Monday, December 5, 2011

BERNICE
























20x20" oil on linen $150
 
   

Meet Bernice! Newly refreshed, having just gone under the brush, she is feeling reborn! Formerly known as "Bug 13," Bernice has had her rather funky badly- painted purple shadow removed and replaced with a more age-appropriate blue one. Madam's hard candy shell has been re-painted, touched up and buffed to a shine with more intense highlights and deeper shadows. And her spots have been refurbished and surrounded with a shimmering coat of intense Rouge Carmin by Sennelier. Bernice is now indeed ready for a night on the town.

Independently wealthy and never married, Bernice enjoys traveling, art, the ballet and long walks on the bricks in the front yard of her palatial estate in the Hamptons. A bit eccentric and a tad flighty, she is nevertheless, always in demand and a delightful guest at any garden party. 

20 comments:

  1. Oh, she's so shiny and glamour!
    Hi beautiful Bernice, it's a pleasure to meet you.

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  2. I love Bernice, and her description is so much fun Suz. I can picture a Macbook of these delightful characters!

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  3. Hi Bernice.
    You are so beautiful! I have never seen a buggy as cute as you!
    love
    tweedles

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  4. I don't know which I love most - Bernice or her description! Great work! (My word verification was buggissin - bug is in? ha ha)

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  5. Nice! She looks a little bewildered by her makeover.

    ...almost any garden party... she won't get many invites from the aphids over there on Rose Court.

    Another little gem of a painting.

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  6. So creative. Writer and an artist all in one!

    I think Bernice's tempting add will find her a beau real soon! Lovely.

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  7. Wow!! I am so envious of Bernice..she has it all!. Painted beautifully as always, Suzanne!!!

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  8. I LOVE her. Seriously I do, she looks gorgeous! :)

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  9. I love that you name your bugs - it gives them a character all of there own. This bug is beautiful! I love the shine and she looks like she could crawl off the canvas at any moment! :0)

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  10. Nice. The strong highlight really helps rounds the form.

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  11. Well hello Bernice! you are looking splendid after your make-over, very glam and so polished, I'm sure you will fly away soon to a new home on a new wall.

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  12. Hello there Suz!... Your painting is always as rich... and playful as your prose! Your skills in creating both... and synchronizing them to their limits of perfection... make coming to your site for a visit a veritable feast... for the eyes and soul!

    Artists who create seriously... all suffer from a tad of insecurity Suzanne. They do so because... for the most part, they work in solitude and single purpose... aside from those only chug grudgingly through existence... creating expressions from their soul that defy being "ordinary"... if only in their own vision of things.

    Most do not paint only for the monetary comebacks. For most... it is the validation for their work by those who really understand... and "see" the underlying truth within the work!

    We are kindred spirits... drawn together... to the "fire"... just like Bernice and her ilk... and see a world possible... where competition and envy simply... and beautifully... have no place!

    Thank you for your words in your "Play Back" below! I am deeply moved... and proud for your recognition... and Friendship!

    Good painting and Sales! Hope that Bernice paints the town Green... and not Red! Red and Green do work at this time of the year though! HA HA!!!

    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  13. So glad Bernice got a new life and released out into the art world. She's fabulous, love the toned down shadow. I just love the stories you put with your bugs.

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  14. Love this little lady and her cool blue shadow!

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  15. I ove Bernice! She is named perfectly and her story is so great- beautiful.

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  16. What personality. She looks so timid...

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  17. When I grow up I want to be Bernice... or Suzanne Berry!

    Love this painting!

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  18. Superb work and the shine you've given Bernice's shell is amazing. So real looking. Love it.

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  19. Suzanne-
    Bernice is stunning! You can just reach out and touch her, and I love the shadow.

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