Sunday, June 10, 2012

Fun In Southport - Painted Rain Barrel

Too much fun this weekend as “the girls” had a paint fest....
Here’s Tommy with his new custom painted rain barrel.  Who says water conservation can’t be fun?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Oxford Commission - by Sue Scoggins, North Carolina Painter

Whew!  This is a big one.  Thought you’d enjoy the process.
It’s of historic downtown Oxford, North Carolina.  The new owner wants a panoramic view.  It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out.
For your own custom commission contact the artist.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wilber and Caleb Continued by Sue Scoggins

Oils are going on.  Wilber and Caleb are coming to life. Caleb looks a little too big, though.  That’s one big pig!  He’s pretty PINK, too!  There’s still work to do.

For your own commissioned piece of artwork, contact me at

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Boogie, Original Oil Pet Portrait by Susan Scoggins

Original 11x14 Oil Pet Portrait
SOLD to it’s owner.
Lucky DOG!
Contact Sue Scoggins at for your beloved pet

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Unlikely Friends Continued by Susan Scoggins

Wilber and Caleb are coming right along.  I’ve never met this little piggy, Caleb and his friend, Wilber.  The owner of this farm has just sent lots of pictures and told me stories.  Her request is that the painting shows their connection to each other.  Spent a few days, adjusting their relationship to each other, proportions, etc.  The image you see here is an underpainting in acrylic and I’m hoping it is beginning to give off the emotion of togetherness.  Oils will be applied soon.

Contact me for your own personal commissioned painting.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Unlikely Friends

This little piggy and her hereford pal have been commissioned by an animal rescue farm.  Both, Wilber and Caleb were rescued as babies, were bottle fed together and spooned together when it was cold.  The owner has given almost total artistic license.  Here’s the initial sketch.  Music is turned on......the brush is about to begin!

Contact Sue Scoggins at if you’d like your own original commissioned piece.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Precious - an original oil painting on canvas by Susan Scoggins

Today, it was time to finish up Precious.  She’s one of the ostriches from the Sante Ynes Valley in California, one of Ollie’s cousins. The beginnings of Precious have been sitting in my studio for months begging to be competed.   Precious can be yours!  24x48 oil on canvas.
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Friday, May 11, 2012

West Beach, Original Acrylic on Canvas

This original acrylic on 20x24 canvas SOLD the day it was painted.
If you would like and original beach painting, contact the artist at

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Marina, Original Acrylic on 20x24 Canvas by Susan Scoggins

Since I haven’t posted in a while, thought I’d begin posting what I am working on.  This painting has a lot of boats and a lot of strokes.  The building in the background might be a little too pronounced.  I don’t know.  Plus, I have finished what’s on top of one of the boats in the front.  Hmmm.  What to do?  What to do?

Anyone interested in the completed painting, contact me at or

Monday, May 7, 2012

View of West Beach, Original Acrylic on Canvas

FInally finished.  Just posted.  Sorry for the delay.
This original acrylic on 16x20 canvas is available.  If interested
please contact artist at

Thursday, April 19, 2012

View From the Window

Santa Barbara has been my home for the last few days while I’ve been taking a studio
painting workshop with Fauvist Painter Kathleen Elsey.  This is a work in progress and A LOT harder
to do than I thought it would be.  Keep posted for the final result.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fresh From the Field, oil on canvas by North Carolina Painter Susan Scoggins

Fresh in from the field, these pineapples are ready for your home.
20x24 Original oil on Canvas

I’m just putting the finishing touches on several paintings that I’ve been working on to raise money to fight Alzheimer Disease.  This painting will be available at the up coming fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association of North Carolina.

This will be a solo exhibition in honor of my husband, Jerry.

April 26, 2012
Scout and Molly’s, Cameron Village
Raleigh, North Carolina

Piggy Sue

Piggy Sue is my most beloved pig.  She and I  have both decided that she will be available to a new home.  She’ll be for sale at the up coming fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association of North Carolina.

April 26, 2012
Scout and Molly’s
Cameron Village
Raleigh, NC

24x24 gallery wrapped original oil.  Ready to hang.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Time for Tulips, original abstract floral by North Carolina Painter, Susan Scoggins

I have been feverishly painting for an upcoming fundraiser to benefit the North Carolina Alzheimer's Association.  My husband, Jerry, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer disease at the age of 50.  That was when our world came to an end.....or so we thought!  This disease has brought many deep rewards in the midst of incredible pain.

One of the joys is my passion to create and capture all that is good.

Please join my in helping to stop and for future generations.

Time for Tulips     12x24, original oil on gallery wrapped canvas.  Ready to hang.  Free shipping.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Streets of Southport, colorful original oil of north carolina coast landscape by Susan Scoggins

It was an unbelievable time in Southport. Water was calm, houses were pristine white as they bathed in the bright spring sun. I set up my easel, loaded one canvas with paint, then loaded another and another. The delicious colors were fresh and simply irresistible.  

16x20 original oil on canvas.  Free shipping.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Jones Marsh , original oil of North Carolina coast landscape by Susan Scoggins

Just couldn’t resist painting plein aire in this beautiful spring weather.  A couple artist friends of mine joined me at the end of Jones Road.

16x20  original oil on canvas is available for    


For this and other’s you may like, contact artist at

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Summer Picks, colorful original oil floral by Susan Scoggins

Can’t help it.  I love spontaneous flowers popping out in a window sill.  

Summer Picks by Susan Scoggins
24x24 Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.  Ready to hang.  Free shipping.                


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pop In Stance, colorful original floral by Susan Scoggins

Oh man! “Good day, sunshine” ba ba ba ba..”Good day, sunshine”. Can you guess the song? Hint: the Beatles.
Anyway, it’s all sunshiny outside and I am loving it. Can’t help but paint some posies. I see the first signs of spring and I refuse to acknowledge that there could still be a few remnants of winter left. NO! NO! No telling what kind of flowers these are...but you get the picture.

Pop In Stance 12x12 Original in Oil, gallery wrapped, ready to hang. Free shipping.   


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Grand Songs, original oil musical interior painting by Susan Scoggins

This painting reminds me of the piano I heard while my daughter was practicing as a child. Years of missed notes, yet beautiful music.

Grand Songs, A part of the Happy Square series.
12x12 Original Oil on canvas. Gallery wrapped. Ready to hang. Free shipping.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Green Glass and Orchids, original oil floral by Susan Scoggins

Today, I was chomping at the bits to do some painting.  Over the weekend, my daughter and one of my grandsons (I have five!) came down to hang out with me.  Needless to say, we had our time filled with chasing the deer, riding bikes, and reading books.  I love it when my “boys” come to see me.

But, this morning, I was ready to put the brush to canvas.  For quite some time, I’ve enjoyed flowers.  Flowers in the window, flowers on the table, flowers in the garden.  So, here you go....

Green Glass and Orchids
24x24 Oil on Canvas, gallery wrapped, ready for hanging, free shipping

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lipstick, colorful, playlike original oil by Susan Scoggins

A few days ago, a friend asked me to come down to visit her in Southport.  This is the cutest little town filled with historic houses sitting on the edge of the mouth of the Cape Fear River.  It’s as if you stepped back in time with all the 100 year old oak lined streets, white picket fences and front porches.

While we were there we decided to have a paint fest.  The first day was a bit cloudy so we set up “shop” on her kitchen counter.  Hmm.  What to paint?  We gathered everything we could fine that we thought would make a good still life.  What better than a hand full of lipsticks, a blue coffee mug, and a bottle of Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur. ....a gold mine of subject matter....and a great and frivolously fun day.

Lipstick. Original oil on canvas. 4x12 gallery wrapped, ready to hang. Free shipping.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Oh Happy Day, happy colorful floral, original oil by Susan Scoggins

There’s nothing like moving paint around canvas and seeing what turns out. Starting out with a yellow background, keeping it light, then lay in some darks for some shadow. Before you know it....a little jar of flowers appear.

Oh Happy Day. 12x12 Oil on standard canvas. Free shipping.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Summer Surprise, little original oil and colorful floral by Susan Scoggins

Ahhhhhhh, yet another day of anticipation. A tad bit gray but sunshine is in the forecast. Summer is on it’s way. (Or is it wishful thinking.)

Whatever. Reality or not...this little painting can bring a sunny attitude no matter what time of year.

Summer Surprise. 6x12. Original oil on standard canvas with painted edges. Free shipping


Friday, March 9, 2012

Sweet Peep, little original birdie painting by Susan Scoggins

Let’s go light tonight.

I was just moving paint around on canvas, not quite knowing what was going to come of it.

But this little guy just seemed to materialize.

Sweet Peep. 6x6 original oil on canvas. Gallery wrapped. Ready to hang.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fine China, original still life in oil, by Susan Scoggins

Today, I started painting a still life of a flawless fine china sugar and creamer set that was sitting along side a peeled tangerine. I sketched in the shapes with thin magenta paint but I was feeling a bit stiff and tense.

The sound of waves from the beach were beckoning me and my doggie was watching me from outside the glass doors. Begging. I said, “Well, heck! Let’s go to the beach!” So,
I grabbed a leash, her ball chucker and ball, and headed out for a walk.

As I was walking and throwing the ball into the water, I noticed the tide was out and there were thousands of broken shells on the sand. I began stuffing them into the pocket of my jeans..sand and all. Far be it from me to take along a plastic bag....oh no, not me...that would mean I was planning, thinking ahead....something I’m not exactly known for. (I flunked out of Girl Scouts. Go figure!)

I've always been more intrigued by broken shells than by perfect ones, or fine china for that matter. Perfection is something I’ve never quite been able to achieve. Broken shells remind me of authenticity...a sense of struggle, overcoming and survival. Broken shells must have stories to tell. I call them the sea’s relics and who knows, maybe they are as old as Mount Vesuvius. These shells have been weathered, smoothed down and reshaped by being tossed over and over against the ocean bottom. Weathering the storms of life are never very easy. Storms have a way of peeling away the superficial, cutting to the core and leaving you polished and authentic.

Anyway, once I got back to the house, I emptied my brimming pockets with little bits and pieces for a project later on, then went inside to finish today’s painting of that perfect fine china. The way it ended up didn’t exactly project the feeling of perfection but of warmth. But, I’ll let you decide on that. But here’s the finished project. Hope you enjoy.

Fine China, original oil, 12x12 gallery wrapped, ready to hang. Free shipping.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Splash of Sunshine, colorful original oil floral by Susan Scoggins

Oh my! Have we been waiting for this day? It’s sunny and beautiful! Merits a “Splash of Sunshine” !

I’ve been begging for warm weather and sunshine! Thank you God! You are so wonderful!
Today’s painting is a tribute to today! His mercies are new every morning.

This 12x12 painting is part of the “Happy Square” series.
Original oil. Gallery wrapped. Ready to hang. Free Shipping.


Starry Starry Nights, original oil children’s painting by Susan Scoggins

Starry, starry nights.....

Have you ever had those precious moments in time when you captured a glimpse of God? A moment in time when you wondered if God was real? A moment that you treasured?

His faithfulness is real. Even when we wonder “Why?’

“Tell Me Why” is a song that I grew up on. “Tell me why the stars do shine. Tell me why the ivy twines. Tell me why the sky’s so blue....and I will tell you..just why I love you.”

Because God made the stars to shine.
Because God made the ivy twine.
Because God made the sky so blue.
Because God made you....That’s why I love you.

This is what this painting is all about. Because God made you....that’s why I love you.

Tell Me Why. Original oil, 12x12, gallery wrapped, ready to hang. Free shipping.


Color Me Roses, colorful original oil floral by Susan Scoggins

Today is perfect for a jar of roses. Lest you think that every post will be a $600 ostrich, let me put you at ease.

I am embarking on a series of “Happy Squares”. 
These squares are designed to give you a brief happy moment, perhaps a smile as you walk by.
Sometimes it will be a floral. Sometimes it may be a starfish or a crab across the sand. Such are the delights that God has blessed us with. So often we overlook what He has done.

I love painting these little florals. My eyebrows raise in delight as I move the colors around on the canvas. I find myself smiling as I add a bright magenta onto a wall or cup, then highlight those blossoms with white.

Hope you have a delightful day.

Flowers and Coffee. What could be better than that? Original oil. Another 12x12 Happy Square. Gallery wrapped, ready to hang. Free shipping.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Welcome To My New Art Blog

As a new member of Contemporary Fine Arts International, I am now privileged to present my paintings on a daily basis. I must admit, while I do paint every day, I don’t always have a finished product to show. There will be times when I show the process of painting.

For me, painting has become one of the most treasured things that I do. I’m thankful to be able to create. It keeps me reminded of all that is good in this world.

We all know that life can present it’s challenges. At times those challenges are overwhelming, even show stopping. But, a moment or two of reflection and blessing counting can bring just the spark we need to keep on going.

That is my goal for you. To provide a moment, a glimpse, a memory that will give you a smile or even a brief chuckle.

Today, I want to introduce to you.....Henrietta. She’s the main squeeze of her “man” ostrich, Ollie, who sold last week. Imagine what she’s got to say. She is up for adoption.
Have a great day.

Henrietta. 24x30 Original oil. Gallery wrapped. Ready to hang. Free shipping. $600.00.   SOLD