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

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Milwaukee,WI Art Museum ~ Robert Henri

Traveling for a family wedding.... had some time to kill before our return flight so stopped at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The architecture of the building alone is worth a visit to see. Inside contains such a broad collection of art. I was excited to see three pieces by one of my favorite oil painters, Robert Henri. 
The Milwaukee Art Museum
Blonde Bridget Lavelle, 1929, Robert Henri
Betalo Nude, 1916, Robert Henri

The Art Student, 1906, Robert Henri

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Old Library at Lake Afton ~ a commission

©2014 SusieMorrell ~ Lake Afton Library in Spring 24x30 oil on canvas

Happy Easter everyone! 
Sharing a recent commission delivered.  Lake Afton is wonderful this time of year.
A peaceful place to gather, feed the ducks, fish, enjoy a coffee from the nearby Starbucks.
The Old Library on Lake Afton is full of history and one of my favorite landmarks to paint.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Start Your Engines ~

I had this painting tucked away and forgot to post it.  I liked the perspective. If you are a car enthusiast you'll like the car :-)

here is what it would look like framed:

©2013 Susie Morrell "Start Your Engines" 6 x 6 oil on panel

Contact the artists about this piece here
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Accepted ~ 3rd Annual Juried Show at Artists of Yardley

©Susie Morrell "Lake Afton Springtime" 6x6 oil on panel

This painting has been accepted into the Juried Show at Artists of Yardley and
is available for purchase framed ~ $250.00
here is what it looks like framed:

The show starts with the opening reception Friday April 4, 2014 from 6:00 - 9:00pm and runs on weekends through April 27, 2014.
After the opening reception Friday 4/4/14, the show hours are Fri/Sat/Sun 12-5:00pm
for directions click HERE
and see arial image of location below:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Meet Molly...

©2014 "Molly" by Susie Morrell 6x6 oil on panel
Private Collection

Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. ~ Roger Caras

A recent commission I'm happy to share.  Speaking of happy….

click HERE to watch the Pharrell Williams video "Happy" and you can't help but smile.
Have a Happy Day :-D

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Benefit and Auction for Autism - Potential, Inc.

Please consider attending this annual benefit and auction event on Saturday March 29, 2014 to support Potential, Inc, a local school and clinic serving individuals on the autism spectrum. The event will be held at the Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland, PA. The impact this school has made on a good friend's family has inspired me to donate two pieces of artwork to the silent auction portion of the event.  Please click HERE for information on purchasing ticket to the event by Tuesday March 25th.  Can't attend? Please consider donating by clicking on the 'Donate Now' button.  Here are the two pieces of my artwork being auctioned.  All proceeds will benefit Potential, Inc.
©2013 "Canal Walk" by Susie Morrell 6x6 oil on panel

©2013 "Solitary Oak" by Susie Morrell 6x6 oil on panel

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Opening Reception this Sunday March 2nd at Artists of Yardley - Photography and Skilled Crafts!

After having been postponed twice due to our crazy weather come out to see the
Opening Reception is taking place this Sunday March 2, 2014 from 2-5pm.  
The show is located in the main gallery and upstairs at the Janney House on the historic Patterson Farm in Yardley, PA and runs until March 22, 2014.  Gallery hours after the opening reception will be Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm until March 22.  

For a google map click HERE.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Artsbridge Members Show - last weekend (Feb 21-23) to see members artwork for sale

This is the last weekend for the Artsbridge members show being held at the historic Prallsville Mill in Stockton, NJ.

The show will be open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday Feb 21-23 from 1:00-4:00pm.  
If weather looks dodgy call first 609-397-3586.

for directions to Prallsville Mill at 33 Risler Street, Stockton, NJ click here for a google map:

All artwork submitted by local Bucks County artists is for sale.  You will find wonderful pieces in all media represented such as oil, acrylic, pastel and sculpture.

Here is my piece in the show available framed for $200.00 located upstairs in the show's two story exhibit.
2013 "Strawberries" by Susie Morrell oil on panel measures 12"x12" with frame

The Linseed Oil mill, thought to be the best preserved oil mill in the Mid-Atlantic region, currently functions as an Art Gallery for local artists.

For the history of the mill click here
If you have some free time this weekend, it's worth a stop!  Not only will you see the Artsbridge member art exhibit, but the historic Prallsville Mill property located right on the canal offers a place to stop and stroll the tow path.  With the snow last weekend, I saw cross country skiers gliding along taking in the beauty of the season.  With the weather we have been having, you might need to throw some boots in the car!

Friday, February 14, 2014

sharing a commission recently finished….

As an owner of a chocolate lab, I really enjoyed painting this portrait of a black lab called "Diamond".   The owner was so please which warmed my heart.  The unconditional love of a dog is such a wonder to witness.  

©2014 "Diamond" by Susie Morrell
8 x 8 oil on panel
private collection