Sue Layman Designs

Tips for perfect Thanksgiving tablescapes

November 10, 2016

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Many dinner hosts, including myself, will look to create the perfect tablescapes around which family and friends will feast. Aside from painting my abstract artwork, I love fancying up my house for the holidays. So, to make your table decorating... Read More »

An Artist’s Guide to Art Collecting

October 14, 2016

Are you an art lover? If so, chances are you’ve considered starting your own collection at some point or another. However, this can be an intimidating endeavor if you’re new to the art scene. To get you started, I’ve outlined some great tips below to help you ease into this... Read More »

Sue’s Rockin’ Contribution to the Moonshine Ball

September 16, 2016

Sue has always admired the way Memphians embrace and glorify the artistic culture of the city. Whether you’re an artist, musician or anything in between, Memphis celebrates you and appreciates the creativity you bring to the city. That’s why she has chosen to participate in the Ol’ Man River Moonshine... Read More »

The Art of Productivity in the Workplace

August 24, 2016

Didn’t catch Sue’s column in the Memphis Daily News earlier this year? No worries! Check it out below. It’s no secret that a happy employee is a productive employee. What makes a happy employee? There are many factors, such as compensation, respect, open communication, ownership in work, etc., that an... Read More »

More Than Paint: The Story Behind the Art at Sue Layman Designs

August 08, 2016

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I’ve enjoyed solving puzzles ever since I can remember. It’s an activity that passes the time while keeping the mind sharp, and the feeling you get when you finally complete a puzzle is so rewarding.  I went from solving puzzles as a child to painting them as I got older.... Read More »

Things You Need to Start Oil Painting: Part Two

July 26, 2016

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Welcome back, painters! Now that you have five oil painting tips under your belt from my previous blog post, it’s time to tack on five more. 6. The Easel Good news, beginners! You don’t need a fancy studio to create art. All you need is a space to prop your... Read More »

Things You Need to Start Oil Painting: Part One

July 14, 2016

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When I look around my gallery, I can’t help but reminisce on each piece I’ve created and the story behind them. I often find myself thinking about the first abstracts I painted years ago and the journey I’ve embarked on to get to where I am today. It’s exciting to... Read More »

Tools for success: Brush up on your knowledge of oil painting materials

June 20, 2016

Whether you’re creating fine lines or covering large areas of the canvas, the type and shape of the brush you use in oil painting matters. Finding the perfect brush for your style of painting can take some time, but don’t fret! Trial and error is normal (and encouraged). Here are... Read More »

More Than Paint: The Story Behind the Art at Sue Layman Designs

June 08, 2016

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Whether I’m dealing with something serious or just frustrated by crazy Memphis drivers while traveling from the art gallery in Downtown to my home in East Memphis, my outlet to deal with anger is painting. Sometimes it helps to paint soft and soothing pieces when I need to kick back... Read More »

An abstract artist’s tips to clean paintbrushes

May 23, 2016

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There is nothing more I love than painting. I love the way my imagination gets to run wild while I’m thinking of my next piece. I love the process of picking out a canvas. I love mixing various oil paints together to create my own custom colors. However, there is... Read More »