Diocese of Austin Exhibit

Posted in Painting-a-day on September 30, 2015 by susancosta


“Jerusalem” …This mixed media piece is now exhibiting at the Catholic Diocese of Austin, Texas offices (located by Hwy 290 and I-35). There is a reception tomorrow (thurs), at the Religious Art Exhibit on October 1, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Diocese of Austin …

“highest aspirations and manifestations of the glory of God.” Art is a reflection of the divine within the human being and that is why the church has always tried to respect, support and … use the art effectively.” Bishop John McCarthy…  Read more and see what’s happening at the Diocese go to http://www.austindiocese.org and search “Art.”

Fall is a busy time, stay tuned for another installation this week!  Thanks for visiting my art blog! Blessings!  ~Sue


Posted in Painting-a-day on September 28, 2015 by susancosta


Mixed Media Collage on masonite, includes plaster, acrylic, charcoal, conté, soft pastel, old book papers. (18×24″-ish)

This piece is being exhibited until the end of 2015 at the Hill Country Bible Church (Lakeline) Gallery. Feel free to stop by and see it if you are able; It’s one of my favs, done through a very difficult time for me. It’s sometimes pain that drives us forward. My art is always speaking of my experiences, emotions, faith, or encouragement. My artist interpretation on the piece is the following:
“Trust is a delicate thing, it can be dangerous, yet is essential to life and must be earned.”

Several gentlemen guests at the opening reception commented on rabbit/hare traits and how revealing the message and visual are for the artwork. I am very glad people can relate and enjoy it. Thank you for coming out to the Friday reception if you were there! I was a huge success. If not, thank you for visiting my virtual art blog! Have a blessed week!


Posted in Painting-a-day on September 25, 2015 by susancosta


Come out for a Fine Art Exhibit Opening tonight at Hill Country Bible Church (Lakeline campus), Austin TEXAS!

All are welcome, friends, families and co-workers! Come as you are! FREE! Live Jazz, refreshments, and meet the artists! Small art give-aways to early birds while they last. This is our biggest exhibit of the year! See the details below…

Hope to see you tonight! Come say “Hey y’all!”  ~Sue


Sunflowers in Southern France

Posted in Painting-a-day on September 3, 2015 by susancosta


This mixed media with collage piece is still in progress, this is a close up of only a small segment of the 2×4′ piece. You can see some of the papers through the transparent glazing. That’s an old ledger page from a grain company with the writing showing through on the right side. I took a photo of sunflower fields from a train in Southern France last year and I was very excited to start painting. I am hopeful it will communicate a breezy lighthearted summer day. (Mixed Media with Collage on panel, 24×48″)

Thank you for visiting my art blog, have a blessed day!

As You Wish

Posted in acrylic, landscape, Scotland with tags , on August 15, 2015 by susancosta


This scene is from a photo of the highlands of Scotland (but don’t ask me exactly where) where the hills seem to tumble and roll on forever. The size of people in perspective were so tiny you wouldn’t have noticed them if i did add the couple that were actually there. You just can’t believe it until you are standing there how massive these are; photos just don’t do it justice. Quite fun to paint! I kinda got lost in all the green. I’ll have to see if I want to tweak it tomorrow- I may add more snowy contrast and texture. :)  (18×24″ acrylic on canvas) Thanks for viewing my art blog today! Have a blessed weekend!


Posted in acrylic, Art, plein air with tags , , , on August 7, 2015 by susancosta


Happy Friday! Just a quick study on reflected and direct light. Learning to see the correct temperature of the colors is an exercise in waiting. Waiting for my eyes to adjust… Then… the first round on this one, I had my sunglasses on for 30 minutes before I thought about it; duh!  Then waiting again to see the right colors; ugh! This boat dock was the place to be on a hot Texas day. (Acrylic, 12×16″ on canvas)

We should be in triple-digits for this coming week, so stay cool Y’all!  Thank you for visiting my art blog! Have a great weekend!  ~Sue

Birds in the City

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


Happy Friday! I thought I’d do some city-slicker birds; after all not everyone can live in the hill country of central Texas.

This is in the exhibit at HCBC Lakeline campus, main gallery. Abstracted acrylic and collage on panel.  Thanks for viewing my art.  Have a blessed weekend!  SOLD