Monday, July 27, 2015

SWS Watercolor Society Show

'On Ice' got into the Southwestern Watercolor Society 52 Annual Show.  it will be in Richardson TX in September.  This was a fun painting. I used a large brush...size 38...and ink.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Keri's Jacks

I still have Keri's Jacks and Kenley's Marbles they played with when they were little.
This was a fun poured painting.  I put them on a piece of watercolor paper and set them in the late afternoon sun to get the shadows. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Poured Painting

This is another poured  painting. I haven't named it yet!
the background got really dark but it makes the white pop!
This is 1/2 Sheet.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Cement Man

We just got a new fence a couple weeks ago, and this is a painting of one of the men who poured the footing. He is a young man who had his really cute dog with him.  I ask him if i could take a photo, and he basically posed like he had done it a gillion times before!
This is poured using 6 colors on arches paper. it is 1/2 Sheet.
This was a lot of fun to do!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Brownfield TX

This old station building is in Brownfield TX. Every time I go through there, I have to look for it, and see what the shadows look like!  This is poured instead of being painted with a brush. I still may do some tweaking on it.  Once its poured, you have to work with what you have. It is quite a challenge.  I really like the texture you get with this technique.  I thought my first pouring was too dark, but by going even darker under the drive way, it seemed to work.  This is 1/2 sheet so it is large. 22x28 framed.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Steller App


 I found a new app...Called Steller
It is a lot of fun! you might want to try it.
This is a little book of my wildflower photos.
 

http://steller.co/s/4ZSRCCrSBhL

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sketching at the Rock'n N B and B-Plains TX

 Saturday was the day to go out to the B and B and pick your own Lavender. It was a gorgeous day!
I stayed about 4 hours, taking photos and sketching.  It is such a fun place to be.  Lots to see....and smell!

This is a side view of the house.

Fence posts with old boots!
and a wagon wheel hub, laying in the wild flowers

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wild Flower Sketches


Small Folding sketchbook
I made a folding accordion sketchbook, and sketches the wildflowers that we have here now, 
because of all the awesome rains! I have never seen that purple flower, 'Horse Mint'
It is truly a gorgeous unusual flower.
I am teaching a sketchbook class June 12-13. Come join us!







Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

 This painting was poured. I ended up croppig it because I wanted the focus on the flag and window.  Pouring watercolor makes you think! Knowing what to mask and when is hard!

The little camper was in New Mexico. I took this photo several years ago and just wanted to sketch it yesterday, in honor of Memorial Day.

The old barn is behind our house.  It is over 60 years old, and is falling down! Due to the wonderful rains, the sunflowers are growing like crazy back there.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sketchbook Workshop-June 12-13

 We will have a sketchbook workshop June 12-13.  Keeping a sketchbook will help you learn so much about drawing. I have room for 10-12 in my Studio. Let me know if you are interested in joining us. The cost is $60 for both days.  You can just do one day if you can't make both. Sketching is so much fun! The first day I plan on working inside and on the second, go out and sketch out doors. Now that is really fun!
email me if you are interested.  All you really need is a good sketchbook, a pen, small watercolor palette if you want color! I like to use water soluble markers too.  We will cover the different kinds of things you can use.

suzy_pal2000@yahoo.com





Saturday, May 9, 2015

Summer Art Shows

I found out that my painting 'Just Horse'n Around' got in the Wyoming Watercolor Society Show.
Also, I had 3 miniatures accepted in the Dutch Art Gallery show ' Its a Small World Art Exhibiton'
 in Dallas.
6x6Antique Dish-Oil,
6x6The Trio-
6x8Oil and Workday-Acrylic.





Sunday, May 3, 2015

Workshop with Linda Baker

 These are the colors we used this week in a workshop with Linda Baker.  We mixed up little containers and poured our paint.  It was a great week.  Cheap joes furnished our paint, which was really neat! I did a value study sketch first, then I enlarged the sketch. The Painting is 1/2 sheet, on arches watercolor paper.  We used a lot of Pebeo miskit.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On Ice

This was a fun watercolor! I used a size 38 brush, which is huge, 
but it kept me from being too picky with putting the color down. 
After I painted it and it was dry, 
I used a bamboo calligraphy pen and using waterproof ink, 
drew the black lines.  16x20 with a mat and frame.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Richardson TX juried Show

I found out this past week that 'The Cowgirl' was juried into the 49th Annual Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Art Exhibition and show in Richardson, TX.  The show and sale is May 1-May 26th. It is always exciting and an honor to be chosen to be in a show.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Nursery


 This is a new collage. It is 12x24 stretched canvas.
I used an oriole nest that was in our tree to look at.

The first photo was part of the drawing to start off with. The collage below is some of the progression photos. The last photo is hopefully finished.