Winding up 2009 and Looking forward to 2010


I hope you're enjoying the holiday. As you might guess, mine is being full of painting, as well as family and friends and feasting. Heaven!

This is the portrait I did for the portrait exchange on the Different Strokes From Different Strokes blog. The lovely woman is Marilyn King, who also painted my portrait. My colors in this photo seem wonky compared to the original, but close enough, I think. If you'd like to see the broadcast recordings of me painting this portrait, you can go here for Part 1, and here for Part 2.

I raise my portrait prices at the beginning of each year, but always honor the current price if a deposit is placed before the end of the year. If you were thinking you might want a portrait this year, let me know and we'll arrange a deposit to hold this year's prices. susan@susancarlin.com

As the new year approaches and you start to think of your New Year's resolutions, or ways you'd like to tune your life a bit closer to your heart's desires, I send my encouragement to live your dreams. The world will be a better place for you and for all of us if you do, I'm certain!
Love,
Susan

18 comments:

Ann Rogers said...

Woo-hoo, Susan, this is great! I knew your portrait would be fantastic. The colors and lighting are "right on"...I'm sure Marilyn will be thrilled with the results. And don't you love her entry done from your photo, definitely one of the best so far!

Terri Buchholz said...

It's so exciting every time a new portrait pops up and yours was certainly worth waiting for. Very well done.

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

outstanding!

Edward Burton said...

An absolutely beautiful portrait of Marilyn, Susan. Wonderful expression.

Jo Castillo said...

Great painting, Susan! Looks and sounds like you had a great Christmas and accomplished a lot.

Marilyn M. King said...

Yes, all. I'm absolutely thrilled with it! Susan, you captured me so well and I'm so honored to have had you paint me. Thanks so much! Maybe I have a bit of bias here but I think your painting is the very best!!!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

A beautiful portrait. Best wishes for a glorious new year. If you're in Toronto New Year's Eve drop in to our party.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Barbara

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

Lovely portrait!

maria kovalenko leysens said...

a very nice portrait... enjoying giong through your work and blog.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Susan, I watched the video of you painting the "adorable" Marilyn King. It was fun to watch and you did a fabulous job!

Dean H. said...

Beautiful color and paint handling! Definitely has the magic Susan Carlin touch!!

Vern Schwarz said...

Great portrait Susan. From time to time I am one of the lurkers watching as you paint. I too watched part of this evolve, and was impressed as usual how accurately and beautifully you paint. All the best for the new year.

L.Holm said...

Beautiful portrait, Susan, of lovely Marilyn! I think the colors are perfect. Masterful.
May all good things come your way in 2010! xoxoLiz

Pattie Wall said...

This portrait of Marilyn and hers of you are stunning - and compliment one another so nicely. Paint on - into a very prosperous New Year, friend!

Susan Carlin said...

Thank you, Ann! I really do like Marilyn's portrait of me, too. I'm so glad she's willing to trade. Good to hear from you.

dominique eichi said...

Wonderful piece you did for the x-change of DSFDF. Happy New Year

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Susan, your painting is outstanding. The softness of her skin and her gentle eye expression, and that amazing scarf, etc. etc. ... fabulous.

Bobbi Heath said...

I just love your portrait, and now that I'm reading your blog, I can see why. I was first struck by the colors in the hair, and the softness. Over all very beautiful.