Thursday, December 15
I have been painting on copper for some time off and on. I love the feel of it. You have to put a light coat of underpainting MG white (oil) but the glow of copper still comes thru. I was inspired to paint this after the rains that fill the grassy low lands here. Something so beautiful about a pristine white egret against the backdrop of greens, water and earth. SOLD!!
Sunday, December 4
I have another canvas on the easel and want to paint another bed. Loving painting rumples of fabric.
Thursday, December 1
Thursday, November 17
I've been painting for the last couple of days. I went on Kathryn Glover's blog ( her blog is right here if you scroll down to the right on my blog list)just to see what she was up to in her wonderful loose painting style. She has painted beautiful yellow pears! Soft and loose and laying softly in the folds of cloth. I love it and inspired today to paint pears! Completely different style, which is fun!
Thanks Kathryn for the inspiration! http://kathrynglover.blogspot.com/ SOLD!!
Tuesday, November 15
I'm still painting and I have new hearts in the works too. Keeping busy in the studio!!
Wednesday, November 9
CROW on lower left is SOLD!!
Monday, November 7
Friday, October 14
I have some work to finish up and then on to the new!! I'm excited!
Monday, October 10
These are tiny piqueassiette, mosaic and make wonderful gifts. Sweet in any decor! Water sealed so that they can be hung in your garden too! These are very special shards that I found in some very old antique and vintage china dishes.Pink crystals and gold accents, one with a green bead. I love the green and pink together. Hearts and Crosses are one of a kind and available at the Chambers Gallery in Cambria and at my on line etsy shop http://www.susanjenkinsart.etsy.com/ Green Heart at top is SOLD!!
Thursday, October 6
Sunday, October 2
Monday, September 26
I love houses with a green roof. Many of the older homes have them, You don't see them on newer houses often. When I started this new heart I had a sweet cut out butterfly piece of china and it was my inspiration for this piece.SOLD!
Thursday, September 22
Yes,these hearts are available on etsy. http://www.susanjenkinsart.etsy.com/
Monday, September 19
http://susanjenkinsart.etsy.com/ The top heart is SOLD!
Wednesday, September 14
You will find this heart at
Sunday, September 11
Thursday, September 8
I love to paint impressionism. I learned it by looking at paintings like this. Wonderful training. I love Potthast , the paintings of children at the sea shore. I painted this on an 8"x10" canvas as it was one of his favorite sizes. Mine too!
Saturday, September 3
Friday, September 2
It's finished and Meredithe is coming to pick up her painting! This was fun and a challenge to get the family in and the dock and keep it all loose. Everything in the painting has meaning to them and it was my pleasure to make sure it captured their memories of a day at the shore. Thank you Meredithe!!!
Wednesday, August 31
Sunday, August 28
I love making these little crosses, they can be tucked in anywhere and make sweet gifts.
I have put these on my etsy site http://www.susanjenkinsart.etsy.com/ The little pink cross is SOLD!
Monday, August 22
Wednesday, August 17
I am painting. I'm working on a painting almost finished and I will post it when done. Busy hands!!
Sunday, August 14
Tuesday, August 9
I always have wondered about my love for mosaics and my facination with all the pieces fitting together to make a design. I t makes me happy to be challenged with the different sizes I clip and cut to fit. This morning I looked over at the library table my grand father had made in the 30's which is one of my prize possessions. It was always in the entry hall of my grandparents charming home. This type of work is called Marquetry, which is French for inlay work.Dating back to the 16 and 1700's. I call mosaic work Pique assiette French for "stolen plate". My grandfather was a carpenter and in later years a contractor. He made many of these tables, during the depression as a young family man. He'd work in the ship yards and then home to his workshop to do his beautiful Marquetry.
I am so fortunate to have this table and several others he created. This beautiful table isthe largest of his pieces and completely had made. Every piece cut and set piece by piece. Every type of wood was used. The sides, bottom, all, is covered with Marquetry.
So, I know now why I love piqueassiette and love the challenge. I think I'll go make something!
Monday, August 8
Sunday, August 7
This was fun to make, I love the little pieces of floral shards. Some of the shards are from old chintz plates my sister gave me. They were broken of course, they at least have to have a chip! I'm recycling!!
I have had a question as to how I hang them. Two nails, that's it! http://www.susanjenkinsart.etsy.com/
Monday, August 1
I love the idea of "nesting". Our homes and gardens are our sanctuary and our "nest". Of course birds have it wired!
Original design, hand made heart from clay and fired. Embellished with my hand painted and handmade imagery and tiles. Completed with vintage pottery shards cut to fit the design. Grouted with a soft linen colored grout and sealed with a water proof sealer so that it can be hung in your garden!!SOLD!
Wednesday, July 27
I do have painting to get to, I'm now backed up!! I just LOVE making these hearts!! SOLD!!
Saturday, July 23
Wednesday, July 20
Tuesday, July 19
Monday, July 18
Sunday, July 17
Saturday, July 16
Thursday, July 14
I must paint today!! These hearts are addictive! I love making them and this green so fun! I finally found some green pottery and between my sister, my mom and friends and a nice little second hand shop here I was able to complete this one!! This heart is SOLD!!
Monday, July 11
Newest heart just finished this morning. More fun!! Made on my clay fired base. Scalloped and embellished with hand made painted pieces and shards. Grouted with a fine linen colored grout and sealed with a water proof sealer. I was given a wonderful piece to use for shards in blue and white (thanks Lynn) and found some gorgeous blue at a sale! Now I'm on the hunt for green!! Any body?? Seem's I'm always looking for GREEN!!
You can find this and other hearts at my etsy store. http://susanjenkinsart.etsy.com/ SOLD!
Wednesday, July 6
Tuesday, July 5
8"x8" Heart . Pique assiette, hand painted embellishments, decorated with vintage shards.I love the combination of birds and flowers and garden. Home is always on my mind and a garden is part of a home. This new heart was just finished and grouted this morning. Sealed with a water proof sealer. It can be hung out side .Available in my etsy shop. http://susanjenkinsart.etsy.com/ SOLD!
Friday, July 1
I HEART pie, cake too, may make a cake heart!!