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!
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!