Friday, December 30, 2011

Winter Creek II

Winter Creek II, 6" x 6" oil on panel
©2011 sfsmith
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I can't believe it is the end of the year - I have been away from this blog for awhile but wanted to post this little painting as it seems fitting for the Winter Season that is upon us. 2011 has been a good year, and I am looking forward to wonderful experiences in 2012 - for all of you as well!

Highlights for me were definitely getting into the NOAPS, the AIS and the American Women Artists shows - and winning an Award of Excellence from Scott Christensen at the American Impressionist Show. Another thrill was receiving an email from a past United States Poet Laureate telling me how much he enjoyed one of my paintings. Also the release of my book Ancient Wisdom Emerging Artist (available on Amazon and Kindle - I know, blatant plug)

Thank you all for dropping in from time to time. And for leaving comments :)

Here's to a Happy - and Creative - New Year!


Studio at the Farm said...

Gorgeous painting, Sue!!!

Sue Smith said...

thank you! Enjoyed the post about Bruno and the Sunday Guest :>)

Karen Martin Sampson said...

I LOVE this painting and I am not always a big fan of such "free" painting strokes. Absolutely gorgeous.
A perfect gem:-)
Just read your Ancient Wisdom online book - loved it too. Lots of good advise and insight. I am one of those very few who "knew" at age four that I would be an artist - guess I was very fortunate. But being very ill and bedridden for a very long time gave me the time to pursue this so was a blessing in disguise. I think everything happens for a reason sometimes...or maybe it is all a crap shoot? I don't think that matters though.
At age 66 I am leaving behind the drama and push to make the big splash in the art world (and I made a little splash if you will...have had some success and adventures in art) and learning to get back to my childhood joy and pleasure in just making stuff for its own sake. Thanks for your blog and your work.