Thursday, December 18, 2014

I'm Thinking...


I took this photo of the cutest little cowboy ever! Painted on heavy illustration board.
I had never painted on it before but I love it.  I haven't gotten to paint much lately. 
I did 4 portraits of him, and this is probably my favorite.  The plaid was a nightmare, but was fun to do.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Original Collage Art on Calendars

I decided to add 2 more to the calendars. The top one is all torn paper collages. 
Some have been sold, some won awards.  They are basically my favorites!

The second one is nothing but Coffee cups. I did a series of these. 
They are all torn paper collages also.

The Deadline on ordering is December 15th to get in time for Christmas




Original Collages






Quantity

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Frameable Original Art-Calendars for Christmas

 


I decided to have some calendars made with some of my images. You should be able to frame them after the calendar is outdated.  Each month has a different image.  They are $20 + S&H  If you are interested I need to know as soon as possible so I can get them on time for you. I have Flags, Western Art, and Old Vehicles.
The Deadline on ordering these is December 15th to get them in time for Christmas

 









Original Art

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Joy to the World-New Snow Family for 2014

I apologize for the extra post..computer issues!

I like to have a new Snow Family every year, and this is the one I came up with so far.
I have a couple more ideas. This family just got back from picking out their tree, and are excited to go back home and get it decorated! This is available for cards. If you are interested in any snow people checkout my website http://www.suzypal.com
There are a lot to choose from.


Blick art supplies

I received a big box of awesome art supplies from Dick Blick! I am so excited to try some of it out! So much color for me to experiment with. In the bottom of the box there is a also box of photo paper and 2 large black canvases. 


Friday, November 7, 2014

Blick Art Material Halloween Contest

I entered Dick Blicks Halloween online show, and won the mixed media category! I was shocked and excited. They will be sending something. I am guessing it will be art supplies.  It will be such fun to open it up and see what all is in it! I probably will post it too!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This Week's Sketches and Homework



HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!
Sketched from a little decoration I have.



Our homework this week in Sketchbook Skool Storytelling was to draw in Black and White. We were to just choose people from magazines or our own photos. The first two were from magazines, and the other two were from a trip somewhere. I like the stark black and white.  I used a pentel brush pen to do the black background.  I drew with pencil first, then a Pitt drawing pen.




The white petunias I drew with the tobacco ink that I like so much. and the geraniums with Noodlers Lexington Gray. These Flowers were from my yard, and porch.




Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sketchbook skool-storytelling

This past week the instructor was Melanie Reim and we were to go to a park or somewhere an sketch people. People are really a weakness for me. I had to go to a big town to the mall and dis office to get mine done. They aren't great but was a fun exercise for me!  I also sketched in our town on Friday. The old Motel sign.




Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Sketches

 




I have been doing some more sketches. I signed up again for Sketchbook Skool, Story telling but I haven't had a chance to do my home work yet. The first sketch is a little bear and daisy set up that we used in my class last week. 
The Black Bird was in our pasture and I zoomed in and got his photo.
The hay bales are our neighbors. I went down today after lunch and sketched in the car. I loved it. It was such fun!
The last one is T-Bone, our daughter dog last winter in the snow in his new hoodie. he was just a fun little sketch!
The last one was in our Rodeo Parade in July.
Love those old cars!




Saturday, October 11, 2014

Storytelling-Sketchbook Skool

The Homework was to illustrate a recipe as well as a manual on  'how to do something'
So, I tried to simplify after doing the huge pie! My manual is on 'how to plant Tulip Bulbs'
and another recipe on Breakfast Burritos. Where we live burritos are a big part of our menus.
You can make a burrito out of most anything, but is really good with eggs, peppers and potatoes!
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sketching a Recipe and Sketchbook Fun Class

 
 
I started another 6 weeks of Sketchbook Skool, and this is our first homework.
Sketch a recipe. I normally use the smaller 5x8 sketchbook, but I switched to an 8.5x11 and the pie crust GREW!  It got too big! Then I didn't have as much room for my finished pie, etc.
I normally draw with pen and ink, but did this in pencil first. I used watercolor and a little bit of gouache. It was fun, but very time consuming. You should try this recipe! It is very good, and you can use other flavors of kool aid.  Keri gave me this recipe a while back. You can make them in the little mini crusts too and they are so cute!
 
 
Sketchbook Fun Class on Saturday.
We had so much fun last Saturday, and I love seeing how different each person sketches/draws. They all have their own style. 
Dyan Newton, Faye Nelms, Anita Hancock, Thelma Cheatham (in the back)
Judy Bolton and Wadonna Davis.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

30 Day Challenge finsihed!

PAINT 30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS
 
This makes 2-30 Day Challenges I have done this year. So I have finished 60 small paintings this year already. I have sold 2 of them. The rest are available. This really pushed and frustrated me, but am glad that I went ahead and did it. This Friday I start another 6 week Sketchbook Skool.
Saturday I am teaching a sketchbook class. Am really looking forward to that.
Thanks for Following along with the 30 days!
 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

30 Day Challenge Over!

Now if I will just keep going!  It has been harder this time than the first. I think because I did mostly watercolors, and they are harder to paint than oil or acrylic. (for me anyway)  I had fun experimenting with the huge brush and ink. This has been good because I have come up with some new ideas, and hopefully I will paint more.  As with last time, I wondered at times WHY did I do this challenge but when it's all said and done, I am glad I did. It pushed me and challenged me.  Actually one of the hardest things for me is finding what I want to paint.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Day 19-25

This is the 3rd week. It is nearly finished. I have had to struggle but glad I stuck it out.
The Buffalo is an oil, and the 2 bikes and the fish are acrylics. the others are Watercolor.
all of these are available from me or Daily Paintworks.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Day 12-18 and New Book

This is Day 12- Day 18.
This has really been a struggle for me, but I won't give up!  We are 2/3 through!


 
 
I got to be in 'The Artistic Touch 6'
by Chris Unwin.  These are the two.  I have a few to sell if anybody wants a signed copy.
They are $28 + S&H.