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″)

Back to the Farm

Posted in Art, oil painting with tags , , on March 8, 2014 by susancosta

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Silly me, I thought I posted this one the last week of February, but don’t see it. Well, it’s at the Gallery Off the Square (in Framer’s Gallery) in Georgetown this month if you’d like to see it in person, (Photos don’t show all the fun details). (oil on stretched canvas, 12×12″) Thanks for viewing my art! Have a blessed week!

Lone Gull

Posted in Art, oil painting with tags , , on February 19, 2014 by susancosta

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A single seagull on a windy day, with a chunky application of paint. (Oil on stretched canvas, 12×12″) This painting is now at Framer’s Gallery in Georgetown, TX. Come visit with the artists at “First Friday”  – every first Friday of the month at  Gallery Off the Square (inside Framer’s Gallery) for new art and snacks from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, March 7th. I hope to see you there!

 

Steeples of the dawn hour

Posted in Art, oil painting with tags , , , , , on February 14, 2014 by susancosta

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This lovely Chicago morning church steeple was so charming that I had to paint it on a larger canvas (16×20″ Oil). The sky behind the steeples was a perfect rosy peach color; I savored every moment I was here! (This was the morning of my son’s Naval graduation). The brushstrokes are thickly laid as if wrapping the snow with a warm handmade quilt. There are some things I miss about the Midwest… the muffled sound of deep fallen snow, looking up as white fluffy flakes melt on your warm face, and two bundled preschool-aged boys tromping snow in through the kitchen door. Happy Valentine’s Day! Have a beautiful day and weekend! This piece can be seen in person at Framer’s Gallery in Georgetown, TX. Thanks for viewing my art blog.

work on Cresent Beach

Posted in Art, oil painting with tags , , , , , , , on January 31, 2014 by susancosta

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My work is progressing on the larger piece; I chose to use both brush and palette knife which gives it a lot of energetic line and interesting shapes. This is a close up photo of this segment of the larger composition I posted last (24×30″). Thanks for visiting my blog today! Have a blessed weekend! ~Sue