TX, Beautiful Opportunities

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

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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

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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!

Bella

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

 

“More” – Église Saint-Séverin

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

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This atmospheric-looking acrylic painting is from a photo of a street scene that I took  in Paris, FR. It is being shown at an Opening Reception at Hill Country Bible Church (Austin) Gallery on Friday. I have six new works in the exhibit. I’ll see you there FRIDAY night!!

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

Enchanted Rock on a cold day

Posted in Art, oil painting, plein air with tags , , , , on March 21, 2014 by susancosta

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I went to a plein air workshop in Fredericksburg TX last week, ever so much fun learning, meeting new friends, tying to stay warm and painting! The weather was in the 30’s in the mornings warming to the mid-40’s with gusting winds – tough conditions, but fun! This is at the base trail of Enchanted Rock after the sun briefly came out.  There’s still not much green in the landscape yet. (oil study, 8×10″)