Thursday, September 3, 2015

Santa Fe #3

This isn't really a gate, but the color caught my eye. I wondered why they would have 
blue windows and green door, but I liked it anyway!
This is 6x8 acrylic, and available on my website

www.suzypal.com


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Santa Fe #2

I am already wondering WHY I decided to do the challenge! haha, but I am no quitter so I will stick it out. So here is Gate #2.  I had to change some colors because it just wasn't working for me.
It is 5x7 acrylic, and available.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Santa Fe #1

I decided at the last minute....the day before... to join the 30 paintings in 30 days, starting today.
It is really a challenge just to get something painted each day.  I am planning on doing Santa Fe Gates, but may not be able to stand to paint 30 of them! I am also trying with acrylics, always trying to challenge and push myself to improve.  So far, I don't like acrylics!
they will be posted on my website in the store area if you are interested in buying any of them.
http://www.suzypal.com


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dragonfly

One more little Camper for the October Workshop! This is 8x10 stretched canvas.
These are fun to do but hard! Especially the smaller ones.  The small ones are harder to do because of such small pieces.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Vacation Time

I am preparing for a workshop for 'Sisters on the Fly' a group of women who have vintage campers, and travel together in caravans! I am so excited to get to get together and meet some of them.
They will collage their own camper, or whatever kind of camper they want to do!
This will be in October, coming up fast!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Summer Fun

I have been invited to do a workshop with the group 'Sisters on the Fly' in October.
I am so excited to get to meet them and see their cute campers.  This is 'practice' to get ready.
It was fun but a little tedious since it is only 8x10.  The Silver didn't want to stick, so I had some issues with it, but was a fun piece to do!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Grandmother's Porch

This is another poured painting.   I did this same painting years ago and wanted to try pouring it.
It takes some thinking to know which to pour first, what to cover up, etc. When I got ready to remove the miskit, the whole sheet was covered. 
It is a little larger than 1/2 sheet.  

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!