Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Let's Play! Butters (Peanut Butter)


 18 x 24 Inch Oil on Linen

Butters is a sweet dog that is one of the family!
He is a gift to my son's inlaws!
C'mon, let's play!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Hope


Sunflowers are a beautiful addition to this world. They remind us of hope and that God is in control of the world and He is the true artist. I love this flower. They are big and bold!

9 x 12 inches
Oil on Canvas
Framed and Ready to Hang
Available

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Portrait of Boris



Boris is a very handsome dog! He is full of life and is very loved by his family! It was a pleasure and honor to paint his portrait. Thank you Debbie Brockway for the privilege. I hope you and your family enjoy this painting for many years to come!
18 x 24 inch Oil on Canvas
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Thursday, June 17, 2021



Bluebonnets in Texas! Have you ever laid down in a field of bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush in Texas in the spring? Experienced the new growth and freshness of Spring after a very cold winter? Do you take your camera and your family out to a field of bluebonnets every year for the family portrait? We love blue in Texas in the Spring!

Oil on Canvas - Framed and Ready to Hang
Over the Mantle Size
36" wide 24" tall
42" x 30" with frame

Monday, May 17, 2021

 

I purchased a new brand of paint and have been itching to try it out.
With everything going on in my life and with my family it has taken a while
to get to the new paint. Yesterday I was determined to open up the new tubes,
and with much nagging from my brother Mark, I finally did!
This is Mark’s dog, Ginger (Gin)! Sweet rescue dog.😊
Gin
14” x 14” oil on canvas
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Sunday, May 2, 2021

I had a hard time photographing this painting. Paintings are always so much nicer in person. This is Miller Spring at the end of March 2021. How time gets away. I've been busy with family and working on a new website that I will unveil soon. Life gets so busy and we must make time for painting! It was a windy day and this painting blew over and some dirt was mixed in with the paint. I finally put a bungee behind the painting and hooked it to the easel to keep it from becoming a sail!
12 x 24 inch
Oil on Linen Board

This Painting is available - Framed and Ready to Hang
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Friday, March 12, 2021

Yard Work



I’ve been at my brother’s house and decided to paint and draw the other day.
It’s the simple things you know, and when you have the chance to do something
you care about, you should.

Yard Work
9x12 Oil on Canvas


 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

 


This is your average lower middle class fifty year old home that you might see in
any town you drive through in America! If you look at this house you might not see
anything really wonderful about this structure. An ordinary “no place” you might think,
but houses have stories and memories no matter how big or small.

This is my brother’s house and he has lived here for more than 30 years. As I think about
this place and all the living that has occurred here I can think of much love, joy, sorrow,
work, rest, gatherings of friends and family (fellowship), parties, food being prepared
and consumed, the tool shed that has been used to build a business, and a well-planned
garden that has been incredibly bountiful year after year. I think of the many people and
dogs that have lived there in the past.

The tree that is casting the shadow on the yard and on the house is one I planted more
than 30 years ago. Of course, it was small when I planted it.

405 Dogwood
16 x 20 Oil on Linen
 

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Armadillo Trail

 



Armadillo Trail
11 x 14 Oil on Linen
This painting is available at the link below:
This is Texas! Last week we had below-freezing temperatures, a foot of snow and ice on the ground, and no electricity for five days. Yesterday it was 75 degrees outside and some of my painting buddies and I went to Miller Springs Park in Belton, Texas to paint. It was a wonderful beautiful time. Many people were out walking their dogs and enjoying the day. It was like taking a long breath in and then out again. As I was walking along the well-laid path I stopped here at the Armadillo Trail. I couldn't really see where the path leads, it looked like it ended at the rock wall and I didn't venture down it to see where it went but just wanted to make sure I remembered the name. We never really know where the journey takes us. We can make plans and take action, but really we just continue on, trying to do our very best every day.
I didn't see an armadillo!
P.S. I haven't posted on my blog for a while so in the interest of catching up I am going to add a post every day, whether it is the painting of the day or an old painting. Please check out my Instagram and Facebook Page to see the latest work! Thank you! Susan 

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Morning Shade Tree

Spring Plein Air Painting

16 x 12-inch oil on linen board. 2 hours.
This is off Farm Road 935, Falls County just outside Belfals, Texas.


When you travel out to East Falls County Texas you will find the corn
is tall and so is the wheat. The wheat is golden as a contrast to the
very green tall corn and green tree foliage. This is a morning painting.
It's a peaceful painting in turbulent times.
This painting is available, click for more...

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Lemon is Yellow!

I did a color study yesterday and I had a lot of extra
wonderful colors on my palette. My mom was painting 
still life in the studio and I went after it. I needed to use 
the beautiful colors I had created. Thanks for looking!

This painting is available! $65. Click here for more information