Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Busy Busy Busy

I've been quite busy lately so haven't been posting. Plan to get back to painting soon!
 Thanks for checking in! 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Emerging Artists Exhibit

"Sweetheart Lilacs" 
7"x5" Original Watercolor and Pen on Paper

"The Sky Is Awake"
5"x7" Original Watercolor and Pen on Paper 

"Sea Of Lavender"
8"x10" Original Watercolor and Pen on Paper 

"Seed Eaters" 
5"x7" Original Watercolor and Pen on Paper

"Gathering Lavender" 
8"x10" Original Watercolor and Pen on Paper 

This next week I am exhibiting several works at the local art center here in the Sault. The Alberta House is hosting an "Emerging Artists" exhibit for the month of November and I was honored to be asked to show. All works are for sale. Contact the Alberta House at (906) 635-1312 if you'd like to purchase one of my pieces.
I am looking forward to exhibiting with other Sault area artists! Stop by and see the work, sample local fare and cast your vote! 


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Golden Field

"Golden Field"
5"x7" Original Watercolor And Pen On Paper

I drive past this field all year round. In spring it is full of new growth and wildflowers. In summer it gradually becomes one of the grandest displays of sunflowers I have ever seen! I drove past the other day in the dreary dark weather we've been having and wished there would have been these golden flowers bobbing their heads in the summer sunshine. Right now the field is full of soggy hay bales and those just weren't as inspiring to paint.

Wishing You Sunny Skies!

Friday, October 17, 2014


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. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Makin' Tracks

"Makin' Tracks" 
Original Watercolor and Pen on Aquaboard

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! 

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!