I am one of the artist in this event please stop by if your in the area it would be great to see you.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Cold wax oil on cradled hardboard.
Getting up close and intimate.
5 feet tall and 4 feet wide x 1 3/4 inch
Thursday, March 24, 2016
There are many ways to paint trees.
I Sprinkled the leaves so they twinkled.
This is an 11 x 14 inch oil and cold wax on cradled hardboard.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
3 Ft x 4 Ft x 1 5/8 inches deep
cold wax oil
Around my house are acres of state land to explore. Sometimes it's more fun to get off the beaten path and discover new places. One time we jumped off trail and came upon thick brush almost impossible to get through yet sensing something ahead. We broke through into a clearing and there stood an enormous oak tree almost six feet around. Surrounded by the thicket and the canopy from the tree we were completely enclosed in the forest. It became our special place to visit for many years.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Monday, December 14, 2015
2 feet x 4 feet oil and cold wax on cradled hardboard.
I feel the fairies they are just out of sight hiding in the grasses.
Monday, December 7, 2015
4 feet tall x 5 feet wide, oil and cold wax on 1.75 inch cradled hardboard.
My first huge painting, it was wondeful working large, only a little awkward to move around considering it's wider than I am tall.
Come walk into my woods.
Friday, November 27, 2015
10 x 10 x 5/8 inch cradled hardboard, sides painted to match the surface.
As the sun fades away deep hues creep into the landscape a fleeting sight.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
12 x 12 x 1.5 inch oil and cold wax on cradled hardboard.
Orange again one of my favorites in the fall a big bang before the colors drain out.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
10 x 10 x 5/8 inch cradled hardboard.
oil and cold wax
Fall oranges and reds and hints of gold as the sunsets.
As a child my favorite color was orange it still appeals to me.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Available to purchase let me know if you are interested.
Painted on a 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch deep cradled hardboard.
Fall is my favorite time of the year and unfortunately this year the last 6 weeks have kept me in doors nursing my husband recovering from back surgery. It has been grueling on both of us and so sorry to have missed being outdoors. This is my memory of the beginning of the fall season when just hints of color are showing in the trees and landscape, some things you just never forget.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Painting these abandoned houses has turned into a great adventure for me. Not really searching for them just keeping my eyes open.
In 2005-2008 when the housing market went upside down so many people walked away from their homes this maybe the aftermath. To date I have photographed 11 different homes.
After telling my husband about stopping at these houses he suggested that I carry boots and my gun when I travel and be more prepared approaching these places. Most of these houses are hidden in tall grass that's creepy to walk through and wearing tall boots does offer some comfort from snakes and other things. Sometimes they are in a remote location and that is part of the challenge.
This will be the 3rd painting in the abandoned home series, would like to hear your comments about this subject and what effect this disaster caused on you or someone you know.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Echoes of another time, waiting for redemption.
Nestled in the backyard of an abandoned house, located along a well traveled road.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Crazy weather all over the country, storms, fires and floods this week.
Watching the clouds draw attention to the sky, scary, threatening, and exciting.
11 x 14 original oil painting available to purchase.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Just to give you an idea of the summer long exhibit in Lansing, the art was made into prints. Hat with Lace my oil painitng of my granddaughter is part of the exhibit. The reflections come from the windows and lights on behind them.
10 artist were selected and this only shows 6 of us.
The gallery has projects planned for every Wednesday to have some art fun. Check out their website for more information.
Monday, April 27, 2015
9.5 x 9.5 Oil & Cold Wax on cradled hardboard
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
My mail box sits among the milk weeds and after cutting a few and playing with them this is my composition. Some people spray paint them and use them in floral displays, mine are just laying around with my rocks and other interesting items.
Friday, April 3, 2015
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12 x 12 inch oil painting on cradled hard board.
Fall is my favorite time to ride through the woods on my ATV the landscape is alive with color.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
8.5 x 11.5 cold wax oil painting on Arches 100% pure cotton oil paper.
Here the painting appears flat and cold; in life it is very organic and alive. Photography can only do so much. This piece would be suited for matting and framing.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Spring time pure and white full of fragrance and sunshine. This was painted last year and never posted not sure how it got missed. Crocus ,Daffodil, Tulips and Lily, start the season for me. Hyacinth's use to have some they have disappeared...hmmm need to plant some.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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11 x 14 original oil painting. Drove by this abandoned farm house the window trim caught my eye. On my way back home that day stopped to walk around. The snow was really deep it was very cold and my boots were at home so not much walking was done. Would have liked to get up close and peeked in the windows and may do that this summer if my travels take me that way again.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
I am participating in a survey.
As participation mandates, it was necessary for me to establish a route consisting of 10 wetland area's.
Within 5 square miles of my house my travels took me to Gregory State Game Area, Brighton Recreation Area, and Pinckney Recreation Area.
My Last stop......
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
These three paintings were created
while attending a workshop with
Mark Bettis in his studio gallery.
This painting was created on paper.
My attraction to this technique of using oil with cold wax was brewing for almost three years.......decided to head down to NC to get some hands on experience. I loved it.
WORK IN PROGRESS also started on this road trip.
Thinking of going back and forth creating paintings using these techniques.
Friday, January 30, 2015
The values of the painting have been established. The color fields are still being developed throughout the lower half of the painting. The final process to complete this painting will be developing the center of interest and moving you through the painting using contrasting edges and values.
Work In Progress