River Valley At Sunset, oil on linen, 24"x 36".
Mule Barn, oil on linen, 14"x 18".
Painting rural and Delaware River scenes in all seasons, studying and re-interpreting light, color and time of day, Susan’s work shows particular sensitivity to the changes from month to month, year to year in this part of the Delaware Valley. Susan Blubaugh’s serene paintings show a study of natural and man-made features that catch and reflect light and color in a compelling way. Blubaugh often re-visits the same locations to record varying effects and elements including snow, the disappearance of structures, fallen trees, overgrowth and erosion. The result is a collection of work, all painted in oil on linen, including still life paintings and a record of the past year’s observations of the subtle beauty of the local landscape.
The Fifth of May, oil on linen, 20"x 24".
Susan Blubaugh has been painting landscapes, still life paintings, and the occasional portrait in Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon County, NJ since 2001. Blubaugh started her career as a painter and illustrator in New York City, studying at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design with many great painters, including Isaac Soyer, Harvey Dinnerstein, Burton Silverman, Hilary Holmes, and Curt Hanson, who says about Susan’s work: “Her love of painting directly from nature has stayed with her since I encountered her painting in Central Park in the 1980’s. Her drawing ability is impeccable and the paintings always reflect a freshness only gotten by firsthand observations. Many artists have shorthand methods that produce flashy effects that often hide their lack of ability. With Susan, I always see a patient seeking of visual truth that is imbued with the excitement of honest discovery.”
Harvest Moonrise, oil on linen, 11"x 14".
Aug. 1 - Sept. 14
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