Saturday, February 11, 2012

Champagne Thursday info:

(detail of a work in progress)
by Susan Roux

As many of you already know, I'm getting prepared to leave for a week on an Artists Retreat. It'll be a mad week of marathon painting. We don't take phone calls. Laptops remain turned off in our bedrooms. Basically we leave all typical daily interruptions behind. The order of the day, every day, is to paint. After awhile with such intense focus, one becomes elevated to a form of a trance. It's like reaching that wonderful painting zone and remaining there full-time.

Oh, it's a wonderful feeling and I can't wait to get there.

Champagne Thursday is our only deviation, but oh what a night it is!

The roster of invites continues to grow. We may have gone a bit overboard this year, but who cares, it's just one night. I've been amazed at the confirmed list of guests. We have some wonderful prominent art figures planning to attend. If you're anywhere in the area, please don't hesitate to come join in the excitement!  A bottle of champagne and a nibbler is your only entrance fee. It's an instant party filled with stimulating art conversation among a multitude of fresh-off-the-easel art. Come tour this amazing mansion we spend the week in. You won't be disappointed you came!


February 23rd at 5:00 p.m. 

Last house on Shore Drive

Freeport, Maine

Entrance fee: Champagne and a nibbler

See you in just over a week!

The above painting is a close-up detail in an unfinished painting titled 


  1. have fun!!! wish I could join the party.

  2. Sounds so divine. Enjoy every precious moment!

  3. Beautiful piece and enjoy the week...Thursday nite sounds like a winner. might have to borrow that idea...,

  4. Ah, a slice of heaven fors ure! Have a wonderful time. It sounds devine!

  5. Sounds like a fun evening Susan! I hope you have an enjoyable week at your retreat.

  6. Beautiful and oh so dreamy. Have a blast, Susan!

  7. Lovely colors with a glow in your wip! Can't wait to see the finished piece. Your art retreat - over the top fabulous! Enjoy and create!

  8. This has a wonderful soft glow, so will look forward to the finish. Have an excellent time at the retreat.

  9. Fantastic your art!!!
    Pictures full of light, are wonderful and delicius!!!
    I follow you from Spain,
    Muñoz Bautista

  10. Lucky you to immerse yourself in art in a wonderful location. Enjoy and be sure to share your work when you return.

  11. so lovely and serene! coming along beautifully! enjoy the retreat!!

  12. I love the softness of this piece, Susan. I look forward to seeing it finished!! Have a wonderful time at your art retreat...sounds wonderful!!!!

  13. Magnifique lumière sur cette toile! j'aime énormément votre travail! bonne semaine entre artistes peintres...

  14. Sounds like fun. The painting is serene and lovely.

  15. Following your work with lot of pleasure, I appreciate this one because it as such beautyfull colors on it and it's so sweet...and the winter's so sad those days ! A bit of colors is welcome.
    Good bless. Sam


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