Saturday, March 18, 2017

Petoskey Michigan

Somebody's Gallery
302 E Lake St.
Petoskey, MI 49770

Now displaying my paintings.
Meet me at the gallery July 7, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017


24 inches tall x 48 inches wide x 1.5 inches deep 
Cold Wax Oil on Cradled Hardboard


Beautiful wetlands  approaching the trees.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Standing Birch

36 inches tall x 48 inches wide

cold wax oil on cradled hardboard

Beautiful textured background and trees 
ad exciting elements to the painting surface.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hither and Yon

16 inches tall x 20 inches wide.

Cold wax oil on cradled hardboard.

A fantasy or dream some where nice.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Green Spaces

Cold wax oil on oil paper, 12 x 16.

Won't be long and will be missing our greens.

Flare Up

Back in the stuido after having a great summer full of fun and great weather here in Michigan.

Cold wax oil on oil paper., 12 x 16

 Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sturgis Michigan Art Walk

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

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Twinkle Wtih Leaves


  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

Off the Beaten Path


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

After the under painting comes the color fields

The under painting was completed 9 months ago and then I worked on the color fields, being the background cloth, blue cloth, pear, milkweeds, water pitcher and table,   This type of painting is done in many layers which brings out the intensity of the colors.   This is my own reminder to get back at this one and finish it up.

Monday, December 14, 2015

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.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Work in Progress

On the 4th of July weekend while camping and kayaking on Lake Huron with friends and family drove right by this abandoned home.   Still working on values and color decided to put in the birds at the end of the painting session yesterday, now waiting for this layer dry before I go on.  

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

Tire Swing

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

Up in The Clouds

24 x 30 original oil painting on hardboard.   

Cool crisp clean air, heavenly.  Visit the clouds it's a wonderful experience.

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

Project Pop Up

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.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

White Peonies and Red Beauty in Exhibition

Shape and Shadow 
Juried Still Life Exhibition

Exhibit May 8, 2015 to June 19, 2015

Mount Dora Center for the Arts
138 E. 5th Ave.
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Both paintings were shipped to this event.  If anyone is in the area and goes to the show I would love to hear from you.  Painting still life's is one of my passions and sad that I won't be able to attend.  

Monday, April 6, 2015

Milkweed Pods Burnt Umber Layer

 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.