Getting started on this painting today. It will be titled 'Chippie', for obvious reasons. I started painting Chippie first because he is the star of the painting. Although the flowers will outshine him in the end; I think Chippie will steal the show. Stay tuned for more updates.
OK, finally, I found time to paint the rest of the Chippie painting! YEAH!!! here it is below-
I want to paint a bunch of Scabiosa, (pincushion flowers) in an upcoming painting. I thought why not paint a small painting first? Today's test went well and now I can progress to the larger painting. View more of my art on my website: SpohnStudio.com
Color, shapes, patterns and texture are the basic elements in this painting. The bee balm flowers in the background always remind me of fireworks. Visit my website to view more of my paintings. SpohnStudio.com
Just finished this new pet portrait. Since it is a small size I had to work with small brushes. Seems more stressful to me... but probably because I like my larger brushes better. I think the colors and pose of the dog turned out well. View more of my paintings on my website- SpohnStudio.com
Pet portrait revised- made a few changes. Lighting maybe a bit light on this photo, but you can see some of the changes I made to the dog and some value changes.
OK, below is the final version of this pet portrait.
The poppies are not blooming here yet... but they are unfurling their leaves and getting ready for their springtime growth spurt. I love to watch poppies nodding their heads in the summer breezes, their delicate paper like petals tossed all about. Visit my website to view more paintings or to purchase this piece. SpohnStudio.com
Most of my gardens are over-flowing with flowers. I cannot pull out a weed flower, which is a self-seeded flower. I seem to always have grand plans for a perfect flower garden and then it becomes over crowded with self-seeded plants. It all seems to work out just fine though... I have plenty of flowers.
I have been working on a new painting that will be entered into 2 shows. The Valley Visions show held locally at the Salida Steamplant and an online show 'Art for Animals' by Navs.org/art. I just finished painting it today. Of course it needs to dry and then I need to varnish it. The background is a bit more subdued in reality. Not certain why the camera was picking up that purple color so intensely. Visit my website to view more paintings and to find out more about this painting. SpohnStudio.com
Another commissioned painting, that I finished today, such a bright and happy plane. I am certain it would be a joy to watch it flying by. Visit my website to view more of my paintings. SpohnStudio.com
This delightful summer floral was painted on my wood textured panels that can be placed indoors or outdoors. This is another commissioned painting. Lots of bright colors as these flowers intertwine in a summer window box. Contact me if you are interested in your own window box! Visit my website to see more paintings. SpohnStudio.com
This triptych will be in the same room as the diptych below.
I have been working on this painting for a while. It was drawn out and ready to paint and then life got in the way... then I started painting it and had to stop and get ready for my art show in Tubac, AZ. Now, finally I have had some time to finish this painting. Hope you like it! I do. Visit my website to purchase and view my other paintings. SpohnStudio.com
After the painting started to dry, the background seemed to dry to darkly and after reconsidering my color choices I changed the background color. Here is the newly completed painting below.
Some window boxes are so lovely. Simple flowers and colors combined for a grand performance. The colors for this window box really zing! Visit my website to purchase paintings or view other paintings. SpohnStudio.com
A little bit of flowers and a little bit of wildlife! Added a goldfinch to a large painting today, so decided to paint a one on a small panel also. Visit my website to view other paintings. SpohnStudio.com
This painting was mainly painted with my bristle brushes. Not so much texture but a little more attention given to shadows. To purchase any of my new 6x6 inch paintings, visit my website. SpohnStudio.com
This is a commissioned painting. I think it is bright, colorful and cheery. The two pieces forming this diptych can be hung close together or separated by inches. This painting has been sold. To view other acrylic Indoor/Outdoor paintings, visit my second website, SusanMSpohn.com, and contact me to purchase.
A bit of whimsey today... we have this adorable paper mache red bird made by a local artist that is displayed in our living room. I have often thought of adding it to a still life or garden setting. Today is my first attempt on this small painting. To purchase or view other paintings, visit my website: SpohnStudio.com
This painting had several transitions. I seemed to have problems getting this pot to look as textural and unique as I wanted. But in the end it all worked out. Now I think it is one of my favorites. Visit my Website to purchase and view other paintings. SpohnStudio.com
African violets floating above the watery fish pot. These colorful fish were inspired by another piece of pottery I recently bought. Visit my website to view other paintings and to purchase. SpohnStudio.com
Back to painting sunflowers! Love sunflowers. They self-seed each year in my sidewalk garden. The birds and squirrels just love them. The tourist do also, often pausing on the sidewalk to take photos of themselves in front of the garden. Visit my website to view more floral paintings. SpohnStudio.com
Sunflowers- In the Pink, 6x6, Oil
This is a different take on the magical seed heads for sunflowers. Often times the seeds form colored spirals, this time I took the liberty to fantasize them a bit with bold colors. A joyful, happy painting.
Lots of color in this painting. The iridescence of the blue butterfly steals the show. And why not, she is a beauty. Visit my website to view more floral paintings and to purchase them. SpohnStudio.com
Another version of my new bird pottery pot. It is so fun to paint. I am looking forward to continuing this series again tomorrow. Visit my website to purchase and to view more floral paintings. SpohnStudio.com
There seem to be only a few peachy colored African Violets. This one is lovely and looks wonderful in this ornate pot. To view more of my florals, and African Violet paintings, visit my website: SpohnStudio.com
Lots of humor with this pottery. Interesting primitive orange fish swim across the pot. Although the violet is beautiful, the fish are stealing the show. View more of my florals on my website. SpohnStudio.com
I now know why I am interested in this series of violet paintings. It is because of the unique pots featured in these paintings; as well as the beautiful flowers. They seem to go hand in hand. Visit my website to view more floral paintings. SpohnStudio.com
This is my 3rd flowering African violet. This is the my last one, time to buy another if this series is to continue! This plant has such heavy blossoms. They look like pink pom-poms. Visit my website to view more of my floral paintings. SpohnStudio.com
I have several lovely African violets blooming in the studio. I just love these wonderful houseplants. They are easy to grow and flower quite frequently. Here is one showing off in my new bird pottery pot. It was a Christmas gift and I just love it. Visit my website to purchase and to view my other floral paintings. SpohnStudio.com
Love painting these aspens with my painting knives. These new aspen paintings have lots of rich texture. I think they will make a nice grouping also. Visit my website, Trees, to see more of these paintings. SpohnStudio.com