Artists / Acrylic

Susan Lynn

Massachusetts | susanlynnwatercolors.com

“Primarily a landscape painter, I am captivated by the interplay between light and land. I believe that nature is a subject that speaks to the viewer in a visceral way, tapping into universal memories, emotions, and the human connection to the world around us. I am moved by the evening light hitting a stand of prairie grasses, the movement of water, the shadows crossing a winding road. Evoking a sense of light and atmosphere is a persistent theme of my work. The early part of my career was spent working as an architectural illustrator, a practice that requires an understanding of perspective, cast shadows, reflections, and a constant study of how color behaves under varying light conditions. It was, as it turned out, a fantastic training ground for a realist painter. I work both in watercolor and oil, both en plein air and in studio. Painting en plein air affords me a keener awareness of the unique qualities of light that give one a sense of place. I take the studies, the memories, and the sensory experiences of that practice back into the studio to draw on for my larger works. When working with watercolor, I enjoy exploiting the inherently luminous quality of the transparent paint, often giving the sense that a painting is lit from within, and using it to convey the subtleties of atmospheric depth. With oils, I use repeated layers of thinly rubbed and scumbled paint to create a similar sense of illumination, combining it with the beautiful texture of heavier areas of paint.”





Susan Lynn, "Four Spring Ewes", oil, p. 9 x 12"f. 16 x 19", $950

Susan Lynn, "Patches of Light", watercolor, p. 12" x 12", f. 19" x 19", $1,200

Susan Lynn, "Canyon Road", p.9" x 12", f.16" x 19", $950

Susan Lynn, "Desert Sentinels", p.9" x 12", f, 16" x 19", $950

Susan Lynn, "Hawk Canyon Shadows", watercolor, p.9" x 12", f. 16" x 19", $950

Susan Lynn, "Coyote Canyon Twilight", p. 12" x 16", f. 15.5" x 19.5", $1,700

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