Saturday, May 23, 2015

Why We Stand Up Straight. Shelby Pizzarro. Digital Collage

Why We Stand Up Straight Digital Collage   
There is just something about images...still and black and white that lifts my soul. I guess I'll always be a "Turner Classic Movies" kind of gal at heart. The drama and the romance the absence of colour brings intrigued me in the past as I am certain it will in the future.

The current Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge is Black & White. This time, the challenge is shared with Vicki Romaine's challenge Blog, The Cheerful Stamp Pad. The selection of images from Lunagirl's collection are always inspiring. Looking through the collage sheets my eye was drawn to the women in beautiful dress.

What struck me was their posture...straight, proud, elegant. I loved the smile of the woman wearing the cape. Who was the recipient of her cheeky grin? Did she have a secret? I built the collage around this woman. From my own digital ephemera collection I chose a landscape I thought would have a mysterious feel when converted into black and white. And then I found my air ship! Perfect. I love the concept of the lighter-than-air ships, gracefully floating while hiding a metal frame. And why did the women stand so straight? I couldn't resist adding the corsets...just a peek into the private lives of our ladies. Like the airship, they are visible sophistication covering a solid foundation. And often times, the way women balance the explosive and the tranquil aspects of life is a secret only they know.

But isn't this the story of so many women? We are grace, cleverness, and power in equal measure. What is your secret?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sycamore Tree - Impressionistic, representational, acrylic landscape painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

"Sycamore Tree"
12" x 9"
Acrylic on Canvas

This painting was painted plein aire along the Yellow Breeches off McCormick Road in Mechanicsburg, PA.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  To see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my web site and blog spot at:

"Coast Guard Beach Study", pastel, Tatiana Myers.

8 x 10" Pastel on Wallis paper.

This is my first pastel work what I did after returning from Cape Cod in my studio.
I got some really beautiful photos to work with and now will pull some of those
out and paint... Of course AFTER all the commitments related to Camp Hill Plein Air.

I'm looking forward to go back to Cape at September,
do some more exploring and bring back even more material to work with...
Mean while I have enough and just looking forward to paint...

Sue Marrazzo Shares A Current Art Exhibit

Right now, I have a Solo Community Art Exhibit at 
RKL CPAs and Consultants in Harrisburg, PA. 
My Art will be on exhibit until June 30, 2015. 
All works are available for purchase. 
Thanks for looking!

Marakesh 1 and 2
a mixed media diptych painting
by artist and art instructor:
Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS

Colorful Contemporary Wildlife Art, Wolf Painting "Mel" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 12"x9" Oil on Rough Linen/Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lindenwood - Harrisburg Symphony Showhouse opens!! by Julie Riker

16x20 oil

The Harrisburg Symphony Showhouse will open this Thursday night 5/21 with a special preview party and tour.  It officially opens to the public on Friday the 22nd and runs through June 14.
This has been a big but very rewarding project for me.  In addition to creating the painting above which is being used for promotional materials,  I've also taken a space on the third floor and created an artist's studio.  

If you are able to visit you will enjoy.  There is plenty to see - from the landscaped grounds, designer rooms, boutique, cafe -- Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters will be painting on the weekends and exhibiting work in the barn.  

For more information visit 

Colorful Contemporary Wildlife Art, Bear Painting "Hustler" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

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 Prints of this painting are available HERE

 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

 View more of my work at

 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"Dune-Dancers", pastel, Tatiana Myers.

 Last week I spent painting at Cape Cod with group of pastel painters
mentored  by Richard McKinley.
It was a time before the tourist season is starting, so we had very little interruption
by whoever was showing at our painting sites... What were beautiful.

This is one of the painting what I did on location.
Most of us were staying right on the parking lot of one of local beaches.
We were surrounded by water, dunes, blooming Beach Plum bushes
 and some not-invited personalities what were trying to 
hand out some of brochures of religious nature...
(We all know well those polite guys who usually working in small groups of 2 or 3,
always neatly dressed and just a bit too sweet)
Soon their brave troopers gave up on us and move away to some place other....
We were continuing working on our paintings and enjoyed the scenery.

Richard did his demo later in a day and ironically we ended up
painting the same subject, what was a group of pine trees on a top of the dunes.
After I finished working on my painting I decided not to do another,
but went  around with my camera hunting for more beautiful  views.
Now as I'm back home it will be more paintings coming.

Landscape Oil Painting, "Hemel Water" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A.Griffin

 24"x18" Oil on Linen

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 Fine art prints available HERE

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"GARDEN GAZEBO IN SPRING" An Original Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum

Thank you Cecelia for inviting us to paint in your neighbor's garden last week!  So many beautiful spots to pick from.  It's a shame it will just about be over by next week for the Plein Air Camp Hill Festival. Last week I spent Thursday and Friday afternoons on location on this painting for a few hours each and finished it at home yesterday.  It must be like a little bit of heaven to just sit in this beautiful garden and enjoy it's splendor. 

                 To see more of my work, please visit my website

Saturday, May 16, 2015


I just saw that my art was posted on the Facebook page at 
Gallery At Second in Harrisburg., just click on the Facebook Link. 
Thanks for looking....
and don't forget to leave a comment on their Facebook Page! 
Thanks for your support DPP and the DPP Community!

Title: "Voices Carry"
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 12" x 12"
Substrate: Canvas
Artist: Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS

Landscape Oil Painting, Night Landscape Moonlit "Khonsu" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A.Griffin

 Western Mountain , Animal Landscape

 24"x18" Oil on Linen

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Colorful Landscape Sunset Oil Painting "Wired" by Western Masters Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 18"x24" Oil on Linen

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oil/stretched canvas
This is an unobstructed view of the West Shore from North Front St. in Harrisburg. It was a sunny morning, The clouds were casting deep shadows on the hill. The trees on the islands were a bright spring green, contrasting with the trees in shadow. I had planned on painting this site en plein air, but it was too cold and too, too windy, so I took some photos and painted this scene indoors.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Colorful Contemporary Animal Art,Equine Painting, Horse Art "Spring Green" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 Equine Painting, Horse Art, Pony

 24"x18" Oil on Linen -Available

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 Prints are also available HERE

 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

 View more of my work at

 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

A Solo Art Exhibit By Sue Marrazzo

I took this photo of one of my abstract acrylic paintings. This work was created with acrylic paints, and acrylic mediums. It is part of a solo art exhibit at RKL, CPA & Consultants in Harrisburg, PA. All works are available for purchase. Thanks for looking...

"In Too Deep 2"
by Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS
PA Artist and Art Instructor

Signature Member of:
The International Society of Acrylic Painters
The National Collage Society