Category Archives: New Work


Owling ©2014

$300 Framed in a maple frame. $25.00 shipping Framed size 21″ by 17″

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A slight but pleasant departure for me. I loved making this. When we were in Munich for an exhibit I was in, we stayed at a lovely small palace turned into a very pleasant hotel called Hotel Opera. The inner courtyard was where one had a hearty breakfast served on fine china.

While waiting for our food I drew part of a design from the sugar bowl. I never thought I would use it as inspiration for one of my paintings. When I needed to make a piece for a bird show, I thought how nice it would be to insert 3 little birds and some flowers into the sketch and work on designing a painting.

I enjoy the symmetry of this piece and have used the design for working on some “Crazy Pants” I am developing.





And since tis the season, I wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season. I am so appreciative of my blog followers and  want you to know that your support has been a wonderful gift to me.


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Hail The Mighty Snail

Hail The Mighty Snail

12″ by 9″ Ink and Watercolor $300

I do wonder what it would be like to move like a snail and carry my house on my back. Simplifying seems a good way to go. So cheers to the small but mighty snail.


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Who Designed Your Clothes?

Who Designed Your Clothes?, 12"x9",  Ink and Watercolor, $400

Framed Ink and Watercolor 12″ x 9″  $400

I hope everyone has had a fabulous Thanksgiving week.

We had so much fun this holiday. Our son brought home a  college friend from Santa Fe who partook of our typical thanksgiving meal which consists of fish and some type of mollusk. This years it was clams and cod topped off by 3 different pies~pumpkin, lemon meringue and apple.

I am so excited to announce that I have officially started a Facebook page and would love if you hop and over and give it a like. The link is here and if you just click on it, you will be taken to the page where I hope you give it a great big LIKE!

On a super happy note, I have 7 paintings going to new homes this week. 3 paintings have gone to Boston area collectors  and one to someone in Asheville, NC.  I will be shipping 3 paintings to Montreal once I can package them all! That makes for quite a wonderful week for any artist! I feel very blessed.

I only wish that my mom could travel and were able to spend the holiday with us but she is approaching 88 and travel is not easy for her.

Here’s to December!

Let it bring us much cheer and opportunities to connect with family and friends.


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I  made this very royal looking ptarmigan who is wearing some very gorgeous feathers. This is another 8″ by 8″ Ink and Watercolor on aqua board, for sale for $150 . Sorry the photo is at an angle, but you get the idea!

And if you would like to learn about the ptarmigan you can click here. There are some fabulous photos online of the ptarmigan in Iceland and Alaska, but they are all copyrighted, thus I can’t show you the resemblance.


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Partridge in Therapy


This gilded partridge was inspired by a magazine cover. My partridge  looks as though he might have a hard time flying. He might need therapy to deal with this!  This is an  8″ by 8″ Ink and Watercolor on Aqua board. Sold.


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Not A Sitting Duck!

Not a sitting duck

Here is a pretty sharp looking guy.

Framed and ready to go!

$150 includes shipping. 8″ by 8″ on aquabord.


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Can you tell that all the animals are wondering if these two creatures will become a couple? They are also in a delicate tapestry of foliage with a gold background. You can tell it is gold paint by the way it reflects in the painting below.

I framed this in a cherry frame.

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This weekend brought fun things. Friday I was out picking grapes with 2 fabulous artist friends, Teresa Mowery of Patina Studio-lovely copper work and Loren Quinn– fabulous custom mosaic and glass tiles.  You can check out their work via their links to their names. Teresa knew the owner, and the owner needed help with picking their 2 acres of vineyards. There were about 25 of us picking. We were served a fabulous lunch and all went home with a bottle of wine.

We attended 2 cool Halloween parties and I was planning to pick quince at Rocky Brook Orchard. I love to make quince jam and quince paste. But, it is just too cold today…it even snowed for a while and the wind was howling. Hopefully I will get there Wednesday.

On Sunday I gathered up my piece from the ” BIRDS OF A FEATHER” exhibit at Kathrine Lovell’s Gallery and Studio at Tiverton Four Corners. I will post it in an upcoming blog post. It is a departure from my usual work~so prepare to be surprised.

Plantation  is a 12″ by 9″ mixed media  framed in a cherry frame.

Plantation is also available  as Phone and I Pad covers from Keka cases .  I chose Plantation for my phone and I get so many compliments-very nice to hear.

To purchase contact me at susanmedyn(at) I am always happy to work out a payment plan. Or click the link below.


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Monkey Business

Monkey Business

Monkey Business                      $110 including shipping.  6″ x 6″ Framed

Did you ever want to create a little monkey business, play tricks- not like the 3 Stooges, but stir up a little trouble. We have had a few great April Fool’s tricks in the past 2 years. Two years ago we put up signs that said “Fresh Eggs” and left several dozen eggs in a cooler with a cigar box in front of our friends. Last year we placed a number of pink construction flags in the yard of a friend and made some construction markings. Our friends had the night before diverted a neighbors water-spout and worried that they neighbors had called the town. Haven’t thought up next years April Fools.


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Fish Finder


I wanted to post a lovely little 6 by 6 fish painting already framed. $100 SOLD

Speaking of fish, we were reeling in the skip jacks today.

Looks like we will be having fish for dinner for the next 3 days.

And if you are thinking about purchasing art, this is a nice time to get ahead of the holiday rush.


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Cuttyhunk Union Methodist Church

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Yes, it has taken me a year to finish this painting, but I was determined to complete it before this years’ artist retreat and that I did with a little help from 2 of my muses: Kelley Carey MacDonald and of course David. Kelley and David gave me much-needed advice on how to get the values right and oh I am happy with this painting! (Click on her link and scroll down to see her work and me painting  the church on her porch last week).

I feel so blessed to have such talented, spirited and generous artists in my life.  I knew my painting did not have that kick and Kelley told me to be bold and then bolder! David kept reminding me that I needed to work right up to every edge. Well I listened, and here is this lovely simple church that sits so peacefully on the hill. This painting is a gift for a dear friend.

This is a far cry from my start last year, but I will be brave and show you how it looked.

Cuttyhunk Chapel as I struggle with the process.

Cuttyhunk Chapel as I struggle with the process.

I am happy to be spending 6 wonderful days on this peaceful island. No cars, no charge cards, no cell service (unless you climb to the lookout) and lots of time to paint, have great meals, chat, swim and meditate.


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