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.