I’ve always seen fall as a time for learning something new. I suppose it goes back to school days. That empty notebook, waiting for inspiration. New teachers offering insights into undiscovered topics. Classes that beg you to open your wallet to explore a new media. The Art supply store, full of students with endless supply… Continue reading Newness
Jeanne Reiner and I are so proud of our Group! We started the TSBA of NYBG nearly two years ago and this week we installed our first member exhibition! Details below WALK WITH US TRI-STATE BOTANICAL ARTISTS OF NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN AUGUST 29, 2018 – OCTOBER 27, 2018 RECEPTION: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,… Continue reading TSBA of NYBG
It’s been a very busy plein air painting season down here in Florida. I was fortunate to be able to take some fine workshops this winter. Most recently with the amazingly talented Joseph Mcgurl. Here we are watching Joe, at Myakka State Park, where we had a lesson on matching colors. Our goal was to… Continue reading Disappearing Painting
My Painting “Emerging Peonies” has been juried into the 5th Annual Pascack Art Association Exhibition. The venue is the William Dean Mansion Gallery at 122 Noyes Drive, Park Ridge, NJ. Dates for the exhibition are Sunday, October 1st 2017 to Saturday, October 28th 2017 with an awards reception on Sunday October 15th, 2pm to 4pm.
I’ve been working on a studio painting of peony in oils. It’s a big departure from the tight watercolor botanicals I’ve been doing and also quite different from plein air painting. I really enjoyed it. Working quite large and painterly, using what I’ve learned about oil from the plein air quick sketches, this feels…comfortable. Maybe… Continue reading For a Change
I will be participating in a Plein Air event at Kingsland Park in Nutley, NJ this Saturday.
Painting outdoors has completely destroyed me. Seriously, I don’t know if I can sit patiently, hours on end, meticulously rendering nature indoors anymore! Ha, I know what you’re thinking; Susan you’re a botanical artist, you might go outside and study a specimen, recording it in a notebook or check your color mixes in natural sunlight… Continue reading Plein Air