Monday, January 16, 2017

KEITH LINWOOD STOVER'S - THE CYBER ART SHOW

Many thanks to Keith Linwood Stover for featuring my art on the thecyberartshow.com. My art will be featured January 16 and 17th. Keith tirelessly works to promote artists, and I am deeply honored to have been selected by Keith. The image below Winter Sun & Shadows is one of the images Keith selected for the online gallery.Visit the online show soon to see my work on the front page then go back often to view all the great artists he selects.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! TIME TO GET ORGANIZED

Happy New Year!
Year after year I've noticed that retailers like to promote organization in January, offering special sales on plastic totes, desk organizers, closet organizers, etc. It appears they hope to take advantage of the many New Year's resolutions that are made by folks hoping to live a more orderly and organized life. I decided I would do a bit of organization in my studio, starting with my pastel tray. (Sorry, retailers, I didn't need to buy anything.) Pastels do need to be cleaned frequently because it does not take long before all the pastels in the tray become a grungy gray. Periodic cleaning brings them back to their original brilliant color. Some artists have a clean-as-you-go philosophy or clean at the end of each painting session. I am not as diligent, and when I entered the studio after some time away for the holidays it was evident that I should take time for cleanup and organization to start the new year off right. Here is a photo of my cleaned pastels and organized tray. The pastels are again in order by color and value (light to dark, with a special section for grays) making it easier for me to find just the right color when I need it. The time off during the holidays has me feeling a bit rusty but my materials are ready and I am eager to paint. Are you making an resolutions, goals or special plans for 2017?

Thursday, December 22, 2016

HOLIDAY GREETINGS


PEACE - My Christmas wish for you. I chose Snow-Covered Lane to use for my holiday greeting because it conveys a quiet sense of peace. This painting is of the driveway to my home. I walk down the drive almost every day and when it is covered with a heavy snow like the one in the painting I am filled with a sense of peace and well-being. When the sun sparkles on the snow creating a zillion priceless diamonds I am very aware of the treasure I have in living where I do.

Reflecting on the past year I am very thankful for the time spent with family and friends. I am also very thankful that I have the opportunity to create art and for the many ways it connects me to you. I am thankful for each of you and the encouragement you give me. I truly hope that my art brings pleasure to others.

May PEACE be yours today and every day in the coming year. If we are unable to meet face-to-face, I hope we will meet here (via computer) in 2017.

Please visit my new website susanklabakfineart.com.

Friday, February 26, 2016

WILDFLOWERS AND FARM BUILDINGS 9 X 12

I'm  often attracted to farm buildings as a subject for paintings. I grew up on a farm, and  have always lived in rural farm areas, and small towns in farm country. Today I am blessed to live in a farming area, at the end of a drive that winds through a woodlot, where my home sits on a wooded ridge overlooking a small lake. Blessed indeed.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

PARFREY'S GLEN 18 X 14

A very beautiful and popular location in Wisconsin. I have not been able to capture in the photo the colors that are in the painting.   

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

SUMMER FIELDS AND CLOUDS 19 X 25

Rolling hills and clouds, two of my favorite subjects. There is just a peek at a farm in the distance and a summer shower.