When it’s cold outside it is nice to think of summer days when the poppies bloom and cats lounge in the sun.
The Holidays are coming and here is the perfect gift for the art and cat lover. Catology is a limited edition of 25 gallery printed gicleés matted to 14″ x 11″. Framed in a gold frame and wrapped with a ribbon. Your gift is ready for giving. Bitsy and Arthur tell me your cat will love it too.
$100 inclusive of shipping in the continental US.
Made this 6″ x 6″ Ink and Watercolor for the Bird’s of a Feather Show at Kathrine Lovell Gallery and Studio. Just one more week before things fly away. This painting is framed and ready to roll.
Have a fabulous Halloween and if you want to enjoy a great time lapse pumpkin carving by my spouse just click on the link below.
This is a commission of cats in a sail boat that I did for Captain Susan Smith. I wasn’t sure what a coracle was but she responded to my proposal drawing with “Cats in Coracle” so I took that to mean it was a go. I looked up coracle and found it to be an ancient round craft used in Wales. In case you have any doubt, here is an image of a coracle. I know my boat is leisurely drifting.
And thinking of commissions, this is a great time of year to order a painting for a holiday gift. I still have time to get a few more in. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s that time again to make the quince paste and quince jam. I am going to try out a crock pot for the paste. Right now the house smells heavenly from 20 pounds of cooking quince.
I have been working to get more glow in my paintings and am finally succeeding. I am adding a little gouache and acrylic to parts of the painting. Can you tell that all the animals are wondering if these two creatures will become a couple?
I know they have been spending a lot of time together.
I picked this work up at the framers today. I decided to use a cherry frame and am so pleased I did. I feel the good karma in this painting.
Sometimes I am asked how long it takes for me to make a painting like this. I kept track of the hours and yes, this took 43 hours to do.
This weekend brings lots of nice events. I am planning to pick quince at Rocky Brook Orchard. Greg, the owner, has emailed me that the last of the quince will be ripe this weekend. I love to make quince jam and quince paste.
I am gallery sitting at The Art Stable Gallery Westport on Saturday (stop in for a glass of champagne, to see all the new artworks, and to see what painting I will be working on).
On Sunday I have will be going to the opening of ” BIRDS OF A FEATHER“ at Kathrine Lovell’s Gallery and Studio at Tiverton Four Corners. The opening is from 1PM to 5PM and has some really cool work. I have 3 pieces in this exhibit. Kitty’s (Kathrine Lovell) openings have earned a reputation for a rocking good time so if you are in the area you will not be disappointed.
Will They? is a 12″ by 9″ mixed media (first time I have used that term for these works) framed in a cherry frame.
To purchase contact me at susanmedyn(at)cox.net. I am always happy to work out a payment plan. Or click the link below.
I spent a lovely overnight with another artist friend, visiting friends on Cuttyhunk Island. It was beautiful painting weather although a bit windy.
I started some larger works but this was a fun little 5 1/2 ” by 3″ watercolor of Nashawena Island from the school yard. I took the photo hours after I had made the painting. While I was painting, the sun was lighting up Nashewena Island as the clouds were blowing through.
I recently was the featured artist from Ampersand Art Supply and wanted to share the story with you.
Thank you Karyn Meyer-Berthel.
And yesterday a wonderful artist and blogger Lindy Gaskill featured me in her blog post.
And I will be in a group exhibit at Galerie Spirale in Belgium opening October 19th.
Going back to Cuttyhunk Island Friday. Maybe I will finish working on the church painting.
Sharing a view at the end of the road. Warm enough to dive in until recently.
So today passed quietly, not so on September 21st, 1938 when what is now known at The Great New England Hurricane came barreling across Long Island also devastating Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Estimates are that between 682 and 800 people lost their lives in this Category 5 hurricane that turned into a category 3 by the time it hit landfall but kept sending gusts in the category 5 range. Providence was flooded with 13 feet of water in a flash. A 20 to 25 foot wall of water raced up the Sakonnet River laying bare Island Park in Portsmouth.
Fitting that as an artist I found some photos in an antique shop that had been taken with an old Kodak Box camera including this one with a Painting sign left hanging. This image is from the Port of Providence as researched by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. I lent these photos to NOAA for research and historical purposes and they are now in the public record. You can see more images of the impact on Rhode Island on my hurricane page of this website.
As global warming continues the pot will boil more furiously and greater variations in weather patterns are our shameful our future.