Monday, April 15, 2019

In the Summer When It Sizzles


In the Summer When It Sizzles
Oil on Wood
16"X16"

Available for sale online from SusanLandor.com

Holding Paris in my heart today. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Sausalito Spring


Sausalito Spring
Oil on Wood
12:X12:
Available for sale online from SusanLandor.com

A magnolia from the garden fills Heath Ceramics gifts from friends and family. Spring comes to the table joining the conversations and laughter that have filled the room. An antidote to the rancor that swirls around the outside world. A reminder. Beauty still matters.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

'Tell Me More' and Other Favorites


'Tell Me More' and Other Favorites
Oil on Wood
10"X10"


Just seeing this stack of books on my bedside table is comforting. Kelly Corrigan, Mary Norris, Lydia Davis, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Susan Orlean. Their words fill me up, lift me up, and stay with me, enriching my life no end.  I will remember what struck a chord and visit those pages again for a little pick-me-up when the time is right.  In the meantime, they are reminders that goodness and the creative spark are alive and well in the world, and that, too, is reassuring. 


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Heading West


Heading West
Oil on Wood
8"X9"

Available for Sale from SusanLandor.com

Freighters come and go on the Bay, their cargo stacks mimicking San Francisco's skyline. It's an ever changing art show that surprises and delights me daily.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

My Friend and Monet


My Friend and Monet
Oil on Wood
10"X10"

Classics. Imaginative, enchanting, beautiful, and endlessly interesting.
Two of a kind.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Old Friends


Old Friends
Oil on Wood
10"X10"

Available for sale online from SusanLandor.com

Tried and true. 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Small Boats, Big Sky


Small Boats, Big Sky
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

Available for sale online HERE.

Little boats dancing across Raccoon Straits, lit as if on stage by a constantly changing sky -- our winter wonderland.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Ebb and Flow


Ebb and Flow
Oil on Wood
24"X12"

Available for sale online from SusanLandor.com 

 Is it the time of year, or the time of life?  Or is it reading Susan Orlean's beautiful, "The Library Book" that has me swimming in memories of the past?
Her thoughts on memory and the meaning of life on page 92 and 93 are a reason to read the book, not to mention the bright red cover with gold lettering that beckons from the night stand at bedtime. 

"Our minds and souls contain volumes inscribed by our experiences and emotions; each individual's consciousness is a collection of memories we've cataloged and stored inside us, a private library of a life lived.  It is something that no one else can entirely share, one that burns down and disappears when we die.  But if you can take something from that internal collection and share it – with one person or with the larger world, on the page or in a story recited – it takes on a life of its own."

I am holding that thought as the days come and go like the ebb and flow of the tide that shifts the sands ever so slightly making what was, new again.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Monet Moment 3


Monet Moment 3
Oil on Wood
10"X10"


Monet and Mozart on a Sunday afternoon - a perfect combination. Memories of "Monet: The Late Years" at the de Young Museum and Mozart's music fill my studio, obliterating the woes of the world and my own petty grievances. The outside world melts away, leaving in its place a inner world of peace, beauty, and gratitude.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Monet Moment 2


Monet Moment 2
Oil on Wood
10"X10"

SOLD

Back in time is a good place to be on a day like today. Or any day, come to think of it. I am still feeling buoyant after milling around rooms full of Monet's "Water Lilies" at the de Young Museum with people young and old soaking it all in.  Seeing friends and neighbors, weekend with family, and a long talk with my sister  this afternoon has filled me up with gratitude and made the dark days and endless rain less oppressive. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Monet Moment 1


Monet Moment 1
Oil on Wood
10"X10"

SOLD

Light and airy, subtle and soft. Everyone gravitated to the exact middle of "Water Lilies 1914-1917" yearning to float away into Monet's world.  "Monet: The Late Years," at the de Young feels like Spring. Soothing and sweet. Just what we need. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Redhead and Rothko (Red, Brown, and Black")


Redhead and Rothko (Red, Brown, and Black)
Oil on Wood
10"X10"

Available HERE.

Wonders never cease.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Ahead of Ellsworth Kelly's White Curve VII


Ahead of Ellsworth Kelly's 'White Curve VII'
Oil on Wood
10"X10"


Right person, right place, right time. An hour at NY MOMA with a good friend. It never disappoints. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Man Meets Rothko at the Met


Man Meets Rothko at the Met
Oil on Wood
8"X10"

"Epic Abstraction" at The Met may not be epic but we found plenty of gems to warm our hearts on a chilly Saturday morning.  Rothko's "No, 3 1953" glowed in a hushed room full of Rothkos, where people whispered in reverence, which in itself filled me with a sense of well being.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Rise and Shine


Rise and Shine
Oil on Wood
24"X24"

Storm after storm with clearing in between. Rainbows, double rainbows, and colors beyond the believable spectrum. What a show. A little reminder that there is more to this world than us. Thank goodness. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Piece of Coast


Piece of Coast
Oil on Canvas
24"X18"

Available for sale online from SusanLandor.com

The days are getting longer. Optimism is on the rise.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Outward Bound


Outward Bound
Oil on Canvas
24"X24"

The sun is out today, but I am still in this mood.
It will be awhile before I lighten up.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

January Blues


January Blues
Oil on Canvas
24"X18

SOLD

Beautiful but melancholy. That just about sums up my mood.  

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Here Comes the Sun


Here Comes the Sun
Oil on Wood
16"X16"

SOLD

Seeing this, first thing in the morning was enough to make me almost optimistic about the world.