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. 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Past Life

I could not think of a name for this painting.  For years I sewed every day, making all our clothes as well as sewing for the public.  One day, I stopped. The thought of sewing is not something I enjoy thinking about.  I found these old wooden spools that I still had and thought they might make a good set up.  The cloth under them is from a wedding gift...50 years ago. It is colorful cut-work that was on pillowcases.  Cut work is very time consuming and hard.  It takes hours and hours to hand stitch the designs.  This is 6x6 oil on gessobord.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Four More small oil Paintings

 I am still painting each day.
These are 6x6 oil on gessobord. I hope to paint some larger at some point but right now, these are working for practice! I sold a couple, and had a couple of commissions.
The bird nests I found in our yard.
They are amazing! They find all colors of strings and twine, and tie it to the twigs. Is unreal! I can't even imagine how long it must take! Two of these are Oriole nests. The small nest is so fragile. Looks as if she found some roots to something and put them all together. It has a lot of cotton in it too. It blows my mind at how soft both these nests are inside. So cozy for their little babies!

 This nest is on a 6x8 gessobord.
The last painting 'Blue Dishes' was done on 6x6 also. I found these blue dishes at Hobby Lobby and had to have one for set ups.  They had cups and small little dishes to match.
These are all listed on Daily Paintworks for sale.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

28 Days in February

 The 30 days of January went by pretty fast! I am going to try to keep doing a small painting each day. Not stop on 30, so this begins 28 days in February!
This is T-Bone, my daughters sweet little dog. It is painted with oil on an orange gessoboard.

The next one is our china cups. I painted it on a black gessobord, experimenting with different backgrounds. I really prefer red or orange.

The quail is painted on a black underpainting also. We have been having blue quail come in the yard to eat. They are so pretty. This one was perched on an old chair that we have in the yard.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

30 paintings in 30 days


Here are the 30 paintings that I started Jan.1, 2015.  It really passed by in a hurry.
There were days when it was a real struggle. There was a day or two that it was easy!
I hope to continue painting a small painting each day. Hopefully I can get a little faster.
If you are interested in any of these, contact me, to see if I still have it.
suzy_pal2000@yahoo.com





Friday, January 30, 2015

Day 29-30

 The 30 days are behind us, but hopefully I will continue to paint each day! It was a struggle on days, especially today!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Day 26-28

We are getting near the end. I am hoping I can keep on painting each day. I have enjoyed setting up fruit and dishes, etc. and painting from the set ups. Is different than painting from photos.
These are available for purchase either through me or Dailypaintworks.com
They are 6x6 Oil on gessobord.
The last one is 6x8





Monday, January 26, 2015

Days 23-25

 Here are days 23-26.
All 6x6 using oil on gessobord.
These are antique dishes that I have.
I love both of those bowls and would love to have more  pieces like it!
These are $50 each, and you can purchase them through me or
http://dailypaintworks.com



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Days 20-22


 These were such fun to do.
I set them up and painted them from the set up. They are 6x6 Oil and are available if interested. They are $50 each
unframed.