Friday, October 21, 2016

No. 750 Baily's White Truck - Plein Air

Baily's White Truck - Plein Air
Oil on Linen Panel
5" x 7"

It was a very fortunate thing that we got outside to paint in September because October has been a VERY soggy affair. I only had the opportunity to paint in a pumpkin patch twice this year. How disappointing!
 ~ Susan

Thursday, October 20, 2016

No. 749 Bailey's U-Pick - Plein Air

Bailey's U-Pick - Plein Air
Oil on Gessobord
6" x 6"

When the weather is fine my wonderful students let me drag them into the field to paint - literally. We were painting in a field. :) I enjoyed the view so much I stayed after class to paint it myself. Thank you to the Bailey family for always being so gracious about us painting on their farm. Also, a huge thank you to my students for taking on the plein air challenge.

Here's a little video of our experience:

And a link to the 1 minute video, just in case you can't see the icon:
Click HERE

~ Susan 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

No. 748 Lilies and Hydrangeas

Lilies and Hydrangeas
Oil on Canvas Panel
6" x 6"

But wait there's more! Flowers from my garden that is. Needing subjects to paint has given me a whole new level of appreciation for my flower beds. I actually even weed them sometimes. :)
~ Susan

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

No. 747 Summer Garden

Summer Garden
Oil on Gessobord
6" x 6"

Another collection of flowers from my garden this summer. Until next year my beauties!

Monday, October 17, 2016

No. 746 Hydrangeas and Roses

Hydrangeas and Roses
Oil on Linen Panel
5" x 7"

Hydrangeas and Roses from my garden this summer. Yep, that's all I'm going to say because the last season of "Doc Martin" is calling me and I might be able to squeeze one episode in before bed. :)

Friday, October 14, 2016

No. 745 Roses in a Coffee Pot

Roses in a Coffee Pot
Oil on Gessobord
6" x 6"

Oh my, I've gotten rusty on blog posting. I have so much to share that I get overwhelmed and don't share anything at all. Sad, really. Do you ever have something like that happen to you? The solution is to start simple I'm told. So this is one of my favorite rose paintings of the year. It sold pretty quickly at the Coupeville Arts Festival. I was sad to see it go and almost refused to sell it to the nice young lady who said it was calling to her. Okay I'm not that heartless. I think it went to a good home.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

No. 744 Schack Pumpkins

Schack Pumpkins
Oil on Cradled Wooden Panel
12" x 12"

Last week, I went to the Schack Art Center in downtown Everett for an arty party. The goal was to create paintings for an auction to raise money for children's art programs. Jennifer provided these glass pumpkins as a subject to paint. The Schack has a hot shop, a place to blow glass, and they are known for their glass pumpkins. Schack-tober Fest starts next week, complete with a pumpkin patch in the gallery containing over 700 glass pumpkins! Can't wait to see that!
For more info on Schack-Tober Fest click HERE.