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
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
Starting my largest botanical to date. Just could not resist these Oak Leaf Hydrangea. The challenge is that the leaves are already changing and will be dust in a few days. I have my drawing done to scale from the live specimen and my colors are matched but for the painting I will have to… Continue reading Ambitious
I came across this quote again the other day, while I was toying with the idea of blogging. I knew I wanted to explore the creative process and find my way back to making art for the pure joy of it, like it was for me when I was young, before art school and before… Continue reading A Blessed Unrest