Black and white Portrait; a rare bird!

Here's a first!  This is a commissioned work that was requested in black and white.....a first for me (since, everyone knows how much I love color!)

Also, it's a rarity for me to do a human portrait, so here we have it!

 
 

Thanks Joe Lion!

The Amazing Joe Lion has done it!  He's helped me develop this new website, merged the blog and linked to Facebook!

MANY MANY thanks, Joe!!!  You're awesome.

Cheers,

Susan

Allie (aka "Smooooze")

Here is another commissioned piece;  Allie (aka "smooooze"):  it was a challenge capturing her sweet expression, but with the help from her owner, we nabbed it!

Cheers,

Susan

Penny and Cleo

Here's a sweet little duo!  A commissioned portrait of Penny and Cleo....these two were commissioned as a Christmas gift, and were a joy to do!

Cheers,

Susan

Hobbs

Here is sweet Hobbs,

painted for Randy on his birthday, in celebration of Hobbs' life together with Bonnie and Randy and their family.

With love

Susie

Cloud Study with viaduct

Tadum!
1st cloud painting is completed!  (14" x 11" on Belgium linen)

This little beauty will be making it's debut showing at the Blowing Rock Art History Museum (BRAHM) in Blowing Rock, in a group show: 5 Women Artists at BRAHM;  Unity with Diversity.

The reception will be Thursday Sept 10th from 5:30-7, and there will be a workshop on Thursday, Sept 24th from 5:30-6:30pm.  I'll be doing a cloud painting workshop!  So, call BRAHM and make your reservations now! (828-295-9099, ext 3001)

Cloud painting is soooooo much fun!

Cheers,
Susan

Cloud study

This is a small study....precursor to new series on cloud paintings!  inspired by Golden's liquid acrylics.  more to come!

cheers,
Susan

Holy cow with skirt

This is a start to a new Holy Cow series, per request of Michael.  Using Golden's new wonderful liquid acrylics....sooo much fun.

Isn't she a beauty?!

cheers,
Susan

Cows in a field

OK, so this is the 3rd painting I've made of this configuration of cows.

  Many years ago when I lived on a farm in Kentucky, these Charolais cows would stand in a field outside my house looking at me JUST LIKE THIS!

 So I snapped their picture and made my very first painting ever.  This was AFTER I graduated with my degree in art.  Which was in sculpture since I was Terrified of painting. 

If I can find a copy of this painting, I will post it.  It was pretty sweet, I have to say.  (and, it sold!)

Several decades later, I painted the same configuration, in a newer style with collage.  (also...sold!)

So this spring, I decided to give it a new go.  And here it is!  This time in acrylic.  20" x 20"

cheers,
Susan



the Old and the New


A few new (original) Alphabet Blocks, and the collection of prints that went to Sebbie in New Zealand.
Prints all available for ordering!

Cheers,
Susan
PS IF I can figure out how to download the tv interview, I will!
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Grace

Here's the very new piece....created for Michael....GRACE in the water.
So it's hanging at the new show.

RECEPTION is Saturday night;  Watauga County Arts Council 5:30-7:30pm!!
Come on, it's not THAT cold!  Come on out!

see you there,
Cheers,
Susan

Surprise!



Surprise!
I have just hung a show at the Watauga Arts Council!
I didn't know about the show until a few short weeks ago (with Christmas and New Years in between).

So here it is, showcasing the originals for Goodnight Boone, and also a collection from the Painted Stitch, and of course, Alphabet Squares.  ( I took down the collection of prints hanging at Blue Ridge Pediatrics;  thank you!)...
Plus, One Very New Piece....stay tuned!

Cheers,
Susan

A is for Angel


And also for Aila;  welcome to the world!

I planned to paint a regular rainbow  here, but  right after I painted in the rainbow shape in white, I  witnessed an actual radiant WHITE rainbow!  It was gorgeous and so holy. 

(these, I later learned are sometimes called "cloud bows" or "fog bows")

So it had to stay white.  But I gave it some music from the Messiah, and some words....grace and glory.

Cheers,
Susan