Some of you may know I have painted several pieces using my mothers pottery. She likes all pottery but especially McCoy. She isn't sure which brand this white pitcher is, hence the name Questionable. Hope everyone is having a good week. I am. I went to Wytheville today to the Reaping Hook Gallery. I needed to swap some artwork. It's owned and operated by Ken and Phyllis Johnson. They are great people and Ken is a wonderful painter, himself. Wytheville is southwest of Salem/Roanoke, just past Va. Tech. (HOKIES). The gallery is right on the main street through town. Stop in, and tell them Sue sent you. If you would like to bid on this piece CLICK HERE. Thanks for stopping in. SOLD
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I'll bet most of you don't know what a stock geranium is. They are the plants that nurseries and the giant plant producers down south use to cut little pieces from to root for sale to the public. Those beautiful pots of geraniums you see everywhere for sale in the spring came from one of these ugly straggley STOCK plants. CLICK HERE for bidding on ebay. Thanks.
Some of you may know that Ebay is having a sale on some of their fees. (for the sellers) So I'm posting a few extra paintings tonight. I'll try to keep them short. This artwork is 6" x 9" , an odd size. One of the typical sheds you see all over America. This one is in Ohio. Saw it early morning on a trip to Columbus. A peaceful little painting. CLICK HERE for info on ebay.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I saw this little boat with the people fishing on a trip to Smith Mountain Lake several years ago. Found the photos just the other day when I was moving stuff around in the studio. I like to fish myself but not too many women do, so I found it interesting that this woman liked fishing too. A pleasant, peaceful way to spend time outdoors. CLICK HERE if you want this 8" x 10" painting for a gift or yourself. Happy dreams!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This painting is a composite of several photos. One of the two dogs, one of the horse, one of the rider, and one of the landscape. It was fun and satisfying. Some people still work this way. Hope you like it. This 7" x 5" would be a great gift for almost anyone. CLICK HERE for the auction info on ebay. SOLD
Another piece of artwork from my sister's place. Bluebird's are so-ooooo pretty and lilac's smell so delicious. This is a standard size 8"x 10"-should fit into any standard frame. If you want to bid, CLICK HERE and you go to ebay. Thanks for stopping in. SOLD
Friday, July 25, 2008
Hey big world, Just a note to see for myself how this image looks on the web. Its a tall, vertical piece that I scanned in two sections because it's to long for my scanner. I did it in Photoshop with photomerge!
OK! It didn't work and I think its because I've got to change psd to jpg! That will probably take longer than the photomerge. So it won't be tonight. Sleep well , my friends.
OK! It worked this time! I changed the psd to jpg. A tidbit to you but cool for me.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
In reality there were only a few delphiums and a lot of weeds in this bed. Artistic vision is a big help. Have you ever given any thought to the fact that you can buy an original painting, one of a kind, painted with high quality, permanent, lightfast acrylics or oils, for less money than the mass produced, unlimited prints at Sam's, Cosco or Kmart? Thanks for stopping in. For purchase info on ebay CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I have painted these little ladies a couple times before. I have enjoyed visiting with them on several occasions. A lively, outspoken pair, enjoying their retirement and life. We have talked about everything, from their garden and birds to food and sex! A really funny visit to be sure. I can almost imagine this being me and my sister, except the body shapes would be very different. Kinda makes me think of the TV movie "the Golden Girls". I spent the entire day, yesterday, in my sisters swimming pool with my precious grandbaby and today my back is killing me. I have still been in my studio working on a couple commissions though, I had to tear myself away to come home to post this piece. Hope you see what I see in it. CLICK HERE to go to ebay to purchase. THANKS for visiting.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
This is a 7" x 5" mixed media on canvas panel. A companion piece to the one below. The design and use of unusual papers are really fun to incorporate into your paintings. You should give it a try. If you like this then CLICK HERE and go to ebay to purchase.
This is a 7" x 5" acrylic, graphite and decorative paper on canvas panel. I enjoy working this way and do so pretty often. The fun part is figuring out a design to fit your subject into. I was after a contemporary take on botanical drawings. Hope you like it! If so CLICK HERE and you can bid on ebay. Thanks.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
A vase of sunflowers with candles glowing. Pears didn't last as long as the sunflowers. This canvas was cut from a large piece of canvas - its a very odd size. I've already made a frame to this size - so I'm including the frame FREE! It is 5 3/4" x 5 1/4". CLICK HERE to place a bid on ebay. Thanks for visiting.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
This is an 8"x10" acrylic on canvas panel of the flowers "impatiens" along with grapes obviously at a window. Sometimes we simply paint things because of the light or we want to practice the act of painting. Hope you like it! I think I remember this size canvas ships for about $8.00, I know thats a bit more than usual but gasoline prices just won't stop! Just a little side note: I need to have a little work done on my studio (which some of you may know is my fathers old workshop/garage). I need to replace an old rickety sliding/rolling 8' door with some french doors given to me from my sister. So I've got to move a ton of stuff so they can actually see the doorway. Therefore I'm planning to have a little STUDIO CLEARANCE/REMODELING SALE!!! Soon I hope. I have to take photos or scan the artwork, so that could take a while. Any way, have a great evening and CLICK HERE if you would like to own this painting. Thanks
PSS - I'm really sorry I must cancel the ebay listing for this piece. I dropped it and it needs a little reworking. I just don't have time right now. I have 3 commissions I'm worried about finishing, so I'll have to work on this piece later. I'll post it again and hope no one is disappointed they can't bid right now! Thank all of you very much, Sincerely, Sue
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This is just one of the many marshy areas you can find in southern Florida. I love to paint birds and include them every chance I get. This is a 5"x7" acrylic on canvas panel. A standard size that should fit into any 5x7 frame you find. For bidding info CLICK HERE and you will link to ebay. Have a wonderful weekend! SOLD
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I painted this 5"x7" acrylic last winter. I had angels on my mind, which happens almost every day now. The angels are prints on the wall over the antique cast iron tub. A lovely little bathroom. Pretty tight isn't it? I strive to be looser now. Now a days I call these -ON MY BUTT PAINTINGS, cuz I'm sitting through the whole painting. If you think about angels or just like the thought of having them around, CLICK HERE and you can bid for it on ebay. thanks for the visit. SOLD
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
This painting came from the same area as the next post, VIEW ALONG THE PARKWAY. The same overlook but in another direction. We have a lot of Poplar trees here in Virginia. I'm not sure of their habitat range. Even though a common tree it is still pretty and a good shade tree. I welcome any comments but I won't be able to read them until about Saturday or Sunday, the 5th or 6th. My computer needs some refurbishing or something to that effect. My computer geek daughter has to work on it for me. Thanks for visiting and if you desire to own this painting or give for a gift CLICK HERE and you will wind up on ebay. SOLD
I'm sure most people have heard of the "Parkway". It's a scenic highway running through a few states, originally built to ferry the US President to a safe place during the cold war. It wanders through the western mountains of Virginia (where I live) with lots of scenic overlooks. Every overlook has a beautiful view and you can get lots of reference for paintings. This painting is from one of my many trips along this parkway. This is a 5"x7" Acrylic on gessoed panel. If you would like to bid on ebay - CLICK HERE. Thanks for stopping in and have a Wonderful Fourth of July weekend! SOLD