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Orange Poppy: Ready for my Close-up!

  “Orange Poppy”   12 x 12 inches   oil on canvas   for sale–contact me   Here’s my latest oil painting: “Orange Poppy.”  It felt so great to be back to oil painting–it’s been a while!  Expect more to come. I haven’t had a chance to make notecards or journals of this one yet,… read more

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2013 I’m looking forward to a great new year in my artistic endeavors!  Thank you to all of you who visited me this year on this site or on my Etsy site at http://www.SusanRighterArt.etsy.com.  Here are some of the things I have planned for 2013:   E-mail mailing list and monthly newsletter Series… read more

I’ve Started Making Journals for Fun

  For fun, I’ve started making journals using my own original artwork, stamping, and heat-embossing–really whatever tickles my fancy!  Personally, I write in a journal everyday, so this is a natural extension for me.  I would be glad to create custom journals for you, so please e-mail me at susiescribble@gmail.com if you’re interested.  Also, you… read more

SALE on Paintings and Prints in my Etsy Shop!

Please visit my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanRighterArt for discounted prices on many of my original paintings and on giclee prints of artwork no longer available as originals.  My shop now accepts credit card payments, so it is easy to order items directly from there.    I have plans for a series of small works ranging… read more


  “Victory!”   9 x 12, acrylic on canvas   Completed as a Coach’s Gift

Dream Big…You Have to Believe in Yourself First!

  I believe in dreaming big!  Why not?  If you never dream big, then you always exist in a smaller version of yourself than may be possible.  I believe our Great Creator gives us big dreams for a reason.  Have you ever had a random inspiration or idea that really didn’t seem like it came… read more

The Adventures of Stems Plein Air Paint!

So, I’ve ventured out into “plein air” painting this week as part of the Stems Plein Air event.  Up to this point, I’ve only painted in my studio, and let me tell you, I’m finding it to be quite a different experience in many ways!   For those of you who don’t know what “plein air” painting… read more

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society “Impressions” Exhibit Coming Up!

  This should be a great exhibit!  Please come if you have a chance! 

Heart is a Bloom Donated to Corks and Canvas Event

  “Heart is a Bloom” 20 x 20 acrylic on canvas   I donated this piece to the Corks & Canvas event being held by the Good Samaritan Project.  If you are interested in the event, you can visit their Web site at http://www.gsp-kc.org/newsroom.aspx?id=164.  It looks like it will be a great event with lots… read more

Lots of Exciting Things Happening in My Art World!

Where is the time going?  I really don’t know!  With the passage of time, new and exciting things are happening in my art world!  For those of you in the Kansas City area who might be interested in seeing my work, I will have three pieces in two separate shows this month.    “Bluebird: Messenger… read more