These are difficult times we are living in as a nation. The COVID panic has caused disruption in our lifestyles, our relationships (when lockdowns limited face-to-face interactions) and anxiety as the news media reports new variants on the virus, and the potential for further limitation of personal freedoms. In the midst of this, there isContinue reading “Hope for Difficult Times”
I recently completed a commission in which the client requested bright colors and a scene depicting the beach, the lake and flowers. I chose the scene from near a friend’s house and added Indian Paintbrush, which actually grows not far from the beach up here in Michigan. I added real sand and glitter to theContinue reading “Commission of Beach and flowers”
I love to watch the geese on Lake Huron. A week ago I saw this one in the evening and had to paint it in the low light of that time of day. I used a very limited palette of three colors: titanium white, ultramarine blue and burnt umber.
Last week during a hike I came upon some Common Mergansers in a marsh. This was a mated pair getting ready to nest and I created an acrylic painting based on this beautiful sight.
I have been observing finches and taking photos of them the past few weeks. I love finches because they add a spot of bright sunshine yellow to the edge of the woods or any other spot they visit.
I love finches because of their bright coloring, especially in springtime. I did this one in colored pencil. Purple Finch, colored pencil 11×14 inches
This painting was inspired by a dream I had, in which I saw what basically amounted to a “strategy room” in heaven. I saw individuals gathered around a table, some were people from the Bible (like Joshua), and they had a map of the world, and were working on strategies for various nations (not sureContinue reading “Prayers”
Tundra swans can be seen in northern Michigan along the shores of Lake Huron. I love the way they look; like boats gliding along the surface. This is a painting I did of one section along the shore during the early evening. My goal was to capture the peaceful feeling at this time of day;Continue reading “Tundra Swans: acrylic painting”
Growing up in the country, I used to love to hear the call of the bobwhites from the hedgerows on the country road that led to our farm. I chose to put this one surrounded by orchard grass as he sits on a small stump. Bobwhite: acrylic painting, 11 X 14″ canvas board The paletteContinue reading “Bobwhite: acrylic painting”
Last week I was at my friend’s house in a remote area, and a baby fawn came and lay down in a grassy section near some trees. I snuck up on the little fellow, and took a picture; this week, I painted him in acrylics. This took time to do, but I was able toContinue reading “Fawn in the Grass”
I have a friend who loves pumpkins, collects all types of pumpkin figurines, plushies, etc. She commissioned me to create a pumpkin patch for her, and this is the result. If you look closely, you will see a tiny ladybug that I put on one of the leaves in front!
Each morning, there is a family of wild geese that visits the shoreline near where I am staying. I couldn’t resist painting these beautiful birds. Geese on Lake Huron, oils, 11 X 14″