Susan Lea
Brooklyn, New York

Susan Lea often gets lost in the clouds. During many a childhood road trip between coastal Virginia and North Carolina, Susan would find herself looking up at the sky in new and incredible ways. Those daydreams provided the inspiration for her warm, cadmium-rich and expansive landscapes. Now living a fast-paced lifestyle in New York City, Susan finds solace in immersing herself in the surroundings of her childhood.

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The Road

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

20" h x 20" w x 1.5" d
0 lbs. 15 oz.


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This painting captures a high contrast cloudscape with a sunset over a dirt road. Inspired by many drives I have taken, the painting gives me a sense of freedom as I imagine driving off into the sunset along an endless country road. I really enjoyed adding beams of light and using such shockingly bright colors. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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