Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Spring Fling" group exhibition

The City Art Gallery in Greenville, North Carolina( has been representing my figure paintings for the past few years. This year several of my lastest works will be included in their group show. This is a sample of some of my paintings to be exhibited. The show opens April 2, 2009.
The first and third paintings were first oil sketched, on location, on tiny canvases, 6"x8" -8"x10" and then later repainted on larger canvases in my studio.
"Night Shimmers" oil 30"x24"
"Swwwish" oil 24"x12"
"Buddies oil 12"x12"

(The gentleman holding the bag wasn't happy that I painted him. But in the oil sketch he looks like a blob)
These paintings are also shown on my website,


Karen Bruson said...

Susan, Congratulations on your show! Your paintings are wonderful. I love the one with the three men. I can just picture them chatting and walking down the street with such expression.

susan hong-sammons said...

Thanks Karen. These gentlemen know how to relax. They were just happy to hang out in this plaza. It's nice to see people really connecting

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Your work is beautiful! You have a way with light in your darker toned paintings - everything glows. Lovely!

Congratulations on your show!

FCP said...

I especially like the energy in your second painting.And what you said a few posts back about how the exercise of sketching is akin to weight training at the gym when you really just want to skip it and do cardio--SO TRUE. Thanks for sharing your lovely work and ideas.

susan hong-sammons said...

Thanks Kim. And I'm looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful beach scenes.

susan hong-sammons said...

appreciate the feedback Faye.

I think I'll have to use your "pear" idea when I'm having trouble setting up a still life.

Melinda said...

Congratulations, Susan! Well deserved and I hope that you enjoy seeing your work valued by so many. Just wanted you to know that I listed your blog at mine for the Passion for Painting Award recently.

I see that "Jasper's" has sold. Whoo-hoo!!

susan hong-sammons said...

Thank you Melinda. I think we would all agree we couldn't keep at it without a deep passion for art and excellence. Many people have said to me, and I bet you hear it too, "I can't even draw a straight line." When I hear that I think it doesn't have so much to do with natural talent but more to do with sheer determination to learn, grow, and a PASSION for art-making so,...Happy Art-Making!!!! It's another good day