Suzanne Stewart, Austin painter, has joined the blogging world. It seems such a stretch, but I would like to share some insights I have gained. My painting experiences have formed a new and exciting path. Please share your comments with me. What will survive of us is love.
"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
We are enjoying the last blossoms of the Tecoma Bells of Fire, a heat and drought-hardy plant which flourishes here in Austin landscapes. Because of a little recent rainfall, we are blessed with many beautiful wildflowers out here in the country. Lots of purple and gold, my two favorite fall football colors. Geaux Tigers!
I love her so well that I painted her again this week with a high-key palette. These eyes seem not only more accurate but more soulful. Sweet puppy! Getting to know her has been fun. I'm not a whole-hog dog person, but I do love a dog who will hold a pose like Lucy does.
These last four paintings done in California were all painted on Arches Huile, a paper made especially for oil painting. I loved trying this paper, most of all because the paintings were so portable. This is painted in Carmel at the end of one of the streets.