13 February 2009

Friday the 13th Favorite - Susan Bennerstrom

Many of you know that I have a thing for oil pastels. I think they are fun to paint with and also I enjoy looking at them. There is just something about the layering of bold colors that draws me to them. A few years ago I discovered the oil pastel artist, Susan Bennerstrom. Her work blew me away! She has the ability to capture light, highlights, shadows, and colors like no other. I'm really a huge fan of her architectural paintings. She paints very simple views but uses bold colors and value ranges that make these simple views pop off of the panel. Susan's work is a great inspiration to me. Make sure and check out her website and let me know what you think.


  1. I have a short story that I've always wanted illustrated like this. I have some sketches that I want you to see. I would be curious to see what you could do with some of them.

  2. If you like Susan Bennerstrom & Margret Ness, you should check out ZZ Wei he has amazing work also

  3. Sue, thanks for the tip, I'll be sure to check Wei out!


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