Abstract in the Raw

"Abstract in the Raw" - unfinished - Acrylic on Gallery-wrapped Canvas. 50" x 40"

“Abstract in the Raw” – unfinished – Acrylic on Gallery-wrapped Canvas. 50″ x 40″

I have this great glassed-in balcony that gets morning sun. Usually I sit out here with my coffee and contemplate the latest in-process adventure. This one is temporarily named “Abstract in the Raw.”

It began in a class by Jim Gibson and Docia Reed, fine abstract artists. Both of these lovely people gift their time and talents to our Art Club members for a few hours a week.

The entire painting is meant to be an experiment, inspired by a  favorite artist. Mine is Piet Mondrian.

At dusk I turn a spotlight onto my current creation. The neighbors tell me they love to see what I’m working on, and often walk this way. Makes me happy to share my love of color, shape and texture with my community.

I also share my love of technology, especially Apple products. Recently I taught an impromptu iPad class at our MAC club; and will go to student’s homes for one-on-one MAC-iPad-iPhone consulting. When clients want to know what my interests are, I show them my paintings gallery on my iPad as I train them to make their own albums and journals.

It’s always exciting to hear “I have a friend who loves abstract and contemporary art! Can I bring them over to see your paintings?” My home has become an open gallery of sorts. The people who visit invigorate me, as they share their stories over a cup of tea. I learn much about their art collections, as we search their home for a place to hang their newest work of art. What a wonderful life I enjoy.

Please take a look at my short videos if you’re interested in my process and motivations. Click here: Susie’s videos – also, please contact me if you’d like to talk about how my paintings would complement your collection. Click here: Contact Susie.

Paint, play, laugh and do something out of the ordinary this week! Let me know what you did.