Monday, April 13, 2020
Living in our motor-home and traveling has changed my artistic focus. With limited space and idle time, smaller painting and sewing projects keep me occupied. Visiting art galleries and a variety of art venues along the way have given me a new appreciation of both local art and history. While on the road these are the projects that keep me creating.
These fish are custom cabinet nobs
made from Sculpey clay.
The soap dispenser is a Softsoap bottle primed and painted to match the mermaid which hangs above one or our bathroom sinks.
The mermaid is made with paper twill from Japan, the other fish is made of metal by an unknown artist.
The kitchen soap dispenser was primed and painted along with the 3 drawer dresser, the makeup bag was a sewing project.
A queen bed size quilt, another sewing project completed.
This painted soap dispenser is for the other bathroom sink. A Sculpey soap dish custom fitted for the sink rim. The desert landscape was created by an artist from Tubac Arizona.
This Sculpey fish is for another cabinet. The fabric piece is a table runner.
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.
Below are three artist that captured my interest and I want to share their work, enjoy.
|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
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
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
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
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
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
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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
12 inches x 24 inches original cold wax and oil painting on cradled hardboard.
Leaves chattering every where.
Monday, October 16, 2017
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
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
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
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
If you can imagine a little gem this is it, the size
12 inches wide x 6 inches tall.
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
302 E Lake St.
Petoskey, MI 49770
Now displaying my paintings.
Meet me at the gallery July 7, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
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.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
24 inches tall x 48 inches wide x 1.5 nches deep
Cold Wax Oil on Cradled Hardboard
Wonderful place in the forest