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! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Studio Space!

My husband recently returned to college and so we moved back to Sault Michigan. (He attended LSSU for his first degree.) This, of course, meant giving up my studio space in Petoskey. I was bummed, figuring I would again be working from the dining room table. However, when we arrived in the Sault, a friend told me to check with one of the local shop owners as he might have an available space above his shop. 
I did and this is the GORGEOUS space he showed me, I can not explain how much I love this great new space. It. Is. Phenomenal. 
So anyway, for the past few days I have been moving all of my artsy stuff in and setting up shop which is why I haven't been painting. The space is HUGE and all of my things look dwarfed with it's high ceilings and large windows.
 It's going to be a wonderful space to create! 
Thanks Les! 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

M-119 Minis

Finished a few M-119 mini paintings for Northgoods in Petoskey
The leaf colors aren't quite to this level yet, but I have noticed some leaves changing! Hard to believe it's already fall. When did that happen?

Have A Great Weekend! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Minis for Northgoods

Apologies for my absence here! August was a crazy month for me and with so much  going on I let a few things slip away. Now that several things have fallen in to place I will be posting more regularly again. 

The above paintings are minis (2.5"x 3.5")  and are destined for Northgoods in Petoskey. They are a continuation of my series "100 Tiny Views Of Lake Michigan" which has been very well received. Thank you to those who have purchased them! They go fast! 

Also, I am teaching a set of beginners classes here in the Sault beginning on the 15th. There are a few spaces open if anyone else would like to join. Contact me at (248) 977-0732 and we'll get you all signed up! 
To find out the rest of the information on this set of classes and others I'll be teaching please click on the "Workshops and Classes" tab at the top of the page. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer Clocktower

"Summer Clock-tower"
7"x5" Original Watercolor and Pen 
Available at Northgoods in Petoskey 

Down on the bay front in Petoskey there is a tall red clock-tower. I have now painted this in every season. Thinking about doing them up as a card pack...

Look for me this Friday as part of downtown Petoskey's "Petoskey Rocks!" event. I will be set up and demonstrating painting from 6-9pm somewhere in town. Other artists will be out too! Stop by and see what they're up to! 

Also! On Saturday I'll be in Kalkaska taking place in an Art Fair! Come check it out!