I've started the canvas size drawing, 10 x 20" of these magnificent apples in the warm, quiet late afternoon sun. They seem to glow from within and THAT -- the light -- always the light, is what is there to be captured. The light, the glorious image, ...

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  1. Late Afternoon
  2. From tiny beginnings....
  3. Finishing up...
  4. Reach
  5. Starting Again...
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Late Afternoon













I've started the canvas size drawing, 10 x 20" of these magnificent apples in the warm, quiet late afternoon sun.  They seem to glow from within and THAT -- the light -- always the light, is what is there to be captured.  The light, the glorious image, and the emotion of the moment are what I have to hold onto throughout the whole painting process.  If I lose any of those, the painting loses its meaning.  So here we go....
    

From tiny beginnings....


















Ah, finally, today I started a new painting.  This is the preliminary tiny, tiny sketch of the set up.  This sketch is about 2 x 6" with the final canvas measuring 10 x 20 inches.  This should be fun.  I'll keep you posted along the way.  Promise.
    

Finishing up...



















Just finished up with the final version of Clementines.  It's now available for sale.  Please contact me at susanbonnell@olympus.net if you're interested.  Thanks for looking.
    

Reach
























Graphite on Strathmore Smooth. 
Drawing is approximately 14 x 18, framed and matted 18 x 24.
Prints $50, Framed prints $150
    

Starting Again...



Wow, it's been a long time since I've been here to post anything at all!  This has been a great year, in all ways.  No doubt the best part is continued good health for Bill and I, with a close runner up being the six weeks we spent in France in September.  A few days in Paris, then a month in Collioure on the beach, doing very little painting, but lots of eating and drinking and fun, a little time in Beynac, and a few days in Amboise where daVinci lived and is buried.

In our art world, it was a good year too.  I started AND finished and sold the 8 x 10" 'Cherries' painting to a lovely patron :-) and Bill and I celebrated with her over lunch at Palamino's in downtown Seattle.  Also sold two framed prints of 'Tired' and 'Stretch,' my 'girls' -- the drawings from 2012, to another lovely client who has purchased before.  Then, I finally finished a third drawing, this one called 'Reach' and sold a print of that at our annual Holiday Party/Art Showing.   The two small paintings of golden pears, 'Pears in a Bowl' and 'Just Standing 'Round' sold to two new clients, too.  On top of all that good news, quite a few of Bill's pieces sold at the art showing also!

I'm working on finishing a slightly impressionist version of a Santa Cruz beach scene (where we were in May) and finishing yet another version of Clementines.  Then off to new ideas and work.

Thanks so much for following along.  I AM going to paint more this year.  Promise to self. And to you.

I hope your Holidays are filled with joy, fun, food, drink, and of course, some good art!

The photo is of Bill and I in Collioure at the annual Sardine Festival in Collioure.
    

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