Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Acrylic 12"X20"
Clueless is truly what this kitty is!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Norm..almost complete

Norm is close to completion.  Few little tweeks.  20"X20" acrylic

Friday, November 1, 2013

updates on 2 works in progress

Just a little more to go on the one above.  

This is a fun piece...about half way done!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Art classes-Never too late to join in!

Art classes are ongoing at Corridor Arts in Solon.  Join a relaxed group on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Call Susan at 319-270-1686 for more information.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lucys in Charge...work in progress

This darling great dane, Lucy, runs a friends office from the sofa!
Sofa is getting close..not loving the plaid! Changing the color of the blanket slightly. Can't wait to work on Lucy herself as she is just blocked in at this point.
The size is 24" X 36"

Friday, September 20, 2013

Work in progress update!

Here is an update of my current work in progress...
each step is attempting to show more depth.  
Possible title...What could have been...A different time and place!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pet Portraits for Christmas

Plan ahead for Christmas....Paintings of your precious pet is a perfect gift!
Call Susan 319-270-1686 to discus commissions.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Beaux Arts Festival this weekend

Don't have anything to do this Saturday and Sunday?  I will be at the Beaux Arts festival if Davenport, IA.  A great show located right in front of the Figge Museum of Art.  www.figgeartmuseum.org
As a bonus there is FREE entry to the Museum this weekend!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Work in progress...

I am taking baby steps on this..each step is to bring more depth into the painting whether it be by use of perspective, color or shadow.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New art classes starting

Fall is here and time for the fall art class schedule.  
Mondays after school-teen art classes
Monday evenings Adult & advanced teen painting
Wednesday noon-Adult painting
Wednesday after school-youth art (1 1/2 hours)
Each class is $25 
If you do not have supplies a $5 supply fee will be applied until you are able to bring your own.
Private lessons and art parties are available.
call Susan at 319-270-1686 for more info!
Classes are held at Solon's Corridor Arts right on Main Street!

New work in progress

This is a very large painting that I have started (30"X40").  Possibly a beginning to a new series.  Been working on the layout for a couple weeks and am now starting to apply colors.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Summer Art Classes are Heating up!

Summer is HERE!!!!
Feel Creative?
Got some great classes in progress on Mondays and Wednesdays!
Youth, Teen and Adults classes can be joined at anytime.
Feel like a little mixed media?  Painting? Drawing?
We do it all in a project that you pick.
Call Susan at 319-270-1686 for more information.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Summer art classes Solon, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area!

Summer has sneaked up on me!!  Time to set summer class schedules!

Youth class (elementary and middle school) Wednesday 3:30 to 5pm
Teen (middle school and high school) Monday 4 to 6pm & Wednesday 10 to 12pm
Adult classes-Monday 6 to 8pm and Wednesday 12 to 2pm

This schedule can be massaged yet.  Private lessons are available.
Easy pay...weekly or monthly(your choice)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bordeaux and Brushes just booked!!

Just booked...a Bordeaux and Brushes Bachelorette party...Looks to be a good time.  
If you have a special event, Lauren from The Secret Cellar and I can make it even more special. You even have a keepsake to take with you.  Plan ahead and book now by calling The Secret Cellar (319) 841-2172 or myself at 319-270-1686.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Melbourne Art Festival...see you there!

Excited to be participating in the Melbourne Art Festival April 27 & 28th.  If you are able to, stop in and visit me at booth #44.  Several new paintings will be unveiled!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Website...be sure and check it out!

Wanted to make sure everyone has access to my new Artspan website.  www.susankennicott.artspan.com
Click on any picture and it will show you many of my works.
contact me if there is anything you would like purchase information on.
You can email me at  suniedaz@hotmail.com!

Progression of a floral painting

As I progress the painting takes on its own life and energy.  Subtle changes strengthen the composition.
Hmmm...what next?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Iris...a new freeform painting

New freeform Iris!
Acrylic on masonite.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

March Bordeaux & Brushes

Sorry....March 7th Bordeaux & Brushes is filled...stay tuned for more upcoming dates!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Bordeaux & Brushes...February and March

Love to have you join the fun!..Feb 21st  and March 7th
Bordeaux & Brushes
This fantastic two-hour class starts with a Wine 101 Presentation. You will sample delicious wines and learn how to hold your wine glass, how to swirl and sniff, and what to look for when you're tasting wine.  Next, we break out the canvassas and create! Painting with Acrylics is made easy with instruction from professional Susan Kennicott. Swirl your wine and whirl your brushes, creating a new pieces of art and building bright memories wth friends!
Class Location: Corridor Arts Studio at 128 East Main Street
Solon, Iowa
Tuition: $29 + $10 materials fee

Register by phone:
Register online  by clicking on..... 
The Secret Cellar...click here

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday night adult acrylic class

Monday night adult class is beginning to fill...only 2 seats left open.  Class starts at 6-6:30 and lasts for 2 hours.
I also offer an after school class for teens on Mondays, preteens on Wednesday after school.
My other adult art classes are Wednesday at 12-2 and Wednesday evenings 6-8.
Call  319-270-1686 to reserve your seat.  Reservations are required.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Website

Take a second and check out my new website at....

and if you want to join my email list you will get updates on new paintings that I post!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

New petal cutout

Ready for the Thieves Market this weekend at U of I Student Memorial Union!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Final Rose

I think I am finished...will let set for a few days while I ponder!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

University of Iowa Holiday Art Show

Mark your calendars...
I will be showing at the....

 Holiday Thieves' Market

The University of Iowa Fine Arts Council is proud to sponsor the Holiday Thieves' Market. This market is an indoor art exhibition and sale held annually featuring artists from all over the Midwest and beyond. Over 100 artists will exhibit and sell their original work in painting, ceramics, photography, woodworking, drawing, metal, glass, jewelry, fiber, and more!  The show has a juried selection acceptance process. Free admission for the public! In conjunction with the Holiday Thieves' Market the Fine Arts Council presents their annual wine tasting featuring Iowa wineries on December 1 from 12-2pm. This event is also free and open to the public with donations encouraged.
  • December 1 & 2, 2012
  • Iowa Memorial Union
  • 10 am-5 pm Saturday
  • 10 am-4 pm Sunday
  • Wine Tasting Held On:
  • December 1 at 12-2 pm

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Black lab

Got a little more layers and shaping to do...should be done in time for the Waterloo show Nov 10th & 11th

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Painting eyes...a progression (but not complete!)

This is about 70% complete.  However, when painting anything with eyes, I always paint the eyes to put soul into the painting before I complete.  Then I really bond with the subject and which seems to make completing the painting much simpler!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bulldog...almost complete.

This guy will be available at the Ottumwa  "Created in Iowa" show October 27 & 28th....
at the Bridge View Civic Center.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

update on German Shepherd and Yellow Lab paintings

I am getting close to finishing these 2 freeform cutouts of a German Shepherd and Yellow Lab!
To be ready for the Ottumwa show last weekend of October!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Another successful Bordeaux & Brushes

What a great time and great students for the October Bordeaux & Brushes held at Kirkwood Community College last night!!
Next one will be held at Corridor Arts in Solon!
Call 319-270-1686 for more info!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Art Classes now offered in Solon Iowa

Starting in October 
Acrylic painting will be offered at the Corridor Arts Classroom in Solon.  This is a great location next to the Solon Barber Shop.  
Along with acrylic painting taught by myself will be watercolor painting taught by Lianne Westcot.
Call (319) 270-1686 for more information!

Monday, September 17, 2012

"Barkos" completed

This 3'X5' commissioned painting was delivered this past weekend to the Gooders, owners of Plantpeddler, a wholesale nursery, in Cresco, IA.   

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Pet portraits-now accepting commissions for the holidays!

Looking for that perfect gift?  
Commission a painting today!
I work from photos and your portrait can be completed by the holidays!

Friday, August 17, 2012


acrylic on masonite
available at the Brucemore Art & Garden show August 25th!


Sunday, August 12, 2012

My garden is growing!!

No fertilizer needed!
4 new cutout flowers getting finishing touches for the Brucemore Art and Garden Show on August 25th!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

New cutout...."Tulip Tree"

Ready for the Brucemore Art and Garden show...August 25th in Cedar Rapids

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Evolution 0f a painting

This shows the progression of a painting.  This is a 3ft X 5ft commissioned piece for a most wonderful nursery in Cresco, Iowa called Plantpeddler!  This is in the very rough stages and the final will not be posted until its unveiling!
Be sure to check out the nursery at www.plantpeddler.com
guarenteed to impress!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mercy Hospital Iowa City art collection

I am please to say, Mercy Hospital Iowa City added 6 of my cutout flowers to their art collection.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

New floral cutouts..

Just completed...getting ready for the Brucemore Show


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Featured on the cover of 2013 "Plantpeddler" catalog

Pleased to announce  "Lg Petal #1 and Lg Petal #2" will be front and back cover of the 2013 nursery catalog for "Plantpeddler" located in Cresco, Iowa.  This is a wonderful nursery in northern Iowa.  You can check them out at 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Now Showing at Corridor Coffee in N Liberty

Stop on in and enjoy a cup of "Joe" while enjoying the art of Lianne Westcot and myself!  Showing til June 15th!  The art is available for purchase along with prints of selected work.

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Freeform Hibiscus

New Hibiscus-acrylic on masonite!
This will be available at the Dubuque Art Festival being held May 19th & 20th.

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Petal Painting..."Shades of Shadows" ready for framing

"Shades of Shadows"
acrylic on canvas
Original available

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dark Dancers

This is my first "open acrylic" painting...I call it "Dark Dancers" because of the feeling of dancing in the petals!  Just completed and framed with an oak floater frame.  SOLD

Pelican Blue

"Pelican Blue"  Just completed and ready for the show.
22"X28" acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Petals Transparent" Just finished

"Petals Transparent"  20" X 40" acrylic
gallery wrapped canvas

Friday, February 17, 2012

Evolution of a petal painting

This painting is a work in progress...30" X 40"...doesn't look like much now..next post you will see a transformation!