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
Narrow I recently attended the Stagecoach Run Art Festival in Treadwell NY. I was overwhelmed by the talented artists, sculptures, and craft people I had the pleasure of meeting along the self guided tour. Above is the narrow path leading to the Fishers’ Barn where a few of these artists were showing. Once inside the… Continue reading The Narrow Path
Tomorrow night, this years ASBA exhibition will open at a new venue in NY. The New York Design Center will host this exhibition through December at 1st Dips Gallery. I am really excited to have had my painting of a Gladiola juried into this prestigious event. If your in New York please stop in this… Continue reading 18th International Society of Botanical Artist Exhibition