new pinup painting “Doin’ the Dishes” by Susan Heidi

Posted by Susan Heidi - November 30th, 2006

I’ve just completed a new pinup painting titled “Doin’ the Dishes”. This one diverges from my usual style a bit. I had a little more fun with it, using a looser style and experimenting with different mediums. The polka dots are my favorite part! (I’ll be adding it to my gallery as soon as the scan is back from the printer.)

Doin' the Dishes
“Doin’ the Dishes” by Susan Heidi
16″x20″ mixed media on watercolor paper
based on an image by Viva Van Story
(model is Melissa)

Susan Heidi Pin-Up Art ad in Barracuda Magazine!

Posted by Susan Heidi - November 29th, 2006

My new ad appears on page 17 of issue #27 of Barracuda magazine (on newstands now), which bills itself as “Yesterday’s Stag Magazine of the Future Today”. Check out their website where you can subscribe and purchase back issues. If you’re not familiar with Barracuda, it’s a fantastic retro style magazine with lots of Pin-Up photos, vintage cars, and rockabilly music. Past issues have featured a lot of the retro pinups that I’ve had the pleasure of painting. It’s also a fantastic resource for vendors featuring all things retro.

Susan Heidi Print Ad

E-bay store launched…original artwork, pin-up prints, unique gift items

Posted by Susan Heidi - November 28th, 2006

I’ve decided to launch an eBay store to offer original art at auction and sell unique items in additon to those available through my on-line gallery and store. Click on the link below to check it out!

Visit My eBay Store: Susan Heidi Art Studios

thankful for family, friends, and pin-ups!

Posted by Susan Heidi - November 25th, 2006

Well, I’m back from visiting my family members who recently relocated to western North Carolina. We had a wonderful, relaxing time together. I have so much to be thankful for! Besides my supportive family and friends, I have been blessed with getting to know so many amazingly talented pin-up models and photographers this year! I am certainly thankful for their willingness to become part of my world :) for a small indication of how wonderful the world of modern retro pinups is, check out some of my friends on myspace.

Susan Heidi Pin-Up Art Newsletter - November issue is out!

Posted by Susan Heidi - November 17th, 2006

Susan Heidi Pin-Up Art’s November 2006 newsletter is now available for viewing in my newsletter archives. Want a convenient way to get the latest news from my art studio? Subscribe to my Newsletter

Fine Art Prints and Gift Items featuring “My Angel is a Pin-Up Girl”

Posted by Susan Heidi - November 17th, 2006

Fine Art Prints of “My Angel is a Pin-Up Girl” are now available through my website. I’ve also added lots of new products featuring this Pinup to my Gift Shop.

my mentor, Dru Blair, on TLC’s Overhaulin’ tonight!

Posted by Susan Heidi - November 14th, 2006

check it out!
my mentor and all around great guy, artist Dru Blair will be on tonight’s episode of Overhaulin’ (episode 13, airing at 9pm ET). Dru is a fantastic photorealist painter of military aircraft, portraits, and commercial illustration. He painted the CNN Hummer which will be auctioned off to help rehabilitate injured war veterans. If you miss the episode on TLC, you can also view video clips about the overhaul on
to see more of Dru’s work, go to his website

traditional painted pinups vs. digital images

Posted by Susan Heidi - November 14th, 2006

I’ve noticed lately a lot of artists are moving to working with digital techniques to produce vintage looking pinup “paintings”. Some previously worked in traditional techniques of paint and brush and others have only ever used the computer to produce their artwork. I appreciate that a lot of work goes into digital imaging, but it is a whole different type of work than the actual hand to canvas type of work that artists like myself employ to produce an original painting. Brush and paint leave little room for mistakes whereas a digital artist just needs to “step backward” to undo a mistake and start over. I think there is a place for both types of artwork, but as a viewer of art, I’d appreciate if more digital artists were forthcoming about using a computer to produce their work. The digital artists I link to here in my blog do just that - but others out there leave it to the viewer to dig around to determine how the image was produced. Most fine artists are well versed in stating the medium and substrate used to produced a painting and I think digital artists should do the same. Just a little venting on my part, what do you think?

pinup painting - the first step can sometimes be the hardest

Posted by Susan Heidi - November 7th, 2006

Today I finished the line drawing on my new pinup painting based on an image of Texas Tara. Sometimes I find this to be the hardest part, actually getting the image from the reference photo, processed through my head, and onto paper. Maybe it’s because I know that now I’ll be compelled to complete it! Anyway, I’m liking the composition of this one so far (it’s another 30″ x 40″ inch acrylic on board) and I’m excited to get moving through the sketching phase as quickly as possible - this despite the fact that there’s a lot of detail, including leopard print and awesome tatoos that need to be give the proper attention.

for Dita Von Teese pinup fans

Posted by Susan Heidi - November 6th, 2006

Just found this article on Metromix about Dita Von Teese which offeres a favorable review of her book “Burlesque and the Art of the Teese”, discusses her live performances (and their popularity in London), and lists twelve of her favorite things. I found it interesting and think you will too.

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