Monday, July 13, 2015
Afternoon day 2 in Mark Mehaffey's plein air workshop. We headed over to my neck of the woods, in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore... Where the Platte River flows into Lake Mi.
It was incredibly crowded, sunny and challenging! This gentleman was sitting reading a book...until he wasn't anymore...:-) Oh the challenges of plein air! Painting live in a crowd is not for wimps!
Full disclosure...I did fix a number of things back in the studio.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Had a great surprise last week with an article written about me in the Northern Express... Thanks Al Parker! You can read it HERE.
This is one of my attempts.... (pardon the glare... tough to photograph) Mark gave great instruction on simplifying what's in front of you. (Which is easier said than done) A real challenge with all the activity around the Interlochen campus.
I also need to give kudos to the Interlochen program... so accommodating. Beautiful campus, and so inspiring to paint to all the snippets of music being played around you all day. Creativity permeates and pulsates throughout the grounds. Highly recommend.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
|"My Minions" 12x12 Acrylic on canvas|
Here's to new seasons!
Friday, March 27, 2015
|6x6 warm-up ; Acrylic on paper|
SAY IT SIMPLY AND DELIBERATELY.
Yup... I'm shouting at myself. There is no room for wishy washy in the studio.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
|"Red" 12x12 Acrylic and collage on panel|
I've been having the best time creating these portraits. Acrylic painted faces and collaged hair and brows using the paper I made with the Gelli Plate. Reproductions of them will soon be in a hair salon! Perfect, right?
Actually the series came about from a conversation with a friend of mine that owns a salon... he was looking for artwork after a re-model and had seen this older painting-
|"Is My Hair too Blue?" acrylic and collage on paper (sold)|
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
|"Bursting" 12x12 Acrylic on Watercolor paper|
Monday, January 26, 2015
|"Hot Climb" 6x6 Acrylic on paper|