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Susan McManamen
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No. 797 Pop Those Peonies!
Pop Those Peonies! Oil on Gessobord 6" x 6" My students have been bringing in the most gorgeous bouquets of flowers to paint. Sometimes I get to paint them too. Sometimes I get to just soak them in. Either way, lucky, lucky me!! Most importantly, they've be...

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No. 796 Tuips with Coffee 2
Tulips with Coffee 2 Oil on Canvas Board 6" x 8" I will be participating in three festivals this summer. The first one is July 8th and 9th in Mill Creek. With that in mind, I've been trying to beef up my inventory of small paintings. This was painted earlie...

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No. 795 Easter Egg Radishes
Easter Egg Radishes Oil on Gessobord 6" x 6" I can't get over the colors of these lovely radishes. I found this particular bunch one early spring day at the farmer's market in Coupeville. I have a couple more paintings and watercolors from France but they s...

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No. 794 La Porte
La Porte Oil on Linen 7" x 5" I painted this on my last day at Ville le Reve. It is the view from one of the second floor studios through an open door, over a balcony and out to the Mediterranean. It was a super quick painting and I intended to come back an...

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No. 793 Another Gate in Vence


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No. 792 Outside the Gate - Vence
Outside the Gate - Vence Oil on linen 7" x 5" Vence has several gates with great views into the heart of the city. This was my favorite. When I set up to paint this early in the morning, I didn't immediately realize I was directly in front of an artist's ga...

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No. 781 Ville Le Reve - Morning
Ville Le Reve - Morning Oil on Canvas 7" x 5" A lovely morning out on front of Matisse's studio. Beginning stage of painting. A palette extension my clever husband built for my smallest pochade box. Works great, honey! Thanks so much!

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No. 790 Saturday Laundry
Saturday Laundry Oil on linen 6" x 8" ish I spent the morning painting in one of the very charming little side streets of Vence. It's a rough little painting. I need a lot more practice painting medieval French side streets. I did enjoy quietly observing th...

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No. 789 Matisse's Studio
Matisse's Studio Oil on canvas 7" x 5" I painted this today sitting in the garden at Ville Le Reve. This is where we spend our time on the art retreat when we see not out visiting art museums. I keep having "Enchanted April" moments here. Hopefully you are ...

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No. 788 Tulips with Red Scarf
Tulips with Red Scarf Oil on canvas board 7" x 5" Oh my! If you ever get the chance to visit Nice, go for it! I was more than a little excited to make it to my petit jolie studio in Venice.  The beach in Nice. The color of the water is simply unbelievable. ...
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