Monday, June 11, 2018

Sweet Spring 2


Sweet Spring 2
Oil on Wood
 12"X12"

I have been listening to Bach's "Well Tempered Clavier" non-stop in recent weeks.
It is so beautiful it makes me weep, and certain passages continue to play in my mind when I am doing daily life away from the studio. That and seeing our Sonoma wild land roaring back to life after having been turned to ash in October is almost overwhelming. There is a carpet of California poppies, and the grasses are taller than we are.
 The genius of Bach and the tenacity of Mother Nature, a two year old's birthday, and frequent gatherings with family, seeing my favorite people for lunch, a walk, or dinner -- that's what I call "Living it Up."

Friday, June 8, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sweet Spring


Sweet Spring
Oil on Wood
20"X16"
Available for Sale Online from SusanLandor.com

 Grasses and delicate wildflowers spring from the burnt earth in Sonoma. Each week there are more, and baby oaks are showing up everywhere. I don't like change, but I am learning to love the new landscape. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

VOTE


Barack Obama You Are Missed
VOTE
Oil on Wood
8"X10"

Your grace. Your integrity. Your humanity. Your sincerity. Your modesty. Your humor. Your intelligence. Your smile. Your family. Your optimism. Your cool.
Barack Obama, you are missed.

I am giving this painting to The Indivisible Marin Benefit Auction. Indivisible is keeping hope alive, inspiring each of us to take action in our communities to return civility to our politics.
 Indivisible Marin Benefit Auction, Corte Madera Community Center, June 3, 3-5 p.m.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Turning the Page


Turning the Page
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

Available for sale online from SusanLandor.com.

I am back in the studio after Life intervened in a big way. 
A little solitude and a lot of sleep go a long way to restoring health, both physical, and psychological.
And being in the company of books always brings me back to where I want to be.

A selection of my paintings are available this month from Mulberry's Home, 160 41st Street, Oakland, where they are beautifully displayed amongst the store's lovely collection of home furnishings. Stop by if you are in the vicinity.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

In Awe of Authors - Lydia Davis


In Awe of Authors
Oil on Wood
20"X16"

Authors paint pictures with words. And in the case of Lydia Davis, sometimes with just a sentence or two she writes a whole story that hits one right between the eyes.  
"Varieties of Disturbance," an inspired title in itself, has a fly on its white on white cover, perhaps referencing the twelve word story, "Collaboration with Fly." Or maybe it's meant to be just a fly on the wall of life, which is all any of us are in the end. Just seeing it on my bookshelf reminds me to pay attention.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Weathering the Storm with Words


Weathering the Storm with Words
Oil on Wood
20"X16"

Rain has been falling for days, and despite the advent of daylight savings time, it has been dark and cold inside and out.  Nothing like encouraging words to lift the spirit and warm the chill.