Thursday, December 10, 2015

Opening Reception tonight 5:30 - 7:30pm

Come join me and art/technology appreciators for my reception at G2 Computers tonight to view my exhibit of original oil paintings surrounded by the latest in Apple technology and Sonos wireless sound systems.
Some original oil paintings are on loan from private collections.  Most are available for purchase.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

My Solo Exhibit Starts Tomorrow!

Hope to see you there! 
Click HERE for a link to the location
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Small Works Show at Artist's of Yardley: Friday December 4th Opening Reception 6:00PM

This year I have two paintings in the Small Works Show!

Consider giving the gift of original art this holiday season by supporting your local artists!

Join us this Friday, December 4th for the Opening Reception of the Small Works Show.  

Come for the Opening Reception for the largest selection!  

Doors open this Friday December 4th at 6:00 PM. 

Come see how local artists have applied their magic to an 8x8 canvas. You'll find pure inspiration as unique as the individual artists themselves. 

  This is the only show at AOY that is "cash/credit and carry"....we want you to be able to take that special piece of artwork home to share with others this holiday season.  All canvases are $100. This year we are also selling simple black drop in frames for an additional $20. To preview some of the artwork, go to our AOY Facebook page (Please LIKE US!)  Sorry, no online sales.

The Small Works Show is open weekends through Dec 20th (if the artwork lasts that long), Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00 PM.




Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Quissett Harbor, MA by Susie Morrell

©Susie Morrell "Quissett Harbor, MA" 6" x 8" oil on panel
$100.00
sold unframed, walnut wood easel included for immediate display



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Last day plein air painting took us to "The Knob" , located in Woods Hole, MA


 with spectacular views of Quissett Harbor.

It replicated a European fishing village port with it's many anchored colorful boats and buoys.  It was a beautiful sunny crisp day.  You can see the painters setting up in the distant left.  I arrived early and took tons of reference photos in the morning light.  It's fun to explore the points of land that jut out into the sea so I took a quick bike ride/walk to the very tip of "The Knob" before returning to set up and choose a vantage point of the harbor. 


Monday, September 28, 2015

"Buoys II" by Susie Morrell


©Susie Morrell "Buoys II" 6" x 6" oil on panel
$100.00
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While the fog in waters comes and goes equally fast, the lobster buoys are always brightly painted and clearly identifiable. 

"While choosing the color of the buoy you must ensure the color or color patterns are unique to you and no other lobsterman is using them."

interested in reading a bit of history on lobster pot buoys?  click HERE


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Cape Cod Welcome ~ by Susie Morrell

©Susie Morrell "Cape Cod Welcome" 8"x 8" oil on panel
SOLD

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This charming doorway was part of the Museum on the Green in Falmouth, MA painted plein air.  I just loved the whale sign and light fixture by the door along with the colors created by the light on the cedar shingles and the warm greens in the distance.  This piece is a bit larger than I usual paint measuring 8" x 8"

Here is a photo another artist took of me painting so you can see the full view.  The tricky thing about painting plein air... when I started the painting the Museum was closed.  During the course of painting the Museum opened sliding the doors to cover the window I was painting.  One recommendation by our instructor was to take a photo of your view when you first start to paint just for this reason... I'm glad I did so I could finish by using my reference photo :-)


reference photo:



Monday, September 21, 2015

"Harbor Light" by Susie Morrell

©Susie Morrell "Harbor Light" 6" x 6" oil on panel
SOLD


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this is how it looks on the included easel:


Day 2 in Cape Cod our group of plein air painters scattered around the grounds of the Museum in Falmouth painting the architecture and gardens.  The inspiration for this painting came for the lamp post you see here.  Throughout the seaport village you see these wonderful lamps and accents to the architecture.  I chose to focus on the the top of the lamp for this painting, but the whole photo could be a painting with the charming cedar shingle home in the background. Plein air adds a whole new dimension to the painting experience. You are out of the studio's controlled environment and suddenly surrounded with the sensory stimulation of the environment and it's weather, ever changing light, breezes and sometimes pesky bugs!  It was a beautiful day but very warm so the shade was a welcomed change to my morning painting which I will post tomorrow. 


here are some of the other artist's vantage points in the garden...



Friday, September 18, 2015

"Buoys" by Susie Morrell

©Susie Morrell "Buoys" 6" x 6" oil on panel
$100.00
sold unframed, walnut wood easel included for immediate display



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Arriving in Falmouth.MA with a half day to mull around before the start of the workshop I felt compelled to drive all the way to Provincetown... who knows when I'll be back and that little stretch of land curling into the sea was just too irresistible!
 Bike on the bike rack and navigator on I started off.  30 minutes into the drive a sidetrack stop at Isaiah Thomas Books, a charming pink house with the sign reading "old and rare books"  I always head for the art section and didn't I find a wonderful biography of Philadelphia artist, John Sloan ~ perfect! The 1-1/2 hour drive was pretty solitary through dunes and marsh.  Then the contrast is striking... suddenly you arrive to a bustling seaport village full of activity.  People walking shopping gallery hopping, outdoor caf├Ęs, cedar shingle architecture everywhere, sounds of fog horns, seagulls,  street musicians playing.  I parked and took off on my bike to enjoy the atmosphere all the while
thinking "pinch me am I really here!"  
then the rain.... oh well... time to pause and eat.  Seeing 'lobster roll' sandwich signs everywhere I asked a local where to get the best.  He suggested here:
and he was right!  it was unbelievable!
so I waited out the rain ...
a bit damp and chilled I was glad to have thrown a bottle of merlot in the car last minute so  headed back to the Inn to enjoy a glass of wine and my new found John Sloan book and three days of oil painting ahead of me.  Life is Good ~

~more on the painting in the next post~





Thursday, September 17, 2015

"Tranquility" by Susie Morrell

I met the most wonderful artists at a recent workshop in Cape Cod instructed by Leslie Saeta and Margaret Sheldon hosted by Linda Collins at the Museums on the Green in Falmouth, MA
There is nothing I needed more at this moment in time than an inspiring courageous group of women who traveled from all over the country for the same purpose filled with the same passion... capturing the essence of the Cape and communicating it through oil paint.  In our breaks from the easel, we gathered at the quaint pubs for wine and the best lobster rolls on brioche buns you can imagine.  The best part is hearing the stories of each artist and the journey that brought us all together!  I'll post more of the trip and paintings in the days to come.  
I took a TON of reference photos.  
This is one of the boats (many boats!) in the harbor at The Knob near Woods Hole
©Susie Morrell "Tranquility" 6" x 6" oil on panel
SOLD

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Chive Blossoms by Susie Morrell

©Susie Morrell "Chive Blossoms"
6" x 6" oil on archival linen panel

SOLD
private collection

I was going through my paints and wanted to paint these chive blossoms (photo courtesy of Joey Randall's Village Voice blog) I use a very limited palette but was having difficulty achieve the hue of the blossoms so turned to my kit and found a wonderful tube of Gamblin's Manganese Violet. Perfect!  Thanks to Dot Bunn for encouraging me to purchase it! This one is now in a private collection.  I loved painting it so may paint another version!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Local Color Juried Show ~ Artist's of Yardley


Mark your calendars, come meet the artists at the opening reception. 
Original works of art representing local scenes of Bucks County
I am honored to have one of my paintings selected for the show

©2015 Susie Morrell "Robin's Nest" 6"x6" oil on archival linen panel
~Sold opening night ~
private collection

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Monday, July 20, 2015

"Church Near Schroon Lake" by Susie Morrell

this one is slightly larger than my normal 6 x 6 and measures 6"x8".  I painted this 'plein air' outdoors across a small lake near larger Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks of Northern New York while exploring the area... just beautiful!

©Susie Morrell "Church near Schroon Lake" 
6" x 8" oil on panel
SOLD

Saturday, July 18, 2015

"Misty" by Susie Morrell

Feeling nostalgic and abstract as our family gathers for a memorial campfire at one of the places my dad loved most and worked so hard to preserve as a family retreat.  It's been almost a year since his passing and we still can't believe he will not be there to greet us.  He and my mom share a love for music particularly the sounds from the 50's.  One of their favorites was "Misty" a jazz standard written by Erroll Garner which became a signature song of Jonny Mathis.  As I listened to the song, cool colors of blues and greens developed on my palette.  No one image can memorialize his memory so I mixed all the shades of the cool lake and woodlands that surround it.  You can listen to "Misty" as sung by Jonny Mathis by clicking here while you view my painting.  Hug your dad if he is close by or drop him a note of appreciation and love.  I sure wish I could just one more time.....


©Susie Morrell "Misty" 
6" x 6" oil on panel
$100.00
sold unframed, walnut wood easel included for immediate display


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"Me and My Shadow" by Susie Morrell


©Susie Morrell "Me and My Shadow" 
6" x 6" oil on panel
SOLD
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Monday, July 13, 2015

"Red Barn" by Susie Morrell


Another charming farm on the wide open spaces in northern Michigan on the way to Alpena. Windows down, radio on, breezes warm with the scent of wildflowers


"Red Barn" 6 x 8 oil on panel
$100.00
sold unframed, walnut wood easel included for immediate display



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Sunday, July 12, 2015

"Hidden in the Pines" by Susie Morrell

As you drive through the vast landscape of northern Michigan, you see so many farms that just call me to paint them.  This is one I drive by often on my way to Alpena, MI for a drive 'into town' from the lake.



©Susie Morrell "Hidden in the Pines" 6 x 8 oil on panel
$100.00
sold unframed, walnut wood easel included for immediate display


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Saturday, July 11, 2015

"Solitude" by Susie Morrell


©Susie Morrell "Solitude" 6 x 8 oil on panel
SOLD

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Friday, July 10, 2015

"Clementine" by Susie Morrell


©Susie Morrell "Clementine" 6 x 6 oil on panel
$100.00
sold unframed, walnut wood easel included for immediate display



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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Books/Kaufman Covered Bridge by Susie Morrell

I just love the charm of covered bridges and their symbolism of small-town America.  This one is called Brook/Kaufman and crosses over Shermans Creek just southwest of Blain, PA.  Living in historical Bucks County myself, I thought I would research existing covered bridges in Bucks County.  I stumbled upon a Covered Bridge Driving Tour on one of my favorite sites: Visit Bucks County.  How fun to make it a goal to visit and photograph and paint all 12 existing covered bridges!  Once there were 50 and now the Bucks County Covered Bridge Society is helping to preserve these remaining 12 bridges. 

If you share my fascination with covered bridges, you will really enjoy another site I found called Pennsylvania Covered Bridges... a website dedicated to the preservation and restoration of all covered bridges still standing in PA.  Here is a quote from one of the websites pages:

".... covered bridges recall a time when life was simpler and closer to the land.  Photogenic and often remote from the interstate highways and cities of the twentieth century, covered bridges lure the explorer to find the little streams and dirt roads that the twentieth century has almost passed by."  

This painting was sold as it was drying on my easel by a friend and covered bridge enthusiast.  I hope to paint more in the near future.  Sign up for my blog updates (it's free!) by entering your email address in the box marked 'subscribe' to enjoy my small daily paintings.  I hope it brightens your day!  Most are 6"x6" and come with a cherry wood easel for immediate display.

©Susie Morrell "Brooks Covered Bridge"
6"x 6" original oil on linen panel
SOLD

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Art In The Loft SummerView 2015 Exhibit - Alpena, Michigan

Come visit SummerView 2015 at Art In The Loft Gallery 109
Along with 34 other artists from May 21 - October 17th! 
 I am displaying a new format of my paintings....
8" x 8" CANVAS PRINTS with Easel backs.  Below is the flyer for the times and dates of SummerView Exhibit and also pictures of my display in the Gallery.  Alpena, MI is a a charming city overlooking Lake Huron's picturesque Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay National Marine SanctuaryIn the summer the city and it's cultural exhibits expand to appeal to the inflow of tourists and vacationers. My canvas prints are available for $65.00 each and stand on their own with a black study easel back.  If you can't make the exhibit, but would like to purchase one, please contact me directly by email at sbmorrell@me.com

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"White Coneflower" by Susie Morrell

This White Coneflower was inspired by the beautiful photos taken by Joey Randall who writes a wonderful blog called the Village Voice, musings from a     ho-hum housewife.  Her blog is a comprehensive journal of her mouth watering recipes paired with her artistic garden and all things Pure Michigan. Check it out here!

Some of you have commented "how big are your paintings?".  I like to paint small and paint daily.  Most are 6" x 6".  I try to always indicate the size in the description, but maybe these photos will help visualize the size.  I took a photo of the painting on the easel I include when you purchase for immediate display.  If you choose to frame your painting, I recommend a 'floater' frame.  I've shown what the painting looks like in proportion to a tea cup and saucer.  I've also shown you the back so you have a clearer visual of the easel.  Enjoy! and feel free to share my blog with others.  If you would like to get my posts of paintings as soon as they come off my easel,  sign up for my blog by typing your email address in the subscription box in the top right hand corner of my blog page.  You can find it by clicking here!



©2015 Susie Morrell "White Coneflower 6 x 6 oil on panel
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Monday, June 29, 2015

"Robin Nest" by Susie Morrell

©2015 Susie Morrell "Robin Nest" 6 x 6 oil on panel
SOLD
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Sunflower" by Susie Morrell




©2015 Susie Morrell "Sunflower" 6 x 6 oil on panel
SOLD
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