Ferns

One thing I’ve discovered about living in Michigan that is VERY different from Texas is the ferns. They are everywhere, especially when you live in a state forest like I do. They grow like weeds here, but are pretty. I think that the ferns and moss (my lawn in the front is actually partially moss)Continue reading “Ferns”

How to Paint a Bird: Learning to make a video

A friend of mine has a videorecorder, and so the other day, I decided to try and make my first video. Here’s what I have to say about it: the adage “you learn from your mistakes” is certainly true! I DID learn a lot about what NOT to do, and so the next time IContinue reading “How to Paint a Bird: Learning to make a video”

Whoo Hoo! (Got Juried In)

Okay, I am very excited. My art got juried in at a local gallery: ArtWorks in Big Rapids, Michigan. I just talked with one of the artists there on the phone and my art will soon be hanging in their gift gallery.  Word on the street here in West Michigan is that they do prettyContinue reading “Whoo Hoo! (Got Juried In)”

His Love (painting)

A couple of months ago I painted a painting that reflects my heart and my faith. Here it is:  I call it “His Love” (oil, 18 X24 on canvas board). It reflects to me the essence of God’s tender, nurturing love. I recently sent it along with two other paintings to be juried at aContinue reading “His Love (painting)”

Public Enemy Number One for the Michigan Artist

I love to paint plein aire, or on-site, landscapes. I recently moved to Michigan from Texas, where I congratulated myself frequently for my ability to sit in the hot (110 degree) sun and paint under conditions where the turpentine would evaporate in minutes, even in the shade.  I looked forward to painting the lush greensContinue reading “Public Enemy Number One for the Michigan Artist”