Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Alpaca Birthday Wishes

Alpaca Birthday Wishes
5x7 original acrylic painting on watercolor paper card

We recently went to visit a local alpaca farm. I was amazed at how cute these animals are, and I am fascinated by their fluffy abundance of fur on their heads. It is like they are all wearing cute little hats. I painted this piece for a friend's birthday. I hope she likes it. Visit my website to view more of my paintings.  SpohnStudio.com

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Flowers From Dan

 Here is the final painting,
'Flowers From Dan'
15 x 15 inches, original oil painting
This painting is not only rich in color it is loaded with texture. The petals are thick and have a 3 dimensional quality to them.  This was a commissioned painting. To find out more about my paintings, please visit my website. SpohnStudio.com

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Start of a New Painting

 On my primed panel I draw out the composition in pastels.
The second step, roughing in the painting with my oils.
Now I am about 3/4 finished.
Almost finished, will do the last details tomorrow.
Stay tuned for the final result.....

 Here is the final painting,
'Flowers From Dan'
15 x 15 inches, original oil painting

Friday, October 25, 2013

Jean Claude

Jean Claude
Pet Portrait
8x8, original oil

I was intrigued to paint this pet portrait using this neat perspective. The colorful rug in the background really brings his grey coat alive. For more information on my pet portrait commissions visit my website's pet portrait page. Click Here.  To see more of my art, visit my website, SpohnStudio.com

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pet Portrait of a Basset Hound

original oil, 6x6 inches

Basset Hounds have such expressive faces. Each time I paint one, I am amazed at their human like expressions. If you are interested in having a pet portrait painted of your pet, let me know. Details about my pet portraits can be found on my website. SpohnStudio.com  This page in particular: Pet Portraits.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Creative Mixer Artist Talk

I am giving a brief talk about my paintings that are now showing at the Paquette Gallery for the month of October. This Thursday night, October 10th is the Creative Mixer from 5:30-7:00pm in the Paquette Gallery at the SteamPlant. The Creative Mixer is put on by Salida Council for the Arts and they hold a Creative Mixer monthly, normally the 2nd Thursday of each month. 

They will also have a guitarist and magician at this Creative Mixer. How fun is that? If you are in the area, come and mix it up!  Here is their website:

To learn more about my show at the Paquette Gallery, visit my website: SpohnStudio.com

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sold a few paintings

These paintings sold last night at my opening reception and this morning at the Paquette Gallery here in Salida, CO.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Gallery Show

I am pleased to announce that I will be showing my art at our local Paquette Gallery in the Salida Steamplant. This show will feature a lot of rabbits. These rabbits keep showing up in my paintings. Baby bunnies, wild rabbits, pet rabbits, hares, even posing in a still life or two. The other main theme seems to be sunflowers. There will be other flowers making an appearance also, so come to the opening and check it out. The reception will be on Friday, Oct. 4th from 5-7 pm. Light munchies and a bar will also be in attendance. All interested parties are cordially invited to attend.

Susan Spohn on Review
I hope to see you there!

Visit my website for more information: SpohnStudio.com