Tag Archives: Susan Medyn’s watercolor’s

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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Poppies Party

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The poppies are blooming gloriously all over Europe and I love to think of having a party among the fields of  them.  Although my work is in 2 exhibits in Europe right now, unfortunately I am not.

I learned yesterday that my best cousin, Mary Sue, passed away at her home in Nova Scotia, with her husband and children at her side. Mary Sue battled brain cancer 3 years, outliving the one year prognosis. In her first year of her illness she wrote a book on daily meditations, each one a reason to be grateful. I can’t imagine how her family is going to deal with this loss. She is a nutritionist,  and her husband is a cancer researcher. They developed a formula to save children who have a particular amino acid deficiency. Her brother and sister in law’s son  and daughter were diagnosed with this rare disorder- Propionic Acidemia. This formula has allowed children to survive much longer than their life expectancy of 6 months to 2 years.

Mary Sue and I spent nearly every weekend of our childhood at one another’s house. We would play day long monopoly games, keeping score, although we always seemed to be even at the end of a month. I will deeply miss her and her deep love for her family, life, good food and good stories.

This is a 6″ by 6″ Ink and Watercolor on Aquabord. All proceeds from the sale of this painting will go toward to the Propionic Acidemia Foundation which is striving for a cure for this rare autosomal recessive disorder.

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Bumble Puss Takes A Rest

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It is always a gift to have good friends to lean on. These cool rainy days make the peach colored  bumble puss tired. Luckily his friend is the perfect size to lean on. If you are wondering if there is a bumblebee in the painting, he is all dressed up in red and blue waiting to get some nectar from the poppy blossoms.

I hope everyone has fared the torrential rains safely.  My husband always said of global warming that the pot boils more furiously and we sure are having tremendous fluctuations in our weather patterns.

If you are near Arlington, MA on thursday May 8th, I will be at a Meet The Artist Event (me) at The Artful Heart Gallery in Arlington Center from 6-9PM. Stop in for some wine and cheese and to see my new work. Save the date as I would love to see you all.

6″ x 6″ Ink and Watercolor on Aquabord. $100.

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Captain’s Quarters

CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS, 14" x 10", $500 frameD

CAPTAIN’S QUARTERS, 14″ x 10″, $500 framed

So occasionally my creatures are a tad erotic. There are a few in this painting. You know that I do have fun hiding things within my paintings. The captain is quite oblivious to what is going on around him.  The cool cat sure would like to get to know the lady in the red dress a bit better. The red cat obviously already has gotten to know the winged woman he is talking to.  Amazing how much we miss if we aren’t paying attention.

I am thrilled to see so many birds at the feeders now. I noticed the egrets have returned although they had a few very cold wet weeks they had to deal with. As I drive to and from work I saw them huddled in Adamsville Pond.  Below is a photo of them in the summer. They use this spot as their rookery.

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Phone case winner and new work

Thank you everyone for the fabulous comments on my phone cover designs. I really was wowed by everyone’s  responses. Allie D has won a new phone case. Congratulations Allie!

I have been working on this piece for an upcoming international exhibit that I am participating in again in Poland this summer. This painting hasn’t got a name yet but I am open to suggestions.

I am also working up some designs for pillows. There has been so much response to my poppies phone case design that I might just use that design for one of them.

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Cuttyhunk Life

Cuttyhunk Island

Cuttyhunk Island

Sometimes the best way to show a most wonderful experience is without too many words. I was blessed to go to Cuttyhunk Island for a 5 day retreat with 11 other incredibly wonderful women.

Paths crossing into town.

Paths crossing into town.

Hilltop

Hilltop

Island view

Island View….Golf Carts only on the paths!

Nasawena Island

Nashawena Island with an official population of 2.

View of Gay Head from My Room at the Avalon Inn

View of Gay Head from My Room at the Avalon Inn. Rumor is Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra spent a night at the inn.

General Store and Me

General Store and Me. Funny that we often don’t know what our fellow bloggers look like. I hope to meet may of you in my lifetime.

Cuttyhunk Library

Cuttyhunk Library

Fisherman's Club, the only place that serves any food in the summer and that is just breakfast!

Cuttyhunk Fishing Club, the only place that serves any food in the summer and that is just breakfast! And the place where president’s and rich New Yorkers went to escape the crowds.

The laughter of women together!

Making party attire.

Yes we were having a birthday party for Lucy who turned 69!

The Joy of women together.

And Lucy turns 69!

And Lucy turns 69! with our venerable yoga teacher and massage therapist, Mary Ann, and retreat co -organizer Teri Bordenave.

Dottie and Curtice

Dottie and Curtice

Getting a tour from Kathryn,the director of the Cuttyhunk Historical Society.

Getting a tour from Kathryn, the director of the Cuttyhunk Historical Society.

Part of a painting!

Part of a painting!

Playing painting

Loved making some small paintings.

Cuttyhunk Chapel as I struggle with the process.

Cuttyhunk Chapel as I struggle with the process of trying to complete it.

Going Home.

Going Home.

IMG_3523And Back to life at home.

  Well I was told I would fall in love with Cuttyhunk and I did. The co-organizers of the Artist’s retreat, Teri and Ellie pampered us in ways that left us free to spend our days following our own artistic path. The joy, the laughter, the beauty. Thank you to each of the woman who brought their gift of themselves to the island to share with one another.

 

 

 

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Jungle Glow and Giclee Give Away!

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This seems the perfect painting to post for Easter morning. I continue with my Henri Rousseau jungle theme a la Medyn. I am really getting into creating new foliage. It seems like life presents us with patterns everywhere we look and I am noticing oriental rugs, flowers, furniture, building adornments, fabric, cloud patterns, Film Noir and just about everything I look at.

Here is a close up. I often find that  parts of my paintings make quite interesting works.JUNGLE GLOW CLOSE UP © LOW RES

I had been in Asheville for 10 days visiting my sister and while I did get some painting and drawing done, I also really enjoyed spending time at the Grove Park Inn, riding on the  steep mountain roads, and going to the fabulous galleries and shops in downtown Asheville. There is a tremendous arts and crafts community there. It would be easy to spend months there. The later part of my trip was affected by our mom becoming ill and spending 5 days in the hospital. My sister drove home to upstate New York and is with her now as are my children. Arranging services has been quit time consuming but I continue to paint and work at expanding this series of paintings.

I only need 7 more people to sign up for my blog for me to randomly pick the name of one of the last 20 followers and send a gicleé to the winner. If you haven’t signed up, now is a great time to do so.

This is an 8″ by 10″ Ink and watercolor on Aqua Board. This painting hasn’t been varnished yet, but I will get to that tomorrow. It will be framed in a maple shadow box. It is for sale for $ 500.

 

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Be My Valentine!


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When Valentine’s comes around with hearts and flowers and love, it is nice to remember that we all are loved in this wonderful world full of beauty at every turn.

This 5″ by 7″  painting on aqua board is a perfect gift for your sweetheart. This painting is specially priced at 175.00 today. I promise speedy shipping, an easel to stand it up in immediately, and an email straight to your sweetheart with a photo of what is coming if you like.

“A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.”
Unknown

Art is love.

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Sloucher, Day 23 of 30 paintings in 30 days.

SLOUCHER LOW RES

Here it is low resolution.

SLOUCHER IN LIGHT EMBOSSED

And with sunlight reflecting the watercolor with ground mica.

SLOUCHER EMBOSSED

And the real thing! Again inspired by my favorite artist Henri Rousseau. As we near the end of this challenge, I want to thank Leslie Saeta for encouraging us all to take on a painting a day.

This has been a great challenge and I had the opportunity to listen to Artists Helping Artists today. I am normally at work but this cold I have is a rough one. It was great to hear Leslie Saeta and Carrie Waller sharing their tips. When Carrie mentioned the golden Section I immediately thought of my husband’s work and the work of Harry Nadler from the late 1980’s.

This is an 8″ by 10″ Ink and Watercolor on  aqua board framed in a maple and black shadow box frame. It is for sale for $600.

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A Poppy for Your Thoughts, Day 19 of 30 Days of 30 Paintings.

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I drew this while at Gallery 55 Poetry Reading Thursday night. I really love the two creatures in the tree  and the two birds eavesdropping on the bunny and egret. This is another in my series of paintings inspired by Henri Rousseau.

I moved all my supplies upstairs today. I prefer painting in my studio there. I love the view and the light but it is colder upstairs and I try to stay warm without turning up the heat too much. Don Cadoret, story teller artist,  told me where to find alpaca wool socks and that has helped  quite a bit as has one of my Christmas presents of a pair of wool socks. Oh and a lovely cowl made by painter Kathrine Lovell. Oh joy! For the days are longer, Spring will soon arrive and I have clothes to keep me warm while I paint.
Screen Shot 2013-01-20 at 4.59.31 PMI also am the lucky new owner of a beautiful pastel by Susan Klabak. I admired her work on the 30 day challenge and we ended up trading paintings. I loved the very first one I saw and  when we became virtual friends and decided to trade I thought for a few days but went right back to her day one painting. Her work is a real treasure so if you find yourself with a moment take a look at her website.

A Poppy for Your Thoughts is a 5″ by 7″ ink and watercolor on aqua board. It is varnished and framed in a shadow box frame and for sale for $250.

Thanks to everyone who requested more poppy paintings. I am pleased to be doing more. And thank you Leslie Saeta for keeping me focussed for this month of January.

 

 

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