you started this ... wanted to say hi and to watch for a while, but the internet / video / gods and goddesses were not smiling on me.

Ah well... Glad you had a great thanksgiving. So many of us are so lucky... It's always nice when we can appreciate what we have isn't it??
Be well...

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

what a great animal/human interaction portrait!