Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Featured Print: "Such A Pretty Day"

Spring is just around the corner here in Oregon! The daffodils are starting to open in the valleys, so the tulips and the goldfinches can't be far behind.

I participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count two weekends ago and counted birds in the Coastal Hills north of Willamina-which is a beautiful mix of woodlands and conifer forest.

There were juncoes, robins, towhees, song sparrows, a varied thrush, chickadees, nuthatches, stellar jays, mourning doves, and best of all, a flock of 40 evening grosbeaks (watch for photos in a future post). To see the results of the Bird Count for your own neighborhood, visit this site:

This watercolor painting is called "Such a Pretty Day" and it is available as a limited edition print at my ebay auctions, (auction ends March 4) and also on t-shirts, note cards, and giftware at Susan Faye for Nature Lovers

Thanks for visiting! Susan Faye

Monday, February 25, 2008

Featured Gift Item- Farm Fresh Rooster Apron

This versatile apron features my "farm fresh" watercolor painting that was commissioned for the 2007 McMinnville Oregon Farmers Market Poster.

Great for gardening, cooking, arts and crafts, --this mid-length apron provides great coverage to help keep spills and splatters off your clothes. Makes a great gift for gourmets, grill-masters,
teachers, artists, domestic gods and goddesses. Ties at neck and waist. Two center-stitched bottom pockets are handy for keeping tools and recipes handy. 35% Cotton / 65% polyester blend, twill fabric. Machine washable and guaranteed. $17.99.

Please visit my online gift shop SUSAN FAYE ORIGINALS to see my full line of aprons--45 different designs to choose from!

Thanks for visiting! Susan Faye

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Featured Painting: "COURTSHIP"

This original watercolor painting is called "Courtship". It was inspired several springs ago when unusually torrential rains brought a carpet of blooms to the Anza-Borrego Desert in Southern California. In the middle of what is mostly a barren desert, the air was abuzz with bees. The cactus were wooing their prospective pollen bearers with a glorious display of showy blossoms...

It is painted on Arches 140 lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper with professional quality Grumbacher watercolor paints. The image is 14 x 20" and is matted in off-white in a standard 22" by 28" size, ready for framing.

For more information on the spring wildflowers at Anza Borrego (at their peak over the next several weeks) visit this link:

This painting is up for auction on ebay this week; the auction ends March 1 at 10:46 am PST.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Featured ACEO: Library Cat No.3

There's nothing quite like a purring cat and a good book...Let's hear it for librarians, teachers, students and library cats!

This an original miniature watercolor painting from my "Library Cat" Series . It is in ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals) format, which means that the artwork size is 2.5" x 3.5".

Each miniature is hand-painted on super-heavy Arches 300-lb. acid-free cold-press watercolor paper with professional quality watercolor paints. It is initialed on front, signed, dated, and titled on back. These mini paintings are adorable when matted and framed!

You can bid on this item on ebay; the auction ends at 8:56 p.m PST on Feb. 28. Bidding starts at $9.95.

For more information about ACEOs, visit

Thanks for visiting.

03-12-18 UPDATE: This ACEO was purchased by a cat lover in Cambridgeshire, England!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Featured Art : "Melissa and Me"

Welcome to my very first Weblog entry! This is a very special watercolor painting that I created several years ago called "Melissa and Me". Melissa is my beautiful and oh-so-feisty 12-year-old tuxedo cat who hasn't let her dainty size or advanced years slow her down a bit. She's a terror at the vet's office- it always takes at least two assistants to hold her down and she takes great pride in always drawing blood. But inside this tiny spitfire is a heart of gold, a faithful friend, and a wonderful playmate with a sly sense of humor.

This image is available as a limited edition print at my watercolor website, and also on t-shirts, note cards, and giftware at Susan Faye Originals.

Thanks for visiting, Susan Faye