Saturday, May 8, 2010

Walking Down, Madrid

I've been in museums here in Paris all week getting ready for my art history and sketchbook workshop--and am still looking back to my time in Spain with new paintings that I'll be posting over the coming weeks.

20 comments:

Linda said...

This is a great composition, Susan! Beautiful painting!

How fun to be in Paris and seeing the museums!!!!

SKIZO said...

WOW
FABULOUS
good
creations

John Scott Bailey said...

Suan;I like your work very much.
It's so clean. Terrific.
Can u visit my blog (www.johnwatercolors.blogspot.com ) and give me so tips no how to do same in my paintings ?
thank you

blue china studio said...

How lovely! That red roof just draws your eye right down that alley/street. Beautiful.

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you. I love the drama of light and dark on these old, narrow European streets.

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you for your comment about my painting, John. I'd be happy to take a look at your blog. It's very difficult to help someone with their painting, though--just too complicated a thing to try to do quickly!

Susan Abbott said...

Glad you like this, Skizo!

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks you, Linda. Yes, great to be spending so much time in museums, both here and in Madrid. One of the things I miss living in a rural area is the ability to go into an art museum for some inspiration whenever I want to--this experience should hold me for awhile!

Deborah Secor said...

I love the light in this one, Susan, and such great perspective.

How delightful to discover your blog! I'm enjoying the fresh, clear colors and wonderful compositions.

I'll get to travel with you now. Can't wait to see what you see and enjoy your visions.

Judy McLaren said...

Wonderful sketches and drawings.

Susan Abbott said...

Many thanks for writing, Judy.

creARTo said...

I like your paintings :-)
Gerhard
(http://crearto.blogspot.com)

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you, Gerhard, I appreciate your comment.

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks so much for writing, Deborah. I'll be posting more paintings from this trip to Spain and Paris when I get back to my studio--this week I'm teaching here in Paris, so painting will have to wait.

teresa stieben said...

how wonderful, the dark foreground, being drawn to the light in the background. Very emotional.

Susan Abbott said...

I'm glad you like this, Teresa!

susie campbell said...

Hi Susan,
Brava! Great composition, value contrast and economy. What is your palette?
Susie Campbell

Susan Abbott said...

Hi there, Susie! I used prussian blue and quinacridone siena (a Daniel Smith color) for this one.

Corinne Korda said...

This painting is just wonderful - I love it.


Congratulations!



Corinne Korda

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks so much for writing, Corinne.