Tuesday, June 15, 2010



What!!!? I simply refuse to accept that it's that time again! Obviously refusing to accept does little to alter what appears to be reality. It's going too fast. Far too fast.

Anyway, I love folds and shadows and mid-tones and highlights reflected by haphazardly arranged material of any kind. Gee, what a surprise! This months theme was my choice! I love what everyone did, as always. It's so interesting to see how everyone interprets the same subject.

I appear to be on a roll, although verbalizing will undoubtedly call attention to it and then it might disappear. But realizing that it's all in my mind which makes it all my choice helps immeasurably, so, suffice it to say, my roll will continue.

I can't seem to stay away from the easel! What a wonderful feeling! And what a wonderful surprise when I clicked on Blogger and saw the new design choices. I'm lovin' the one I chose.

I hope you'll enjoy this months challenge paintings from the group as much as I did...

“Waiting for ChloĆ«”
oil on hardboard 8x10”
 unframed $325
©2010 Diana Moses Botkin

"Saturday Chores"
6x6” oil on panel
© 2010 Robin Cheers

Lily-of-the-Valley with Lace
Tablescarf on Williamsburg Tea Caddy
5x5” oil on panel
©2010 Jeanne Illenye

“Le drapĆ©”
©2010 Vicki Ross
9x12” oil on panel


  1. Great piece, Suzanne! It is very sensual!

    The other paintings from your challenge group are wonderful, too! Very creative people!

  2. Boy, do you have guts! Not just folds, but monotone too. But in typical Suzanne style, you pull it off, you nail it. You rock!

  3. As always, you rock! A wonderful 'realistic abstraction'. The others are really great, too... more blogs to visit!

  4. wow I'm speechless, you have painted a very ordinary subject and made it into a master piece, if I was wearing a hat, I would take it off to you!

  5. Oh man Suzanne! When I have fabric to paint I will look to this to teach me...it's fabulous!

  6. You are on a roll!! Love it! I can't wait to see what you paint next. :)

  7. This is one I want to keep looking at! I love how fabric alone can look painted, as you did. This would be awesome in person, I'm sure!

  8. Suzanne- I love that you are on a roll! Thank you to the pups for lettin' mama paint! I could get lost in each and every fold. You have made an ordinary subject extraordinary.

  9. It's so fascinating to me how you've created such a riveting image with a simple piece of fabric. I could look at this all day and be quite entertained!

  10. I found myself wanting to just burrow in there! Great soft color to go with the whole soft fabric and comfort theme! Well done, but no surprise there, Suzanne! Love each of the paintings you shared at the end, especially the doll on the quilt!

  11. Gorgeous! I saw this on Robin's blog and came over. Absolutely lovely.

  12. Wonderful motion and refreshing color! Great theme this month again!!

  13. Really great job on those highlights and shadows of the folds. Beautiful!

  14. Rollin', rollin', rollin'... RAAAAWHIIIIDE! Sorry, Suz, but you got that song stuck in my head now and I had to share the agony.

    This is beautiful. You really are on a roll and I always anticipate what you're going to show us next.

    Thanks for sharing all these other beautiful works, as well. Your generosity is only surpassed by your painting prowess.

    Congrats on selling this so quickly. I'm really not surprised.


  15. Beautiful!! I love it, and all the other paintings too :) Especially that one of the girl hanging the laundry.

    And I'm so happy you're on a roll! I'm in a bit of a dry spell, but I'm taking your advice, it's all in my mind, and I'm the one in charge there, so here I go off to paint :)

  16. Suzanne, I can hardly wait to see what you paint next and I am thrilled you are on such a roll - that means we all get to see more Suz'Art! Yay for us and I mean that ever-so-sincerely. Your work is a pleasure.

  17. Linda, thank you! What a lovely comment! And the other member paintings are amazing aren't they?

    Carol, thank you so much!!! I really appreciate your comments! Wow.

    r garriott, thank you so much, i love your description! And i so agree, I love the member words as well.

    Diana, thank you so very much. I really appreciate your words.

    dacoop, what a wonderful thing to say! thank you, it means a lot.

    Carol, rollin, rollin. thanks so much but as soon as i posted it tried to stop. I'm not havin' it though.

    Mary Anne,Wow, thanks so very much!

    Nicki, how kind and generous you are, thank you so very much for your wonderful comments.

    Diana, coming from you these words are most appreciated! You know how I feel about Waiting for Chole! Stunning!

    AutumnLeaves, I'm so appreciative! thank you so much. Comments like these really help to motivate, I'm eternally grateful.

    Kim, I'm so happy you stopped by and thank you so very much. I'm off to check you out too.

    Jeanne, thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed the challenge. As always your work took my breath away.

    Gwen, thank you so much!

    Don, you comments never fail to make me laugh out loud and make me feel humble. Thank you for such incredibly kind and generous words.

    Crystal, Thank you! Isn't the laundry painting amazing? I'm honored to be among such incredibly gifted artists and I really appreciate your kind words.

  18. Suzanne!

    Who knew a crumpled pillowcase and bed covering could look so beautiful! I could get lost in those folds and shadows.

    The blues almost remind me of the sky for some reason.

    You managed to take an everyday subject and turn it into something grand!



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