© Jaylyn McFadden

Above photo credit: Jaylyn McFadden

June Residency

When an introvert heads off to a two week residency, what could possibly happen?

Read on to find out…

© Sue Schlabach
© Sue Schlabach
Sue Schlabach Artist

My studio is the former taproom in an 1830s brick house in rural Vermont.

But my favorite studio is under the sky where I get started on most of my paintings. The French call this en plein air, meaning in the open air. My brother gave me an old easel and it accompanies me around the back roads and hillsides near my home. In 2022 I started painting from the bed of our old pickup truck (I saw the Irish artist Elizabeth Cope doing this on the pages of Faire magazine and had to try it). I spend the winter months finishing my summer paintings, and creating dreamscapes that are composites of the places I’ve been fortunate to go. I work in slow-dry acrylics by Golden Paints and use wide hardware store brushes and Rosemary artist brushes. Just love them!

Paint, snap, write,

design, teach

Let’s work together!

Do you want to learn to paint, draw or sew?

Would you like to commission a painting?

Can I paint some patterns or birds on your walls, or restore damaged wallpaper (yes, I do this).

Do you need branding or photography for your business?

From my journal

Out of the Comfort Zone and Into the Mystic

Out of the Comfort Zone and Into the Mystic

Butterflies in my stomach, I overpacked the car with groceries, canvases, kitchen sinks and a bathing suit for good measure. So many months ago I applied for this residency, at a place I knew little about. Why do introverts sign on for such things? This...

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On the Easel – March

On the Easel – March

Walker Hill, Fable Farm, and More Swallows In February I traveled to Kochi in Kerala, India, for 10 days of bold color, rich connections, and a renewed appreciation for leaping out of my comfort zone. I came home to mud season and sent pictures of snow and...

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It’s All So Fragile

It’s All So Fragile

It was 10 below zero when I woke up this morning. The sun is shining so bright I need to pull the shade to avoid squinting. And layered over an ordinary March morning is this ceaseless ache for the anguish across the globe.  Moments in Ukraine—described by...

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