I'm excited to introduce my new blog. When I began painting in April, I didn't know what might come out. To my surprise I'm doing really well. (At least that's what I'm told.)
Whenever I painted I took photos of my work in progress. I thought that was so I could study what I was doing at times other than when I was actively engaged in the process. Then I discovered the photos demonstrated my journey (mistakes and all) and what I discovered So I thought, "Why not share these with you?"
So that's what I'll be doing.
In the next weeks, months, and - dare I hope (?) - years - God willing, I'll show you my work, my paintings, and talk about my journey and process. I hope this will be entertaining and also give you hope that you too can do new things, even if, like me, you try them later in life.
Watch for new posts, at least once per month, but possibly more often. Don't be shy. Tell me what you like. I'd love to hear from you.
Hugs and Blessings
16 x 20 Painting #1
Susie E. Caron
This was my first large painting and took me 2 months to complete. I called this 'my love painting' because I knew it may not be an artistic treasure, but a reminder of my love for this horse.
We framed it and II sealed the following identification label on the back.
Horse Play with Water #1
Artist: Susie E. Caron
Original painting in acrylics;
Size 16" x 20"
An expression of the artist’s love for
her 8 year old Morgan Horse, Apple.
This was difficult, but I think I was successful because first I practiced...
Prior to attempting this one, I practiced by painting on 4.5" x 4.5" wooden 'plates (front and back). These would become Christmas presents to our grown children.
Many of these were copies of photos, etc. I'd found on the internet. As a result, they were great for practice and it's a good way to learn to paint.
I completed a total of 23 of them before I began to work on larger canvas.
I created original paintings for our own coasters illustrating our current pets. As you can see, I played with my signature a bit to help me decide how I wanted to sign my paintings. Because these are tiny, only 4.5" by 4.5" they took me only a week or two to complete. I made a lot of mistakes on each one, but it's easy to redo by painting over any mistake. After it dried I made any corrections I needed.
These were loads of fun to do. When I completed several of them, including something fun on the reverse sides, I sprayed each one with an acrylic sealer, twice. This made them essentially water proof.
We use ours during morning coffee, in our sun room and for cold drinks while watching TV . To date they are holding up really well.
I'll show you some more of my original paintings for coasters in my next blog.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me in the comments below. I'll be glad to share what I know.
Hugs and Blessings
Susie Caron, acrylic artist, creates realistic paintings of pets, animals, and selected scenes. Her love of and experience with many pets and farm animals throughout her life, enables her to capture the unique feeling and expression of each subject. In her commission pet and livestock portraits, Susie also works with each customer to discover and then reveal the personality and special bond between pet and human.
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