Pond Pads Re-visited

Posted in acrylic, Art with tags , , , , , , , on August 20, 2014 by susancosta



I love to visit ponds, especially the past couple of days- it has been hazy and cooler in central Texas. I feel at one with these lovable guys, they are so beautiful I just had to do a large painting of them. This is only a small segment, the original canvas is 20″ square; Acrylic. I’ll be exhibiting it at Hill Country Bible Church “Open Doors Gallery” starting September 26th. Come take a peek in person!

Abbey Courtyard

Posted in acrylic, Art with tags , , , , , on August 14, 2014 by susancosta


Well, the summer is flying by so fast! We had a nice long vacation in England, Scotland and France; I am glad to be back to painting with new ideas and impressions in my head of distant landscapes. This one in particular was a fond one. a large courtyard in the old part of York, England, a warm sunny late morning we walked the city walls in search of a nice place to eat. Some camera crews were in the area shoveling manure into the cobblestone streets in preparation for filming a historical piece. So we had a lovely authentic “old world” aroma. Wonderful trip, much to remember. I hope y ‘all enjoyed your summer as well!  (“Abbey”  Acrylic on canvas, 18×24″)  This will be on display at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin at the opening reception of “Gratitude” exhibit September 21, 7-9 PM. Y’all are invited!

TX, Beautiful Opportunities

Posted in acrylic, Art, Mixed media with tags , , , on June 5, 2014 by susancosta


And yes, once again I have a large mixed media Agave. Summer is here and they are in their glory as many attempt to bloom. Pictured is only half of the art, as there were twins! Thanks for viewing my art today! (24×48″) This will be going to Hill Country Bible Church in Austin TX, and be installed in the “Windows of Time” exhibit by next weekend (Sat, June 14th). I hope you have a chance to see it there in person! [For service times & location, http://www.hcbc.com   Have a blessed day! ~Sue

Pitchers on shelf

Posted in Art, oil painting, still life with tags , , on May 12, 2014 by susancosta


An unusually dark and tighter painting for me, I was fascinated by these metal pitchers. Some may call it dark, but it certainly communicates a mood; it just wouldn’t be the same in a brighter setting. I enjoyed the process on this one, although for me I prefer my usual more painterly, looser feel. I may have to do another painting of the pitchers and keep it gestural (yippee!).  (Oil on canvas, 12×16″, selected segment shown).  Have a great week!


Posted in Art, oil painting, still life with tags , , , , on May 9, 2014 by susancosta


The beauty of the summer is arrived. Happy Friday! I send wishes of a safe and wonderful weekend!

Oil on panel, 6×6″

Rosy Pear

Posted in oil painting, still life with tags , , on May 7, 2014 by susancosta


Howdy!! Long time since I posted (almost forgot how!)

Out to a rosy start with this little pear, I worked with a friend today and I just loved the pattern that happened with the block-in behind my subject. (Gessobord with tint amount of pigment soaked into Gamsol). Not as thrilled with the outcome as the fun painting… but it happens. Guess I am leaning toward abstraction but those marks are fun.


The final.

Paper Lily & Art Opening Friday 7-9 PM

Posted in abstract, acrylic, Art, Mixed media, oil painting, still life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2014 by susancosta


Silly me!  The Art Opening is FRIDAY evening at 7-9 PM (so now you have two paintings in your inbox from me in one day).

All are welcome, please join us for live jazz music, refreshments, conversation & art!

“Light”  –  A multi-media art exhibit at the “Open Doors” Gallery

Artist Opening Reception
 FRIDAY, March 28,  7:00-9:00 PM
“Just For You” Live Jazz Trio

Hill Country Bible Church Austin, Worship Center Balcony (in Building A) 12124 RR 620 N