Last weekend was a two-day arts and crafts fair out in the country, which was beautiful. It was a chance to practice setup, and discover that I had ordered the wrong tent (I ordered a new one today) before the art fair in July. I sold three paintings, several ornaments and a painted birdhouse, soContinue reading “Art Fair in the country”
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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 forContinue reading “AuSable Exhibit”
Kingfisher in early spring
This is a painting that I recently completed in acrylics. I love the light in early spring near Lake Huron. “Kingfisher in early spring, Michigan” acrylic 16 X 20 inches
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.
Mallard in the Marsh: Acrylic painting
I have been experimenting with doing paintings with a very limited palette (ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber and titanium white). This is a mallard in the marsh near misery bay, during the fall when the grasses turn beautiful colors.
The Emotionally Difficult Painting
I have a very close friend who is going through a very difficult time. Two months ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She asked me to go with her to her doctor visits, since I was a nurse for over 20 years, to help “translate” the medical jargon. As we went to these visitsContinue reading “The Emotionally Difficult Painting”
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!
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 theContinue reading “Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah”
Art commission: Summer Beach, Lake Huron
Recently, I was commissioned to paint the shores of Lake Huron to be a Christmas gift for someone who wanted this reminder of fun times with a friend this summer. This is late summer, with the goldenrod blooming (no birds, either!) This painting was done in acrylic, and I enjoyed painting it with my usualContinue reading “Art commission: Summer Beach, Lake Huron”
Heron in the Marsh: acrylic painting
A few months ago, I found a heron in a marsh off of Misery Bay, and wanted to paint him. I used sgraffito technique for the grass, and wanted to experiment with getting a sense of light on the water. This was painted using my typical palette of ultramarine, yellow ochre, yellow hansa, burnt umber,Continue reading “Heron in the Marsh: acrylic painting”
Bunnykins in the Grass
This summer, I came across Bunnykins (the young rabbit that visits my feeder in the wintertime). He was sitting in the grass by the side of the road, looking sleek and happy. I knew it was bunnykins due to his coloring, and the fact that he was not shy at all when I walked near,Continue reading “Bunnykins in the Grass”
Kingfisher: Acrylic painting
I have been very busy with work and getting for an art fair next week, but I did finish a painting of a kingfisher. This was done in acrylic, and is based on a sighting in Presque Isle several weeks ago. There is a marsh near the lighthouse where these birds hang out during theContinue reading “Kingfisher: Acrylic painting”