Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fringe Benefits

This is a painting that I started and was not happy with it.  
Today I decided to see what would happen if I used the pouring technique on it.  
So I started masking out areas and using these colors from Cheap Joes.
Quin Gold
Joe's Red
Joe's Blue
cobalt blue
Joe's yellow
It is a quarter sheet which will make it 16x20 framed.
This is from a photo I took at the neighbor's branding.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Out West

Another new cowboy boot.  This is 6x12 on stretched canvas.  I am still using magazine pages and tearing them up to form my image.
It is a little addictive and is hard on your thinking! Seeing all the colors and textures in the magazines.
If interested in any collage workshops let me know.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Step'n Out

I am still working on new collages so that I will have some new work to take to my workshops.
This boot was fun to do.  It is 12x12 stretched canvas that is 2" wide.
I painted the flowers with acrylic, and the rest is magazine pages.
I love the cowboy/cowgirl boots!  I still want a pair with flowers on them.
The workshops coming up are March 8-10 in Midland, TX
and here at my studio April 29-30.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

All Green


This is from a photo I took somewhere between here and Dallas, TX.  I sketched it first using my Platinum Carbon pen, then using watercolor painted it.  It is on watercolor paper.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Collage

I am trying to get ready to teach a collage class and need some new work, so here is a new boot.
In the past, the boots have been popular and I enjoy doing them.
I haven't given it a name yet! Right now...'Cowboy Boot'.
It is 6x12.
I am teaching in Midland TX, March 8-10 and April 29-30 here in my studio. If interested, drop me a  note.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Midland Texas Workshop

I was invited to come to Midland Texas to teach a three day collage class.  It is March 8-10.
Here is the info.  If you are interested in attending i will send you the contact name.

Cost of class- $175.00,

 $100 deposit (+ $50 membership for non-members) by February 15, 2016 to hold a seat. (credit/debit not accepted)

Check payable to Midland Palette Club, note Suzy Powell Workshop.

Mail to Midland Palette Club
            P.O. Box 9456
            Midland, TX 79708

I am teaching a 2 day here in my little studio April 29-30. If you are interested in coming to Plains, let me know.  The cost is $100.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Take a Seat

I was searching my blog for a painting and I can't find it, so evidently I forgot to post a new watercolor.  I painted this back in September.

This was done with watercolor but I drew it with water soluble ink.  It is Tobacco Brown, and I love it.  It sort of melts when it gets wet.
This is one of my favorite subjects.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Tennessee Collage

I have 8 days of sketching! I have challenged myself to sketch each day for a year! I hope I can follw through. Here are some of the first 8 days of January! I have done some experimenting with just using lines, and I like it!
I have a sketch blog where I am adding each day, if you want to sign up for notifications you can add your email there.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

First Painting of the Year

I have been doing some sketches from our trip to Tennessee, which are on my sketch blog
Suzy Pal Sketches I did a barn
and a friend saw it on face book and wanted one like it so I got it done today.  I used the same technique using brown water soluble ink. I love this ink.  It is by DeAtrementis and is called Tobacco. It just melts into the paper. I really like it! Give the sketches a different look.
This was done on hot press paper which i don't normally use.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Incite 4-Relax. Restore. Renew

Wow I am so behind on posting, but I haven't gotten to paint in a while now.  The holidays, etc come first sometimes!  We had an awesome Christmas time with our family, and hope you did too!
As long as we have our families, friends and health we are so rich!

I just got an email from North Light Book Club saying I had been selected for their new Incite 4 Book. Relax, Restore and Renew is the theme.  I entered 3 of my collage campers, and they chose 2.
Both of these pieces have been sold.

This will probably be the last post of 2015! I can't believe how fast the time has gone by.
Thanks for checking in on what I paint and what is going on with my 'art life'.
I will be teaching the 3rd Friday's of the month, and hopefully a couple of workshops.
Collage and sketching. If you are interested, drop me a line.
Happy New Year to everybody, 
and may your 2016 be healthy and happy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ruffles and Rust Show

I decided to have a booth at the Ruffles and Rust Christmas show in Lubbock, TX.  That was a big job getting a lot of my Christmas stuff there.  I took some paintings and prints but my little snow people ornaments did better! i have painted SO many of these this year! Such fun though!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I Am an Artist!

This past week we had our last lesson for 2015. Seems weird that this years is almost gone -again.
We had such fun. It is fun to just make a statement! Why is it hard to call ourselves 'Artist?'
We used acrylics and stretched canvas. Just painting what we felt..or liked!
I got this idea from a friend who graciously let us use her idea! The stencil is from Donna Downey.

Monday, November 23, 2015

First Open House-2015

I am way behind on posting! My first Open house was Sunday the 15th.  It was an awesome day.
Te weather was perfect and we had a lot of friends to come and see my new little studio.  We had some fun refreshments and lots of art, especially Christmas art!  Thanks to those who bought some of my work.
It is always an honor when someone wants to buy what I create!
These are the girls fixing the tree, The plate with a cute tree, my little sister and I,
the table, and 2 of my students, Jane and Carol.

This is what my granddaughter in law made for my studio! I LOVE it!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Open House

I am having a Grand Opening and Open House Tomorrow!  I hope I am ready!
If you are close....come join us tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Backyard Gallery and Studio Open House

This is my first Open House. Actually calling it Grand Opening and Open House.  It has taken a year and half to get everything ready. I am excited about it. I still have a lot to do, but have some awesome help. Great Friends who are so sweet and encouraging.
It is November 15 1:30-4:30 if you are in the area, stop by!