Nah, I’m not actually falling behind. I’m in mega-production-painting-my-butt-off-mode again. I’m just honoring the end of Daylight Savings Time with the obligatory whine–which bring us to—

WARNING: Seasonal Whining Alert

Right now it’s pitch dark outside. Pitch dark. As in BLACK. Feels like midnight in every sense of the word, complete with my body being wrung out tired and deliciously ready for bed.

And it’s only 7:30.

I must be coming down with–holy crap, I AM coming down with… (drumroll please) the dreaded dark ‘n dreary days of autumn HIBERNATION SYNDROME!!!

Oh noooooooooooooo!

All I want to do is eat bread and potatoes and slather butter over everything. I want to STUFF my face with carbs. Dive head first into a plate of mac ‘n cheese. And have a steaming cup of tea by my side at all times.

But that’s enough–ENOUGH!!–I say of this whining. You came here to read about art, right? Well, then Imma gonna show you some ART.

First I’ll show what’s happening in the studio.


This is what’s happening. Using up all sorts of watercolor paper and rag board that’s been lying around the studio for ev-ah. Slapping a couple coats o’gesso on it and then, my dearies, I shall paint ’em up, stick ’em in some matts I happen to have an abundance of and SELL those suckers at my next show. Every one of them. For millions and millions of dollars.

I will make a fortune and retire to the south of France. I’ve never been but I hear it’s a very nice place.


I have no idea what I’m going to paint yet but here are more papers drying on the studio floor. I started the one with the figures ages ago but since I had a fresh bottle of gesso and a paintbrush in my hand I couldn’t help but white out the background.

And then there’s this, the start of my new series, CALIFORNIA GOLD.

California Gold # 1 Mixed Media on Canvas 24x24 inches 2014 Susan Lobb Porter

California Gold # 1
Mixed Media on Canvas 24×24 inches
2014 Susan Lobb Porter

I showed this on Facebook last week as a work in progress but I think it’s finished now. Maybe a few final tweaks but pretty much what you see.

That’s enough about art, I’m going to go to bed. And probably dream about carbs…umm…nom…nom….

As always–