Sunday, October 21, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I am being featured on a great design blog, called Indie Pretty Perfect. They are exhibiting many of my Etsy designs, collages and some fruit paitings. Here is the link, please take a look!
There is a clickable link to the right!
There is a clickable link to the right!
Monday, September 24, 2007
I have to say, I think the internet is a wonderful thing.
I love the fact that I can communicate and even work with someone in another state, whom I might not have otherwise ever "met" (we haven't actually met in person).
For example, here are some delightful handmade cards created by a woman who saw some of my work on Etsy.com and asked me if I would like to collaborate on some cards. She made the cards using some small prints of my work.
The link to the item on etsy is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7191606
Her etsy shop is http://www.miscelena.etsy.com/
Monday, September 10, 2007
I added this small abstract painting to my newer Etsy shop. I finished it while up at the Cape. I have titled it Kant Go On.
I receieved a lovely package from my new friend Michael, the artist whose stay followed mine at the Dune Shack. He was returning some things I had lent him, and in addition to a delicous bag of coffee, he also sent me some little furry critters very reminiscent of my stay at the shack...
Thanks Michael, you made me laugh!
Saturday, September 01, 2007
I love this drawing!
"Breakfast Dragon" was created by Nate, whose funny, interesting wife steals his artwork when he's not looking and sells it on Etsy. You can purchase a print of this at http://www.nisfornate.etsy.com/ and see some of his other work there as well. You can read more about them both on Nate's wife' s blog. There is a link to it from my link list on the right over there.
Nate and Wife are also being featured in an in depth on a blog called THISROCKSMYSOCKS! The URL is http://thisrocksmysocks.blogspot.com/ check it out!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I opened up a new Etsy store last night for my abstract, textural oil paintings. The just feel so different to me than the fruit paintings and the mixed media collages. Currently, though, there is some overlapping happening in my studio. I have some works in progress that are textural, larger and abstract oil on a map base. Can't wait to see where they progress to! So, the URL for the new shop is- http://www.suefoss.etsy.com/
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
I am back from a three week artist residency/fellowship in Provincetwon, Ma. at one of the "dune shacks" called C-scape. It was a fantastic experience. I intend to create a blog dedicated to chronicling the journey. The shack is a small cottage-like structure, a kitchen, living room/studio and a loft bedroom upstairs. There is no electricity or running water, although there is a propane refrigerator and 2 burner "stove" and a water pump nearby. Three weeks to step out of my "real life" and leave behind bills, telephones, computers, etc. and paint, read and write! It was a few steps from the ocean, a short walk up a dune and over, and the beach was virtually deserted for most of my time there.
Monday, May 28, 2007
This is one of my layered abstract paintings. It is the first one that I created this small, it measures 8 x 10. I have about six in process at this time. Many of the paintings in this body of work are 40 x 50ish, but it is fun and different to work so small in this manner. It is a lengthy process, I build up thick layer upon thick layer, taking notes on the colors I have built up. Sometimes I make little charts, with color samples. These paintings are about texture and color, but also about the history of each layer, and the process of discovery in scraping back through the layers to reveal what lies beneath.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
"Evanescence" is an oil painting on gessoed paper, 22 x 30, that I finished in 2005. I worked on it for quite a while and built up many layers of alkyd glazes. I am pleased with it, and exhibited it in a solo show I did that year at The Bakery in New Paltz. Mark Gruber (also New Paltz) did a wonderful job framing it.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
This painting, "Peer," oil on canvas, about 24 x 26, is being included in the High Meadow Art Auction which is being held tonight in Stone Ridge NY. This is a great event, with wonderful artwork from local Hudson Valley artists and High Meadow is a fabulous place. For more info visit: http://www.highmeadowschool.org/
Sunday, April 29, 2007
I was awarded an Artist Residency at the C-scape Dune Shack in Provincetown, MA for three weeks this summer! I am also the proud recipient of the fellowship-a stipend for my stay. I had the occasion to visit the dune shacks during one of my summer visits to the Cape. I was intrigued by the solitude a residency there could provide. The stories we were told about the dunes conjured up images of freedom, painting, and poetry. Spending time at the edge of the world, at the tip of deserted beach, in a small shack without a phone, running water, electricity or even a nearby road appeals to my over-stimulated senses. To paint, reflect and write for a few weeks in this space by myself would be an incomparable opportunity for growth in my work.