Yes, Suz, I love your posts! And your paintings are amazing. Happy for you that Sandy didn't do much damage and that you survived the "moron" incident! :) You sound better and I hope you are and will continue to paint and post. I am one of many that miss you!
This portrait is amazing, Suzanne!! I can't stop looking at it..its awesome! Congratulations! and love your post...so glad you're okay ...and I didn't know that I can use the stove by just putting a match to it! LOL thanks for sharing the rest of these amazing paintings with us...again!! "Adulthood" is beautifully painted.
Oh Suz, you always make me laugh and cry in your posts. I love your forthright way of telling it how it is. First of all, your portrait of Adulthood is fabulous. Love those skin tones that only you can do so well.That sucks to have been without power for six days, it really makes you appreciate all it provides when it returns doesn't it? I'm glad you and your house and trees came away from Sandy relatively unscathed. It was quite the storm and good that you had some people watching over you. We get hurricanes here occasionally, usually just the tail end of them but a couple of years ago we got hammered and a couple of months ago lost many trees again to a hurricane's wind.Keep painting, keep talking, you have many fans and listeners.
Nice to see this fabulous Challenge Painting. I love the nice thick paint and beautiful brushwork. It is really wonderful. So good you made it through the storm and have your home.
This face is so nicely expressive.I am glad to hear about your recovery from Sandy, it's amazing to think about 6 days without power, at least you had your painting!Have a good week-end, Suz!
You know, Suz, I can see why you have such good friends. You are so real and down to earth. I'm considered a pretty bright cookie and yet I've made that same mistake with the toilets. They only do not flush when one loses water. LOL I'm so glad you were able to make the best of a bad situation and if not fully enjoy the time without power, at least finding a way to stay cozy and take your mind off of it all. Books always do that for me. Or almost always. I love your painting, too. You've definitely caught a rugged and good looking man here!
The paintings are amazing, especially the portrait at the top. That's such a frightening story about the storm, but isn't it kind of poignant and wonderful the way people come together in those times when protection and survival are the only thing on their minds. I think everybody comes away stronger and wiser from those situations. I'm glad you came through it alright! All the artwork is so good and so touching!
Hi Suz,Your painting is wonderful! I have to agree this challenge is good for you. You sculpted his so well, I can just feel him. Great use of color too. It's nice you haven't lost your lovely touch.As for the rest, well you already know...Always a wonderful surprise to find you here. Sending you peace and harmony and of course hugs.
I hadn't realised that you lived near the storm Suz - If I'd have known I'd have been emailing you checking that you were okay! Thank goodness you are! it must have been terrifying!!! This is a great post - firstly with a remarkable painting - but then of course it would be :0) And secondly, I laughed my head of at the last bit! That is SO funny! :0)
Preciosas pinturas!Un saludo.
It's good to know you and your place made it through the storm. Thank you for sharing your foibles with us. I think it draws us all closer together to know the struggles.I'm very glad you joined us again for this Challenge. Your paintings always amaze and inspire me. This piece is simply luscious. Keep working, dear Girl.
Unas pinturas maravillosas, son geniales!
It's a beautiful painting. He looks pensive, and like he's been through some storms himself. I love the variety in the interpretations of the theme.
You captured the light in "Adulthood" beautifully! Even though there is no clear indicator, except the lighting, that your subject is outdoors, I can still feel it, smell it and hear it. You're so good!I'm glad to hear you 'weathered' the storm fairly unscathed. I thank God that you have such caring neighbors and friends to whom you can turn for strength, support and laughs.-Don
Number 1 or 2??? LOL!! I TOTALLY would have asked the same! That's what I would be thinking too. I'll blame it on my blonde hair, and you can blame it on the stress of the storm. He he. :DSo glad you are okay Suze, that was such a scary thing. Thank goodness for your good friends close by. And I bet Tim maybe appreciated seeing your expletive filled tirade, I could see him chuckling about it maybe. ;) The painting is amazing my friend. I love the look of the thicker paint and can't wait to see more like this. It is gorgeous. You captured him perfectlly, I feel like I know him without ever having met him. Well done.
Suzanne, glad you were physically unscathed after Sandy and that many friends are around you. That is funny about the bathroom. I was saying "Ya..that's what happens - no flushing." Does here, the water pumped into the house by electric from the well. We always have to have jugs of water to flush the loo when power is out. Laughing about it all probably helped you get through it. I love this painting especially the expression on his face.
so glad you are ok suzanne and there wasn't damage ..had to smile laugh at your post !...very impressive portrait men at work sounds good
Wonderful portrait, I can just imagine what kind of person he is, there is so much personality in this piece. So glad you survived the storm and had a funny story to tell as well! We should all be thankful for what we have and take for granted.D
Your paintings always take my breath away. This is so good. Great post. ;)
Suzanne,Been awhile since I commented but I'm always checking in. Happy to hear you survived the storm without damage.Love the painting.Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!I know you have had a very tough year but I'll bet you can still fing plenty to br thankful for.Keep painting...
What an incredible portrait. They say the soul is in the eyes and this man has soul - lots of it.
Really nice job!
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