Saturday, March 25, 2017


5 x 7 Oil on board

Finding a herd of White Park cattle not too far from home was thrilling after many years of searching for these elusive creatures. Now that I have spent some time with them and taken a bunch of reference shots, it's time to work. There is an inherent responsibility to try and come close to a representation of their beauty but also their individual quirks. Therein lies the challenge and perhaps some tears of frustration!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Olive (At Last)

6 x 6 Oil on Board

So many people tell me they LOVE cows. I simply love spending time with them, especially if it involves kissing, lying in the grass with them, and scratching their chins!

Sorry about the funky reflective marks...varnished a bunch of paintings before realizing that they hadn't been photographed. Lesson learned.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Penelope Helps Women in Montgomery County

At times, even the most challenging circumstances bring joy into a person's life. I have  been fortunate to meet some amazing women who volunteer their time and expertise helping others who have been abused.

On April 19th, Penelope helped to raise money for the Women's Center of Montgomery County during their annual champagne brunch fund raiser. The giclee was donated by North Penn Art and I contributed the mounting and packaging.

Susan Williamson
20 x 16
Oil on Arches Huille

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Dove

Another painting on the Multi Media Art Board. I'm liking this board more for oils than pastels since it's so light but takes a beating. 

By the way, I met Denise Vitollo on Sunday at the Yellow Springs art show reception. We've been friends on Facebook for awhile.  It was confusing at first because I recognized her, but couldn't remember where we met. I'll post our photo together after it's Photoshopped. In the meantime, check out her work on the link above!

The Dove
Susan Williamson
Oil on Multi Media Art Board
8 x 8

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Father of All Calves Day 1

Day 1 of my challenge to make friends with this guy started yesterday with a visit to the farm. He wouldn't budge from his spot, which forced me to crop the image way down. Even with this poor resolution, you can see that he's got the world by the "you know what". 

Looks like this will be one of my big challenges for the year!

Any ideas from readers will be much appreciated!

Susan Williamson
The Father of All Calves
Day 1

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What to do when you're out of Gessobord

I don't  have any Gessobord  (my preferred ground for oils) larger than 6 x 6 and wanted to paint larger minis. Is that an oxymoron? 
Although these boards are thin, they easily adhere to mounting board. I have to order more Gessoboard, but here is sweet Agnes on the Multi Media Art Board .

Susan Williamson
8 x 8
Oil on MultiMedia Board

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Rupert is a new acquaintance. We met during the holiday weekend and I hope to see him again today. It was my first visit of 2015 with cow-licks from the more curious members of the group, including Rupert. 

Susan Williamson
6 x 6
Oil on board