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South Coast Artists Open Studio time is here. July 15/16 & Aug 19/20. Come on down!

Long Awaited Arrived At Last

Mixed Media 12″ x 9″

Framed in a cheery frame.

Perfect for a new baby in the family.

$500 plus $25 shipping.

 

 

Pop Up Party

14″ x 11″

Framed in a black 3″ wide frame with gold accents and a black matte

$700. plus $35 shipping

 

Oh The Places We Go!

Mixed Media   14″ x 11″

Framed in a black frame with gold accents exactly like the painting above.

$700 plus $35 shipping.

 

I am so pleased that David Formanek will be exhibiting with me for the first time in 34 years.

He will be exhibiting nudes in resin and bronze as well as Dodonoids.

Take a look at his fabulous work.


 

 

 

Stop in to see both our works. We look forward to seeing you at open studios.

Susan Medyn & David Formanek

90 North Ct

Tiverton, RI 02878

11 AM to 5PM

July 15-16 & August 19-20, 2017

and by appointment.

And just for fun, take a look at one of my queen bees from my two beehives.

She is Alice May II.

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Meet the Artist (me) at the Artful Heart Gallery Thursday May 8th!

Artful Heart Meet The Artist

I will be at the Artful Heart Gallery this Thursday evening from 6:00-9:00PM. Please stop by to say hello and enjoy some wine and cheese. Carla Dorato, owner, has an eye for wonderful local artwork and her store is filled with treasures. I will have several new works showcased and I would love to see all my peeps from around town!

It will be so nice to be able to spend an evening back in Arlington.

I hope you stop in to visit and have a glass of wine with me!

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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.

 

blue pink bird

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.

cat in poppies

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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The World Goes Round and Round, 6″ by 6″ Watercolor on Aqua Board

The World Goes Round and Round

2013 brings a painting challenge that I am participating in.

It is Leslie Saeta’s 30 days of painting challenge for the month of January. If you go to her blog you can take a look at all the artists who are participating. Their new work will be posted daily.

I have started off with this this slice of my world but as I am taking a painting class this month, I will not be sticking with a theme. Rather I will be painting what I know and then what I am practicing. Taking on this challenge  feels right for the New Year.

To purchase this painting just click on the Paypal button below.

 

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A Lovely Day For A Stroll

A Lovely Day For a Stroll

A Lovely Day For a Stroll

The snow has come and the air is cold but not for this elephant and giraffe. They are warm and cozy and have moved to a new home in New York City. Working on aqua board is a challenge as the surface is hard on my nibs. The color sinks into the medium and often requires more than one coat of paint, unlike how one normally paints with watercolors.

I have had a few days off and have made 4 more paintings in the style of Henri Rousseau  although I have not yet painted them. My high school friend, Andie Ptak,  a graphic designer, suggested I make an adult coloring book of my drawings. I am taking her  advice and am scanning each of my drawings into my computer prior to painting them. I am not sure if I will follow through on this project, but I will have the scans should I ever decide to do so.

I wish you all a joyous and peaceful New Year. Thank you all for following my blog and supporting my journey as an artist.

And as the philosopher  Jean-Jacques Rousseau said:  “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”

 

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Cranky Birds

A  wonderful painter, Don Cadoret, http://www.doncadoret.net/New_IMAGES.php  sent me a link to a blog by a dear friend of his, Darla http://darhosta.wordpress.com/

She referenced a friend  and artist Carla Sonheim who has written a new book ,

Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals. http://carlasonheim.wordpress.com/

This book looks so cool and I am eager to see what creatures she has in there.

Well Darla asked people to follow the original instructions from Carla and put a blob of watercolor on paper  and then play with it any way you want to create a Cranky bird. So in the free moments I had today I played with blobs and came up with a few sillies. One of the rules is there has to be some comment on the page. I am not used to letting go and  just playing, but I did.

Here is what I came up with.

Help I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up!

I never wanted to walk on stilts.

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