Entries by susan1bradford

Winter in Vermont

We had to paint a winter painting for my AWS art group here in Sebastopol. Well winter in Sonoma County is to me not really winter so painted this from a photo I took forty years ago in Corinth, Vermont of my 97 acre farm. The photo was taken in March as we had winter […]

Martinis with my Granddaughter

Last fall I went with my daughter to Arcata, CA where my granddaughter is attending Humboldt State University to celebrate my birthday. Here we are at an outdoor cafe having a martini. I painted this from a photo and my palette is Cadmium red light, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light and Titanium White.

Glass and Cherries

This plein air still life was painted the Friday before Christmas on a beautiful sunny day here in Sebastopol. It consists of lots of pieces of hand blown glass as well as a wine glass and a glass bowl of cherries. My palette is Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Light and Titanium White. […]

A Christmas Story

This is a recent plein air still life. It has a beautiful pottery vase with white poinsettia, a snowman by Gloria Elliot, a beautiful hand blown glass canister from my relatives in Sweden and a red glass Christmas tree ornament. My palette is Cobalt blue, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Light and Titanium White. I […]

The Artists House

Last Fridays plein air painting was an actual plein air painting of my artist friend Patricia and her husbands house here in Sebastopol. This is where I paint on Friday every week weather permitting. My palette for this painting is Colbalt Blue, Cadmium red light, Cadmium yellow light and Titanium White. I use Gamblin Oil […]

My Fall Display

My latest plein air still life is my fall display which includes a Roseville Futura Vase, pumpkins, fruit, hydrangeas from my yard and a scarecrow. My palette for this painting is Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium Red light, Cobalt Blue and Titanium White. I use Gamblin Oil paints and I mix all the colors.

Daisies, Pottery and Pumpkins

Here is the latest plein air still life that we did on Friday. It includes a Roseville Futura Vase (Black Flame) with gerbera daisies, 2 little pumpkins and a tea pot by potter Stephen Fabrico. My palette is phthalo blue, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow light and titanium white. I use Gamblin paint. We missed […]

More Sunflowers

This was a plein air still life that we did about three weeks ago. It is sunflowers in a Natalie Blake vase who is a Vermont potter. I had her work in my gallery in Bradford, Vermont. My pallete is Phthalo blue, Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium red light and Titanium white. I use Gamblin paint.

Young Heifers in Vermont

A recent painting from a photo I took years ago in Newbury, Vermont of young heifers in a field in front of a house in the woods. My palette is Titanium white, Cadmium Red light, Cobalt blue and Cadmium yellow light. I use Gamblin paint.

Oh the Sunflowers

Last weeks plein air still life was more of Johanna Chase pottery, a piece of Roseville pottery (green pinecone) and beautiful sunflowers. My palette is Cadmium red light, phthalo blue, Cadmium yellow light and Titanium white.