I thought maybe I would try something new and try to actually show you how I work. I took this little video while I was working on a painting yesterday afternoon. It is by no means of professional quality but I hope it is interesting to you.
The painting featured in the video clip is one that I am working on for Old Park City Gallery in Republic MI. My husband and I took a trip a few weeks ago to Munising and hiked out to Mosquito Beach on the Pictured Rocks trail. We ate lunch on a rock at the Mosquito River mouth and even made a chipmunk friend. Now, I know what you're thinking..."Mosquito Beach? Why would anybody EVER go there???" I assure you, at this time of year, with the winds coming off of Lake Superior there are ZERO mosquitoes. In fact, there aren't any bugs at all. It's a beautiful stretch of beach and a wonderful spot for an afternoon picnic.
I'm still working on the painting and will post again when it is finished.
My first painting in a while. The weather up here has been rainy and dreary and I haven't felt much like creating. Mostly I've been baking and catching up on my reading. I have an entire "to read" pile next to the bed that is now short a few books.
However, I recently bought these aqua boards which is an alternative to regular watercolor paper. As they were something "new" I just had to give it a shot. And behold! A painting!
Here's one more of the miniature watercolors I did of Tunnel of Trees last week. This week I have plans to do some much larger paintings. I will post my progress!
Coming up in November I have a show in Republic, Michigan at the Old Park City Gallery. The show is centered around some of the places I've enjoyed in the Republic/Marquette area. Stay tuned to check em out!
I know it seems early and I don't mean to rush the season but if anyone is interested in commission work now is the time to start thinking about it! That is, if you're looking for a fun and unique Christmas present!
I have experience doing all kinds of commissions and would love to paint something special for you! I have done homes, pets, events, etc. The possibilities are endless!
If you're interested in the idea there is a tab at the top of the page titled "Commissions." Click on it and you can read in more detail how I do commissions. Alternatively, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (248) 977-0732 and we can chat.
In this post are a couple of examples of commissions I have done. The top is Sturgeon River Pottery near Petoskey, second is a wedding at the Stafford Inn Gardens on Little Traverse Bay and finally an adorable little pug. I can work from photos or I can come to the site. Read more under the "Commissions" tab!
This week I finished a couple more miniatures that I'm taking to Northgoods in Petoskey this weekend. I really enjoy painting these little bitty paintings. It's quick and stress free. I also use them as studies for larger works later on.
The leaves are changing here in northern Michigan! It's sooooo beautiful! A great place to see color is along M-119 near Harbor Springs. You can follow this road along the shores of Lake Michigan up to Sturgeon Bay Dunes if you want to! Some of my favorite stops are the Good Hart General Store and Pond Hill Farm.