Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Thursday, December 17, 2020
We haven't let Covid stop us from enjoying Lake Huron or continuing to travel. That being said, I'm working on painted furniture during our short down times. After spending weeks in the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin surrounded by my favorite subject "tree's" I'm getting antsy to get back to landscape painting. After the holidays were headed out of Michigan for a couple of months, upon returning I'll be ready to paint some trees. In the meantime, here are two recent pieces of furniture that have been repurposed.
This table has a bottom piece of wood that can be flipped over so I painted each side differently.
This furniture is so whimsical and fun, a joy to paint!
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
My husband and I purchased a home in Michigan last fall which turned out to be the best decision due to COVID happening, it was comforting to have a home base. Upon our return from Arizona in late March hiking, sewing, and painting kept me sane and busy. Lucky for me my accessory furniture needed a new life. Here are the ones' that have been completed. The heart table was a garage sale purchase perfect for my 4 year old granddaughter. Hope you enjoy these little treasures as much as I have enjoyed painting them.
In my home is a beautiful open loft with views of Lake Huron on one side and wetlands on the other. This beauty is calling me back to the easel and what a perfect spot to paint.
Monday, April 13, 2020
Thursday, April 11, 2019
My husband Deck and I have been traveling in our motor home "Moose" since October 2018 enjoying our great country. Oh,the sights we have seen and the places we have visited in the last six months has been amazing. Recently google informed me the blog had some possible errors occurring and how to correct the issues. It made me realize that I abandoned my art and my blog since I left town. This was not my intention, after all in my limited space is packed watercolors and oil paints. We have been traveling an average of 1,000 miles a month, that keeps us pretty occupied with everyday living and sightseeing.
Now to mention the art, it is everywhere since we hit the mid-west. There are so many great places with so many galleries and such a variety of art. Michigan has great art and artist, sadly it lacks the area's with the concentration of galleries and tourist area's for the art to be showcased. This must be why the art of the west is so much more popular, there is so much more of it everywhere.
|We met Allen in his gallery working on a piece the size of a nickel. He|
makes the clay pieces, paints the designs with glaze, fires them, then uses
sterling silver accents. www.allenaragongallery.com
I hope you enjoy their work. Just a thought, the landscape here is very neutral, I think it has inspired me to like these really bold bright colors.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
Congratulations to Julie and Joel Stoppel owners of Somebody's Gallery in Petoskey Michigan on their 3rd anniversary. Also thanks to Sandra Lee Photography Studio and Gallery in Bay Harbor for taking this picture of Julie and I in front of my paintings. We had a great celebration at the studio in March. Check out their website for some great art www.somebodysgallery.com
April 3rd is a big day for me. After 8 months of preparation to become a candidate for LVRS, lung volume reduction surgery a great doctor at the University of Michigan will perform this surgery to improve my quality of life. Not compaining, my studio is a great place to paint however painting plein air had been something that was a big part of my life until I could no longer do it. After this surgery and recovery my chances are very good that I will be able to return to doing many things that were important to me, I feel very blessed.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Deck and I are on our 8th day traveling in our RV. Were on our way back to Michigan after visiting his parents in FL (80th birthday party) and hanging out in Savannah, GA. Well had to see the Mercer House from the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, also a movie.
Tomorrow is a drive up to Lover's Leap in our Jeep. This is not a road for an RV. We did this drive a couple of years ago, it was soooo foggy, very nerve wracking-nail biting-foot braking (me) you get the idea, hopefully tomorrow we will get to see the sights.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
12 inches wide x 6 inches tall.