Monday, August 23, 2010


Since I didn't want the agony of actually "choosing" a winner, I assigned numbers to everyone, and some of you had multiple numbers/entries based on the little extra promotion, etc. Then I asked my son to pick a get it, right?

So the winner is Ashley Ruth from this blog:

Congratulations Ashley! Please email me to claim your painting :)

Thanks everyone for participating in the giveaway! Since there could only be one grand prize winner, and I don't like disappointing anyone, I have a sort of consolation prize for everyone else who entered. A 5x7 print of the Peacock painting will be mailed to everyone who entered this giveaway. So if you want to claim this prize, just email me and provide me with your mailing address.

Stay in touch, I'll be having another giveaway in the near future!

Peace and Love,

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Entry for the giveaway will close at 12 midnight...I will announce the winner tomorrow.
Good Luck! (seems sort of stupid to wish everyone good luck...)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


You want to know what it is super addictive? Coming on here and reading all the flattering comments...really, I'm so distracted I don't want to paint. I haven't really been involved in the blogging community, I think I could get used to this, being adored and stuff :)

I wish you could all win! Truly, if I were rich and didn't have to support myself with my art, I would give lots of it away. Generosity is a good thing, right?

I'll have another give away real soon, if nothing else just to receive these comments. Thanks to all of you for the support! Good luck...

By the way, many of these images will be available in print as well. I'm having stuff printed on satin for pillows, upholstered headboards, etc. I'm thinking the peacock will be really swell on a pillow...

Peace and Love,

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Give Away...

So, here is my first official giveaway, and I think it's a rather awesome first! The winner can select from any of the paintings listed in this post.
I have but one concern and that is shipping outside of the US. I've noticed many bloggers limit their giveaways to inside the country, no doubt due to shipping costs. I read some dos and dont's on giveaways and was advised not to charge shipping. The thing is, I want to keep this open to international readers. All I ask is if the winner is outside of the US, please be willing to pay for the shipping and customs. Another option is I will pay for shipping if the winner outside of US is willing to accept a fine art print, or satin print (less expensive to ship) rather than one of the large original paintings. So please keep this in mind when entering the giveaway :)
Sorry to complicate things...

Mandatory Entry:
1. The ONLY thing you need to do is to leave a comment on this post and be a public follower of my blog. CLICK THE "Follow" BUTTON TO THE RIGHT! Just make sure to leave a comment for this entry to be valid.

For extra entries do the following and leave a comment for each one you do:
1. Add my button to your blog
2. Post about my art and link back to me (on your blog)
3. Post about Susan Brown on Facebook (include a link to the giveaway in your post).
4. Any other creative promotion you can think of let me know and that will count as another entry 
This giveaway will close on Sunday August 22nd.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Give Away...

Next week will be my first give away...I'll post all the information on Monday.
Yipee Ki yay :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


So, I made an attempt to do some paintings based on Maria's photos...and came up with something completely different!
Let's just say these were "inspired" by her photos, in no way do they capture the magic and light that are found in the originals.
Well...I tried :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Villa Villa

Tomorrow (or possibly Tuesday) I will be posting images of some paintings I've been working on that were inspired by Maria at Casa Dulce Hogar. She has some exquisite photos of the roses in her garden...I am not skilled enough as a painter to capture the superb gorgeousness of the photos, but I've done my best :)

In the meanwhile, please enjoy this painting entitled "villa villa" because it has such a happy, fun look to it that I was reminded of Pippi Longstocking and her home the "villa villa kula". I love me some Pippi!