Monday, December 8, 2008
I got one like that (same wording) and I conversed with them. I was leery because of scammers, but maybe, just maybe, it could be a true buyer. I looked at the phone number which was UK, but the most recent person to look at my site was from, get this,
N I G E R I A, no one from the UK. But this person has to have gone to my site to see the names of my paintings, so why no UK? We got to the point of him wanting my information, and I just never answered him back, figuring if he was for real he'd pursue it further. Never heard from him again. So go back through your site stats and see who was looking just before they sent you the email. Bet it was Nigeria.
Just be careful if you see emails that are misworded, bad grammar, etc. Research them before you commit to anything like giving them your personal information so they 'can send a US check directly to your bank.' Yeah right.
Another thing is you need to go to the online auctions, there are many, and check out the artwork. Many cross stitchers who sell patterns are selling your paintings. Go through each one and see if your work is being stolen off the internet. You can get them kicked off the auction site if they are. Please report them, let's get them off the internet. They have no business stealing from us like that. Most will tell you that they didn't know. Yes, they knew, they just got caught and if you say, well just don't do it again, they WILL do it again. You can also make them pay a percentage of what they have already sold. Keep that in mind.
People, it is NOT OK to pull stuff off the internet unless you contact the artist and get permission in writing to use that image. It is a copyright infringement. Most artists will give you that permission, depending on what it will be used for. Please ask.
Also beware of those paintings sold by 'the original artist' from China. This is your art being ripped off. Buyer, please do not purchase these items, they are actually stolen artwork.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
AND.........On December 6th and 7th, William Shatner is scheduled to be at the display signing prints of the mural! His likeness is on one of the panels of the mural. It will be so great to meet him, have pics taken with him under the mural, and have him sign my personal copy!!!!!
If you are in Las Vegas during this time, be sure to stop by and see just how big the mural is!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
This is Taking A Break. A working cowboy is off his horse for a short break....., probably talking to friends, looking at stats, whatever a cowboy does on a break. Acrylics on hardboard, 11x14.
Purchase or inquiries can be made by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The Calico Art Gallery also asked to be able to represent me in their gallery and have taken 5 paintings and prints to display. The paintings they have are: Panic, Getting Ready, Desert Canaries, Naptime, and Reassurance. These can be seen on this page on my site.... http://www.sues-art.com/calico.html
Monday, October 27, 2008
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008
To see the mural in an interactive grid, please visit the mural mosaic site. There you can click on each individual panel to see it larger and to see the panel before it was painted by the artist. http://www.muralmosaic.com/Cadeau.html Remember, my panel is 188. ;>)
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I did very well as a vendor, selling my Mule Ears Grand Canyon original painting, prints, and also got 3 commissions. It may be a very small town, but the people there have huge hearts and make everyone feel welcome.
If you have a vacation planned for next year, DeBeque, Colorado, Wild Horse Days should be one quaint stop on your trip. Maybe I will see you there!!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
The Horse Gift Mural Mosaic, Le Cadeau du Cheval, will be unveiled at Spruce Meadows on September 3rd! Only a few more weeks and we will see what the entire mural looks like. There is a teaser of the horse's face on the Spruce Meadows site.
Friday, August 8, 2008
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Please visit the 8 Minutes of Peace website and it will give you more info on the theme as well as show the top 20 paintings/artwork. http://www.8minutesofpeace.com
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
My entry, I hope, represents that 8 minutes. The two halves of the world being seen at one time forming an 8 being supported by one man and one woman of different races indicating unity and peace.
For more about 8 Minutes of Peace, please check out their website. Sometimes it takes a bit to load if you are on dialup, but the message is worth hearing about. http://www.8minutesofpeace.com/
I hope you will find it in your heart to help your neighbours in some form at 8 p.m.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
This has been a fun ride, through all its 'OMG, I'll never get this right' to one of the head honchos for the mural telling me he loves it.
I would love to do it again. These murals give you freedom while having restraints. It pushes you beyond what you think you can do, but reels you in, making you conform. I feel so honored to be a part of this. This has been a learning experience and has enhanced my art considerably.
The mural grid is active, check it out. http://www.muralmosaic.com/Cadeau.html. My panel will be on there soon.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
One more step closer to finish. Still lots to do but the generalities are now there. It is still a sketch at this point, color values will need to be addressed, etc. I think I will call it Foundation.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
We were told that the panels are on their way to us right now and we have until July 1st to get them back to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I already have something in mind for my panel and can't wait to see the true canvas to see if my interpretation will coincide with the colors painted on it.
Keep watch here for updates.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I am proud to be a member of this project! We have just been given the chance to pick 3 panels to paint, only one of which will be sent to us. So even though we saw and chose, we will not know which panel until we receive it.
Here are the 3 panels I chose: http://www.sues-art.com/horsegift.html I wonder which one I will get for my painting?
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I have just joined Equine Art Guild and have the opportunity to rub elbows with other horsey artists. It is always nice to be able to communicate with those who hold the same interests.
Take a tour, lots of very very good artists in the Guild. http://www.equineartguild.com
Thursday, March 27, 2008
This will be one grand billboard of sorts to call attention to the plight of the 'old' horse, the one who seemingly has no worth, the one who has given its all and only wants security and a good stable home, the one who was once wild and has a lot to give. This mural will help those charities who work with and for horses.
It will travel all 50 states, overseas, other countries and continents. It will truly be an international inspiration.
I can't wait for it to hit the road. It will be a little bit yet as all the panels are still being shipped, painted and assembled into the greater picture. Actually I can't wait to see the finished project!!
Monday, March 17, 2008
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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Sunday, March 9, 2008
I will absolutely enjoy and frame whatever you can send me. This is art--no question about it. It moves the soul and makes you think in a way you wouldn't have otherwise. Please please PLEASE send me a print and it will take a primary position on my mantle among the things that make the greatest impact on my life. It is a timeless memory of a timeless place; and you have not wasted your time in resurrecting the memory forged by being in that magnificent place at that time, as you did so excellently.
It is really a masterpiece and brought tears to my eyes. You surely know you have a gift from God.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
The past few months have been so enriching for me. I have always liked to do art in any form and decided to do it fulltime in 2007. In October I was accepted as one of over 150 artists to participate in a mosaic mural called Glory of Horses. This was to be 16' by 20' consisting of 240 panels 12" by 16". Each panel would be a section of the mural corresponding to that number (I received panels 78 + 116). The Mother Image was not to be revealed to the artists until the unveiling to the public. This was to keep the artists from 'painting to the image'. The concept was to have the artists look at their panels, interpret what they said to them, and paint accordingly. All panels were to represent the glory of horses throughout the ages in some form or another.
Right after I was accepted to be a part of the Creation Team, I received a fortune in my fortune cookie that said "Look with favor upon a bold beginning." An omen! Then a couple of weeks later I got another one saying "Your road to glory will be rocky, but fulfilling." I took this as a truly meant-to-be situation. I must say this adventure has been great fun!
I received my panels on Feb 20 and took the day just looking at them in order for them to 'talk' to me. You can see the results on my website Sue's Art. They will receive them back on March 10, in transit as I 'speak'. The unveiling of the mural will be held at the Midwest Horse Fair, Madison, Wisconsin, April 18-20, 2008. After that it will go to the Museum at Churchill Downs to be displayed for a few weeks before, during, and after the Kentucky Derby. After the Derby it will begin its 3 year worldwide tour. For more information about the mural, how it came to be, what it represents, go here: Glory of Horses