The Flock

Posted in abstract, acrylic, Art, Mixed media with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2015 by susancosta


I have three liturgical works which have made it into the 13th exhibit at the Catholic Diocese of Austin Religious Art Gallery this spring so I am very excited for the opportunity to exhibit there!  I hope some of you get out there to see it. These calligraphic pieces are works of love intended for thought and reflection; this one is selected nuggets from the Psalms (61).

God has so blessed me! Not because of anything I’ve done, but because of how great and faithful HE IS!

Have a delightful day! Thank you for viewing my art.



Peppermint Windows

Posted in abstract, acrylic, Art, Mixed media with tags , , , on January 30, 2015 by susancosta


This mixed media piece could easily go vertically or horizontal; the text script is for effect only. The color-blocking technique is used frequently by fine artists as well as graphic designers. It leads the eye around the canvas from areas of rest to areas of increased saturation of color, contrast, and detail. The title came to me thinking about the red stripe in candy canes along with the icy light blue-gray of winter. Thank you for visiting my art blog today. Have a blessed weekend!

First Liberty

Posted in acrylic, Art with tags , , , on January 27, 2015 by susancosta


My sweet son, Andre was home on his first liberty; this picture stays in my mind’s eye as I think of my Navy hero. So proud of all that he’s become! Wishing much happiness to him and his new wife, Erin!  (12×12″ Acrylic on canvas)


Posted in Art, Other stuff with tags on January 26, 2015 by susancosta


Pastels are ever so wonderful to work with, especially soft pastels. The texture of the surface is seen with these pastels which creates a beautiful pattern. I’ve not worked with them for years, but I do enjoy it. Keeping the work loose also adds to the artistic nature of the work, this one tightened up, a bit fussy at the end. -it happens :)  Thanks for viewing my art. Have a blessed week!


Posted in Painting-a-day on January 23, 2015 by susancosta


Shadow (the wild child). This mixed media collage is an eclectic assortment of ephemera and acrylic mediums. Now in a private collection, this piece captivates the playful spirit of ‘Shadow’. Each day is a gift from God; I am so thankful for all He has done! Have a blessed weekend! Thank you for viewing my art!

“Frosty Sunrise”

Posted in abstract, acrylic, Art, Mixed media with tags , , , , , on January 8, 2015 by susancosta

Acrylic Mixed Media Collage on deep panel (24″  x 48″).
Great tailed Grackles bop around chattering while the sun tries to warm the steely sky. Shimmering ice-covered branches reveal the wisdom of age and years. These “ice” collage papers were a hand-written letter written to a son; words of advice, experience, and hope, then passed through a shredder to acquiesce to the voice of freedom of human choice and will. All this, the desire of hope, wisdom and for his future thus resolved by silently trusting in God’s goodness and grace.

Land and Sea

Posted in abstract, Art, oil painting, Other stuff with tags , , , on October 7, 2014 by susancosta


This piece made it into the Art Hop 2014 Contest in Georgetown, TX! Participating artists from 57 cities across Texas.  This is currently at the Georgetown Library. Please visit the People’s Choice Award; the contest will run through October 10th.  The link is . Scroll down to see my paintings: Land and Sea, and Blueberry Muffins.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!