Thursday, December 13
Friday, December 7
Saturday, December 1
Wednesday, November 28
Monday, November 26
Monday, November 12
Monday, October 29
Wednesday, October 24
Saturday, October 20
Sunday, October 7
New painting for Gayle at the Chambers Gallery in Cambria! I'm going up for a visit soon and I can't wait!! It will be such fun to see my sister Julie,Gayle and my dear friends! I so miss the natural beauty and the gorgeous coast line of the Central coast.
Tuesday, October 2
Nestled in the heart of the wine country here, in between wineries and vineyards sits Wine Country Gallery. They will be carrying my work and of course want all things wine related! How fun!! Of course I LOVE to paint wine bottles so I'm thrilled! Roosters too! I'm posting two of the new paintings I will be taking in. One of the large vineyard paintings recently finished will be going in too. Ballooning is very popular here. They are beautiful and beg to be painted. Dawn's husband has a balloon and takes people up for exhilarating adventures into the sky and out over the vineyards. I will be including a balloon in my next painting but staying on the ground for now!!
Wednesday, September 19
8"x10" oil on canvas. I'm waiting for a canvas delivery and so want to get back to the "vineyards" . My canvas was re routed, a bit lost!! So waiting, waiting...... In the mean time, wanting to paint, I decided to do a still life. Just a small painting in low key tones. I didn't have pears so found a photo and changed it up a bit, love the dark cool against the warm of the reds and yellows. Love still life, just love it!!
Saturday, September 8
Wednesday, September 5
30"x40" oil on canvas. Newest painting finished today! I love to paint the vineyards in different ways and this painting has the feel of the viewer being a participant. The idea of approaching the vineyard is an intriging idea. It was especially fun to paint on a big canvas again!!
Monday, August 27
6"x6" oil on board. After seeing those lovely grapes and eating them too I was inspired to paint a little vineyard painting this morning. Many vineyards here and so many in Paso Robles, it is beautiful when they are blooming and leafing out, sometimes as far as the eye can see!
Sunday, August 26
My friends, Sharon and Carol live just up the street a little ways. Yesterday they popped by with these beautiful green grapes!! I didn't know whether to paint them or eat them!! I say both! They are just so sweet,( the girls and the grapes)! They have a beautiful garden, figs, red grapes and green and tomatoes, along with beautiful flowers! They have peaches and something exotic that is half of something else.Sadly the birds eat them before they can harvest! The gentleman behind me grows tomatoes too and is so generous with his bounty,
Saturday, August 25
6"x6" oil painting on board. Moonstone Beach in Cambria. Have you been there? It's beautiful! It's where you go to fine the beautiful moon stone rocks that are translucent. You can't see them right off, takes a bit of knowing but when you find your treasure and hold it up to the sky there is a feeling of such elation!
Friday, August 24
Wednesday, August 22
Tuesday, August 21
6"x6" oil painting on board.Painting thru the block and really enjoying painting these houses. I'm naming the series ( yes, I want to paint a series) "Solitude" being one little white house alone at the beach or in the woods. Two of my favorite places.I don't know how many houses I'll paint, sort of on a roll and not wanting
Sunday, August 19
Saturday, August 18
In the mean time ( of not painting) I've been continuing my little mosaic pieces. This one is titled "Garden", love the shape of a house to work on. Still making hearts but this is a fun change! Lots of hand built pieces and painting in this one. I painted today too! will post as soon as I decide if it's postable hahahahaha!!
Monday, August 13
New painting this morning. Acrylic. 8"x10". on canvas. I might as well admit it. I'm suffering from painter's block. It has been very difficult to get a groove going. Still not there. New studio, new house, new area and I'm thrown for a loop! I did go to the Saw Dust festival in Laguna Ca. Have you been? It was so inspiring, all the artists! I thought surely that would do it, break the block! Nope, nothing...it's not forth coming. Well I'll keep at it! In the mean time I'll go water my garden........
Thursday, August 2
Saturday, July 28
I am having a delightful time with a baby rabbit that wandered into my back yard, garage and life. He seems to be an orphan but I'm sure his mama is near by. They are all over the place here and really reaking havoc with the neighbors plants! I've just planted rose bushes and geraniums and we'll see how it goes. Can they be wors than the darling plant eating deer in Cambria?? One could never grow a rose bush there!
Anyway, created this heart with this little guy as my muse!
Anyway, created this heart with this little guy as my muse!
Wednesday, July 25
Gayle of the Chambers Gallery in Cambria has expressed an interest in beach paintings. I Love to paint them, children playing, dogs running, ocean and sky and sand. These are fun to paint and remind me very happy times walking along the shore collecting lovely rocks and sea glass.
This painting is available through the Chambers Gallery. More to come!!
Friday, July 20
Well here I am, ready to go in my new studio! I am still out side, more room but still pretty cozy. New work is coming, getting some organization going. A few set backs, kiln plug broke in the move and a box of supplies is still hiding, computer crashed but all in all it was painless and very exciting! Electrician coming this morning and computer in the shop so I'll be up and running soon! I continue to have my work at the Chambers Gallery in Cambria and will be participating in the annual Wine Festival in January! Yay! New posts of new stuff coming soon!
Sunday, May 6
When I look at this painting and how my work has changed through the years I'm inspired to anticipate the work I will be doing in the future.
So, I won't be adding new work for a while. This packing thing is taking much longer than expected! I will be back when I can with new ideas explored. I can't wait!!
See you soon! I will be adding photos of pictures I come across in the meantime. Next packing, STUDIO!! That will be an adventure!!
Tuesday, April 3
Wednesday, March 21
This was fun and something new using all glass. When I broke the glass it shattered into small delicate pieces, I couldn't have cut them so perfectly!Snips and cuts to shape it and it was just a fun piece to create! The glass reflects subtle color from surroundings. This may be hung in the garden as it is water sealed. Available at http://susanjenkinsart.etsy.com/
Friday, March 16
Monday, March 12
This is Delilah, a beautiful, rescue, former guide dog for the blind. She has been allowed to live her precious remaining years with Terri . Together thay have walked and searched the sands for rocks, glass and shells and have become the very closest, best of friends.
Sunday, March 11
Tuesday, March 6
New painting! Living in wine country, it seems to be my subject to paint more often than not. I love to paint vineyards, wine bottles, a festive feeling. The residents of this tiny vineyard enjoy the view while sipping a bit of their harvest. This painting will be available at the Chambers Gallery in Cambria. SOLD!
Sunday, March 4
Rita Crow and Helen Crow attended the party too! Rita is so much more understated in her Spring floral wreath. A few field flowers, just enough she thought, while Helen, not to be out done by the lovely bonnets at the party, couldn't resist the rose buds in the ever irresistible pink, made into a lovely wreath and neck adornment.
Rita Crow has been reserved.