Welcome Bienvenidos!

* My new solo show Reflections Of Nature is Jan. 12 - Feb. 13, 2019 at Agua Caliente Park in the Ranch House Gallery.
Bring your family and friends, pack a picnic, your binoculars (critter looking) and come enjoy one of Tucson's little wildlife oasis and Fine Art.
Every Saturday I will be there, painting in the Ranch House Gallery :)
* Classes in Coloring, Painting and Mosaic are available! Contact me here or Facebook or my website SueBetanzos.com to arrange a local class for a fun group activity. Ages 9 to adult, beginner to advanced.







Saturday, September 22, 2018

Magic Bird Series Paintings, St. Francis

I will keep posting that the Feast Of St. Francis is October 4.
Most events for the Blessing Of The Animals will happen before or after this date on a weekend for all to enjoy.

More work on my little series that I feel inspired to make.
A 3-D box I am fiddling with. And mini bird and animal acrylic paintings.





Magical Ruby Pink Bird, 5"x7. Available HERE 



Metallic gold and silver is used on all of the paintings in the St. Francis Collection. I love the Golden fine gold and fine silver paints!  The little 1 oz liquid bottles are a perfect size

With an online coupon from Michaels or Hobby Lobby the irridescent gold and silver 1 oz  are very reasonable and last a long time, since the paint is very concentrated. Great, smooth coverage. A wonderful quick alternative to gold leaf. I should be a sales rep for them HaHa!




The challenging part is capturing the gleam of the gold and silver in a photo. It always looks better in person. The rest of the painting is matt, to contrast with the gleam of the stars and accents.

The painting is available and the jewel box - maybe. Really enjoying the process.




Friday, September 21, 2018

St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day Art

Every year Hundreds of animal lovers bring their companions to events where their companions can be blessed.
Many churches host these Blessings Of The Animals around the end of September through the first week of October on weekends so all can go.

The first in a series of St. Francis paintings. 5x7" acrylic on canvas. Available Here.

This year I'm going to have prayer cards (with the prayer of St. Francis on the back) and calendar posters available. The calendars will be ordered for early December delivery.

The images used will be the super popular St. Francis with dogs and one of the St. Francis with Kitties.  
I might include the St. Francis with birds too. It's where I got the idea for the magical birds!

A small series of magical bird paintings inspired by this alternate style of mine will be available on my website Sue Betanzos and my Etsy shop ArtOfSue. Free shipping in the USA for both sites!


St. Francis Prayer Cards to tuck into a wallet or gift card Available Here