Monday, November 24, 2014

From THIS to THAT...a wildflower painting by Sue Scoggins, North Carolina Painter

It's time to share.  Find a great song.  This one was "Oh Happy Day."  Sing it in your head. (If the doors are closed, you can sing it out loud!)   After toning the canvas with yellow and magenta ink, I dried it with a hairdryer. Then wrote the lyrics all over the canvas.  Once dry, I brushed on gesso for texture and toning down the background. While all this was going on, I could see wildflowers beginning to appear.  The rest was envisioning fields and using intuitive colors and shapes and negative painting around the shapes.  Give it a try.  You'll like it!

Oh Happy Day
36x48 original oil on gallery wrapped canvas
The Little Art Gallery
Raleigh, North Carolina

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fields of Wildflowers - abstract florals by North Carolina Painter Sue Scoggins

36x36 original oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Can't get enough of these things.  After dropping someone off at the airport the other day, I did the round about onto I-40.  As I "rounded about" a huge field of wildflowers almost caused me to run off the road.  Planted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation Wildflower Program, these fields are all along the sides of the roads.  What a great gift to see!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

FLOWER CHILD - Abstracts (sort of) by North Carolina Painter Sue Scoggins

30x40 original oil on canvas
The Little Art Gallery
Cameron Village
Raleigh, NC

Finally have settled down in the happening city of downtown Raleigh, NC.  It has taken me a while to get my brush moving again.  The beach was a tad lonely, so city life seemed like a nice change.  New town.  New studio.  New vision.  Here is a new piece that is headed for The Little Art Gallery in Cameron Village in two weeks.  Seems fields of wildflowers have taken root. Can't get them out of my head!