Susan Wells Vaughan Paintings, Prints, Jewelry

Susan Wells Vaughan Paintings, Prints, Jewelry
Clouds Over the Atlantic Near Kitty Hawk

Nags Head Cottage

Nags Head Cottage
11 X 14 Acrylic/Canvas $160.00

Path to the Beach, After Monet

Path to the Beach, After Monet
18 X 24 acrylic/canvas $385

Chapel Hill, N.C.

Chapel Hill, N.C.
Ok - this one not beach art -- folk art town scape 31 X 30 $2200 (giclee $100)

Lightning at Jockey's Ridge

Lightning at Jockey's Ridge
12 X 18 acrylic/canvas $175

Jockey's Ridge, Looking South

Jockey's Ridge, Looking South

Jockey's Ridge Looking North

Jockey's Ridge Looking North
20 X 24 Acrylic/Canvas $495

Nags Head Summer

Nags Head Summer
20 X 30 acrylic/canvas $1200

Sunset at Jockey's Ridge

Sunset at Jockey's Ridge
18 X 24 acrylic/canvas $750

Barn & Sunflowers

Barn & Sunflowers
16 X 20 acrylic/canvas $195.00

Clouds Over Kill Devil HIlls

Clouds Over Kill Devil HIlls
11 X 14 acrylic/canvas $160

Town of Duck, on the Outer Banks

Town of Duck, on the Outer Banks
SOLD April 2010 --print $60

Picasso and His Owls

Picasso and His Owls
12 X 16 acrylic/canvas $225

NY NY

NY NY
watercolor

Coast is Clear

Coast is Clear
16 X 20 acrylic/canvas $160

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
26 X 40 $1800 scan is from print (20 X 26)- $60

Field and Mountains, After Van Gogh

Field and Mountains, After Van Gogh
30 X 30 acrylic - the photo doesn't show detail in the clouds

Saturday, March 20, 2010

With A Little Help From Van Gogh

Right now I'm dealing with a LOT of STUFF,
so it's nearly impossible for me to come up with
a composition, much less pull off a plein air.

At times like these, when I can stand it no longer,
it helps to pull out one of my art books and just work
on a copy for practice.

This one of Van Gogh's I've actually been working on for
years. Though I love the way the sky and mountains turned out,
(sky looks much better in person - the cloud has detail)
I don't think I'll ever share Vincent's enthusiasm for repetitive
brush strokes, so I got lazy while working on the field.

Am eventually going back to lighten up the cottages and put some more
detail in the foreground, and then I don't care if anyone buys it or not.

I like it enough as is to keep on my own wall, considering how
I don't think I'll be buying an original of his any time soon.

Jewelry Designs

I've crossed over to jewelry-making lately (as has everyone else, says my cousin), after discovering Miriam Haskell designs.
This has been a long-term project that incorporates my love of antiques with my need to create.There's really no affordable way now to create the kind of beautiful centerpieces the Haskell company did years ago, so I've found a way to incorporate
antique and vintage brooches into necklaces to give a similar result, without the cost of having to create the whole piece from scratch.
Getting the centerpiece balanced and properly matched up to the color of available
beads has been tricky, and pretty time-consuming, but I like the end result so far.

I've been shopping for the brooches/etc all over the state of NC for the last three years, and finally got a few finished designs in a couple of shops just as the economy crashed.

So it's hard to tell how they will be received, though a couple have recently sold.
I've noticed the idea becoming a trend, except using cheaper centerpiece reproductions.

Am posting a few below, with prices. The photo backgrounds are not the best, but I'll make some better ones later.

Necklace with Rose Pearls, Green Crystal Beads & Vintage Rhinestone Centerpiece

Necklace with Rose Pearls, Green Crystal Beads & Vintage Rhinestone Centerpiece
$165.00

Baby blue and teal pearl with rhinestone brooch centerpiece

Baby blue and teal pearl with rhinestone brooch centerpiece
$225 Sold

Rose Bead & Gold Chains with Grape Rhinestone Centerpiece

Rose Bead & Gold Chains with Grape Rhinestone Centerpiece
$175

Turquoise Bead and Coro Brooch Necklace

Turquoise Bead and Coro Brooch Necklace
$165 SOLD

Purple Jade & Cracked Glass Beads with Rhinestone Flower Centerpiece

Purple Jade & Cracked Glass Beads with Rhinestone Flower Centerpiece
$295

Green Art Glass Beads with Brass Leaf Caps and Brass Chain

Green Art Glass Beads with Brass Leaf Caps and Brass Chain
$165 SOLD

Amber Crystal Beads and Amber Rhinestone Centerpiece

Amber Crystal Beads and Amber Rhinestone Centerpiece
$175

Silver Chain, Blue Crystal Beads and Art Deco/Rhinestone Pendant

Silver Chain, Blue Crystal Beads and Art Deco/Rhinestone Pendant
$195

Double Cuff Bracelet w/Vintage Japanese Glass Beads

Double Cuff Bracelet w/Vintage Japanese Glass Beads
$85 (after Haskell design)

Emeral Crystal Beads and Gold & Rhinestone Pendant

Emeral Crystal Beads and Gold & Rhinestone Pendant
$185

Peace Necklace with Black Funky Beads

Peace Necklace with Black Funky Beads
$45

Surfing Near Avalon

Surfing Near Avalon
Kill Devil Hills Beach Scene w/ surfers near Avalon Pier

Wright Brothers Memorial

Wright Brothers Memorial
Wright Memorial on Kill Devil Hill (16 x 20 poster with words: "Celebrating 100 Years of Flight" - $18

Manteo, on Roanoke Island, Nroth Carolina

Manteo, on Roanoke Island, Nroth Carolina
28 x 22 print -- $90 original sold

Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks of North Carolina
26 X 22 print $60 original sold

Cottage Near Post Office

Cottage Near Post Office
8 1/2 x 11 print -- $18

Two Surfers

Two Surfers
8 X 9 print - $18

Blue Crab

Blue Crab
8 X 10 print - $18

Waiting for the Wave

Waiting for the Wave
7 X 11 (aprox) print - $18

Two Originals

Two Originals
8 1/2 X 11 print - $18

Pelicans Near Virginia Dare Bridge

Pelicans Near Virginia Dare Bridge
8 x 11 (approx) print - $18