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In My Neck of the Woods: Local Inspiration

Follow my blog with Bloglovin A Sense of Place: Where’s the inspiration? It was a seemingly ordinary day. Slightly overcast sky…not really sunny… perfect for a landscape artist seeking inspiration.   

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The Art of Inspiration

  Dawn sent shimmering rays over the placid ocean, bestowing a golden path from the shore to the horizon.   What inspires you? Take a moment and really think about it. If I phrase the question differently…is there a certain time and place that inspires you? For many people, an early morning beach sunrise fits Read More

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The Commissioned Artwork Process

Have you ever looked at piece of artwork and wondered how it might look in your home? Perhaps you may have wondered if you could get a piece similar to this customized.   Or perhaps you’ve considered having a painting commissioned but were uncertain as to the process. Hopefully, after reading this post you will…

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The Art of Destiny

Do you have a favorite vacation place?  Think about where you feel most centered. If you could relive memories everyday of that special location, would you do it? Upon reflection, if your favorite place involves a beach certain words may come to mind. Blissful. Relaxing. Carefree. Serene. Calming… These words may describe that the sense Read More

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Marsh Life, by Susan Abell

The Art of Discovery-Marsh Life 

  “I have an immoderate passion for water; for the sea, though so vast, so restless, so beyond one’s comprehension; for rivers, beautiful, yet fugitive and elusive; but especially for marshes, teeming with all that mysterious life of the creatures that haunt them. A marsh is a whole world within a world, a different world, Read More

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Marsh oil painting, artwork in progress, Susan Abell

The Art of the Process:Tools of the Trade

    As a visual artist, there are many tools at my disposal. Part of the appeal of the creative process is choosing what to use when. With regards to choosing materials, it can be both overwhelming and exciting when a beginning a new artwork. Have you ever viewed an artwork and pondered, “How did Read More

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Under Construction: Work in Progress

“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.”     Sophia Bush   Do you ever feel like you are always working to improve some area of your life?

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The Art of a Collection

I think an art collection is a lot like a diary. Your taste evolves with time. Delphine Arnault   Do you collect anything? If so, what do you think makes for a great collection? I am not really referring to the “stuff” that we tend to gather in our homes over time. 🙂  Think of Read More

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The Enlightened Path to Art Understanding

Have you ever viewed a piece of artwork and just didn’t understand it? You may have wondered, “What is the artist trying to say here?”  “I just don’t get it.” Perhaps  a little direction might help. Come with me down this sunny path as I offer a little insight into this piece.  Any tips you acquire Read More

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Lighting the Way

The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.      Claude Monet    Ever wonder if you are on the right path?  Is this the way to go? If you are like most folks, at one time or another in your life you’ve had that very question. Difficult decisions to consider? Read More

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