Friday, October 5, 2007


Acrylic on paper, 4" x 6" - NFS
William McEldowney Bonnell

I think Bill is so very talented. His work is unique, not easy I've discovered, and I don't get tired of his works. In fact, the more I look at them, the more I see and the more I like each one. This is one of my favorites--one of his first paintings of the village and the church tower. I'm trying to get him to paint more and larger paintings. That's me talking, the one who paints about as often as I exercise!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Acrylic on Canvas Board, 4" x 6" NFS
William McEldowney Bonnell

Hey, we're back from Amsterdam and Collioure, severely jeg-lagged, but catching up. Bill did some wonderful work in Collioure, I did zero. Here is one of his paintings, some brush work, some palette knife. I love the yellow boat on the right and the reflections in the water. Click on the painting for a large image with lots of detail.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

PAINTING: Day Fourteen

Pretty good day. Twenty-three hours to date. Almost there!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Fuji Apples

Oil on 1/8" Masonite, 5" x 5" NFS
Susan Webb Bonnell

Not being one to overwork a painting (ha) I spent today painting a practice apple and painting practice stems. I was so afraid I'd ruin Fuji Apples when I added the stems. So after painting about 30 stems on the practice apple, I got up the nerve to just do it and put stems on the real painting. I think they came out pretty well. I didn't want the stems to stand out too much and take away from the shine of the apples. I'm really quitting on it, just a signature and then off to the framer. This goes to Bill for his birthday this week!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Chinese Bowl No. 2

This little painting is only 2 x 2 inches so the picture here is close to actual size. I bought two little gold frames several years ago and I wanted to do small paintings to go in the frames. I just started this little painting of a Chinese bowl my grandmother had. She bought it in San Francisco when she, my grandfather and my mother went from Oklahoma to California to look for work in the shipyards. I've painted it before and it always seems to glow. I'm going to add more color to the bowl tomorrow. And I decided to leave the apples painting alone for a couple of weeks before adding the final touches! Hard for me to do!

Oil on Canvas Board, 2" x 2" Not Complete
Susan Webb Bonnell

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Two Lemons

Oil on 1/8" Masonite, 5" x 5" NFS, Father's Day Gift to Bill
Susan Webb Bonnell

I added a few touches today and I am determined to leave this little painting alone. I'm happy enough with the result to stop!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Pitcher and Oranges

Oil on Canvas Board - 14 x 16" NFS
Susan Webb Bonnell

Monday, May 28, 2007

Red Roses

Oil on Canvas, Framed - 8" x 10" Oval SOLD
Susan Webb Bonnell

Pink Roses

Oil on Canvas, Framed - 6" x 8" Oval SOLD
Susan Webb Bonnell

Yellow Roses

Oil on Canvas, Framed - 6" x 8" Oval SOLD
Susan Webb Bonnell

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Apple Blossoms

Oil on Canvas Board - 14 x 16" SOLD
Susan Webb Bonnell

A painting of apple blossoms after a Seattle Rain.

Monday, May 21, 2007

One Fresh Tomato

Oil on Canvas Board - 5 x 7" NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Susan Webb Bonnell

The very first of my "daily" paintings...but it did take more than just one day. I'm going to keep trying to move my paintings along.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Handpainted Pitcher

Oil on canvas board - 14 x 16"
Framed size - 20 x 22"
Susan Webb Bonnell $450

My grandmother handpainted this china pitcher many years ago. I've always thought it was beautiful and I wanted to capture its graceful lines.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Pastel - 12 x 14"
William McEldowney Bonnell

You can probably guess what this pastel is about. It was a Valentine's gift to Susan on our first Valentine's together in 2003.

Lavender Fields

Oil on Canvas Board - 5 x 7" NFS
William McEldowney Bonnell

The hills and valleys surrounding Collioure are covered with lavender with its wonderful purple blue color and amazing fragrance. I painted this in Collioure in 2002.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Plum Wine

Oil on Canvas - 8 x 10" SOLD
Susan Webb Bonnell

I arranged the glass of wine and plums on a table in the morning sunshine in our apartment in Collioure, France--a magical village where Matisse and others came to paint and experience the incredible light and colors of the Mediterranean. I sketched the wine and plums in Collioure in 2005 but just finished the painting last month.

Just Lemons

Oil on Canvas - 9 x 12" SOLD
Susan Webb Bonnell

Just Lemons started as a practice work and ended as a more serious effort. It was the start of my trying to paint more often and more freely. Not long after I finished it a fellow visiting our studio saw the painting and wanted to take it home with him. Lemons was work, but fun, and it's good to know that it rests in a comfortable, welcome place.


Oil on Canvas Board - 14 x 18" NFS
Susan Webb Bonnell

Roses is a painting that I planned to come back and "finish." But after living with it for a while, I came to it enjoy its free feeling and decided to stop. I'm really glad. It's still one of my favorites.
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