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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Monmouth Museum




Catcher, acrylic on linen, 36 x 24"


THE FALL ART SEASON is upon us and I am thrilled that my first scheduled exhibit for the season will be at Monmouth Museum in its  exhibit PORTRAITS: A Juried Exhibition. 
The Museum Curatorial Committee selected, my painting Catcher.

My model for Catcher was my nephew Madison McLaughlin. While trying to get his likeness on canvas several unwanted McLaughlin faces (Madison's mother, father and  brother) appeared  on the work in progress. I gave myself a pep talk, saying, "Well, you're in the right gene pool, maybe the deep end of the gene pool, but the right gene pool nevertheless."

I continued working until I "got" Madison.  It occurred to me that this might be the main difference between artists and non-artists. A non artist will simply say that he can't draw something.  Sometimes artists can't either, but we keep on trying until we can.

I hope you all come to opening night, September 18 from 6 to 8. If you miss it, the show will be there through mid-November.  I would love to meet each and every one of you in person.

  Here's the link - http://monmouthmuseum.org/events/juried-portrait-exhibition/
 

28 comments:

  1. Your painting looks great!

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  2. Whoo-whoo! Way to go!

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  3. Great news! Have a wonderful show!

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  4. How nice! I know it will be a wonderful exhibit. Love Catcher.

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  5. Sending you big baskets of best wishes for a successful show!!

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  6. Hey, hey...way to go. Regrets that I don't return to the States until next month. But then we'll have fun in South Florida.

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  7. What an interesting and beautiful painting… Good luck!
    Hope everyone is well.

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  8. Glad you are having another showing. I only wish we could get to see your there, but that day Elaine has to have her teeth cleaned. I was thinking of letting her smile and rolling down the car window and take her through a car wash. Faster and cheaper, but she won't buy it.

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  9. HI Susan….your work is fantastic. I wish the show was closer. Who is the portrait of?

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  10. Congratulations on your show!

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  11. Congratulations in being included in this show. That is wonderful for you.

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  12. Thank you for sending us this lovely invitation. The model looks like David.

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  13. Susan- you are an amazing talent!
    Congrats to you!

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  14. Congratulations Susan..I remember this painting!

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  15. Awesome, fantastic announcement!

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  16. Great painting. Congrats!

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  17. FABULOUS!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! HOW MUCH?

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  18. Very nice :)) I wish , next time Maybe :)). Love you. . Take care

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  19. I’m so glad you’ve taken off – by the looks of the image you sent . . . you’ve found your stride.

    Good luck on all fronts!

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  20. Congratulations on having your painting selected to be at this exhibit. It truly is deserving and seems representative of how I think of you and your perspective on people and life in general.

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  21. This is wonderful Susan! Love the whimsy in what you do......so much talent!! The butterfly at this young mans neck reminds me so much of all the bow ties wel used to wear. Art has been dear to my heart all my life and yours certainly puts joy there!

    Know your exhibit will be very successful!

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  22. Heather Hertel. Martha Gault GallerySeptember 14, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    I love your paintings.

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  23. James, Guddahl GallerySeptember 24, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    Susan, Your work is beautiful.

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