Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Jazz Note in the Limelight"

About two years ago I started a series of expressively free flowing figure paintings. Posted today is from my series called "Jazz Note." This series is both plein air and studio paintings. They began because of my interest in the effect of artificial and colored lights.
This painting was created in my studio from one of my favorite models. She has a vivacious personality and a willow thin pixie like figure. She loves to bring a variety of costumes and "interesting" music for posing. I let her have free-rein once I turn on the spotlight(s). Her body language language reminds me of musical notes on a page.
"Jazz Note in the Limelight" oil on linen $995.(framed) will be shown at City Art Gallery, NC.


Alex Perez said...

Susan, hi
Thank you for stoping by my Blog and for your kind comment.
You have wonderful works, I liked most your figurative in your website, good paintings!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Susan,

Your work is amazing. Well done!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Wow Susan. This is great and I can almost hear the music as depicted by the pose. Wonderful.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Alex, Thanks for stopping by and hope you do so often. Happy Painting!

Hi Joan, good to hear from you again. I'm so glad I found your blog and visit it often.

Hello Kathleen, What a wonderful compliment. Thanks. It's just what I hope for

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

You've created such an expressive figure with seemingly few brushstrokes. And I love the colors in her dress where the light hits it.