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.



Friday, March 13, 2015

I'm Watching You!

This is 16x20 framed, painted in watercolor. 
When we were in Atlanta last July we went to the zoo and got some good photos.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Savannah the Cat

This is Savannah, one of my friend's cats. She dresses her up and she doesn't mind at all. She is so cute. They are painted on watercolor canvas with watercolor and gouache. 5x7

Savannah in her necklace and Savannah in Pink





Monday, February 23, 2015

Collage Workshop March 6-7

I am having a two day torn paper collage workshop. It is March 6 & 7th.  It is $80 for both days.
If you are interested let me know as soon as possible so I can plan.
You just need a stretched canvas and a bottle of glue.
You can choose what you want to do.
If you can't get off on Friday you can come on Saturday if you want to.
It is so much fun, and can be addictive!
suzy_pal2000@yahoo.com is my email address if you want to contact me.



Supplies

Photo enlarged of what you want to do.
Stretched canvas at least 12x12
Liquitex gloss medium/varnish
couple of magazines
sharpie (i have some)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fan Quilt

 I am still trying to paint each day. I did miss yesterday because I had a class, but finished this one today.

 This was painted from the first Quilt I made.
I ended up making 2 so both kids would have one. Boy they are a lot of work! After doing the spools, it made me want to drag out some quilts and see if I could paint it. I spent a lot more time on this than any of the others.  I can see some things I should have done differently.  Maybe I will on the next one!
It is 6x6 Oil on gessobord.
I am learning more and more about oil painting, and am enjoying the challenge.

I re-did the bird nest, by adding some branches. It was just in midair actually!

These are available.