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WATCHING YOU!, 30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS, DAY 3

Watching You!

This leopard was just woken from his nap and is looking at you. The bushes are hiding snakes and the lizard is climbing the tree.

This is my 3rd in a month long project of 30 paintings in 30 days started by Leslie Saeta. I continue to make paintings influenced by the  style of Henri Rousseau. I have 3 large ones and a small one inked in that I am hoping to paint during over the month of January plus several ideas percolating in my head.

This painting is 5 by 7 and is Ink and Watercolor on Aqua Board that I varnish and place in a shadow box. SOLD

 

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 2, and Wiggly Squiggly Sperm!

SPERMMy work is so detailed that this is quite a challenge to make 30 paintings in 30 days, especially since I need to complete new work for several shows and open studios coming up this Spring and Summer.

So today I played with paint. Even though my work is playful, it is so unlike me to go at something free form. This is a 5 by 7 watercolor on aqua board that is varnished. Love those luminescent paints!

My tools usually are my #3 pencil,  Crow Quill pen, India Ink, and an eraser, even before I get to any painting. So hopefully tomorrow I will have finished another creature feature. They take the better part of a day to complete.

I certainly thank Kelley McDonald and Leslie Saeta for inspiring me to challenge myself. Sometimes it is the offhand comment that sparks a dream in one’s mind which propels us forward.

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Flaubert’s Stroll

Flaubert’s Stroll

Flaubert is taking a stroll through the jungle looking for someone to play with. He is a young elephant who has made friends with the kind giraffe and the rather raunchous leopard. He  has a lighter and bluer sky in his background than this photo depicts. Night photography did not capture this as well as I would have liked.

Flaubert would be happy to come to your home for the holidays. He is 5″ by 7″ and framed in an oak and black shadow box. There are finely ground mica chips in much of the paint so this painting glows in the most delightful way. This is an ink and watercolor painting on aqua board  that is varnished so that one doesn’t need glass to protect it.

This painting is for sale for $250 plus shipping.

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Solstice Is Icumen and Lewdly Sings Cuckoo.

This is one of  the images of the Solstice cards I have made. I am planning to be ahead of the game next year and work them out well before the fall season.

I have all my Solstice cards out in shops but have a great deal if you are interested…..

5  Wild 5″ by 7″  cards of my  watercolors including a few new Rousseau like images. $15.00 plus 3.50 shipping for a packaged set of 5. Makes a great holiday gift!

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The Curious Jungle, or Paws For Reflection

Drawing inked in.

Painting in Process.

Curious Creature or Pause for Reflection

Framed

I have been working on this piece, The Curious Jungle, or Paws for Reflection, for the past several days. I wanted to make a painting with a panther in a dense landscape. I am continuing to use ink and watercolor on Aqua Board and have really enjoyed looking through my books by Henri Rousseau while I have been working on this piece.

These works are getting away from the idea of the baseline and the register as I am mixing the flora and fauna  together. I used several luminescent watercolors in this painting and one notices a reflective quality to it. It is nice to be able to varnish these works on board instead of framing them under glass. There is something special about getting so close to it.

This painting is 8″ by 10″ and framed in a black shadow box with a light maple exterior. This painting is for sale for $425.

If you would like to see it framed please email me at susanmedyn@cox.net.

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Pard On Me

Pard On Me

Those of you who know the book, The Medieval Bestiary will recognize the Pard. Pards were feline animals with spotted coats that were known to be extremely fast, considered as fast as cheetahs. Pards would mate with Lions and have offspring that were Leopards. This is another one of my newer Henri Rousseau influenced paintings. I am working on 2 more at the moment.

This painting is done in ink and watercolor on Aqua Board and is 5″ by 7″. It is framed in a black shadow box frame and is for sale for $250. To purchase click the PayPal link below.

It will be on display at The Art Stable Gallery Westport starting Saturday unless it finds a home sooner.

Here is hoping  you can come and meet the artists at our Holiday Open House on Sunday November 18th, 2012 from 2-5PM. It should be a lovely afternoon to browse the gallery and have a glass or two of cheer.

 

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Flower Power with a little help from my friends.

Flower Power

I have been reworking this painting with some advice from Don Cadoret, Kathrine Lovell, and David Formanek and  here it is! I found a lovely wooden shadow box to frame it in and it really makes this work pop out. I am busily trying to finish several Henri Rousseau influenced paintings for The Art Stable Gallery Westport’s Holiday Open House on Sunday November 18th from 2-5PM.

All 8 artists will be present with lots of new work so this will be a great afternoon to stop on by.

This is a 6″ by 6″ Ink and Watercolor on Aqua Board and is for sale for $200.00 framed in a shadow box.

Kind of knocks my socks off.

Sold.

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Yes We Can Again!

Yes We Can Again!

This is a 9″ by 12″ ink and watercolor of some very happy creatures.

This painting is framed in a light maple frame and for sale for $300.

Please vote today.

Celebrate!

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Kiss Me and work in progress.

This is a 6″ by 6″ ink and watercolor on aqua board. The man in the middle is filling his glass but the spotted pink creature is longing for a kiss. This work is for sale for $65 plus $5 shipping. Paypal button is above painting.


Working on this new style where I will be painting the entire page.

This is a Rousseau like to me and I am so enamored of his work. I wish I could see every painting he ever made.

I think it will be stellar. This design is copyright protected. Reproduction is not allowed.

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Need your help with cranky bird phrases!!!!

OK, so I had some friends over and had Carla Sohnheim’s 2 great books on the table. I showed everyone how to start a cranky birds.  They cooperated, possibly thanks to good cheer, drinks, a beautiful day and lots of art supplies on the table. I want to forward them to Dar Hosta, http://darhosta.wordpress.com/cranky-birds/ but I need some help with sayings. Storyteller artist Don Cadoret turned me on to his friend Dar’s blog and it is so cool. Don’s work is really quite fabulous and he has an opening this Thursday of his new works in Bristol, RI. Check out his work for a real treat.

http://www.doncadoret.net/New_IMAGES.php

Everyone made something out of their blob but any and all suggestions for what each bird is saying would be greatly appreciated!!!

OK…………so……….. HELP!!!!!!!

I’ll even send something good and fun and maybe drawn by me to the person who makes the best caption!

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