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"Night Music Nostalgia", photo collage, iPad Art, iPhoneography

“Night Music Nostalgia”, photo collage, iPad Art, iPhoneography

Sept-Oct classes, new artwork and news!  Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful summer. Mine was filled with naps!

First let me announce two new classes for September-October:
6 weeks: MONDAYS 10 am to noon starting September 12th – this coming Monday!
5 weeks: WEDNESDAYS 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm starting September 21st 
Details are on my iPadArtSoCal website and there’s a contact form if you’re interested. First class is free, so come and explore.

Many of you like to hear what I’ve been up to, so here you go! Lots of photos in this one.

April ended with a car accident – car got rear-ended by a jet-lagged bimbo and pushed into a fire hydrant. Still hurting but am mobile and feeling a bit more like myself. Sleep is a challenge with the pain. But I’m ever hopeful. I did manage to create a photo collage from pictures of my totaled car and the 30 ft. high water burst from the hydrant.

"Water Signs - by Accident" - Aftermath Of Collision With Fire Hydrant, printed on brushed aluminum, various sizes 5 x 7", 8 x 10" and larger.

“Water Signs – by Accident” – Aftermath Of Collision With Fire Hydrant, printed on brushed aluminum, various sizes 5 x 7″, 8 x 10″ and larger.t.

Many thanks to those of you who contributed on my GoFundMe  page. It helped so much as I wasn’t able to participate in any shows, teach or market my work. I was in high momentum prior – feeling so good – then it literally screeched to a halt  (pun intended). I’ve included the link not to solicit, but to let you know what a terrific site it is for raising money for things that are important to you.

It turns out, though, that Summer was a happy time for sales of original paintings, collages and prints – with many of you finally getting that artwork you’d had your eye on for a while.

"Night Music Sunrise" - printed on brushed aluminum, photo collage 40 x 30"

“Night Music Sunrise” – printed on brushed aluminum, photo collage 40 x 30″

The biggest print went to a recording studio – “Night Music Sunrise”. A glorious 40 x 30″ photo collage on brushed aluminum! Hoping to see some photos of it soon.

I’ve really enjoyed creating the Night Music series. I love guitars, even though I’m not any good at playing my Celebrity Ovation. The look of them is so sensuous and the sound is so beautiful.

Before the accident, I took some photos at Guitar Center. They said I could come back and shoot the really expensive ones that were locked up. I’m hoping to get back there soon. My eldest grandson suggested photos of a maple bodied acoustic from a front/side diagonal view would be cool, as well as the Gibson Firebird.

Isn't He Something

Created for my son-in-law for his birthday – his Epiphone and fav song.

Here’s one I created for my son-in-law for his birthday: “Isn’t He Something” – photo collage of his guitar and favorite song “Something” by George Harrison.

My math genius and volleyball player grandson had a graduation, so, of course Grammy had to create something for him: “Derivative of a Higher Order” -and he certainly is!

"Derivative of a Higher Order" - photo collage, iPad Art, for math-genius grandson

“Derivative of a Higher Order” – photo collage, iPad Art, for math-genius grandson

 

 

The older grandson is a musician of a high order – guitar, bass, drums and anything else that makes a sound! For him, I created “Night Music Nostalgia.” The song “Cat’s in the Cradle” speaks to how quickly children grow up. You can see it at the top of this page.

In August, I took a train trip to Camarillo to see two of my high school girlfriends. One had purchased two of my artworks: “City of Angels” original collage and “On the Move LA” photo collage from Union Station. It was so fun to see my creations hanging amongst quite excellent paintings and pastel portraits. She is an amazing artist (which I had forgotten until I went there). My other friend is a dancer, so we went out for cocktails and music a couple of nights. And yet another friend I knew from the Valley was available for lunch. She and I took our first Experimental Painting and collage class together. It was at her party that I first introduced myself as an artist. So fun to catch up on a few years of news with everyone.

On the Move - LA, Union Station, Photo Collage, iPad Art

On the Move – LA, Union Station, Photo Collage, iPad Art

"City of Angels" - acrylic and collage on canvas, 30 x 40" SOLD

“City of Angels” – acrylic and collage on canvas, 30 x 40″ SOLD

One of my new collectors, who I finally met in August, purchased some of my early experimental abstracts for her new home in Seattle. They came right off my bedroom wall – favorites of mine. So happy they have a fresh point of view!

"Soulmate" - Acrylic Ink on Paper, woven with gold wire.

“Soulmate” – Acrylic Ink on Paper, woven with gold wire.

"Enchanted Waterfall" - Acrylic Ink on Mulberry paper, Eyelash Yarn for texture.

“Enchanted Waterfall” – Acrylic Ink on Mulberry paper, Eyelash Yarn for texture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again, many thanks to all who helped out with contributions and purchases. My fondest wish is that you enjoy all of your artwork and find something new each time you gaze upon it.

Delighted to get this missive off to you. Thanks for your patience. I promise to communicate again before the holidays – really. Let me know what you’ve been up to. I love hearing from you.

Love,
Susie

Night Music and Guitar Series

"Night Music Sunset" - iPhoneography and iPad art printed on metal - any size, the larger the better!

“Night Music Sunset” – iPhoneography and iPad art printed on metal – any size, the larger the better!

The  Night Music Guitar series photo collages on metal, now for sale, are so much fun to assemble and color in Procreate! I’ve used a photo of wall shadows of my guitar and a lamp, a Flowpaper painting and an original acrylic painting Cherokee Fire. I absolutely love the drama that happens when I change the layer blend modes.

FOR SALE Night Music Blues, Night Music Sunset and Night Music – printed on metal. Stunning – the larger the better – 20 x 15″ to 40 x 30″! Call me for sizes and prices, available now. 949-436-9204 or susie@artuitive.net

"Night Music" - How I did it

“Night Music” – How I did it

"Night Music Blues" iPhoneography and iPad art printed on metal - any size, the larger the better!

“Night Music Blues” iPhoneography and iPad art printed on metal – any size, the larger the better!

You can also view these on Storehouse where you can see many other stories I’ve created about my art works.

"Night Music" - iPhoneography, iPad art printed on metal, any size, the larger the better!

“Night Music” – iPhoneography, iPad art printed on metal, any size, the larger the better!

SOLD! City Runways and Let’s Shop Boots

 

"City Runways" by Susie Stockholm, 50 x 40", acrylic on canvas SOLD!

“City Runways” by Susie Stockholm, 50 x 40″, acrylic on canvas SOLD!

Good News! After their final public showing at the airport, I retired both the large abstract City Runways paintings. When a neighbor mentioned that she had lots of blank wall space and was looking for art, I asked what she liked. Abstract, lots of color, big, Perfect!

She had missed seeing the airport exhibition, so I hung them in her dining room and she fell in love. I now have a new collector and a new friend. Exciting!

The airport exhibition was amazing!!

City Runways - playing docent at the airport for the Towers tour.

City Runways (SOLD) – playing docent at the airport for the Towers tour

Me with City Runways 2 - gives you a sense of scale and how well-displayed the paintings were.

Me with City Runways 2 (SOLD) – gives you a sense of scale and how well-displayed the paintings were.

I made 10 trips to escort friends and neighbors around the 5 locations where my 11 paintings were on display. It was quite an honor to provide my community, friends, neighbors and family with my art in a public space for 5 weeks, The Towers chartered a bus on Valentine’s Day. I was the docent for the tour, followed by a lovely and sociable luncheon.

More SOLD news: From my “Let’s Shop” series – Let’s Shop Boots! This one ended up in my neighbor’s kitchenette and goes so well with the City Runways paintings.

Still have two of these left.

Let's Shop Boots - SOLD assemblage and acrylic on canvas - one of four.

Let’s Shop Boots – SOLD
assemblage and acrylic on canvas – one of four.

Let's Shop Tennies - assemblage and acrylic on canvas - FOR SALE $175

Let’s Shop Tennies – assemblage and acrylic on canvas – 20″ x 16″ FOR SALE $175

Let's Shop Red - assemblage and acrylic on canvas - FOR SALE $175

Let’s Shop Red – assemblage and acrylic on canvas – 20″ x 16″ FOR SALE $175

You’re Invited – JW Airport Show – Jan 14 – Feb 16

So excited and honored to be the featured artist Jan 14 – Feb 16 at John Wayne Airport’s Community Focus Space Program. If you’re local, please visit and let me know what you think.

City of Angels

City of Angels by Susie Stockholm, Acrylic and Collage on Canvas, 30″ x 40″

I’ve merged traditional and new media in this exhibition by using my iPhone 6+ to photograph some “Signs of the City” paintings; then I incorporate them into an iPad painting or photo collage. Besides my big (and fav) City Runways acrylics, I’ll be showing City Streets 1 and 2 and City of Angels (shown here). Had to borrow those back from a couple of you, so thank you!

On the Move - LA

On the Move – LA

 

Additionally, I’ve created a series of six digital artworks On the Move – photo collages, printed on metal, from visits to airports and train stations. This exhibition is part of the JWA Community Focus Space Program, and represents my transition into digital photography and iPad art. Artworks can be viewed on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.  http://www.artuitive.net/blog/airport-show-details/)

"On the Move - Anaheim"

“On the Move – Anaheim”