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Featured Pieces November 2015

This is a quick blog entry here, to post pics of some recent pieces and

one piece

that is shockingly NOT SOLD that should be!  Look below!!

Several of the newbies make good pairings..

September Pastoral l (Trees), 20"x16" oil on panel $2400 framed

September Pastoral ll(Path), 16"x12" oil on panel $1400 framed

Snapdragons, Peaches, Pear, 16"x12" oil on panel $1400 framed

The Grassy Slope, 8"x10" oil on panel, $800 framed

Summer Pastoral with Grazing Cows, 12"x16" oil on panel, $1300 framed

Hill in High Summer, 13"x14" oil on paper, $250 unframed

First Light Over the Lake, 9"x12" oil on paper, $200 unframed

inquire through my website here

  if you'd like to ask about any painting above!  Already have a Thimgan?  Collector's discount honored.

  Maybe I shouldn't tell -in case I can get it back- but

IT'S A PAINTED BOX

 that I did last year, it's only $300 and it's

AMAZING

for keeping cell phone chargers and other oft used ugly items.  The box is available at the Water Street Gallery.  Tell them you saw it on my blog if you buy it:).

 

 

Wet Paint June 2014

I think I'm still working on this piece.  I want to work in the foreground especially.  I'll re post an image when it's truly done.  I'd love to sell this one before I invest in the frame.  There are so many choices.  The one I like the best is a heavy, antique style gold.  It looks like a 200 year old painting in it, but that's not everyone's taste!

A plein air piece from last Friday.

Peonies with Green Glass and Apricots, 20x16 in. oil on panel, on hold

Beach Box Pastoral

Bluebird Trail ll Reloaded

Greetings!

Finally I can say that spring has taken hold here in Michigan.  It was a long time in coming this year!  I'm adding a new image of Bluebird Trail ll after having repainted a couple of passages of it that seemed to need some more care than the plein air visit afforded.

This 12 x 16 in. landscape is for sale through the Water Street Gallery  

www.waterstreetgallery.com

 if you're local and want to take a look.

More new work on the way!

Life on The Slow Setting

This past month, I was feeling really cheerful and thankful for the time I had to enjoy household tasks.

One morning, I was standing on a dining room chair with one foot on the table cleaning the little chandelier that hangs there.  Granted, the sun was shining bright on the snow and in

Michigan

that does wonders for the heart at this time of the year.

 Like a lot of other people, I really bond with my house and want to have the time to enjoy taking care of it.  Not that it always works out that way.

It’s those times when I’m in the moment that give me an emotional boost.

I consider myself a sensitive person (or a highly sensitive person!).  I’m often overwhelmed with the size and number of the world’s problems.  I try to live in such a way that I effect positive change and it’s these little tasks, the joy of family, and the beauty of art and nature that keep me from stumbling over the sorrows outside of my sphere of influence.

And did I mention?  Bring on the spring!!

ARTEGIRO Residency Is Coming!



La bella vita- the beautiful blend of fresh sunshine and kitchens, image courtesy of Artegiro on Facebook

Hooray!  I am so honored to be chosen as an Artist In Residency by Artegiro Contemporary ART Artegiro Website.
I have the opportunity to stay for a time in a country I love-Italy.  I have the freedom to paint or draw what I wish.  To experiment if I want to, and explore.  Another exciting aspect is that my host and dear friend, Renata Summo-O'Connell, will arrange for me to meet art scholars or painters or craftspeople to talk with during my stay.  At this point I'm looking forward to painting a little of everything subject-wise and experimenting with mediums a bit (I still don't know what I'm in love with), visiting art museums and eating:).  I will be bringing some pieces back with me to the States, and plan on a slow food evening Open Studio linked with Artegiro to share the project with you.  I also hope to be a good little blogger.
Montefiascone-image courtesy of Artegiro on Facebook