Monday, August 27, 2012

Workshop week

Midday Warmth
Original oil painting  16x20"
by Susan Roux

It's a crazy busy week over here. School's starting, my workshop begins on Wednesday and I'm hanging an exhibition on Saturday. Life glides along so smoothly at times, but on weeks like this, everything collides and culminates all at once. It leaves me spinning.

Not much time for easel staring...

I'm sure you understand this. I miss painting and find myself almost aggravated for not planning well enough to still include painting time. It's moments like this when you realize just how much you need to paint. It isn't just a desire, it feels as necessary as breathing.

Midday Warmth was painted from a photo. It's the back porch entrance at The Wright Gallery in Cape Porpoise where Charlie hangs many of my paintings. I know the photo is a bit fuzzy. I've been trying to experiment with the camera lately, in attempt to rectify my continuing problem. I photographed this zoomed out a bit to get some of the surrounding objects and colors. I found the colors registered much closer in accuracy to my painting, however clear definition was sacrificed. I thought my camera could handle it...

As artists we need to do so many things right. Paint, photograph, write, frame, curate. Which reminds me, I still need to do a bio for my exhibition... I better get to work. Have a good day and thanks for stopping by. I love when you leave me comments!


  1. It's so true that the "stuff" eats up so much time when we'd rather be painting. Best of luck this week to you. I love your Monhegan post-great photos. What a beautiful place.

  2. It's beautiful! You really captured the warmth of a lazy hazy afternoon. I know what you mean about being able to use the camera effectively for the reference photo, I have trouble with that too. So I'm just not relying on the photos so much anymore. Have fun with workshop week, that sounds wonderful!

  3. des couleurs fusionnelles..beau!

  4. Deceptively simple ( not easy to make it look simple) and lovely, Susan. Enjoyed the video too. Wow, what light on that island!

  5. Love the highly believable shadows under the bush! Great composition!


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