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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dancers II

I liked how these young girl's dancing arms framed this older viewer.
You may have noticed I took the buy buttons off this painting--I'll be taking the buttons off the other dance related paintings, because I'll be framing them to sell at the dance studio. I'm hoping they sell, but if they don't I'll then put them up for sale again here.
Watercolor, 7"x 7"
SOLD

Some photos of before and after Easter.

My husband tried to get just the right color of JADE for his egg.


We made braided bread--yummm!


These are two projects in the making: A Unicorn Marionette, my granddaughter and I made using all found materials around the house, and two natal wheels I'm working on. You may see those natal wheels again as I add more and more to them.

10 comments:

Sheila said...

How fun! A feast for the eyes with your wonderful painting then a feast for your tummies with the bread and eggs and food for my soul that lovely little one doing her own creative work...

Martha Miller said...

Such a great painting!!!

and fun photos! i recognize that tablecloth! pretty colors.

ceci would LOVE that unicorn. LOVE! maybe you could pass along that pattern and i could make one with ceci??? pleeez?

Gwen Bell said...

This painting has so much life and movement in it. Love the dark areas and the "X" pattern on the dancer. Just beautiful!

Dean Grey said...
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Dean Grey said...

Egg-cellent job Susan!

(I know, I'm a dork).

Once again, great job capturing the movement of the dancers. That is not an easy thing to do.

And as always, unique close-up composition!

-Dean

Susan Beauchemin said...

Hi Sheila, The three feast groups--eyes, tummy and soul--thank you!
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Hi Marth, Yes it is an easy puppet, sock head, toilet paper tube body, cardboard from a tissue box for wings and yarn tubes from a knitting knotty for legs stretched over corks for hooves. I'll be posting how he looks all strung up.
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Hi Gwen, Thank you! It's so much fun to watch these young girls dance!
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Eggs-actly my kind of humor Dean! Thanks for checking in!

Hazardgal said...

I have just found your work and feel transformed. I'm a newbie watercolor artist, Marge Fulton, with work at the Appalachian Artisan Center. I love your style. Looks to be gouache on black or gray paper. Love what you do!

Hazardgal said...

I have just found your work and feel transformed. I'm a newbie watercolor artist, Marge Fulton, with work at the Appalachian Artisan Center. I love your style. Looks to be gouache on black or gray paper. Love what you do!

Caroline said...

Looks like you had a lot of Easter fun with your granddaughter! Another beautiful painting here! I've read a little about your process with the masking fluid - you must get through quite a bit of the stuff - how about the brushes - guess you go through a few of those too?!!

Susan Beauchemin said...

Welcome Harzardgal, gouache on black or gray paper?--that sound interesting!, but it's not what I do--I paint with watercolors using masking fluid. Thanks for viewing and have fun with your painting!
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Hi Caroline, I do go through the fluid fairly fast--doesn't help if I spill it like I did the other day $%#&%! I use a very cheap little brush for applying the mask. I first dip it in liquid soap, wipe that off and the brush is ready for the masking fluid. So I can use the same brush for a pretty long time--on hot days it gunks up faster so I may have to soak it in some turp and wash it well before I use it again.