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Susan Godstone

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20181229005938-artopening
Holding the Chaos Digital Painting 13" X 9" © Susan Godstone
20140616041527-jaz
Jaz Dog Acrylic On Paper 7" X 5" © Susan Godstone
20181229013627-youngboy
Young Boy Ink Wash On Paper 21" X 17" © Susan Godstone
20181229010348-fullsizeoutput_c4d
Girl with Vase Acrylic On Canvas 36' X 36" © Susan Godstone
20181229010821-fullsizeoutput_c4a
Sign of the Times Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 24" © Susan Godstone
20140616025020-untitled_2014
The Flower Girl Acrylic, Crayon, And Chalk 14' X 11" © Susan Godstone
20181229014010-christmasplant
Christmas Plant Acrylic On Canvas 11" X 14" © Susan Godstone
20181229015525-fullsizeoutput_b5f
Bald Man Ink Wash On Paper 21" X 17" © Susan Godstone
20181229014855-dusk
Dusk Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 24" © Susan Godstone
20181229015327-blendedman
Blended Man Collage With Acrylic On Canvas 12" X 12" © Susan Godstone
20181229012420-fullsizeoutput_c4e
Rural Dreams Acrylic On Canvas 36" X36" © Susan Godstone
20140509020039-trees
Redwood Trunks #1 Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 36" © Susan Godstone
20140616035632-tree_trunks_2
Redwood Trunks #2 Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 36" © Susan Godstone
20140616043505-red_face
Pink Face Acrylic On Canvas 14" X 11" © Susan Godstone
20181229015655-img_0156
Man with Moustache Digital Painting © Susan Godstone
20181229005657-womanwithglasses
Woman with Glasses Digital Drawing © Susan Godstone
20181229183323-womanwithgreenface
Woman with Green Face Digital Painting © Susan Godstone
20140616040202-for_fiona
For Fiona Acrylic On Paper 12" X 10" © Susan Godstone
20181229184530-woman_s_back
Woman's Back Digital Painting © Susan Godstone
20141129032144-succulent_series__1_copy
Succulent Series #1 Pink Pot Mixed Media 8" X 8" © Susan Godstone
20141129031345-succ__3
Succulent Series # 2 Mixed Media 8" X 8" © Susan Godstone
20181229014154-sallyondeck
Sally On Deck Ink Wash On Paper 21" X 17" © Susan Godstone
20140616035828-my_brother
Boy Wonder Acrylic On Canvas Board 20" X 16" © Susan Godstone
20111002183039-blue_skies
Blue Skies Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 36" © Susan Godstone
20140616024128-lady_veg
Sutro Baths Girl Acrylic, Chalk And Crayon On Wood 14" X 11" © Susan Godstone
20181229183537-womanwithbun
Woman with Bun Digital Painting © Susan Godstone
20140616025143-painting_cezanne
Painting Cezanne Acrylic On Canvas 14' X 11" © Susan Godstone
20140616024355-two_boys
Two Boys Acrylic On Canvas 10' X 8" © Susan Godstone
20111002191641-p7080062
L'homme Acrylic On Canvas 48" X 36" © Susan Godstone
20111002191022-pb050109
Sausalito 1 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 24" © Susan Godstone
20111002194557-p7080048
Sausalito II Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 12" © Susan Godstone
20111002192227-p7080071
The Journey Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 18" © Susan Godstone
20111002192535-p7080061
Untitled Acrylic On Canvas 10" X 8" © Susan Godstone
20111002191359-p3290070
Untitled Gouache On Paper 6" X 4" © Susan Godstone
20111002190713-pb050108
Caroline's Party Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 12" © Susan Godstone
20111002192059-lookingout
Looking Out Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 24" © Susan Godstone
20111002191949-crowd
Crowd Acrylic On Paper 30" X 22" © Susan Godstone
20111002190549-p7080080
Wedding Collage/Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 22" © Susan Godstone
20111002191819-manwithglasses
Man with Glasses Acrylic On Paper 36" X 28" © Susan Godstone
20111002192654-p7080072
Weeping Girl Collage/Acrylic On Canvas 12" X 10" © Susan Godstone
20111002193253-blue_man
Blue Man Acrylic On Canvas 12" X 10" © Susan Godstone
20111002192410-p7080059
Easzy Man Collage/Acrylic On Canvas 12" X 10" © Susan Godstone
20111002193920-vegetable_lady
Vegetable Lady Collage/Acrylic On Paper 30" X 22" © Susan Godstone
20111002193504-p7080070
Joshua's Moon Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 18" © Susan Godstone
20111002192840-p7080045
Dolores Acrylic On Paper 30" X 22" © Susan Godstone
20111002193128-p7080050
Golden Gate Acrylic On Canvas 48" X 48" © Susan Godstone
20111002194040-theband
The Band Acrylic On Paper 30" X 22" © Susan Godstone
20111002193623-remembering_san_diego
Remembering San Diego Collage/Acrylic On Paper 30" X 20" © Susan Godstone
20140616043446-susan_godstone
Quick Facts
Birthplace
London
Lives in
Corte Madera
Works in
San Francisco
Schools
Tags
mixed-media, figurative
Statement

I paint mostly intuitively and what appeals to me in the moment and so my paintings will often reflect my mood. My work is influenced by my family, my friends, the people I meet, where I live, and what my eyes see every day.

Beginning with a feeling or emotion, I put colors and lines down until an image gradually starts to appear. It could be a face, a figure, or a crowd, and usually a piece will go through many changes before I consider it finished. I love the idea of conjuring up characters in painting like a fiction writer will invent characters in a story.

As well as faces, I am drawn to painting people looking out toward something with their backs to the viewer. What are they looking at? What is their story? I like to leave it to the imagination. Sometimes I will tear up old paintings and glue them on to a canvas or a blank sheet of paper as a starting point. Acrylic paint is my favorite medium but I work with watercolor, crayons, pastels, and ink as well. Recently I have been making ink drawings and copying some of the faces from past paintings as a way to learn more about them.

I continue working on my art until I get to a place where it pleases me. Sometimes I get to that place fairly quickly and sometimes it can take months. It can be infuriating and challenging but always satisfying in the end. I generally go through a period when I feel the painting or drawing is never going to please me; it’s often when I give up all hope that I’m ever going to be happy with it that I care less and it transforms into something I like better.

 

 

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