Monday, October 22, 2018

from artist to rv living and traveling America with my husband Deck

On October 12, 2018 we sold our house and moved into our motorhome to travel America.  I removed my art from Somebody's Gallery in Petoskey.  My paintings and everything we wanted to keep was put into storage.  

We have started a blog of our travels and hope you follow along https://rollingamerica.blogspot.com

My art supplies are with me, it's time to let things roll along and see where my passion leads me next.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Meet me at Somebodys Gallery


I've been quiet while recovering from my lung reduction surgery.  It has given me my life back, yeah !!!!

As you can see there are many great Michigan artist showing their work in Petoskey, be sure to stop by this summer. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Meadow


SOLD


24 inches wide x 48 inches tall, oil and cold wax on cradled hardboard.



The woods are dark and shaded then you notice the light, your pulled toward the opening and there lies a beautiful meadow.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Happy 3rd anniversary


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.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Magical Spread


36 inches wide x 48 inches tall x 1.5 inches deep on cradled hardboard.  

Original oil and cold wax painting.

Never stop enjoying the landscape around you.  Every tree is important and part of the big picture.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Timber



12 inches x 12 inches x 2 inches original cold wax oil on cradled hardboard.


Standing timber simply beautiful stretching towards the sky.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Opening



6 inches tall x 12 inches wide original cold wax and oil painting on cradled hardboard.


As were heading to the end of fall this will be a reminder of more colorful days.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Immersed


3 feet tall x 4 feet wide x 1 1/2 inch deep, cold wax oil on cradled hardboard. 

The forest is a crowded place seeing only one tree takes insight.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Habitat



24 inches tall x 48 inches wide 
cold wax oil on cradled hardboard.

A wooded area along the road viewed often from your vehicle, or if your like me it comes while your hiking as you emerge from the woods.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sandy Beach


5 feet wide by 4 feet tall

Cold wax and oil on cradled hardboard

From start to finish my paintings average 6 months on my easel.  There are many layers to build the colors into the finished surface and complete the sides.  It was cold dark and snowy when thoughts of summer shimmered in my mind. 

That sandy beach has real sand added to the painting, how cool is that!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway



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

Surge


SOLD

12 inches tall x 36 inches wide

cold wax oil on cradled hardboard.

Exciting 
waves crashing 
on an endless shore.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ripple



If you can imagine a little gem this is it, the size 
 12 inches wide x 6 inches tall.

Cold wax and oil on craddled hardboard.

I love the tree's and woods until we hit the 90's then off to the water I go.   


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

Fringe


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

SOLD

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

Sold
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