Friday, February 26, 2016

All Dressed Up by Suzy Pal Powell

I am working on getting some western pieces done. This one is called 'All Dressed Up'.
I took photos at the neighbors branding and there was a young woman there with her red boots, chaps with extra long fringe and beautiful spurs! I just LOVE all of that. I dont dress like that but I  love to see it.  It is so much my heritage having seen my granddaddy for years working with his horses.  That is where I learned to love it all!

It is 22x28 matted and framed.  This is a poured painting with a little brush work on it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bow Ties

I have been working the last couple of days on this new piece. I am trying to get some new work before my workshops coming up. Midland Texas March 8-10 and here at my studio April 29-30.
This was from a photo I took somewhere. I really think i got it in NY.
This is 8"x16" torn paper collage.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Shear Madness

We were coming through Snyder Texas and I shot a photo of this old building through the window. When I saw all the electrical lines and boxes, I had to laugh to myself! It was so funny looking.
I sketched it and liked the way the sketch looked so i drew it off on 1/2 sheet of watercolor paper.
I used the pouring technique, but wasn't happy with it.  It was so dark, drab and muddy, so I got out my gouache and started painting, to brighten it up.  I like it now. At least it has some color to it.


Smile

'Smile'  is an acrylic painting of my friend Pat.   She is always taking photos of everybody,  esp at the community happenings!...