Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Art: "Edna"

Here's Edna! She seems to be dancing with delight. She reminds me of Ann B. Davis, aka Alice, the housekeeper, on The Brady Bunch.  Oooooo, how about a dancing housekeeper?  That's exactly what I need since I've been ill most of the month of November!  Hence the lack of blog posts.

"Edna", © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
As I turn the calendar page tomorrow to the month of December, I am still sick.  I blame it on the steroids I took for a spider bite, an antibiotic reaction and poison ivy.  So, Edna, please, please, stop by my home soon to help me tidy up in time for St. Nick.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Anatomy of a Painting: "Fanny"

Here are the steps taken to create "Fanny".  The first 5 photos have much to be desired.  However, you will get the general idea from them.

I have created over 40 paintings in this series, "Imaginary Friends", so far.  With the exception of the monochromatic painting of "Amelia", every painting has at least 14 colors on it (layer after layer after layer).  Each painting takes between 3 to 3-1/2 hours to complete.

Drawing / Illustration
Facial Features
"Fanny", © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
Fanny is available for sale on my website.  She is much clearer and colorful in person.  (Her resolution has been downsized for the web.)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Name This Painting, Part 2

Last week, I took a poll via Facebook and this blog to name the painting below.  The name choices were:


The votes have been tallied.  And the winning name is:
"Ainsley", © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
As a thank you to all participants who voted in the poll, I'm offering one free ATC print of Ainsley.  Email me at with "Ainsley" in the subject line or send me a message via Facebook with your name and address and I will mail you your print.  (Offer expires November 30, 2011.)

Again, thank you very much for your time and support.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Name This Painting, Part 1

My friends and fans on Facebook are presently responding to the naming of my painting pictured below by taking a poll.  I am opening it up to my blog readers too.

"Ainsley", © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
Be a part of the naming of this painting by selecting one of the names below:


To participate, place your answer in the comments section of this blog or on my Facebook Fan Page. Whichever name has the most votes will be the name of the painting.

Naming ends on Sun, 11/6/2011.  I will post the name on this blog as Part 2 upon closing of the poll.

Please vote.  The title of this painting lies in your hands!

Here is Name This Painting, Part 2.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Occupy Wall Street

Four new paintings in response to Occupy Wall Street:
"Earnest", © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
"Darby", © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
"Darby", © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
"Darby", © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
I watched the television show "The Chew" and they mentioned the birds on Wall Street were eating well these days.....