Thursday, December 6, 2018

PANTONES COLOR OF THE YEAR


Hey Friends,  Just got an email from Pantone and they have picked this color for 2019.
LIVING CORAL
One of my favorite colors.
It is a warm color and I normally like cooler colors but it reminds me so much of the tropics and flowers and grapefruit and peaches, Luv It.


I assume the various shades or tints above are acceptable as the color of the year.

So I believe I will get busy with some paintings with this color in 'em!!

Have a safe snowy weekend.

HAPPY TRAILS

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

SOME ART SALES, MAYBE CHRISTMAS GIFTS


Hey Friends, I was going to show you 3 that have sold in last couple weeks but I can't find the other 2 on my computer.  I will not waste anymore time hunting.  Wish I could think of a better way to keep up with inventory.
The sweet Moma above and her Babe have found their forever home in Tenn.  Hope her new owners will send a photo of it hanging in their house.

Have a good week and enjoy the snow headed our way.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

WHEN I GOT HOME = ORIGINAL EXPRESSIVE ABSTRACT ART


'WHEN I GOT HOME" refers to the mess a puppy can make when left unattended too long.  Imagine her in your studio, chewing up your favorite papers or brushes or maybe even a tube or two of paint.  Mardi Gras Pup


What do you think of the colors I used in this piece?

I have it shown in the two different directions, horizontal & vertical.
Which do you like the best?

This is available on my website HERE
Thanks for your suggestions

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

THE WINTER WINDS


Hey Friends,  I'm interrupting the stream of painting posts to show you what happened last night.
I had just gotten home from a PAR meeting, was changing clothes and I heard some BIG noises and glass breaking.  A couple more thuds and all was quiet.

We were very lucky, it could have been so much worse.
I'm standing in the window with the broken glass taking this photo.  Looks like a giant poplar and an Oak.  I assume all the rain we have had this year weakened the roots and then these stiff winds came thru last night.

You guys have a great day.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY


Hey Friends,  A short wish that you have the happiest Thanksgiving ever.
Sue

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

NEATLY TIED - ONE OF A KIND ABSTRACT


This is one that just would not reveal it self to me.  So I'm calling it NEATLY TIED.  of course you can always give it a new name if you adopt it.
I love the colors and the swirls and that little string that ties it all together.

Would look really KOOL in a floater frame at the end of a hall.

It is available HERE

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Friday, November 16, 2018

CANDACE CANDY - ORIGINAL ABSTRACTED STILL LIFE


CANDACE is the name of a lady that has a farm, along with her family, in Buchanan, Va. called Beaver Dam Farm.  It is a dairy farm and to keep their life on this dairy farm they had to add AGRO tourism to their duties.  So they started planting sunflowers and it grew from birdseed to a festival !  That is now very well supported by the community.  The festival had a hard time in 2018 because of the weather.  It has been one of the rainiest summers ever here in SW Va.  But I know it will do just fine in the future.  Go check out their FB page and you will see what I mean,
https://www.facebook.com/BeaverDamFarmInc/


I have painted lots of sunflowers, most of them were realistically done so I was happy to try something a bit more abstract, like this.
The next one will be even more abstracted and maybe on Masa Rice Paper which is a favorite surface.  And this has a contorted vase shape too!
Go HERE to purchase.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

KEEP YOUR PROMISES - ORIGINAL ABSTRACT ART



Well, I'm outta words.!!  I can't remember why I titled this one KEEP YOUR PROMISES.  But I bet it came to be from a conversation, maybe I had with one of my girls.
No, I think maybe it was my GranSon.  Sounds like something we would say to him.  Poor baby doesn't have a chance with so many females bossing him around.  BUT he has a really great Dad that helps him out when the going gets tuff.


It is available HERE ON FASO.

Would love to hear what you think.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

OUTSIDE THE LINES - ORIGINAL ABSTRACT PAINTING


My GranBabes and I do a good bit of art together, not as much as we used to.  And I never make them stay in the lines.  My GranSon switches back and forth between hands.  That's ambidextrous and no I had to use spell check.
A teacher at his school in 1st grade I think, was trying to make him pick a hand!  Thankfully his Mom (my daughter) got it straightened out. He goes to a loving christian school and there was no problem with using both hands.

I struggled for a while with this piece but it finally decided to do things my way.
Hope you like it.  it is available HERE

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

WE MUST BE AWARE OF THE FRAGILE ONES- ORIGINAL ABSTRACT


I love the colors of blue!  So many things are blue in Nature, you can hardly help but like them.


This work started with a painted paper made last year, mostly with blues.


I really like the finished work.  For whatever reason it makes me think of the weaker people in our world.  The reserved, timid, shy people that have little to say .
It looks like their world swirling all around, out of control but still shimmery and safe.

This is listed on my secure FASO website HERE.

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