Thursday, October 08, 2009

"Thing Finding"


















So maybe I can't blame it on the canvas totally. I think in the end besides fighting the cotton duck (see post Oct. 10. 09) my design a.k.a concept, a.k.a composition wasn't strong enough. No problem, back to the drawing board or rather, easel.
16"x20" oil on horrible to paint on acrylic primed cotton duck


6 comments:

Paul said...

Hi Susan,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and the kind comments :-)
My turn ..............................
Firstly, I'm with you re cotton canvas, I haven't found one yet that didn't make me want shove my brush right through it (then again, it could have been my own work causing this effect ;-) I have lots of failed paintings done on cheap canvas ( refuse to balme myself here ....) but never one on oil primed linen (I love Clasessens #13).
Your work has a lovely tonal range and lots of warmth and heart.
Some of your still lifes remind me of David Leffel.
I'll be back .......

loriann said...

Love that high chroma red in a sea of neutrals...mmmmmmmmmmmm.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Yes, there's nothing like oil primed linen. I couldn't believe the difference when I started finally using it. But all the viewer sees are your beautiful paintings, Susan.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Paul,Loriann,Janelle,
Your comments are so helpful to me. They always make me think and rethink. I greatly appreciate all of you taking the time to write back.

Karen said...

Hilarious title.
I don't think the finished piece shows any of the struggle.
I agree with Paul that your still lifes remind me of Leffel. :)

susan hong-sammons said...

Hey Karen, Do you think those of us working with chiaroscuro are bond to be linked with Leffel? Actually I take it as a compliment since I think his paintings, figures and still lifes, are to die for