Friday, August 21, 2015

Sanctuary..a Series of Three

Sanctuary began late Thursday evening. It is to be a series of three paintings done in the same palette
expressing the feelings and emotions I experience when home. For me my home is my sanctuary. It is where I return each evening to the memories of my children, the glad and happy greeting from Sherry , my dog, the comfort of being surrounded by the momentos of a life lived....the sense of protection.

The three paintings above are the setups for the series. They use similar colors,and designs. I'll be working of the final pieces tomorrow and will h.ave them ready for this coming Artist Open House and Studio visit.


Monday, August 17, 2015

Canvas Block Wall Scupture

I love working with these small canvases. They go together so easily and can be mixed or setup in any sequence.

Canvas Block Wall Sculpture 



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Hope you have enjoyed your Monday.

Suzzanna Frank

Monday, August 10, 2015

Abstract Setting Sun

As the day comes to an end the breezes blow out to sea, pulling the heat of the day with it. The "Setting Sun" cast shadows of brights reds and oranges across the greenish water. The end of another great day of Summer.

"Setting Sun"
12"x12" Oil on a Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Studio 606
Suzzanna Frank

This painting is available HERE

Thank You for letting me visit with you today.

Suzzanna Frank

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Layering It On Finished

Worked on this piece and wrapped it up yesterday. This is the first of two pieces. Hope to start the second piece this afternoon after the rain moves in. Till then, enjoying the clear sky and warm temperatures.

bright greens, yellows and blues separated by a flowing red line.
12 x 12 oil on Gallery Canvas

Have a great Sunday!


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Layering It On!

Started out last night with a black undercoat. This morning I started working in the colors. When I work on my "Waterfalls", the colors are layered over each other, as a result the paints become REALLY thick. This new painting will need to setup and dry for a few days before I can get back to working on it.

Closeup of the layers showing a lot of the different colors of paint.

Have a great weekend and will see you on Monday.

Suzzanna Frank
Studio 606
Pendleton Art Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Friday, August 7, 2015

How Did You Do That?

Today's painting is a quick study in two techniques. First three colors were blended to create an undercoat on the canvas. This setup for about half-n-hour and then the green and blue top coats were applied blending them to creat a smooth topcoat.

While the two colors were still very wet, two pottery tools were used to scrape off the desired topcoat paint allowing the undercoat to come through. The thickness of the tool determined how much was scraped away.

This is just one technique I use to creat the appearance of fine lines in very thick, wet paint.

Have a great weekend.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Daily Abstract Oil Painting

Today feels like an early Fall day; dark, overcast sky, rain and cooler temperatures. My daily paintings are influenced by my surroundings. The colors I use, the touch of the brush to the canvas all reflect the day. Thus, today's painting is full of the early reds and golden yellows of Fall.

Additional views of today's painting can be seen at:

Today's Painting

Thank You for allowing me to visit with you today. 


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Daily Abstract Oil Painting

This is today's daily abstract painting. It is done on a canvas panel, matted to fit a standard 8-10 frame.

Colors from my garden this morning.small droplets do dew dripping from the leaves intermingled with the fading summer flowers.

August 5, 2015
Daily Abstract Oil Painting
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Thanks for allowing me to visit with you


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Small Abstract Daily Oil Painting

After last nights rain the sky was full of reds,pinks and purples with a little bit of blues and greens peeking through.

August 4,2015
Studio 606
Pendleton Art Center

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Finding A Way

Like any other changes in our day to day existence the road is often times paved with highs and lows. The photo below is the end result of the second larger paining using the new paints. The brush strokes stayed true and the colors separate and clean. I am very happy with the end results. 

On the other hand often times those first steps down a new path are are shaky and test our resolve to continue. The key is to simply to continue placing one step in front of another. The journey will have its challenges, but success and joy share those steps with you.

First attempt...a far cry from where it was originally headed. 

I will be heading back over to the studio this afternoon so the journey can continue.

Suzzanna Frank
Studio 606 
Pendleton Art Center

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