Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pears Study - SOLD

Oil on canvas - 5 x 7"
Framed size - 13 x 15"
Susan Webb Bonnell

This painting is sold. If you'd like additional information, please email Click the picture for a larger, detailed photograph.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cherries Study - SOLD

Oil on canvas - 5 x 7"
Framed size - 13 x 15"
Susan Webb Bonnell

The study for this painting is sold. The 8 x 10 full painting is available. Email for information.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cherries - Progress

Adding color to the canvas. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

Monday, July 18, 2011


I told you I would do some work drawing while we were on vacation, and I'm so proud of myself because I DID!!! I sat in the sun overlooking beautiful Crater Lake and drew this from my photo reference. I felt a little guilty that I was not doing a beautiful landscape in such surroundings, but still life is my first love.

I was so engrossed in the drawing and my music playing on my headphones that I seriously sunburned my shoulder, to the point it turned nearly purple and peeled. Jeeze, I haven't done that silly sunburn thing in at least thirty years. Ouch.

Anyway, here's the photo and the resulting drawing. I plan to start painting on it this week or next, along with the cherries painting. My first attempt to have more than one work going at a time.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cherries - Finished Drawing

Here's the finished drawing of Cherries. I'll start painting when we get back from our trip in a few weeks. I'll try experimenting with different backgrounds before even starting on the cherries. I'm also sure I'll paint at least one study, probably two, before working on the 'real' painting.

On Saturday we're off to Portland, Oregon to stay at the wonderful Benson Hotel, then Crater Lake, Oregon, staying with daughter and grandson at the Lodge, then to Jacksonville, Oregon to see good friends...all for fun and Bill's birthday.

I'm taking my pencils and drawing board to do some work while sipping wine and lounging about! See you soon.

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Starts - Pears

Here are the three possible set ups of pears that I plan to begin. Let me know which one you like. Standing Pears, Sitting in the Brown Bowl Pears, or Elegant in Silver Pears....You can email me if you'd rather comment that way, Thanks in advance.

Working on Cherries, for Shawna

Here's my set up and the photo reference for my first cherries painting, for Shawna :-)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rabble Rousers - Sold

Oil on canvas - 8 x 16"
Framed size - 16 x 24"
Susan Webb Bonnell

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

What's New...

It's been ages since I've posted or actually done any art work at all for that matter! With our trips to Santa Cruz, Carmel, Big Sur and then Roseburg, Oregon for wine tasting, I haven't done much but play! But it has been fun. And we purchased the most incredible painting by Brian Blood while we were in Carmel. His work is fantastic. Click here to visit his web site or click HERE to see the painting we bought!

So now, finally, I have started a new painting, a simple portrait of five feisty oranges. Hopefully, they will do their magic and be nice enough to sit beside the seven apples painting, 'Hooligans.'

I was also privileged to have several of my pieces shown at Gaspare Ristorante in the Phinney Ridge Art Walk last weekend! Thanks to Dianne and Gaspare for their kindness. The atmosphere and food there is absolutely wonderful. Go by for dinner won't regret it. Click here for more info.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Working on 'Marigolds'

Vanessa - In Progress

Graphite on Bristol Paper, 12 x 18"

Drawn from the model at Gage Academy. I spent seven 3-hour sessions with Vanessa in the studio. What a wonderful model she is. It was a year ago in January that I drew the figure from life for the first time.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Waiting for Marigolds - Available

Oil on canvas - 9 x 12"
Framed size - 15 x 18"
Susan Webb Bonnell

This painting is available for sale. If you'd like additional information, please email This painting is framed. Click the picture for a larger, detailed photograph..

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Waiting for Marigolds - Finished Study

Finally finished the study of this painting. There are lots of improvements to make, but I've learned a lot and done enough on this little practice. I'm moving on to the final and larger painting of this set up sometime this week. Let me know what you think. Click on the photo for a larger image. Thanks for following along.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hooligans - Sold

Oil on canvas - 8 x 16"
Framed size - 16 x 24"
Susan Webb Bonnell

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Vase - Painting Progress 10

This is just the study for a painting I've planned. But the study was so difficult, I'm having trouble getting motivated to do it all over AGAIN!? I may just draw for a day or two and then get up the gumption to start the 'real' painting.
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