December 6, 2018

Linocut: "Over Lake Washington"


Linocut with watercolor, "Over Lake Washington" by Susan Lally-Chiu
Enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

November 27, 2018

Early American Bookplates


Bookplate "Marcus Benjamin" from the book American Book-plates, A guide to their study by Charles Dexter Allen. First Publication 1895.

Bookplate "Arthur Robinson Stone" from the book American Book-plates, A guide to their study by Charles Dexter Allen. First Publication 1895.


September 7, 2018

Mangosteen: Watercolor and Pen



Mangosteen: Watercolor and Pen by Susan Lally-Chiu

The mangosteen originates in Southeast Asia and I found this one on the island of Hawaii. It takes 15 years before a tree will bear fruit! The outside rind can be used for a purple dye.


(September's 30 Paintings in 30 Days) No. 04
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September 6, 2018

Woodland Poppy: Watercolor and Pen


Woodland Poppy Watercolor and Pen by Susan Lally-Chiu

The woodland poppy likes to grow in moist, shaded areas and it is on Ontario's Endangered Species Act. It is native to North America. When you cut into the green stems you’ll find a bright yellow sap that the Native Americans used as a dye. Although it’s found mostly in Eastern North America, it grows well in my Northwest garden.

(September's 30 Paintings in 30 Days) No. 03
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September 5, 2018

Corn Flower Watercolor and Pencil


Corn Flower Watercolor and Pencil by Susan Lally-Chiu


Cornflowers or Bachelor Buttons (Centaurea cyanus). I see these flowers growing wild along the roadsides in the northwest. Most corn flowers come from Europe but some are native to the Americas. The reason it got the name “Bachelor Button” is that the flower was worn by young men looking for love. It’s an edible flower and it can dried for use in teas. The bluish purple color is so strong you can make homemade dyes from it too. 


I just love the different colors and textures.

(September's 30 Paintings in 30 Days) No. 02
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September 4, 2018

Gladiolus Watercolor with Pencil


"Gladiolus", Watercolor with pen by Susan Lally-Chiu
(September's 30 Paintings in 30 Days) No. 01

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