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BEADS OF DOUBT

beads of Doubt copy SUSAN MEDYN © 2015

BEADS OF DOUBT

INK AND WATERCOLOR 10″ X 7″

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Have you found Mr. Beads?

You will know where the title comes from.

Post knee replacement days are filled with exercise, pain, icing, medication, and exercise.

Hoping David does all the cooking this Thanksgiving.

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Bumblepuss Makes a Delivery

BUMBLE PUSS delivers a blob I am loving working with a mixed gouache for the background as I can control the evenness of the color much better than with straight watercolor. Bumble Puss has just delivered this little blob to Ms. Mercat and her friend is looking on appreciatively. Not so for the cloudy seahorse who is wondering when he will get his delivery. Spring has sprung and yellow, blue and purple are the colors of the June irises I have in my yard.

I wanted to mention a wonderful blog by a high school friend of mine. I was always jealous to see Andie carrying her art portfolio around the halls as my parents wanted me to take all college directed courses which somehow left no room for art. Her blog is an eco-conscious person’s dream.

Her suggestions on how to make a spray that attracts beneficial insects instead of using toxic chemicals,  and how to repurpose tomato cages, to decluttering projects is quite wonderful. Andie has been a writer and an editor for years but devotes a lot of time to environmental efforts. Her blog synthesizes both. Check out one of her post here http://www.thegreenqueenofmod.com/memorable-masterpieces/  on saving children’s art and  consider signing up while you are perusing her posts. She’s also on Twitter @greenqueenofmod.

As to Bumble Puss, this painting is 6″ by 6″ Ink and Mixed Media on Aquabord, varnished and framed. $150.00 plus shipping.

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Lobster Party

LOBSTER PARTY ©

I must say I struggled away with this lobster. Initially he was colored in very light blues with hints of red. Yes, I wanted him to look like he had just come out of the sea. When I looked at my work  from a distance I felt that the values were too close, so this guy got some make up. I have seen bluish-red lobsters but really, if you are wearing dancing shoes you can be any color you want to be.

This is a 7″ by 5″ Ink and Watercolor on Aquabord.  I have started on a sea series and hope that I can do justice to what I imagine under the sea parties must be like.  To purchase click the Paypal link below.

I am also one of the featured artists on the front page of Turning Art  this week. Click on over to take a look.

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Who Designed Your Clothes?

WHO DEISGNED YOUR CLOTHES?, 12"x9" Ink and Watercolor, $400 framed.

WHO DESIGNED YOUR CLOTHES?, 12″x9″ Ink and Watercolor, $400 framed.

I don’t watch commercial television very often but last night I was watching a movie on Oxygen and felt assaulted by the number of commercials for spring clothing. I don’t know if there was a time that I ever remember enjoying these commercials but I was struck by the influence they must play if you are watched a lot of TV. Enough of that.

I prefer the lovely clothes these creatures are wearing.

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High Heeled Chicken

High Heeled Chicken

 

A chicken always needs a good pair of high heels. Need I say more.

Sometimes it is hard to get a good photograph when using Arches cold press watercolor paper. The bumps on the paper cause the areas in-between to shadow to grey.

Sweet 7″ by 5″ Ink and Watercolor  already in a matte. $50.

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Bond’s Bombardier

Bond's Bombideer copy

 

Do you remember the James Bond movie where the villain’s sexy girls shoot from their bras?

Well I have a little bombardier here. No danger intended, just one of my funny creatures.

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A Poppy For Your Thoughts, 5″ by 7″ Ink and Watercolor on Board by Susan Medyn

A Poppy for your thoughts. copy

When it’s cold outside it is nice to think of summer days when the poppies bloom and cats lounge in the sun.

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Cats in Coracle

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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.

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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 susanmedyn@cox.net

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.

 

 

 

 

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Nashawena Island from Cuttyhunk Island

Nasawena island from Cuttyhunk Island copy

 

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.

nashawena Island

 

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Venus Ascending

Venus Ascending

Here I am again playing with cats and adding a bull like creature from the Egyptian Orientalizing period.

Good Karma happening here!

To purchase this  7″ by 5″ Ink and Watercolor on Aqua Board, varnished and framed in a shadow box frame, click below.

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