Monday, September 29, 2014

Trees Like Fire M-119 Miniature Watercolor

"Trees Like Fire" 
Miniature Watercolor Painting 2.5"x3.5"
Available at Northgoods in Petoskey 

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! 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Commission Work

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 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! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Straight And Narrow M-119 Miniature Watercolor

"The Straight And Narrow"
Miniature Original Watercolor 2.5"x3.5"
Available at Northgoods in Petoskey 

Another mini painting of M-119 that I completed this week. A stick straight portion of the road beneath the changing trees. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Leaves They Are A-Changin' M-119 Miniature

"The Leaves They Are A-Changin'"
Miniature Original Watercolor 2.5"x3.5"
Available at Northgoods In Petoskey 

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. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Adirondack Trio Minis

A little series of mini paintings. Adirondacks on the beach. 
I'm beginning to feel summer is long gone, with temps barely getting to 60 here anymore. These helped me to reflect on summer sun, warm sand and a day at the beach. 
Check Northgoods in Petoskey soon for more minis! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Feelin' Bookish

Above is an illustration I have been working on for a children's book that I'm writing. I really wanted to get it finished for my booth this weekend at EUP Bookfest where I will be offering my services as an illustrator. 
The first annual Eastern Upper Peninsula Book Fest is this Saturday, Sept 20th from 9am-3pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. There will be over 20 Upper Peninsula authors present, all reading from and promoting their books. 
If you come you can see more of my illustrations and hear about my upcoming book! 
Please come support the local authors! We'd love to see you! 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

1st Annual EUP Book Festival

This coming Saturday look for me at the first annual Eastern Upper Peninsula Book Festival in Sault Ste. Marie, MI! Over twenty Michigan authors will be there, reading from and promoting their books. I will be there offering my services as an illustrator. 
If you can come we would love to see you! It's sure to be a good time for book lovers!