Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Newburyport Ten Plein Air Painters: Recent Works

July 31 - August 12, 2018 At the Newburyport Art Association 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA.


Come see some of my paintings.

Marsh Entry oil

Ducks In Spring oil

Seagulls On Watch oil

Essex Greenbelt oil

Golden Glow oil

Evening Mist oil

Golden Horizon oil

Plum Island Way oil

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Watercolor Interest Group "Showing Off"

The Newburyport Art Association recently started the Watercolor Interest Group". It was an instant success and we've already shown the various watercolor paintings at the Newburyport Senior Center and twice at the rehab center on Low Street. The current focus is on a show at the Newburyport Art Association call "Showing Off" in the Laura Coombs Hills Gallery July 24-29th. The reception will be July 26 2018, 6-8pm.

I'll have 2 framed paintings (7"x10" frame 14"x11") and 3 matted only paintings (7"x10" mat 14"x11").

Reservoir Island
Spring Scene
Dawn ink and watercolor   SOLD

Grafton, NH

Maine Coast

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Visit Art In The Barn June 8-10, 2018, Greenbelt in Essex, MA

Three of my oil paintings have been chosen to show at Art In The Barn.

The show hours

June 8    Friday   10:00 - 3:00 and 5:00 - 8:30 (music)
June 9   Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
June 10 Sunday   10:00 - 5:00

Visit website for more information.

Beautiful place to visit and fun art show.

Oil paintings by Susan Luca

 Autumn Marsh
 oil Sold
 Hay Field Sold

Woodsom Farm
 oil Sold


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Plan Ahead for the 17th Annual NAA Art Auction and Party

Saturday June 16 at the Newburyport Art Association Auction and Party. Artists choose their painting to submit in March and many of the paintings are shown at businesses in town before the auction. I will be saving this painting for the auction.

Marsh Display 16" x 20", oil

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Newburyport Art Association Winter Juried Show Part 2

My Queen made it into the NAA Winter Juried Show Part 2. Queen is an ink and watercolor painting 10" x 7" in a matt and frame making it 17" x 13". It will be in the show from Friday February 9 to March 3, 2018.

Hope you enjoy this painting.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Newburyport Art Association Winter Juried Show Part One

Just found out that my painting has been accepted into the Newburyport Art Association Winter Juried Show Part One, January 12 - February 3, 2018. Good way to start the new year.

Autumn Marsh, oil, 12"x24"

This painting would look very nice over a fireplace mantle.  The show reception is scheduled for Saturday January 13, 7-9 PM. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Crane Estate Art Show & Sale Nature's Wisdom

The Crane Estate Show is free to the Public Saturday & Sunday November 4-5 10am-4pm. It takes place in the Crane Castle on Castle Hill 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. The show has wonderful works of art for sale in the castle so visitors get to see the beautiful rooms of Crane Estate.

Here are my entries which will be on display. The smaller paintings will be on the second floor. Hope you enjoy the show!

Afternoon Glow 16 x 20 oil painting

Twilight Marsh oil 12 x 24

Ipswich View oil painting 5x7
Crane Estate View oil 8 x 8

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Two paintings in the Newburyport Art Association Fall Juried Show

The Newburyport Art Association sponsors two Fall Member Juried Shows. Fall Juried Show Part One from October 13-28, 2017 includes Digital Art, Drawing, Oil, Printmaking, Sculpture and Watercolor.  I was informed today that both of my oil paintings were accepted into this show. Please visit the NAA for more details about visiting this show.

Paintings accepted into the show:

Golden Horizon framed size 9.5" x 15.5" oil

Woodsome Farm framed size 16.5" x 20.5" oil

Monday, July 31, 2017

Newburyport Ten Annual Show At The NAA 8/01/17 to 8/13/17

Please come to see the paintings at the Newburyport Art Association 8/01/17 to 8/13/17 !

Watercolor painting by Susan Spellman. That's me as her model.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Art In The Barn - June 9-11, 2017

Art In The Barn is a popular show in the beautiful town of Essex, MA. The show takes up to 3 paintings per artist plus ten wrapped paintings per artist. The show is June 9 - June 11, this year. The paintings are hung in two large barns. There are also crafts and jewelry displays in the barns and the white house on the hill. This is a fund raiser for the Greenbelt land trust which does an excellent job of protecting our beautiful fields, marshes, forests and farms.

This year I have submitted the following paintings to the annual Greenbelt (Essex County's Land Trust) show taking place at the Cox Reservation 82 Eastern Avenue/Rt. 133 Essex, MA. I have also entered 10 wrapped works of art.

Hilltop View oil

Late Summer Day oil

Autumn Colors oil  SOLD

Exhibit times 

June 9 12 - 4pm & 6 - 8:30pm
June 10 10am - 5pm
June 11 10am - 5pm

Friday, February 24, 2017

New painting "Afternoon Glow"

I'm finishing some details on a new painting called "Afternoon Glow". The painting is oil on linen canvas 16" by 20".

It's nice the way the field looks very inviting. I have walked on that field many times near Maudslay State Park.

Afternoon Glow

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Ink and Watercolor Paintings

A change from plein air painting brings new exciting ink and watercolor paintings. The ink is put on with a Japanese pen which has a soft brush. The ink will bleed when water is added causing a shadow affect around the ink drawings. The color from the watercolors mixes with the shadow causing a gradation in color tones. The ink and paint together create the affects of the painting. The artist guides the direction of the brush while letting the materials produce a unique vision.

Hill and Pond
I have just recently started painting these ink/watercolor paintings and hope to continue creating more affects. Here are a few, let me know what you think (good and/or bad).

Rings Island View

Of course I will continue doing my oil paintings.