Monday, May 11, 2015

Hannah, Molly and Lucy - a Mother's Day Commission: Private Collection

So fun painting these three precious poodles for a collector as a Mother's Day gift.  My only regret is I shipped them off only having taken photos with my cell phone so the images are not the quality I usually post.  There is a bit of a glare on Hannah's.  But that being said, you can see the texture of my palette knife and the style in which I love to paint.  If you would like to capture your pet in oil, please contact me at

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Philadelphia Sketch Club - Annual Exhibition Small Oil Paintings

©Susie Morrell "Waterfront" 6 x 6 oil on panel

©Susie Morrell "Sails at Rest" 6 x 6 oil on panel

Two of my paintings have been selected for the juried show at the Philadelphia Sketch Club. Out of 465 entries 182 were accepted. Each will be priced at $275 framed.  Opening reception is this Sunday April 19th from 2-4pm in the main gallery.  The show runs from April 17 - May 9 2015.  The address is 235 S. Camac St. Center City Philadelphia, PA.  Out of town collectors or can't make the show and interested in purchasing? Please call Bill Patterson at 267-664-2434.  Each measures 12" x 12" including frame.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Slater - Private Collection

©2015 Slater by Susie Morrell
6 x 6 oil on panel

I really enjoyed trying to capture the personality of Slater using several photos supplied by the collector.  After pulling subtle nuances from each photo, the final painting brought joy to it's owner and I was pleased.  I use a palette knife to carefully work the paint to achieve the look I want.  There is a bit of our souls as artists in every painting.  I feel Slater and I would know each other if we met!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

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I am gearing up for another 30 day challenge of 6 x 6 daily paintings I will be posting here.  This is a sample of my last challenge.  watch for more news on this!

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Father's Day Commission

Just wanted to share a recent commission I completed for a collector who's husband is restoring this 1971 Cadillac.  What a wonderful shade of mandarin orange!  It is the original paint.  This was a FUN one to do!

©2014 Susie Morrell "Cadillac"

Friday, June 6, 2014

Run For God! support "A Special Way"

Do you like to run?!  Come join us! OR Come cheer us on!
I’m so excited to be participating in the 1st annual Run For God! Woodside 5k Race on Saturday June 7, 2014 at Woodside Presbyterian Church at 1667 Edgewood Road in Yardley, PA!  Click HERE for google maps location.

Register at:
 Woodside Friday June 6th form 1-6pm or Race Day June 7th from 7-8AM  Registration fee is $35
 (cash or check only) 
Race Start 8:30AM Rain or Shine
All proceeds benefit creation of a Special Needs Ministry Program at Woodside Presbyterian Church called

•Course: Flat 5k loop on path and residential streets, starting and ending at the Masonic Temple across from Woodside on Edgewood Rd.
•Open to runners of all fitness levels, walkers, wheelchair racers and kids. Strollers welcome; no dogs, bikes or scooters please.
•Family and Friends please come out and support!

Awards Ceremony begins at 10:30AM, or whenever the last runner finishes, whichever comes first.
At Run for God Woodside, we believe EVERYONE should experience that magical finish line experience, regardless of time! Help us cheer every runner in and be inspired by those who just a short time ago were saying “I can’t!” and are now saying “I did!!”

Run For God Woodside 5k Race is part of the Run For God Challenge and National Race Series. The Run for God Challenge is a 12-week program, focusing on grace, endurance and encouragement in the context of preparation for a race - both a spiritual and a physical one. This spring over 100 participants meet weekly at Woodside for bible study and training -- this race is their graduation race!

What started in Dalton, Georgia in 2010 with 14 students, has now spread to over 1300 churches across 5 countries and 49 states, with over 27,000 members sharing the mission of faith and endurance.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

What I love about the public library

• it's so quiet I can hear myself think
• the Art section is huge!
• all the flat surfaces are clear of clutter
• I feel like I'm absorbing knowledge just sitting next to so many books
• I do still like the feel of a book in my hand and the aged scent of its pages...
• A verse from a song I used to play for my kids comes to mind "teacher takes us off to the moon for a closer look.... We don't have to go very far, it's right there in a book..."
• hear is what I'm 'reading''s a really cool book