Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Silent Auction Event - Nittany Lion oil painting

I am proud to donate my original oil painting of the Nittany Lion for the silent auction 
this Saturday April 14th at 6:00pm for the Red Dress Gala hosted by 
Alpha Phi at The Penn Stater.  This is a charity event and all proceeds will go to the Alpha Phi
Foundation & Benefit Women's Heart Health & Scholarship

If interested:
for more information on bidding on the painting please
contact Susie Morrell at 267-980-2777

Friday, April 21, 2017

"Sunflower" by Susie Morrell

 24" x 24" oil on gallery wrap canvas
donated to:
Hard Hats & High Heels
Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County's Annual Benefit Event
If you are attending this event, this is my painting submitted for the silent auction.
See all the information below. 
Brighten your home while brightening someone's life as the proceeds help to 
build homes in Bucks County
~ did you know the sunflower moves itself in the most direct position in front of the sun so it can
get the maximum sun rays ~

Friday, December 2, 2016

Looking for Gift Ideas? Consider a Canvas Print of my Original OilPaintings

I tried something new this year... and it was so well received!  I chose a few of my favorite daily paintings and created canvas prints making only one canvas print per painting.  These 8" x 8" canvas prints are mounted on a gallery wrapped wooden frame that is 1-1/2" deep and then finished with a black velvet easel back for immediate display. No framing necessary.  (See the last image below) Purchase your canvas print for $50.00 ea. plus shipping and handling.  Choose from the available images below.  Only one of each in stock so call, text, or email your order to 267-980-2777 or sbmorrell@me.com

"Bluebird" 8 x 8 canvas print

 "Tee Time" 8x8 canvas print 
"First Down" 8 x 8 canvas print

"Black Bear" 8 x 8 canvas print

"Bee on a Daisy" 8 x 8 canvas print

"Sunflower Field" 8 x 8 canvas print

black velvet easel back comes with each canvas print

"Water Lily" - a symbol of love and life:

I love creating original oil paintings and the feeling of shared joy that comes from a collector's first reaction to a finished work of art in which they were part of the creative process.   It starts with a meeting to see the space where the painting will hang and to listen to the collector express their vision of what they have in mind.  In this case in addition to the collector I was honored to work with  Donna Hoffman of Interiors by Donna Hoffman  in the brainstorming process sharing thoughts on composition, color, size.  Donna has been awarded 7 Designer of the year awards from the International Design Society and American Society of Interior Design and also honored with 3 'Best of Houzz' awards.  I knew I was in good creative company! I sketch, I hunt for the right images and colors.  In this case because the painting was so large (42" x 42"), I  created a few small studies to be sure I was on the right track regarding composition and color.  After any tweaking is needed, I then take the painting to scale and work large in oil with a combination of brush and palette knife.  It is hard to tell in these images but the texture created by the palette knife adds a wonderful dimension that captures the light on the edges of the paint. Here is a photo of the small study I created as a reference: 
My collector, Loretta Hutchinson,  is a partner in Thrive Wealth Management. Loretta was named Philadelphia Magazine's 5 Star Wealth Manager for years 2012 through 2015 and has also received the Women's Choice Award in 2013 and 2014 for Financial Advisors. I was honored to work with both Loretta and Donna on this project.  As the Christmas holiday approaches, I am finishing up the year with a few smaller in scale commissions then parking my palette knife to enjoy the holidays with family and friends.   I am taking orders for 2017 so please feel free to contact me at 267-980-2777 or sbmorrell@me.com if you would like to be part of creating an original oil painting for your home or office. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

"Waddodles of Hollow Lake" by Carole LaFlamme Beighey

My mother, and author, now has her book series available at Barb Tanney  Designs LOCAL store at Hubbard Lake Corners, MI. This five paperback book series The Waddodles of Hollow Lake illustrated by me,Susie Morrell, is  an enchanting story of a widowed raccoon mother who courageously raises her family alone on a lake in The Great Northern Wood. Individual paperbacks sell for $15 ea. or purchase the whole set for $60.00 and receive the first book free! Hardback option also available for $20 ea. or $80.00 for the set. If you are not local to Hubbard Lake, books can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. for the same price plus shipping and handling. Contact Susie Morrell by text or mobile at 267-980-2777 or email me at hubbardlakehappy@gmail.com 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Demonstration

Come to this FREE demo of the NEW iPAD PRO, the NEW Apple PENCIL and learn what the excitement is all about. As the resident artist of G2 Computers, I will show how the Apple Pencil can become a natural tool for artists - even those who work in traditional mediums! 

As the Apple website says: 'Whether you’re sketching in the park, painting a watercolor portrait, or drafting a blueprint... you hold it, but it doesn’t hold you back!' Let me show you what they mean!

Apple has created this 2-1/2 minute video watched by almost 3 million viewers.  Let me show you first hand how this amazing tool can assist you in your studio practice.

here is a printout on plain copy paper of painting I created in about an hour using the Apple Pencil as a oil painting brush

click the links below to take you directly to the sign up page. 

Choose the location that is most convenient for you.
Can't make either date? Schedule a one on one at either location 

Friday February 12th at 4:00pm G2 Computers Washington Crossing Store

Monday February 15th at 3:00pm G2 Computers Doylestown Store

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sharing some recent commissions

Welcome 2016!  
If you are on the east coast, you are most likely experiencing snow storm Jonas!
Here's hoping everyone is safe and warm.....
This snowbound day is offering me some much needed time to do some studio decluttering and organization as I prepare for a February 30 small paintings in 30 days challenge. 
Also, now that the surprises have been sprung, I wanted to share a few commissions of pets I painted over the holiday... but first, Jonas.. still coming down!
Snow 2016 - Jonas

8 x 8 oil on panel

©Pepper - 6 x 6 oil on panel

©Beau - 6 x 6 oil on panel

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