Tag: art

  • The Nicest People Ever

    I just finished a weekend art fair in a nearby small city. This was my first “big” fair, meaning a booth fee of $200, which was a little intimidating. But I wanted to try one of the bigger fairs being held at a local resort conference center (it IS late fall in north Michigan, so…

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  • New Gallery and Busy Month

    I was pleased to be juried into the Holiday Exhibit at Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey, Michigan, as well as their consignment store. Above are two of the paintings that went there this past weekend, along with other paintings and some prints. Petoskey has a quite active art scene, and was also a fabulous…

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  • Plein aire paintings

    At times, I like to paint the areas near where I live at in plein aire. These are a couple of quick acrylic studies (done in less than an hour each) that I did during the past few weeks. The first is of whitefish point in the upper peninsula, in the early morning. The second…

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  • Loon and Baby, acrylic painting

    “Loon and chick, Seeney, MI” I loved visiting Seeney a few weeks ago, and created this acrylic painting of a mother loon and her chick, using a limited palette of titanium white, ultramarine blue, burnt umber, and cad red medium .I think the chicks are adorable, and loved watching it and the mother swimming on…

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  • Art Fair Fun

    The art fair this past weekend was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed meeting other bird and art lovers; the sales were decent, and I started an email list. The best part was just getting to know people who really believe in saving our habitat and who enjoy birdwatching as much as I do!

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  • Great Egret, Misery Bay

    In early May, the marshes are still clothed in the ochres and creams of fall, and it is not unusual to see a great egret going through them. This was one that I saw in early May this year, and I thought he was absolutely lovely! “Beautiful Visitor, Misery Bay”; acrylic, 16 X 20 inches.

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  • A Year of Birds 2023: May

    May is coming in windy and cool, but with sunlight sparkling on the water when it peeks through the clouds. The egrets are back in the marshes across from Misery Bay, and I watched one as it hunted frogs and preened in between. They are beautiful with their lovely plumes of feathers this time of…

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  • AuSable Exhibit

    The other day, I was going through Grayling, and saw that my artwork is now up at the AuSable Artisan Village gallery. They did a really nice job with the exhibit, and there are some incredible artists there, as well as being genuinely nice people. Plus, the coffee is good – a huge plus for…

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  • Getting ready for new exhibit

    This has been a busy time of year, getting ready for an exhibit in Detroit, and will be taking my art to a new gallery in Grayling. I am also preparing for an art fair in a few weeks. Today, I also delivered prints and painted birdhouses to a gallery in Harbor Springs. Below are…

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  • The Family Complement: Acrylic Painting

    I saw some sandhill cranes with gray plumage several months ago, and decided to create a painting that highlights the complementary tones between their gray-blue plumage and the rust colors of the autumn grasses. “The Family Complement”, acrylic, 16 X 20 inches.

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  • Chickadee on Wild Roses: acrylic painting

    “Chickadee on Wild Rose Arbor” acrylic 11 X 14 inches. I have a friend who has a beautiful arbor with wild roses that grow on it. A few months ago, I painted this picture, with a chickadee sitting as they often do on it. It is a nice reminder of the late summer time!

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  • Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah

    I want to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah. This is a season when we think about the true Light of the World: Yeshua HaMeshiach, who was born 2000 years ago. This is what gives hope in a time when things can appear dark in our world: that He has overcome the…

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