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Apparition and Special Visitors

 

Apparition

This lime green man is wondering if he is the Apparition or the if the creature from a greek vase is. This was so much fun to paint. I love using strong colors and was able to complement those wild pink flowers and glowing  poppies with a dramatic blue background. The tree on the right is gold paint and glows. The colors in the image below are a tad lighter than the actual picture but close.

This painting is 7″ by 5″ and ready to hang. It is framed in a black and wood frame. You can get a better idea of it from the picture below. It is one of my favorites. It is for sale for $195.IMG_5127

The wonderful thing about blogging is you meet so many fabulous artists either virtually or on the rare occasion in person. My most recent open studios started with a delightful surprise. Fellow artist and blogger, Fay Terry stopped in to visit on her way to a workshop in Maine. She is a wonderfully talented woman and totally delightful. I am so thrilled she stopped by and  hope that in my travels to North Carolina to visit my sister that I have a chance to meet her and visit her studio.

Fay Terry visits 8-17-2013

And I am thrilled to report Bitsy is prancing and dancing when we let her out of her cage. She still is not allowed to jump so I have her on a leash and harness. She is not so keen on that. But she loves sitting on the bed and getting petted! And only 5 more days to sign up for my blog to be entered in a drawing to win a gicleé. It has been a quiet month so the odds are really good this time around. More exciting news next post…

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Egyptian Jungle and Bitsy Update.

Egyptian Jungle

I have always loved looking at  Greek objects especially those that have creatures in the Egyptian Orientalizing style. We were fortunate to see many at the Antikensammlung Museum in Munich, Germany. I only had time to make a few sketch’s as we had so much to see.  I was able to  incorporate some of my drawings into this 12″ by 9″ Ink and watercolor on Aqua Board. The owl is listening in. Maybe he will get to hear about our trip. I promise I will get to that in a future blog post. This painting has sold.

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I am happy to report that Bitsy is feeling better. She is moving around more and needs such careful watching. Keeping her from jumping onto furniture is quite the challenge.

Thank you everyone who has participated in my cart sale. It was a tremendous success. I have mailed out all the paintings and cards and have heard that some people have already received them. I just need to arrange delivery of 2 paintings. I cannot tell you how thankful I am by the outpouring of  love for Bitsy and our plight. As I type she is resting her paw on my hand.

I still have a few more paintings at special Cat + Art sale prices that I will be posting soon. Joanne Grant will also be doing a special cart blog post on Monday August 12th so hop over to her site and take a peak. Her pastels are not to be missed. And of course open studios is coming up August 17th and 18th. The South Coast is absolutely gorgeous this time of year and the ocean swimming is great.

 

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Bitsy says have a sale! Yes, art to pay the vet bills!

So poor Bitsy has broken her leg and had to have serious surgery. First it was the ER and a cast, but that didn’t work so off to an orthopedic surgeon for a plate and pins and circlage wire to heal her mysterious break (she won’t tell us what happened). We have been tending her day and night and thought she was on the mend, but the vet bills have mounted and she now is now sneezing and has a fever. Back to the vet again. This time more x-rays and a broad spectrum antibiotic.  I am having a cart sale ( cat + art) in hopes of making a dent in her vet bill. I am listing a few of my works at prices that will never be this low again. And Bitsy, well she is our baby and we sure want her to get well soon.

First picture is of Bisty resting in bed and the second is today waiting for the vet.

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Please take a look and consider buying a painting with more than one purpose. Each work is $150.00 and since I can only add one Paypal button at the bottom of my page, please either email me at susanmedyn@cox.net with which one you are interested in and I can send you an invoice or add a note next to your information via Paypal on which painting you are purchasing.

 

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Oh No, Not To A Grecian Urn!      SOLD!  THANK YOU CAROLINE!

Oh No, Not To A Grecian Urn! is inspired by the  Cycladic creatures that were on the amazing vases we saw at the Staatliche Antikensammlungen in Munich.  We had an intense museum filled visit there prior to going to the opening in Poland.

These creatures want to party and are ready to dance under the summer sky. The blue background is not lighter on the right-just photo quality picking up the light. This is a 7″ by 5″ Ink and watercolor on Aqua Board, lovingly made.

 

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Elephant Walk  SOLD! Thank you Rosemary! 

Sometimes I want there to be lots of interaction going on with my creatures but in this painting I decided to let the creatures speak for themselves. I hope you enjoy the tamed wildness of sea anemones intersecting with jungle creatures and giant sized poppies. Did you notice those cut little marsupials hanging down? And it is even framed in a wood shadow box frame!

 

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WHAT BIG EARS YOU HAVE!        SOLD!      THANK YOU HEATHER!

This is a beautiful new 7″ by 5″ painting that I am adding into today’s blog. I loved the owl starring at the cute mercat like bunny. This painting was just finished and normally would be selling for $250 like my other works of this size but in my Bitsy vet quest, it is here framed in a black frame (which makes it pop right out) for $150.

 

The World Goes Round and Round

The World Goes Round and Round

 The World Goes Round And Round!   SOLD!    THANK YOU MARY SUE!

Well this speaks for itself. This little aqua board is 6″ by 6″ and framed in a maple shadow box frame. The background is painted gold, although that just doesn’t translate well into a photo. My Bitsy world seems to be going round and round to the vet.

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Hide and Seek!                      SOLD Thank you Jill and Donald!

This is Arthur, Bitsy’s loving little buddy who is so confused right now. She loves to sit in the grass and watch the birds. Since Bitsy broke her leg there is no more life outdoors for Arthur. He is actually going a little nuts because of it and is very puzzled by poor Bitsy’s cone and shaved skin. Arthur is also framed in a black shadow box frame.

Are They A Couple?

Are They A Couple?

I think by the cats smile we can be pretty sure they are going to get along fine. This is a 6″ by 6″ Ink and Watercolor on Aqua Board glowing with color.

To all my blogging and animal loving friends, I would love if you would share this post. The more people who see this, the closer we get to keeping up with Bitsy’s bills. And of course she loves you all!

P.S. If  you would like to help Bitsy but can’t afford a painting check out my card page…I don’t have them all posted there but I promise you 6 lovely ones for the price of  5.

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GOSSIP!

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Oh my, so much to talk about, so much going on. Just like in high school. Even my creatures can’t keep from gossiping. The red horned guy is asking if the elephant is going out with the Slouch, but his friend doesn’t know. I can tell you though, all the little cats and snakes know the answer. What do you think?

And, goings on….

I am  again participating in  South Coast Artists Open Studios this Saturday and Sunday July 21st and 22nd from 11:00AM until 5:00PM .

I am stop # 11 on this wonderful tour. 77 artists are opening their homes and studios to visitors this weekend. For a brochure and map, click here. Down the page a little ways you will see the link for the information and directions to my location. Please come visit and see my new work.

And I am in the Little Compton community center Juried Summer Art Show opening this Friday evening. http://www.lccenter.com/

As well as a wild 3 person exhibit at DeBlois Gallery in Newport, RI that goes through the month of July.

And….I have new work at The Art Stable Gallery, Westport, MA along with 7 other artists.

And if you are in Poland…well stop in and see my work at the Szyb Wilson Gallery. More on that trip in another post.

But most importantly I have some wonderful new works for open studios so I hope you will come on down and see the beauty of this area and the wonderful art being shown this weekend.

I am off Route 24 South if you are coming from the Boston area.

Exit 5 in Rhode Island which is Tiverton/Little Compton.

Go south off the exit for 2 miles to Nannaquaket Road. ( right next to a beautiful pond )

Right onto Nannaquaket and a right to 90 North Court.

Blue South Coast Artists signs lead the way!

 

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I am in a Wild and Wonderful exhibit coming up at DeBlois Gallery, Newport, RI, opening July 6th, 5-7PM

Rose White and Rose Red

Rose White and Rose Red

So I have the delight of being in a 3 person show with Gloria Merchant and her very cool 3-D Constructions. Come see her knocked up Barbie’s and outrageous GI Joe’s.

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Trish O’Day is exhibiting a series of luscious sensual photos of flowers that aren’t to be missed.

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And then there is me and Yeah, You!

So, please join us for:

GIRLS GONE WILD

OPENING RECEPTION

SATURDAY JULY 6TH FROM 5:00PM TO 7:00PM

DeBlois Gallery

138 Bellevue Ave

Newport, RI 02840

The exhibit runs from July 6th through July 28th and is going to be a hot one!

I would love to see you there.

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In a later post I will write about my trip to Europe and the amazing exhibit. The opening was attended by 3800 people! Yes, 3800 people.

 

 

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This is where I am!

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Looking forward to the opening. Dinner with the artists, curator and gallery staff last night.

My relatives are taking us to Krakow on June 15th. We are very excited. More news when I return.

 

 

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Coming Up Quickly!

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Here is the official poster for the upcoming exhibition I am in.   I have several paintings here.

This poster was beautifully designed by last years favorite artist Şebnem Çamdalı.

We are in Munich now.

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Do You Think They A Couple?

Do You think they are a couple?

Working on this new painting. The two creatures on the right are wondering whether the cat and giraffe are a couple. What do you think?

 

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She’s Glowing! and monthly Gicleé and IPhone cover winner.

She's Glowing

I love bright pinks and this lady sure likes it too.  So what is going on here.

There are two creatures happily conversing while the south wind hangs out waiting for my wing propelled snail to pass by before fluttering Eve’s bridal veil. The snakes are contained in the plants so the are no apples to tempt Eve.

A slight departure on my painting today. After I used permanent ink, I washed the aqua board with hot water and soap thus lightening the ink outlines. Notice the difference?

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for my blog this month. Chris D. won the Iphone cover with one of my leopards on it and Kim, who helped my husband pick out a new iPhone,  won the gicleé.  Congratulations.

Soon we will be going to Europe and we are barely organized. Luckily our children have decided to spend some time here while we are gone so the cats will be well taken care of.

This painting is 6″ by 6″ and is for sale for $100.00

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Rebirth of Venus


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Titles tell us so much.  I first was going to call this “It Would Make A Cat Laugh”.

Then I thought about how beautiful the planets were in conjunction last night and wanted to call this painting “Waiting for the Stars”.

But Venus with her earrings reminded me of Willie Marlowe‘s series Peggy Guggenheim’s Earrings so in a round about way (since my lovely Venus is wearing earrings and maybe is as promiscuous as the wonderful Ms. Guggenheim) I thought, “One can’t be born with earrings, but one can make a reappearance, thus my title.

While you are here take a look at Willie’s website. Her works are influenced by Persian and Indian miniature paintings. Her use of color and reference to ancient art awes and inspires me. I feel so fortunate to have acquired one of her paintings in the series of Peggy Guggenheim’s Earrings. It hangs appropriately in our bedroom.

I love making my creatures appear and disappear. How many can you find?

This is an 8″ by 10” ink and watercolor on Aqua Board. I have been working and reworking this for the past two weeks. These paintings are slow going.

Rebirth of Venus is SOLD.

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