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Two teddy bears made of soft pink corduroy went to a new born this week. 🙂

Chosen from the Available Art Gallery, "Southern Slaw" is on it's way to Colorado.

Southern Slaw - SOLD

"Folly" aka "Smirk" went to Indiana.

Smirk - Available
Folly SOLD

Here's a quick look at some of the art that is still looking for a wall of it's own.

Where can I purchase original Sundrip art?
Original artwork can be purchased directly from this website by using PayPal or from my Etsy shop. The Etsy shop no longer offers prints.

Where can I buy Sundrip prints?
You may purchase prints from my Redbubble shop. If there's a print you want but it does not appear in the Redbubble shop please contact me and I'll put it in there. At this time I only offer prints from my Redbubble shop.

Please click the Galleries link for Frequently Asked Questions and other information.

Thank you for visiting SUNDRIP - Art for Life


I can't seem to get myself to truly paint. It's as if I'm stopped up. All I seem capable of is painting shapes and simple figures or dripping paint down a page. I keep doing it though.

These are all watercolor and ink on 8.5 x 5.5 paper.

Filtered .Filtered by Sundrip

...continue reading "Art Flow"

One of my recent goals was to finish projects I started.

I know where I was going with each piece when I stopped working on them so I just picked up where I left off.

More completed work is to come.

The Resilience Tree
Resilience Tree

Resilience Tree - Beginnings
Resilience Tree - Beginnings

Resilience Tree - Risen
Resilience Tree -Risen

We have not seen the last of the Resilience Trees. Next year's creative goals includes a tree a day. I look forward to starting January 1st in a special book just for trees 🙂

Original art by Faith Magdalene Austin is available through PayPal or Etsy. All contact information is on the sidebar. Thank you for visiting Sundrip.



Blue Wonder - Available

I'm loving every second of abstract art. This should be a fun year. My art goals for 2017 now show on my sidebar.

Blue is a color I use quite often in my art and more recently turquoise has made it's permanent mark. I've seen it so much that I'm beginning to think about its use, what does it mean to me, what does it symbolize and will it, like other colors, keep its meaning over time?

My page called Art Therapy  talks about color choices and art symbols specific to me. Off the top of my head I would place turquoise next to blue and purple symbols. I see it as a color of strength, of depth, honor, birth rights.

...continue reading "My Blue Wonder"

I've found that dripping watercolor at night, in bed with my easel, is relaxing. I'm not trying to create a masterpiece, I'm just accepting the way the paint lulls me as it catches up to falling water trails, then leaves it mark. I've been doing this nightly for a while and thoughts I'd share a second piece called "High Like the Waves". The piece at the bottom has been seen on my site before, but it fits in with the theme of waves and peaceful nights.

High like the waves - Available

You're broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry go round
And you can't find the fighter

...continue reading "High like the waves"


Resilience Tree

She's not hanging on, she's the reason the white tree limbs sprouts and spreads about. She holds her hands up to the sun and grabs a hold of it. And explosion of turquoise and navy blue begin to circle the sun, but it all leads back to her, the figure hanging there so effortlessly.

Her face is hidden by her arms but that's just fine since she is not identified by her facial features but by her ability to grow and bend when necessary.

Title: "Resilience Tree"
Art by: Faith Magdalene Austin
Medium: Acrylics, Acrylic Mediums, Sawdust, Crackle Medium,
Size: 15 x 22 on watercolor paper
Finish: signed, unsealed, unmounted
Style: Expressionism, Figurative

Let us not forget the inspiration for the above artwork.

Resilience Tree-Beginnings

Title: "Resilience Tree-Beginnings"
Art by: Faith Magdalene Austin
Medium: Acrylics, ink, handmade paper
Size: 5 x 7
Finish: signed, sealed in appropriate areas, mounted
Style: Expressionism

Available on Etsy or directly through PayPal. Financial arrangements available.

This entry shows art two art pieces with a purpose. Rise, fall if I must. Stand to meet the challenge. What's the challenge? I've got to get a hold of my stinking thinking. I have to change my outlook one single color at a time if necessary. While writing I felt a sense of urgency and desperation. I could all but see myself at a door grabbing the handle and pulling it, ripping at.

Lets talk more about the art at the root of these emotions.



Creating non objective abstract art started with a self challenge in June of 2014. I really wanted to create some of the beautiful art I was seeing, but it didn't think I had it in me to do that type of art. When I first challenged myself I said I'd do 10 paintings. I wasn't looking forward to it because it was as if I had no idea where to start, let alone know how to finish.

Though I'm still learning, I can say I have left behind the anxiety. I enjoy it creating non-objective abstract art. I find it soothing to create and I actually feel I know when to start. As a matter of fact I start non-objective abstract such as "Landfall" the same way I begin other art, with a single stroke.

I don't think too hard and I sure don't plan ahead. When it comes to art, if I plan ahead then I'm planning for a disaster. I start art with one single stroke and go from there. I paint from the hip.....not literally because that would be uncomfortable. My next challenge with abstracts is to paint them larger.  ...continue reading "Landfall Abstract Ocean Scene"


You could say I'm ready for spring and summer to come along.
When I look at this painting it makes me think of water coming down a window during a hard rain. It washes away the darkest parts of the day and leaves you with a bit of hope.
I look at this painting and see the woman in the dead center, hardly noticeable really. She's caught in the darkest parts of the colors. Deep red, black, deep blue, more black and crackle medium to bring out the fragile state of life. She's hardly noticeable, but she's there and she's waiting for the rain to get to her.

If you're an artist and you've not yet tried letting paint drip down a canvas, you've got to try it. You'll be hooked. Of course your own style will affect the final piece as my style comes through. I tend to hide people in my art or twist them into trees or layer them in mountains.

...continue reading "Sunplay – Waiting on the Rain"

On the Rise by SundripI've attempted to name this piece of art but I'm having difficulties. I see a main figure, a powerful leader with her hands out stretched giving encouragement, strength, maybe even reassurance. Every figure looks to her or is linked to her in some way. They look up, reach up and stretch far to hold her hands. Is she the center and balance or the distraction?

Can the others move on their own? Will their feet move freely if not linked so tightly or are they comforted by knowing they can rely on her out stretched arms?

What of her, this central figure? She supports but who supplies her with the ability to continue to lead? Will they hold her arms up if they ever tire? Are they the reason her arms rise now? ...continue reading "On the Rise"

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