Thursday, September 17, 2009


pencil on paper

I have no feelings about Elvis one way or the other, I just loved that this smile looked like his. But, ya gotta love that famous sneer. Donald Trump has it too I think.

Posting the challenge painting made me realize how long it's been since I've posted in any consistent manner. Time to get back in some sort of pattern, posting-wise that is. Heavy sigh.

I thought the crumpled paper would blossom into a series of more than 3 paintings, but I just can't bring myself to do another, at least not right now. Took a whole series of shots for reference, but I'm not feelin' it. Hope I stumble onto something else soon. Don't feel buggy either. Oh well, we'll see.


  1. Love this Suzanne... it's so challenging to capture expressions like this without having it look like a cartoon. This is a masterful job.

  2. Great drawing and love the title! You always do such an amazing job.

  3. I just got my copy of the War of Art and it is great! Maybe you just need to re-read preachin' to the choir

  4. Hi Suzanne,

    This is just perfect. It's awful being between subjects. Something will get to you. If great change is inevitable (that's what Mike Dooley says) then artists are the leaders, always on the edge of the new.

    I love how well you write about what all the rest of us are going through.

    Take care,


  5. The king lives on in the smile of others... thank you very much... Viva Las Vegas...

    Another great drawing, Suz. I understand exactly the delimma you are now going thru - been there, doing that... But, we've just got to get busy, because, as Andy Warhol said, "It's just work". Sometimes it feels just like that, work, but when we dig in the magic just happens...

  6. Ha hahahahah, this is awesome!!
    I enjoyed seeing the "Pores" paintings of the artist you talked about. I love your floating faces drawings as they are, though I can also imagine you expanding into color with them. No matter what you do, it will be marvelous. But I know how you feel about seeing another's work and thinking, Why didn't I think of that?

  7. Suzanne!

    I'm glad you're not feeling the bugs or crumpled paper right now.

    Those were FANTASTIC works but now we get to see you tackle other subject matter and show the world how versatile you really are!

    This face is super cool!

    It looks eeire, mysterious, and whimsical at the same time!

    Did I mention it looks cool?



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