Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sea Change

Sea Change
Oil on Canvas
24"X24"

I like the idea of "sea change," but the truth is, I resist change as much as possible. I like familiarity and habit and that goes for just about everything from clothes to friends to possessions to daily routines. I have noticed that real change, deep down sea change happens in small increments over time. Little shifts in focus, a slight change of course, and before you know it, you have entered new territory.
Sitting on a beach, seeing the sea change, waves breaking in different ways, creating patterns and coming and going and coming another way again; that is plenty of change for me. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Vineyard Rain

Vineyard Rain
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

Wrapped up in every raindrop is the promise of the future. Sonoma is soaking it up, saving it for a sunny day. And I, for one, can't get enough of rain splashing on my windshield, water rushing down the creek, and wildflowers popping up on every hillside. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rain on the Way


Rain on the Way
Oil on Wood
6"X8"

Available for sale online from Susanlandor.com HERE.



Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring in the Vineyard


Spring in the Vineyard
Oil on Wood
12"X12"
Available for sale online HERE.

Sonoma is so beautiful this spring it is almost heart braking. If only everyone on earth could hear the birds singing their tiny hearts out, and see the jack rabbits crossing the meadow and, watch the wild turkeys showing off for the ladies, and see the vineyards bursting into bloom on an April afternoon. I am sure there would be less strife and anger and ugliness. If only. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Blue Moon


Blue Moon
Oil on Wood
12"X12"
Available for sale online from SusanLandor.com

I have been missing the ones who are gone. They touched my heart and soul with theirs, and I carry them with me everywhere I go. Once in a blue moon someone comes along who lights up the world with just being who she is.
Amy Kraus Rosenthal must have been one of those.
Thanks to a friend who knows me well, I recently discovered Amy's writing, words, and brave creative endeavors. What a spirit! "Textbook" and "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life" and children's books and happenings. 
I would have liked to tell her how much her books mean to me. But she is gone. So her inspiration will just have to continue on through me and all the ones she touched, while we wait for another blue moon to rise.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cross Currents


Cross Currents
Oil on Canvas
24"X24"
Available for Sale from Susanlandor.com HERE.

Distractions have threatened to derail me lately. The barrage of news from the outside world, calling my representatives, and the constant list-making inside my mind have been creating havoc. And then there is Mary Norris's enchanting book, "Between You and Me," which has me second guessing every sentence and punctuation I write. 
Despite it all, I happened upon the beach last week while walking with a friend from afar. A breath of fresh air in the company of friendship gives one some perspective. The world is big. We are small. Life is short. Live it up.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Yellow Slicker Meets Monet's 'Red Kerchief'


Yellow Slicker Meets Monet's 'Red Kerchief'
Oil on Wood
8"X10"

Last week I took time out from all the sadness at hand to step back in time at the Legion of Honor, taking in "Monet: The Early Years." "The Red Kerchief" has stayed with me. She is so alive in her bright red against the winter chill, fleeting past the window, so like life. The lady in her yellow hat and slicker carrying a red purse is stopped in her tracks. "All part of life's rich colorful pageant" as my dear friend once said. Now you see her. Now you don't. Gone, but not forgotten.