Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Note to Self


Note to Self
Oil on Wood
6"X6"


Read. Write. Take notes. Facts matter.

Friday, November 15, 2019

LOVE - Never Gets Old


LOVE - Never Gets Old
Oil on Wood
6"X6"

Available online from SusanLandor.com

I want to thank Chad Olcott and Alison Landon for urging me to do an Artist's Talk yesterday at Mulberry's Home, Chad's beautiful home furnishings store in Oakland, which is all decked out for Christmas.  It felt good to be surrounded by beautiful objects and an appreciative audience who came to hear about my approach to making art, which is essentially, "just do it."

Tuesday, November 5, 2019


Contemplating Rothko
Oil on Wood
6"X6"

I could use some inner peace and quiet.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Fact and Fiction


Fact and Fiction
Oil on Wood
20"X16"

Making it up as I go along. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

True Fiction


True Fiction
Oil on Wood
20"X16"

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I am distracted. These times are stranger than fiction. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Rule of Law


Rule of Law
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

rule of law
/ˌro͞ol əv ˈlô/
phrase of rule
  1. the restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws.
We have some books on the subject if anyone is interested.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

So Many Books, So Little Time

"So Many Books, So Little Time (Diptych)"
Oil on Wood
12"X6"


 Fall makes me nostalgic. Loss is everywhere I look. But books are a comfort. I should be letting them go too, but no. Each one sparks a memory of where and when it was read. Solace is found in their stories. 


Saturday, August 17, 2019

August

August
Oil on Wood
20"X16"
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Summer. It's here.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

End of Another Road


End of Another Road
Oil on Wood
24"X24"

Ends are just beginnings of something else.
 I am back where I belong filled to the brim with memories of my dreamy month in Maine.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Morning Row


Morning Row
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

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Rowing and reading and painting and quiet contemplation.  July has been a dreamy month in Maine. 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Friendship


Friendship
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

I have seen this Friendship sail by hundreds of times and it still takes my breath away.  To imagine that this very scene played out over 100 years ago, that people sat where I sit and saw it just as it is today is both reassuring and humbling. Our oldest island friends gathered on our deck this evening for another rollicking time. Grateful for all the years we've shared. Grateful for still being here in this magical place. 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Hillary's Room


Hillary's Room
Oil on Canvas
11"X14"

Dreamy on an island in July in Maine. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Little Laundry Left on the Line


Little Laundry Left on the Line
Oil on Wood
20"X16"

A squall blew through fast and furiously about an hour ago, just as I was finishing this painting of the Little's laundry left on the line. It's been so hot, all the doors and windows were wide open. Water was everywhere before I had a chance to close them all. Oh what a relief it is. Everything is drying out including the air.  It was a welcome reminder that things change fast around here, and we are not in charge.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Mambo


Mambo
Oil on Wood
10"X10"

This one's for Amy. What's not to LOVE?

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Earl


Earl
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

This one's for Newman and Gray Boatyard for bringing this beauty back to life. We are so lucky to have it in the harbor.

Monday, July 15, 2019

From the Window


From the Window
Oil on Wood
16"X20"

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Not where I belong, but on a day like today, this little island in Maine is a good place to be. 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Independence


Independence
Oil on Canvas
36"X36"


Independence is everything. 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer on the Line


Summer on the Line
Oil on Canvas
20"X16"

Summer is here.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Super Woman Studies Superman


Super Woman Studies (Mel Ramos') 'Superman'
Oil on Wood
8"X8"

Available for sale online from my WEBSITE.

Surrounding myself with the things I love today, my birthday; Bach, Mozart, Art, paint, family, friends, and memories of my amazing parents who gave me all of the above. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Lure of LOVE


The Lure of LOVE
Oil on Wood
12"X12"
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Robert Indiana's LOVE, and any LOVE for that matter, is irresistible. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Resilience


Resilience
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

I continue to watch in awe as the Sonoma landscape recovers from the October 2017 fire.  Resilience is everywhere. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

In the Summer When It Sizzles


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

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Holding Paris in my heart today. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Sausalito Spring


Sausalito Spring
Oil on Wood
12:X12:
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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"
SOLD

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"

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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"

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 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"

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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"

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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

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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.