Friday, March 24, 2017

HONEYCOMB - Original Floral and Bee Painting

Hey Friends,  This painting is 16" x 20" canvas that was a pleasure to do.

This shot shows the texture I made with a stencil and modeling paste at the beginning.

This shows how well the transparent brown oxide paint makes the honeycomb show up.

Laid some large pieces of painted papers down.  Wish I had taken a close up of the paper, they are so pretty.

Incorporated some marks and smeared paints with fingers.

Here is the finish with the busy little bees added and a varnish.  It is ready to hang.
You can purchase at my website HERE.
You will find prints, totes etc, at FAA HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

FRACKING - Original Expressive Abstracted Landscape Painting

Hey Friends, Started out on a surface that already had some color on it.

First time I remembered to stop and take a photo.

Love the textures here.

Adding colors and making decisions.

I think the cloud line is finished.

I added the dark piece of deli paper in the upper left corner with tape.  Decided I liked that.

All the little touches are done and I love it.  My statement about the idiots that have too much money but are still so greedy they want land that doesn't belong to them.  And will TAKE it because this government will let them.

Available for purchase at my website HERE.

Prints, T-shirts and more at FAA HERE.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

BASED ON TRUE EVENTS - Original Mixed Media Abstract Painting

I took this photo at a sideways angle because I think you can see the textures better.  I enjoy playing with the gesso and modeling paste as much as the real paint and papers.

Hung some papers with bits of tape, looking for an arrangement of shapes.  No sketch this time. Flying free and low.

As usual, I get wrapped up in the joy of creation and forget to take photos !  So here is the abrupt END !  Honestly did not intend for this patriotic color scheme to take over but this is what he seemed to want.  And these are the true events 
leading up to this finish.

Listed in my website HERE.
Listed in my print shop HERE.

Hope you are having as much fun as I am this winter.

Happy Trails

Friday, March 17, 2017


Three accomplished artists, Karen Carter, Sue Furrow and Margaret Sue Turner Wright, all mostly self taught, have teamed up to present, The Parlor Art Gallery at the Spring Home Show with original artworks for the home in mind. The Artists also offer free in home consultation, by appointment, presenting the thought of Art for the Home designed by color trends, emotional value, inspiration or beauty for the sake of beauty.

The Spring Home Show is sponsored by the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association, March 24, 25 26, at the Salem Civic Center.

Hey Friends, that is the official press release for this art show at the Salem Civic Center next weekend.

Hope you can make it.  And register for a free prize.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

COMPASS OF WINDS - New Original Abstract Art

Hey Friends,  Another one of my first experiments into Abstract Art.

The first layer of color.  Some napthol, cadmium and aliziran.

The various papers are glued down.  This is a cruciform design again.  It is very easy to work with.

I prefer to paint my name instead of using a sharpie.

A closeup of the papers. a couple were made by me and a few I found in a scrap book.

This is available in my website at FASO.  Prints and more at FAA.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

COMPLICATED FROM BIRTH - Original Abstract Art

Hey Friends,   A few photos of the process I can go through when  making a new piece of art.  Majority of the time I start with a sketch.

Putting down the base layer.

Already added more base colors with grays.  Now starting with some lavenders.

Some burnt umbers and whites.

Just about finished.  A few accent colors with swirly marks.
Don't remember where the title came from but I think I was reviewing the conversation I had with my sister about her sons or daughter.  They have been Hi-Maintenance, complicated from birth.

Threw this shot in at the last minute.  I like showing a painting within a room.  Now I need to learn how to make them throw a shadow.

View and purchase on my website FASO or buy a shower curtain or pillow at FAA.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

BROKEN WORDS - A Large Original Expressive Painting

Hey Friends,  Another expression from my sub conscience.  Symbolic of the pains we all go through in our short little lives.  Lots of words are spoken, as promises or threats, to keep us in line.  Rarely spoken from a true heart
It can hurt.  But if you wait just a little bit, a new dawn will shed new light.
You will see a new path, if your eyes are open.
Sometimes my brain surprises even me with all this melancholy or would you call it BS?!

Anyway, Hard or Easy, LIFE is GOOD.

You can purchase at my website, www.suefurrow 
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Thanks for stopping.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

BRAND NEW VISION - Original Abstract Art Painting

Hey Friends,  Making your way through this week , happily?
 Hoping for some warmer weather so I can get outside to paint.  This year I want to try making collages outside.  I know, if it's windy what do I do?  Probably sit in the car or find a bunch of rocks.  HehHeh, Can't wait.

So this piece of my brain got it's title from my desire to try NEW painting styles.  I have always been pretty realistic and after 25 years, I just feel the need to do differently.  Hope it lasts for years, because it is so much fun.  Sometimes it is a bit taxing but I believe it may be a good way to defeat Alzhimers and a host of other elderly problems.  Although I'm still a spring chicken, it doesn't hurt to start early.
This piece is varnished and ready to hang and for purchase at my website, HERE,  FREE shipping in the continental US.
Nice, good quality reproductions are available at FAA, HERE.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

FOOLS GOLD Original Artwork Set of Three

Hey Friends,  I think I may have posted this before but I think it was just a peak.  Now you can see all 3 even though the photo sucks of the 2 smaller 6" of the set.

You can hang on one wall with the 2 smaller on one side, or the 2 smaller on the bottom or top.  And you can hang the bigger alone and the 2 smaller on a shelf.

Here is my website and here is my shop on FAA.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

KEEP THE OLD New Original Collage Art

Hey Friends,  Do you like my new works?  Do you appreciate collages?  Do you admire mixed media?
I am sure to most people it looks like a NO Brainer but give it a try sometime.  Make some papers with colors and designs that get your creative juices flowing.  Then rip them up or cut if you like a hard edge and lay them on your canvas.  Move things around and draw a bit and do some stamping and stenciling.  Then glue it all down and varnish.
More than likely you will be saying to yourself, "DANG this is hard!!"

It does not matter if you try or not, I LOVE doing them and can't STOP now.

Now you are invited to a new art show going up on April 4th at 2nd Helpings Art  Gallery which is at 1501 Williamson Rd. in Roanoke, Va.

Here is a piece that will be in the show.  Mixed Media, not a total collage.  I plan to make an abstract or two for this show also.
I'm hoping you put it on your calendar and come out.  The DLP members are planning to paint during the reception and I hope to be organized enough to work on a collage.  We also have some surprises in store, like maybe a door prize.
We always have fun and really enjoy talking with our collectors and the public.

Hope to see you there.
Happy Trails