Category Archives: My Projects

Giving the gift of art (prints)

December 1, 2015

Pasture

I’ve slowly, but surely, been adding artwork to my Minted store the past few months, at sueprue.minted.com. You can find some recent wins, like Pasture (above), as well as some self-launched pieces, like Red Barn (below)—just in time for the holidays.

Red-Barn

May-Flowers

I particularly love these art challenges as they’re a great outlet for experimentation: I’ve been working on creating loose patterns, as well as painting a little more abstractly. These were done in guache, watercolor, oil—and even water-based oil paints.

zigzag

Celebration

Fragment-Pinks

I’ll be adding more artwork in the coming months, as I enter the next wave of challenges, so check back periodically if you’d like. You might even find a notebook, pillow, or some wrapping paper in there as well. Thanks for visiting!

Beach-Notes-1

Fragments-Blues

A Show of the Left Coast Colorists

November 13, 2015

Bounty

Friends, I’m excited to be showing four paintings in my first juried art show this month! This was one of my goals for 2015, so I’m thrilled that it’s actually a reality. The gallery is located at 50 Wharf Rd. in Bolinas, CA, right on the (left) coast. And if you happen to live locally you can check out the opening this Sunday from 1-3. Otherwise, it runs every Thursday-Sunday in November (minus Thanksgiving Day).

There are over 20 artists represented, all of whom paint together at Marin Art School. This show was primarily organized by Dorallen Davis, who I’ve been studying with at MAS for the past 4+ years, and judged by Camille Przewodek, both accomplished colorists.

By the way, if you’re wondering what a colorist is exactly: it’s an approach that uses vibrant colors to push the warm and cool effects of the sun. Think Monet, Van Gogh and the rest of the Impressionists. It’s a really fun way to look at the world.

May-Flowers

Bolinas-Gallery_flyer

Burst

Celebration

Customizable Notebooks

July 29, 2015

Bird Rock journal

In addition to art prints and greeting cards, did you know you can buy personalized notebooks, address books and planners on Minted? Last year I entered one of these challenges and now have a few notebooks for sale: you can find Bird Rock here and Macaroons here.

Macaroons journal

Add your name (or a recipient’s), pick a colorway, and customize the finishing by choosing grommets or spiral binding. You can even choose lined or unlined paper, calendar sheets, or address pages, depending on the intended use.

Bird rock journal

Heck, while you’re at it, throw in some stickers. Like Minted says, you can basically personalize these notebooks to suit any purpose. Happy journaling!

Macaroons journal

(All images by Minted)

Recent-ish Paintings

June 2, 2014

Big-Rose

I’m finally getting around to posting some still life paintings I’ve been working on for the past six months, or so. I never thought I’d be so into painting flowers, but they’ve become my favorite.

Sunfower-Trio

orange-pitcher

Messy-Bouquet

Yellow-Apple

 

A Few Art Prints On Minted

March 12, 2014

Fog-Minted

Fog-Minted

A few of my designs were recently chosen by Minted to be sold as art prints on their site. Very excited about that. They can be purchased in a bunch of sizes with a range of frame options. You can find Approaching Fog here. And Scatter here.

Scatter-Minted

Scatter-Minted