Salon's Jury's Top Sixty... and some starts

These last few days have been so full that now it's hard to know how to fill you in! I enjoyed all the events associated with Salon International, and it was made more special by getting to experience it all with artist Debra Bryant, who was my guest from Florida and who had a painting in the show, as well. She emailed me a couple of days ago to tell me the news that my painting had been awarded a ribbon as one of the Jury's Top Sixty in the Exhibition. I'm thrilled!

While she was visiting, we did a broadcast together in which we both started self portraits. I've worked on mine a bit since, and though it is FAR from finished, I thought I'd show you how it looks at the moment, but stay tuned for many improvements:

Saturday, April 17th, I held my second online painting workshop and this time the subject was a portrait. Again, I was so proud of all the work done by the participating artists. I'll post the images of their completed portraits on my blog in a few days when they send in their images for 'assessment and suggestions.' My own painting from our common photo reference is not completed, but I'll show you what it looks like now. His face will be a bit plumper in the final version:

Hope you're enjoying a beautiful spring!

12 comments:

Lokelani Forrest said...

Susan...how very exciting to be voted in the top 60 in that very prestigious show. Congratulations are certainly in order. I do love your yet unfinished painting of the young boy.

Crystal Cook said...

Congratulations! That is exciting news! I just found your site through Gwen Bell's blog and I'm so glad I did. I LOVE your portraits! They are beautiful, and so expressive. I'm glad I found your blog! Can't wait to see these paintings finished :)

Mark Bridges said...

Way to go Susan! The boy painting is looking great.

Gwen Bell said...

First, let me congratulate you on being in the top group...hotdog!

Your self portrait is beautiful...just like you.

The workshop portrait is so great. Ah, I have aspirations to paint like my teacher one day. I posted about the workshop and linked you on my post today. Anyone who wants to learn to paint portraits would benefit greatly from your workshops. And I might add, they would have a heck of a lot of fun too!

rahina q.h. said...

congratulations! and love the self portrait and the one fo the boy.

Professor J said...

I'm proud of my dear friend Susan.

Dar Presto said...

Congratulations! Your work is fantastic, and this sure must feel validating.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Susan, The workshop was great once again.
I found your name on the list and said a "woo hoo" for you. Not surprised, it is a great piece.

Bonnie Mann said...

Susa, Congratulations on placing in the Salon show! I love your work.
And this self portrait is my favorite so far.

Linda said...

Congratulations! You certainly deserve it!

Love both your portraits. I was out of town during your workshop, but hope that sometime you will do another one! It really sounds like a lot of fun and a great learning experience.

Studio Zanne said...

am just so impressed with your self portrait, Susan! Wow! It's right on...and gorgeously painted! whew, you've been busy! congrats on the Salon!!!!

Barbara M. said...

Good for you. Fabulous starts.

xoxoxoxoBarbara