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Susan Makara Artist

Susan Makara Artist Stones, Surreal, Fantasy paintings, scratchboards and some photos too. Welcome to my world.

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Work in progress. This painting is in a constant state of change. At least a dozen layers of ever changing skies and sea...
09/13/2021

Work in progress. This painting is in a constant state of change. At least a dozen layers of ever changing skies and seas are on top of each other. I am very inspired by this location.

Sunrise and sunset shot on the same day.
09/05/2021

Sunrise and sunset shot on the same day.

It rains frequently. The storms make magnificent skies and pass quickly. An amazing place on this planet.
09/05/2021

It rains frequently. The storms make magnificent skies and pass quickly. An amazing place on this planet.

Moving to Siesta Key tomorrow. My oil paints and canvas have arrived with my friend’s return. The next step in my inspir...
09/03/2021

Moving to Siesta Key tomorrow. My oil paints and canvas have arrived with my friend’s return. The next step in my inspiration quest will begin very, very soon. I feel so ready.

Storm passing over last night. Love these Florida skies.
08/30/2021

Storm passing over last night. Love these Florida skies.

The series FOUR SEASON, the painting UNMASKED, and the stained glass piece of a koi. The koi is sandblasted and painted ...
08/29/2021

The series FOUR SEASON, the painting UNMASKED, and the stained glass piece of a koi. The koi is sandblasted and painted on the reverse side resulting in the fish disappearing as the sun goes down. An unexpected and happy surprise.

08/28/2021

Siesta Key, Florida. So fortunate to be staying here and absorbing this amazingly inspirational place on Earth.

Soft morning light.
08/27/2021

Soft morning light.

These are from the same sunset in the same location. The time change is about an hour. In the beginning the colors were ...
08/23/2021

These are from the same sunset in the same location. The time change is about an hour. In the beginning the colors were almost monochromatic. The umbers changed to more yellow, then the oranges, then the reds and purples. As the sunset”progressed” more humans gathered. The kids were doing handstands and cartwheels. It became so crowded that it was difficult to get a reference shot without people. People are truly drawn to sunsets.

PINK FLAMINGOS. Who remembers that film? LOL.
08/22/2021

PINK FLAMINGOS. Who remembers that film? LOL.

These images speak to my imagination. I see the sea coming ashore disguised as a long undulating snake and covering shel...
08/21/2021

These images speak to my imagination. I see the sea coming ashore disguised as a long undulating snake and covering shells with clouds that seem to have fallen from the sky. I wonder at the shells, each having its own untold broken story.

  in Sarasota Jungle Gardens
08/20/2021

in Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sunset sail.
08/19/2021

Sunset sail.

Sky Drama.
08/19/2021

Sky Drama.

Dramatic sky
08/19/2021

Dramatic sky

Turbulent feeling in this sky. Beautiful. Powerful. Gotta love the drama.
08/19/2021

Turbulent feeling in this sky. Beautiful. Powerful. Gotta love the drama.

Nature is so fleeting
08/19/2021

Nature is so fleeting

Pale sea and dark sky.
08/19/2021

Pale sea and dark sky.

A pale sea and a dark sky.
08/19/2021

A pale sea and a dark sky.

08/18/2021

08/18/2021

Sometimes the best part of the sunset is behind you. Look around!
08/18/2021

Sometimes the best part of the sunset is behind you. Look around!

08/18/2021

Yesterday
08/17/2021

Yesterday

08/17/2021

Beautiful and deadly. After a great day of visiting the Ringling Museum, walking around St. Armonds, having a fantastic ...
08/17/2021

Beautiful and deadly. After a great day of visiting the Ringling Museum, walking around St. Armonds, having a fantastic Mediterranean dinner in Venice, Ihor and I decided to watch the sunset on a rocky beach. Unfortunately red tide was strong and we both suffered the consequences. Burning eyes, coughing, sore throat, runny nose. Now we are home sipping cognac.

Dinner with friends in Florida last night. Image from their lanai as we sipped Van Gogh liquor.
08/14/2021

Dinner with friends in Florida last night. Image from their lanai as we sipped Van Gogh liquor.

Sometimes the skies are so bizarre that I cannot wrap my head around why it looks so ….
08/12/2021

Sometimes the skies are so bizarre that I cannot wrap my head around why it looks so ….

08/12/2021

Incoming. Those Florida skies.

Yesterday sunset on Nokomis Beach. Ihor’s first day in Florida.
08/12/2021

Yesterday sunset on Nokomis Beach. Ihor’s first day in Florida.

Ideas   Ideas are developing…emerging. I still have rocks in my head. Now they are surrounded by water and skies.
08/09/2021

Ideas Ideas are developing…emerging. I still have rocks in my head. Now they are surrounded by water and skies.

08/09/2021

Cloud inspiration.

If you are seeing this on my Facebook Artist page please know that I cannot see any news feed on Facebook. I can only po...
08/05/2021

If you are seeing this on my Facebook Artist page please know that I cannot see any news feed on Facebook. I can only post by linking through Instagram. I think of it as going through the back door. I wish I could get this straightened out. My original Facebook friends page is completely gone. I have been hacked, chopped up into little pieces and spit out. Facebook “help” is no help. Maddening!! Oh, this is Siesta Key today when I went to check on the red tide.

Today’s doodle.  What are these things I call doodles? I could call it a musing, pondering, reflection, reverie, contemp...
08/02/2021

Today’s doodle. What are these things I call doodles? I could call it a musing, pondering, reflection, reverie, contemplation… today I was thinking about the unusual and various sea critters that have washed up on the beach with the red tide. It is disturbing.

Commissioned piece in Sarasota. In the home of a client turned friend. I did this for her years ago.
08/02/2021

Commissioned piece in Sarasota. In the home of a client turned friend. I did this for her years ago.

Today’s doodle
08/01/2021

Today’s doodle

My beautiful sweet baby girl dog, Raven crossed the Rainbow Bridge today. 12/10/04-6/24/21. She’s been going downhill….b...
06/25/2021

My beautiful sweet baby girl dog, Raven crossed the Rainbow Bridge today. 12/10/04-6/24/21. She’s been going downhill….but it still cuts my heart.

I am staying in Nokomis, Florida, for awhile…possibly the entire summer. The house where I am staying belongs to a wonde...
06/22/2021

I am staying in Nokomis, Florida, for awhile…possibly the entire summer. The house where I am staying belongs to a wonderful woman I have known for 48 years. She is using her summer on her own adventures across the country. Her house is full of my work. This is a quintych from years ago. Metallic leaf and oil on canvas.

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Happy Birthday!
my regular page was hacked and no matter what i do I cannot recover it. I am trying to post on this, my Artists Page, to alert any followers/friends to this insanely frustrating issue. If you can offer any suggestions please send me a text as I am unable to see any messages. I don't even know if this will post will get posted. Text message to 703-400-0603. Thank you
Do you have listings for you pieces that are available ?
Susan Makara Artist, Studio 335
Fantastic. Alot of Art and alot of Work. LOL.
hi
Love the metallic rocks paintings!
I am waiting patiently to open my present my husband bought from you;)
Love your art, glad I have several pieces. Enjoy them. Love visiting with you when in town
I love masks! I saw someone bring in a Nigerian mask to be mounted and framed at a friend's framing store.
We loved seeing you again today. Peace,
It was a pleasure meeting you!
It doesn't look like I'm going to make it back on Sunday, but I will definitely make my way back again. Your work is truly inspiring!
Dina
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