Monday, June 28, 2010

"Sugar"


This is "Sugar" rendered in soft pastels 12x16.

She was a lot of fun to do.  I fell in love with her expression.  Hope you like it too.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Old Town Dock


Old Town Dock
Originally uploaded by susanlangva
This is a piece that is in the works now, 18x24 in Oil.
It's from a picture I took in Old Town Alexandria at the dock. I have a good bit of work to do on it yet, and am thinking it needs something to add some life, perhaps a person or animal somewhere. Any thoughts?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Dad's Golf"

This is one of my first watercolors.  I am taking a class at the Smithsonian with artist David Daniels http://www.mrwatercolor.com/   His style is different than mine, but I am learning his views.  I like to watch the instructions on You Tube and find they are more helpfull than anything else.  Cheep Joes also has a lot of great tips, and instructions, not to mention good prices on materials.  My paint is mostly Danial Smiths http://danielsmithblog.com/.  This is a new medium for me and I find that I have to sort of think backwards from oil painting.  In oil the picture can develop and change, even morph as I go along.  With watercolor the end result must be clear before the brush hits the paper with everything planed out.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Grandma's House"

Oil  11x18

"Harper's Ferry on a Sunday Morning"

Oil 18x24

"Bread & Wine"


Oil 9x12

"Tutu"

Soft Pastels and Water color
9x12

"Robbie the Capitol Cat"


Soft Pastels 18x24

"What a Pair"


Soft Pastels 18x24

"The Lighthouse"


Acrylic 8x10

"Poppy"


Watercolor 3x5

"Jacket"


Indian Ink

"King"


Soft Pastels

"Toddler"


Mixed Media
Soft Pastels and ink

"Sweet Knowledge"


Mixed Media
Soft Pastels and Ink

"Reflection"


This is a pencil drawing on paper