Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Final Friday At The PAC

Grand Canal
6" x 8"
Oil on Museum Quality Board
This Friday, July 29th, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM the artist open their doors for the monthly "Final Friday" at the Pendleton Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. If you are in the area,  stop by Studio 313 for a visit.

Enjoy Life Now...
It has an expiration date!

Art By S'anna
Suzzanna Frank

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"The Canal" a bright,fresh painting of a side canal in Venice by S. Frank

The Canal

6" x 8"
Oil on Museum Quality Canvas Panel


This is the second painting I have finished so far of a canal in Venice. It was interesting to find out that these canals were originally simple water ways between  over one hundred islands that make up todays romantic city of Venice.  The buildings originally used a type of stone below the water level that was resistant to the negative effects of the water and then the buildings were build with bricks above the water level. With the increasing sea level and flooding, the buildings are suffering even more. While there this past spring, work was being done in Saint Marks Square to raise the level. The large squares were being taken up and sand was added with the stones being replaced. They were rushing to complete the square before the official beginning of tourist season(April 1st).
For some fantastic views of Venice, check out the movie "The Tourist" . The shots of the Grand Canal are breath taking.

Enjoy The Day!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Caught In The Middle, Help!!

I have been looking at the space I use as a studio (lucky enough to have a space set aside just for my painting) and have decided I have to get it better organized. Storage is a never ending problem. It's not that I don't have spaces for most of my stuff, it's that once I put it away I NEVER CAN FIND IT AGAIN.  The same thing occasionally happens in my classroom at school, then I'm really in trouble. You know, how you invariably need the stuff you cleaned up and now have no idea where you put it.  That's me!

OK, so I tried to get a better grip on why I'm this way. I mean, I teach science (supposedly the more organized side of the brain) and then go straight for my creative side( just got to do it!). There is a tug-o-war going on in there, and I feel like I'm caught in the middle. I have bought books (don't know where half of them are), attended seminars (came home with great enthusiasm) and still face the same problem. Any suggestions or ideas? I am ready for a change!

Enjoy This Day.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fifth Day Of Birthday Giveaway

5" x 7"
Oil on Canvas Board
Framed and Ready for Hanging

Today is the fifth and last day of my Birthday Giveaway. These two tangerines are framed in a sweet  Gold Frame and ready for hanging. They would be a perfect addition to your kitchen or eating area.

In order to be eligible for todays Birthday Giveaway you need to simply LIKE  this entry on my Fan Page. All you need to do is click here and you should be redirected to my FaceBook Fan Page, Art By S'anna.

Enjoy This Day!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

"Vacant Lot", an early morning painting of a tree filled lot by Sue Frank

5" x 7"
Oil on Canvas Board

This was at one time a beautiful vacant lot near my home.  It was covered in grass and surrounded by beautiful trees. One of the neighbors kindly kept it mowed for the neighborhood. During the summer, the local soccer teams would use it to practice on. Since it was down the street and around the corner from me, it was just a short walk and many in the area would go and watch the local teams practice. Sitting on a very quiet street, made it a great place to go and let your dog run without worrying about traffic. It was just a great piece of nature within the bounds of the city. As we all know, progress moves on, and this lot is now home to new neighbors, welcome. There is another house scheduled to go up in the near future.  The trees still surround this area, but that little plot of nature is gone, thus the way of Progress.

This painting, framed and ready for hanging, is the fourth of my Birthday giveaways. In order to be eligible for todays Birthday Giveaway you need to simply LIKE  this entry on my Fan Page. All you need to do is clik on the name: Art By S'anna  and you should be redirected to my FaceBook Fan Page.

Enjoy This Day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Behind Closed Doors" a warm, golden oil painting with S. Frank

6" x 8"
Oil on Museum Quality Board

Available at Art on the Levee Gallery 
Newport, Ky
Years ago (too many to tell) I was lucky enough to live in southern Italy for four years. I have always loved buildings, especially doors and windows. To say the least, I was in heaven. The buildings and structures where so fantastically old. There was such a warm sensation to all of them. On my recent visit to Venice I took well over 700 pictures and when I started to look at them, I was not surprised to find how many of them were of old doors and windows. I think this fascination of mine with doors and windows is my trying to make connections between myself and the people I am visiting.

The door above had a great energy about it. I don't think it was the warm golden color of the building itself, but the warmth that was emitted through the two windows that drew me to it. I have tried to capture that warmth in this piece. I had so much fun working on this painting, I hope you enjoy it. I will be posting more of my pieces in the Italian Series as they are finished, so check back often.

Enjoy today!


Available at : Art on the Levee Gallery
                      859 261-5770

"In The Blue Of The NIght" A colorful moonscape oil painting with S. Frank

5" x 10"
Oil on Gallery Canvas
Ready To Hang

Congratulations to Laura Beasley, the winner of our second days,  Birthday Giveaway!                                                                          

I love a full moon. They are so full of energy and make me feel great. Oh, how I wish I could just reach up into the sky and lasso that moon and pull it down.  Since we all know that isn't possible, I felt this might be the next best option. The blues of the sky play off so well against the brightness of the moon.

In order to be eligible for todays Birthday Giveaway you need to simply Like this entry on my Fan Page. All you need to do is clik on the name: Art By S'anna  and you should be redirected to my FaceBook Fan Page.

Enjoy the Day!


Monday, July 11, 2011

Second Day of Birthday Giveaways!

Garlic,  5"x7" Framed  Oil on Canvas Board

Todays giveaway is a painting of one of my favorite, all time additions to most things I cook, Garlic.
I understand there were problems leaving comments on my Blog on Monday. I hopefully have solved the issue by adding a new widget. I am sorry for any problems that may have caused one yesterday!
In order to be eligible for todays Birthday Giveaway you need to only leave a comment on my Fan Page. Click on the my Face Book Badge  in the upper right hand corner of this blog and you should be automatically redirected to "Art By S'anna". I would love to hear about your favorite thing you like to add to things you cook.
Enjoy the Day!

Suzzanna Frank

First Of Five Day Birthday Giveaway!

Pear at Attention, 5" x 5" framed oil on canvas

It's that time of the year again...Birthday Time!   My birthday is a time when I usually look at all the things in my life that I am grateful for.
I am of course grateful for my kids. God knows life wouldn't be the same without them.
I am grateful for all my family and friends, they keep me centered and balanced. 
I am grateful for the ability to practice what I truely love art.
I am thankful for people like you who allow me to share my paintings and ideas.
I always feel a deep desire to give back to all who have given something to me throughout the past year.

For the next FIVE DAYS, starting today,  I will be giving back something to all who have  shared their lives with me. Todays giveaway is a framed 5x5 oil on canvas. In order to be eligible for this giveaway you wont need to do much. All you need to do, is leave a comment on this blog.

Best of Luck!  Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next gift!  

Suzzanna Frank

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Count Down To Birthday Giveaway!

You got it's that time again ... five days of giveaways so I can celebrate my birthday in the right way by sharing some free stuff with all of you!  For five days leading up to July 16th, I will be giving away something free on my blog. I promise, you wont have to do much, to be eligible!  
To be eligible for the first (July 11th) giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog! I hope you will share with me things that you are thankful for.  If you don't feel like it, just say hello!

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