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“At the Pass” by Suzanne Morris

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The two small studies are of one of my favorite places to paint…I love rivers, lakes, and marshes…the shapes are amazing. I also love painting reflections on the water… the colors and the abstract nature of the shapes is so interesting.

at-the-pass-finshedThe finished painting. “At the Pass”, will be in the Laguna Plein Air Painters Show ” Less is More”. The show is at the Forest and Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA, March 7- April 3.

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Introducing Suzanne G. Morris, ASMA, PAPNM

Artist’s Statement: “I have been painting for as long as I can remember.  Several years ago I was introduced to painting “alla prima” from the Italian meaning all at once. It employs painting “wet into wet” on the canvas. I am fascinated by the play of light and shadow.  It is the effect that light has on a subject that draws me to it… the cool morning light on the water, the colors deep in the long shadows of late afternoon, or the way reddish light at sunset seems to warm everything it touches. Any one of these effects can transform an ordinary subject into an extraordinary one.  It is the joy I feel when I come across one of these special moments that I try to capture on my canvases. This is accomplished by adherence to light and shadow patterns, the use of vivid descriptive color, and bold expressive brushwork.

My love of the water is reflected in my subject matter.  My palette is inspired by my passion for life.  Being an artist is a privilege.  It is about being in a special place and developing the means to express how I feel about that place.  If I do everything just right, I get to share a piece of the magic I feel with those who view my work.

Click here to read more about Suzanne…

Fresh Paint! Check out this week’s plein-air contest entries.

1 in 37!  These are great odds!  Every vote counts.  Don’t forget to share so all your fans can vote for you.  Or share to get NEW fans, who can then vote for you.  We’ll be sharing and pinning our hearts out over here.

The picture with the most votes will win both sizes of our Traveler Gift Packs.  These packs  are so useful for plein air painting.  Tape the included canvas in and you are ready to paint.  When you are done, stick on the bump its for extra air in front of your painting and pop the lid on.  Two of our heavy-duty black rubber bands and a clear plastic zip bag are included to make sure nothing happens on the way home.  If/when you sell off your easel, your client can get their new treasure home with confidence.

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Traveler Two Christmas Pack

The photo with the most votes by December 15th also wins this paintbrush holder. It’s hand-turned Mahogony made by West Canaan Art.

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Go see our newest entries or enter yourself:

Sand and Surf

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Beach Buddies

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An Afternoon Stop

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aka the old chicken coop

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Light before the Storm

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Clouds sweeping across the High Plains

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Painting up river.

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Creation

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Yield

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Archway at Halifax Estates

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Brandywine Light

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More Plein Air Photo Contest Entries! Don’t Forget To Vote and Share.

We have received many lovely paintings and fun shots on location!  Please take a minute and vote. Then share, so like minded people can vote too!

The picture with the most votes will win both sizes of our Traveler Gift Packs.  These packs  are so useful for plein air painting.  Tape the included canvas in and you are ready to paint.  When you are done, stick on the bump its for extra air in front of your painting and pop the lid on.  Two of our heavy-duty black rubber bands and a clear plastic zip bag are included to make sure nothing happens on the way home.  If/when you sell off your easel, your client can get their new treasure home with confidence.

Traveler One Christmas PackTraveler One Gift Pack

Traveler Two Christmas Pack Traveler Two Gift Pack

The photo with the most votes by December 15th also wins this paintbrush holder. It’s hand-turned Mahogony made by West Canaan Art.

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Go see our newest entries or enter yourself:

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2 large_dabf1ffac2d5b2eb5c9f6324cf5ffec4A Roadside Moment

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2 large_090b0e7378dc57dd060cecbf98f20950Strawberry Banke

 

 

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Art Cocoons in Action

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Gloria Chadwick, having fun painting Longhorns at Del Mar Fair.

“What a bonus it is to use the Art Cocoon while painting in a tourist setting. I have sent my paintings off to their new homes in the secure cocoon much to the relief of the traveller. I believe the carrier made the difference on whether or not a sale took place. “