July 24, 2006

Beachin It


"beach " oil 12" by 18" Susan Schwake-Larochelle

Today is one of those perfect beach days. Sunny warm, light breeze lovely smells in the air.
Schade, (pity) that I can't buzz out to the beach today. Instead I will work on getting our fall school brochure done now that I have dropped off my seven paintings near the beach (got a glimpse of the water) in Portsmouth for the show on Friday night. The brochure will coincide with other BIG news of which is so close I guess I will have to leak it to you now...
artstream will launch a new facet to our bricks and mortar gallery - our online gallery shop! Look for it this week!
We are very excited to offer our gallery pieces through the web and show original works starting at $25. Everyone can afford something original in artwork! I will link it from our regular site and this blog. We are thrilled to have this feature as we keep finding people from around the country dropping in to the site and our shop on their travels through New England who contact us and now we can be "out there" in the cybersphere showing a smattering of what we do and who we represent. Wheeeee!
Oh yes, for those who have asked about the above painting ... it has been in my studio for seven years as a calm port to many a storm raging in that space. Sort of a studio sidekick? See more sidekicks at Studio Friday.
Enjoy this glorious day which no word of the day can express!

13 comments:

susanna said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my, I LOVE this painting!!! It makes me so happy just looking at it. I can imagine myself on the beach, listening to the waves and feeling at peace. The colours of the waves, light green in the shallow areas, and the blue and purple brushstrokes in the sky really add depth and movement to the painting. Will it be for sale on your online gallery?

diana said...

oh Susan... the painting captures the feel of the beach up here... you amaze me with your energy... i want some of what you are having !!!

susan said...

hey girls. thank you for the kind words susanna and diana. this painting i did over seven years ago! it may be for sale ... who knows? stay tuned... lots to come.
my energy drink? tee hee. good livin ... can't wait to meet you diana at the opening friday night. sigh, susanna , in sept. in nyc. promise. we have a date with our german friends who are coming to their apt there in sept.

feli said...

THat is a beautiful painting!!! hehehe...

Rrramone said...

Oh my gosh, did I mention I got the coolest shoe in the mail yesterday????

Mad said...

Beautiful painting...Good luck Friday! I agree with Diana, your energy is amazing! An inspiration...xo- Mary Anne

Mary Jane said...

Your painting reminds me of the many wonderful summer days my family spent at Hampton Beach in NH..well done...and good luck on Friday

Toni said...

Susan what a wonderful painting. I can see why you kept it in the studio for a calming effect.
Looking forward to seeing the online gallery!
Good luck with the new web site and the show

belinha said...

Thank you!saw that you make a bird of textured papers too!Very nice!Your blog has lots f different interesting topics!:-)

angela said...

a beautiful painting my dear...

and i wish, a place and a dream that i could just whisk myself away too...

maybe walk down that beach with you. talking with words or even with silence. and feeling the coastal breeze in the hair and on the skin.

so excited about your shop as well... it's going to be fabulous my dear!

oxo

me.

carla said...

Ahhh...such wonderful atmosphere! I feel as if I'm being transported.... How exciting that you're going to have an online shop! Your gallery has actually been a topic of conversation on my home front lately as we live only a few hours from Rochester. I also have a friend with a gallery in Ogunquit, so we've been talking about taking a weekend gallery trip sometime in the fall, going through NH and southern ME. In the meantime, I'll enjoy seeing your new site when it's launched!

Cat said...

Beautiful sea scene. Makes my heart ache to be by the ocean.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

This has a feeling of home, ocean breeze I feel from your post today!