Saturday, December 31, 2016

December Days

I just finished 31 days of December.  It was a lot of fun.  I used a 5x5 hand book sketchbook. One of my favorites. I had a list on World of Watercolor on Face Book.  I used ink, watercolor, gouache and even some Casein.  Gold ink as well as black.
It was fun.  There are a few that I didn't get done. It is hard to get one done each day.  I sketch at night, so sometimes it would be 11:00 before I was finishing.




Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Commissions

These are two commissions I had for this Christmas.
 I am not crazy about commissions because we all see things differently.  



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Flag Scene Calendars


All Sold.....


I have a few of the desktop calendars with flag scenes of my original sketches or paintings.  They would make fun stocking stuffers.
$10 free shipping. Please let me know if you have problems checking out if you decide you want one. 





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Monday, December 5, 2016

Award of Excellence

I received an email that my painting 'Keri's Jacks' won an award at the SWA show in Ft. Worth, TX.
SWA is Society of Watercolor Artists.
The judge like the subject matter and the way it was painted.  I am thrilled that it was noticed!


Friday, December 2, 2016

John

This is a portrait of  an artist I met in 2013.  He is an awesome artist, and sculptor.  He has done some famous scuptors of marines.  Unfortunately his beautiful son was killed while in the Marines.
It is a 12 x12 on  stretched canvas.




Monday, November 28, 2016

Kirklands Stores

I found out that one of my small paintings will be reproduced and sold in the Kirklands Stores.
I am sure it will be enlarged quite a bit from the original size. I hope the store in Lubbock, TX carries it, so I can see it!
If you are in one of the stores be sure and look for it! It may even be available online.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sketch turned into Christmas Card

I did a boot sketch and the owner of the boots liked the sketch and said just throw some lights or something and make a card with it. So thanks to Gouache i could do that. It turned out cute for a western Christmas card.  The Tag will have Merry Christmas on it.

They have a cute dog, named Fuzz, and he will be on the inside with the verse.



Saturday, November 19, 2016

Society of Watercolor Artists of Ft.Worth, TX

I received notice that 'Keri's Jacks' has been accepted into the Juried Membership Show.
Nancy Lamb, a local artist judged the entries.  It starts Dec. 2nd -Dec.29th at the Fort Worth Community Art Center, Gandy Street, Ft.Worth TX
This was a fun piece to do, with loads of memories! I used to love to play jacks.


Monday, November 14, 2016

In Honor of Veterans Day

I painted this for the workshop but also in honor of Veterans Day. this old pick up was in Comfort Texas and i changed it up some!  Well, really a lot! It is watercolor, 16x20 and is sold.



Sunday, November 13, 2016

Amarillo Watercolor Society

I was invited to go to Amarillo TX and do a workshop for Amarillo watercolor Society.
I had such a fun time.  We had 10 to come and they were all ready and so receptive, and encouraging to me and my work. I judged their show which was so hard.  The work was really good . It makes you feel bad to not be able to just give them all awards but that would defeat the purpose.
The two bottom sketches I did while there.






Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Jack Richeson Award

The West Texas Watercolor Society show starts this week, and I was awarded a Jack Richeson & Co., Inc award.  It is fun to get to go to their website and pick out new paint! I have started using Casein paint and really do like it, so that is my choice of paint!

All Dressed Up

Sunday, October 23, 2016

2017 Calendars

I had some desktop Calendars made for 2017. a small desk calendar with watercolors
 They are  $10  each plus shipping and tax (tax if you are in Texas)
There is a pay pal buttons at the bottom. If you decide to use it, please let me know if you have problems. I had PROBLEMS adding them!
suzy_pal2000@yahoo.com


Desk Calendar  $10









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Desk Calendar


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Glass is Hard!

This week a friend, Mollie Jones, came for a visit. She is one of the best painters of glass I know. We had a little mini class one afternoon, and after she left, I set up a quilt I made with a bowl that was an anniversary gift, and worked really hard trying to get a glass look! Whew! it is not easy. especially with out Mollie standing beside me!
The glass with the grapes is what I did with Mollie's help. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

New MIxed Media

I did another large collage of the longhorn cow that I saw near Kerrville this summer.
I had the other one 'Lunch Time' ready for a show and I sold it, so I did another view to replace it.  It will go to Breckenridge for the Best of the Best Show.

This was very tedious and takes a while to do one like this.  It is 30x40 on stretched Canvas.
I haven't decided on a name yet.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

This is a commission I did for someone to give to their hair dresser! I hope he enjoys it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

It is 10x10 on stretched canvas and will hanging diagonally. 

I am teaching a collage workshop Oct.7-8. If interested contact me.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Christmas Ornament Painting Class

 I can't believe it is time to start thinking about Christmas!

On October 21-22 I am doing a 
Christmas Ornament Painting Class. 
You can come both days, or one day. 
Just let me know in time to plan.
The space is limited. 
The class is $40

Here is the supply List:

Glass Ornaments (I get mine from Hobby Lobby)
Heavy Acrylic Paint in colors of your choice. in tubes (not fluid)
2-3 paint brushes. a small detail, and a larger one.
Christmas Ribbon your choice of colors
hangers (I order the pretty ones from Amazon)

I will furnish white acrylic as well as spray glitter.
You can make However many you want help with.  








Saturday, August 27, 2016

Red White and Blue Christmas

A new Christmas Card for 2016! This was fun to do.  I painted it earlier with acrylics and the basket had sunflowers so I switched it to Gifts. I guess I will always love Bicycles!
If interested in cards for this year, let me know as soon as possible.





Monday, August 15, 2016

A Fun Weekend

This weekend I had a group of ladies come and create in my little studio. There were 7 fun ladies that were excited to learn something new! It is fun to gain new friends. 
Thanks Anna for getting them together and coming to Plains. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Workshop in Cloudcroft NM

I have been in Cloudcroft NM For a week taking a watercolor class from Laurie Goldstein-Warren.
It was a great and fun class. I learned a lot I hope! I hope I can paint more cityscapes and glass when I get home. These are both Half sheets. 








Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Lunch Time

When we went to Kerrville, I got some photos of some really neat cows! This one was eating and walking along the fence.  I don't know how they keep their head up! Their horns are so big and must be heavy.  There were still a few wildflowers around too.  This is called lunch time, and if you could see it in real life you would see a couple of watches.  I like to put a watch or two in my work.This is acrylic and torn magazine pages.  It is 30"x40" on stretched canvas.  It is also available, however I plan on entering it in a show in Breckenridge Texas called 'Best of the Best'  they invite back winners from their previous shows. It isn't a juried show, you automatically get in. That is coming up in September.
Below are some of the steps as I went along.

Lunch Time
30x40 mixed media


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Bee Keepers-Mixed Media

When Keri and I were in Kerrville TX in May we were leaving town headed to Fredericksburg and she spotted some bee keepers way off.  Thank goodness for zoom lenses! We stopped and I took 'several' pictures.  It was a treat to see them. See the smoke, and all the flowers and grasses. It was just a cool thing to see! I did a sketch first, and was so much fun, I wanted to do a big one. I had trouble deciding on whether to use watercolor or collage.  I chose the collage and I had a blast putting it together! I decided to go with black instead of dark greens like the sketch.
It is 18x18 on stretched canvas.
The sketch was done with Casein paint, and is 5x5.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July 4th drawings

Two new sketches for July 4th!  The Saddle shop in Post, TX and the little antique store in Comfort,TX.  The Saddle shop was painted with Casein paint,  drawn with brown ink.
The Antique shop drawn with platinum Carbon pen and black ink. then watercolor.









Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wyoming Watercolor Socitey and Breckenridge Art Society

I got notices this week that I got into the 31st Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition,
 as well as Breckenridge TX 25th Annual Art Show.
It is always such an honor when a juror selects your work to be in the show!
Fringe Benefit and Tool Box got in the Wyoming Show.
Keri's Jacks in Breckenridge.
If you are in Sheridan WY during the month of August, stop by and see the show.  If you are in Breckenridge TX July 26- Sept.3, drop by there!





Saturday, June 11, 2016

Windmill

I wanted to try a new method on my collage, so I cut the pieces into rectangles and some squares.  I thought a windmill would be a good thing to experiment with. It was unbalanced I thought so I added a couple of black birds.  I tried blue in the sky and didn't care for it, so I went back to the white.

It is 18x18 on stretched canvas.  It was fun to do, thinking about what a precious commodity our water is , and unfortunately is dwindling in our area.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

TexArt in Kerrville, TX

I spent a week in Kerrville, TX at another SKB workshop.  This one was called TexArt.  It was a great week.  David Rankin was the watercolor instructor and i really enjoyed his class.  He is an awesome instructor.  We did gray studies using paynes gray watercolor.  We also all did this same snow scene.  They all turned out great.
We also went to the Musuem of Western art in Kerrville and saw the beautiful paintings about Charles Goodnight by Lee Cable. They are awesome. Then Friday Night we went to Fredericksburg to the Hanna Gallery to see the Society of Animals exhibit. Wow! What artists they are.  If you are close by go see these awesome art pieces.



These sketches I did after I got home.