Tag Archives: whimsical watercolors


beads of Doubt copy SUSAN MEDYN © 2015




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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Beyond The Oort Cloud

Beyond the OORT CLOUD! copyBeyond The Oort Cloud

Ink and Watercolor

9″ x 12 ” framed $400

I was asked to make 2 painting for an invitational exhibit based on the book Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin for the Attleboro Arts Museum. This is one of the two created for the show. I enjoyed going slightly demonic in my drawings. This painting is on 300 pound cold press Arches watercolor paper and is framed in a maple frame.


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Open Studios this Weekend!

South Coast Artists Open Studio Tours
This Saturday and SundayAugust 16th and 17th
from  11 AM to 5 PM
Lobsters, Monsters, Creatures, and other Wild Things!
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South Coast Artists
Susan Medyn
90 North Court
Tiverton, RI 02878

                 For more information and to download a map go to  www.southcoastartists.org


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Long Expected

Long Expected

Sometimes it is interesting to see the works of an artist from their past. This painting was done when I was pregnant with our first child, Anthea. Teddy bears were on the menu. I had been working in a totemic structure with a landscape below. I would often include myself and my spouse somewhere in the painting.

In this one I remember delighting in making a pregnant creature couple. You can see I was influenced by  Rousseau from the start of my painting career.  I was working in a larger format, 18″ by 24″. This reminds me to stretch myself and make larger paintings.

I still have several of my original works from the late 1970’s and early 80’s. This one was made in 1983. Our cats at the time usually managed to make their way into my paintings.


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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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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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Kiss Me Drink Later!

Kiss me drink laterrKiss Me Drink Later! Sweet 6″ by 6″ Ink and Watercolor on Aquabord. 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 $50 plus $5 shipping.


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Frank and Alice

1 z Frank and Alice

I found the creature on the left very endearing. It reminded me of my father, Frank, who was a real character. I do miss him. He had so many health problems in the last 7 years of his life but never complained. Quite a wonderful dad. Of course the mercat bunny is Alice, my mom. She is  87 and going strong. I thought I would show my process as it isn’t always as simple as it looks.
1 blow dry

Here I am blow drying my drawing. My drawings go through several revisions before I decide that it is ready to be inked in. Using Aquabord involves wetting the surface prior to working on it. I find blow drying works best to remove the water without leaving any streaks.


I begin to ink in my work with a crow quill pen and indelible ink. Yes, exactly as though I were a school girl in the 1800’s.

1 light undertone

I am beginning to work the under color of the poppies. And I bet you thought I just applied paint directly as one color….although it may look that way, I often work with several layers of color so that there will be subtle highlights.

1 poppies copy

I am painting Frank. Brings back some nice memories.

1 working on

Putting more color into my painting. These creatures are bouncing on the poppy stem.

1 z Frank and Alice

Finished!  Of course I will need to varnish this work. I use several very light coats of archival satin varnish.

This is a work I made to use as a repeating pattern. I like it just as it is.

But I hope to explore options in Photoshop if I can get through some tutorials!

This is an 8″ x 8″ Ink and Watercolor on Aquabord. It purchase contact me at susanmedyn@cox.net.



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Day 11 0f 30 in 30, Flower Delivery

Flower Delivery

I didn’t have much time to paint the past few days as I have had a sinus infection.

With Amazon talking about drone delivery to one’s door, I thought it would be much nicer to get a delivery via a happy chick.



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Poppies on gold

A little poppy study.



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