Monday, February 18, 2013

Conversations with Philadelphia's Radical Traditionalists Neslon Shanks and Patrick Connors

©2013 Patrick Connors & Nelson Shanks

In a rare appearance together, Patrick Connors and Nelson Shanks shared their ideas and views for the future of representational art.  Thanks to the Franklin Inn Club of Philadelphia and the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture participants witnessed the great artistic minds of these two artists discuss their deep belief in the continuity of the Classical Tradition of oil painting. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013


I painted this still life from some wonderful berries I found at the local market.  
here is what it looks like framed:

©2013 Susie Morrell "Strawberries" 6x6 oil on panel
sold unframed, cherry wood easel included for immediate display

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Skaters on Lake Afton in Yardley, PA

©2013 Susie Morrell

My recent version of The Old Library on Lake Afton in Yardley, PA.
In the 1870's the citizens of Yardleyville erected a library building on land donated by the heirs of William Yardley who settled in the area in 1682 on land purchased from William Penn. The Yardleyville Library was completed in 1878. The building's style, known as "carpenter" Gothic, features a steep gable roof, decorative slate work, and pointed arched windows. The design was possibly copied from an old volume of poetry.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Yellow Perch

©2013 Susie Morrell "Yellow Perch" 6x8 oil on panel

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*reference photo courtesy of Mike Cherkoian of Hubbard Lake, Michigan

I just love the colors in this fish that is abundant in the fresh water Michigan lakes.
Vacationing at Hubbard Lake, Michigan as a young girl, we would always go fishing after dinner and come in at dusk with strings of perch. My uncle would clean them and store them in the freezer.  Once we had enough to feed the family, my mother would dredged them in pancake flour and fry them up in a cast iron skillet. We would sit on the screened in porch on warm summer evenings and enjoy the best fish dinner in the world!