Entries by Suzanne Batchelor

“Garlic and Tonic”

Life is in the Light We’ve been talking about the idea of “Concepts” in painting in a Still Life Oil Group I host. Concepts are the idea behind a painting and that idea is very personal. It might be beauty or it might be dark, but it’s painted using the Language of Art, something that […]

Tea Cubby and Grapes

A New Art Hashtag! I’ve been busy hosting an online still life networking group, and each month we paint a theme and have guest speakers to increase our skillsets. This month we painted Metals, meaning silver, brass or copper. This was my contribution. Ideas and concepts that fill my photography files or imaginary concepts and […]

Springtime – Time for New Beginnings

The Spring Equinox is here! It’s a time for new beginnings and I have two announcements I’d like to share: ARTIST OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2022 – Reception April 9, 2022 5 – 7 I will be the featured “Artist of the Month” at the Island Art Association (IAA) for the month of April […]

The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas is upon us. Our little historic Florida town is alive with lights in the trees and festivities abound which helps us feel like Christmas even though it’s in the 70’s outside! It’s also a month of friend’s birthdays, including mine, and of course Christmas. Each year when I am honored with […]

Follow Your Spirit

Sometimes I feel “led” in certain directions during my painting journey. As background, I started a painting when we moved in to the new house that took three years to build (because of COVID), but life got in the way and I had to store the canvas in my art freezer and forgot about it. […]

International Women’s Day 2020 – Celebrating Women in Art

I would like to share the work of a Dutch artist who I deeply admire to celebrate International Women’s Day of 2020. Rachel Ruysch Rachel Ruysch was a Dutch painter who lived from 1664 – 1750 and was one of three famous Dutch Golden Age women painters. As you may know, I spent the end […]