Wednesday, April 21, 2010

etc. again


So I'm really enjoying my little pochade box. Besides being so handy that it can easily fit into any small bag/purse since it's only 5"x7", it gets me out of the studio faster and allows me to paint more inconspicuously while jotting quick color and value notes in oil. The second photo shows the pochade strapped to my leg instead of hand-held. I came home from work and saw the beautiful shadow crossing my neighbors side door and had to try to catch it.



I'm still obsessed with poppies and thought I'd post a few more of my efforts. The close-up is 8"x8." The last painting, but not the last in my poppy series, is my attempt at inventing a flowing and slightly rolling meadow punctuated with mostly poppies. It's 24"x24," love that square format. If you go to my Etsy site you'll see a few more example of my poppy paintings that I favor. (http://www.susanhongsammons.etsy.com/)










7 comments:

Kathleen Krucoff said...

This is very cool. I love the blue door. Lately I've found photos or paintings of colorful doors very appealing. Nicely done Susan! And I love your red poppy paintings too. Keep 'em coming!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Susan, I love poppies and love this painting. Great little pochade box. It's true, when not having to carry the studio outdoors, this little invention is great.

Susan Roux said...

Your poppies are so wonderful. I just want to experience a field like you portray! I especially love the close-up version. One could just melt in them...

Erik said...

Those are gorgeous, very vibrant.
What do you use to transport the wet painting in?

susan hong-sammons said...

Hello Kathleen, Joan, Susan, and Erik,
Thank you for your encouraging words. The poppy paintings have become more and more worked from imagination which is really new to me. I think my little plein air studies are very helpful. Erik asked how I carry the wet panels. The little pochade box holds two wet canvases. If you look at my privious post you can see the small wet panel carrier Denny also makes. It holds six panels, so fun. I'm using this little box a lot. I took it to Europe which greatly cut my luggage of art supplies. I just tucked my materials next to my clothes. No need for extra luggage.

Erik said...

Hi Susan,
Sorry I missed that post as bloglines only showed your most recent post. I'm going to give the Artcocoon a try.

artebaiao said...

wonderful!!!!