Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Grand Fountain

"Grand Fountain"
7"x5" Original Watercolor and Pen on Paper

Another addition to my Grand Hotel series.
 This painting is based on photographs I took while eating my lunch one afternoon. 
In front of the Grand there is a park where you can play croquet or admire the flower gardens. There is also this gorgeous fountain with benches around it. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the view. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Grand Hotel Welcome

"Grand Hotel Welcome"
5x7" Original Watercolor and Pen on Paper

I've been working on several projects lately, along with trying to settle into the new apartment. One of the main projects is a series on the Grand Hotel. 
The Grand is an impressive, welcoming icon on your voyage to Mackinac Island. You can catch a ferry in Mackinaw or in St. Ignace and 20 minutes later you'll be stepping  back in time on Mackinac Island. If you can't travel here, watch Somewhere In Time featuring Christopher Reeves. You'll get to see much of the Grand Hotel. The only thing that isn't accurate in the film is the vehicles. Normally, there are no cars on the Island, other than emergency vehicles. Mr. Reeves wanted them in the movie for some reason. On Mackinac, everyone gets around by walking, or riding a horse or bike. It's only 9 miles around and  the perimeter can easily be made on a bike in a few hours. 

One of my studio assistants. This is Sophie. She makes sure I keep my nose to the grindstone. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Keepin' Busy!

Just wanted to drop in a say that yes I am still alive and yes, I am still making art. Summer has been keeping me busy!

Thanks so much to the SOBO Arts Council! I won the "Best Booth Display" award at the show in June. I was tickled! 

  •  I recently joined a new gallery in Republic, due to open at the end of this month. Check them out if you're up in the Marquette area! Old Park City Gallery and Cafe! 
  • I am signed up for two more arts festivals in August
      • Kalkaska August 2nd 
      • Art On The Lake in Curtis August 30th
  • Look for me in Petoskey on August 1st during Petoskey Rocks Art Night. Local artists will be out around town demonstrating. 
I am also in the process of adding to my lake tile collection and painting new pieces for all three galleries. 
Also in the works: Children's Books. 


Will post again soon! Thanks for checking! 

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Looking for something to do on this wonderful Saturday? Come see all of the artists participating in the SOBO Arts Festival in Boyne City! It's a beautiful day to be near the lake celebrating the arts!
I'll see you there! 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Upcoming SOBO Art Festival

Sorry I haven't been posting.  The truth is this place is a mad house lately. My husband and I are moving and packing up takes seemingly forever. I'm also preparing for the SOBO Arts Festival on the 28th. It's held in Boyne City and there are many fabulous artists attending. Please come!
The images are of some local lake paintings I did. I've made them into 4"x4" tiles and will be selling them at the festival. They'd be great for a kitchen backslash, a hot plate, coasters or just for display. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Frozen Bay Minis

"Frozen Bay #2"
2.5"x3.5" Original Watercolor and Pen 

"Frozen Bay #1"
2.5"x3.5" Original Watercolor and Pen 

Here are a few more additions to my series "100 Tiny Views Of Lake Michigan." 
In stark contrast to our vibrant summer, these paintings only used 2 or 3 colors. 
I can't say that I miss winter yet. I'm enjoying the sun. Yet, the series wouldn't be complete without the heaps of snow that line the shore 4 months out of the year. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Beach Path

"Beach Path" 
5"x7" Original Watercolor and Pen 
Available by clicking here

Who doesn't love a day at the beach? 
This painting is from several of my reference pictures from the Sturgeon Bay Dunes area along Lake Michigan.