Woods XI 6×8 $250
Woods XII 8×6 $250
These are the two little woodsy scenes from my Mackinac Island photos. They’re framed in wide, distressed gold frames.
I had a great day today with my mom. We ran errands and had lunch. I promised myself I wasn’t going to eat pancakes… I ate pancakes. I suspect willpower issues. I’m on the verge of starting Weight Watchers again. It was a success last year. I know what I should and shouldn’t eat. It’s simple. It’s just that tomorrow is for some reason the best day to start. I just bought the special scale that will measure a fraction of a pound… so you feel successful even if you only lost, I don’t know, what 3 ounces? I think that’s like 3 hours of sleep. I did notice that you weigh considerably less in the morning. Morning is good. I have to make sure I get a good 8 hours in tonight… that’s like, what… a pound? Pardon my math…
Woods X 40x30
Woods X is another painting that I’ve enjoyed so much. It’s a journey and I feel like I’m walking through the trees and stumping my toes on the roots seeking something… not exactly sure what it is. In the process I’m discovering all sorts of things. It’s so awesome. It’s spiritual and wonderful. Maybe at my young age of 36 (okay, not 36. Maybe a bit more…. 42? Nope. Not that either. Anyway, no matter…) the point is I’m getting deep. No nose plugs. Finally. It’s about time.
What’s next? You tell me and we’ll both know… Feed your passions!
The Grand Pool 9x12
This is a painting of the pool at The Grand Hotel. We love to spend time here because it’s so peaceful! Plenty of shade if you’re not a sun worshiper… always a nice breeze. The best place to read a book you can’t put down. Then when you get hungry you can walk over to the grill they have going outside and buy a hamburger to die for or go inside for an incredible lunch! I think I could spend my whole summer at this pool. It’s a bit pricey to get in but you get to stay the whole day. I can’t say enough about this particular pool… and I’m not even a pool person.
I’ve been busy with woodsy paintings again… they simply aren’t out of my system yet. I’m going for the ride. I’ll post those soon.
A Day Off 9x12 $350
This is another shrimp boat I came across at Shem Creek in Charleston, SC. just relaxing at the dock. I love painting boats… they’re so interesting to me. I remember that day because it was sunny and warm and breezy and lots of people were out on the long pier that runs along Shem Creek. It’s breathtaking and such a wonderful place for folks to go. The sun sets at the end of the pier and it’s magical!
This is another boat… it appears that I’m on a boat kick and I’ve decided not to fight it anymore. I will paint what strikes me. I wanted to paint a brilliant Alice in Wonderland piece for an art show in Port Huron, MI but I cannot muster the inspiration to come up with something original. Poo. I’ve watched the movie and I love it but I sure can’t paint from the movie. I need something that’s my own. Maybe it’ll still come to me… I have another week or so. Meanwhile, I’m having fun with the boats and water. This way I have some structure with the lines in the boats but I still get to be free with the flowing water. I’ve loads of great photos from visiting my sister in Charleston, SC. When something else strikes my fancy I’ll simply jump on that bandwagon and go for a ride. Life is good.
Shem Creek Reflections 16x20 $900
This is the painting I did just because I felt like it. When I was visiting my sister in SC I took some great photos of the area. The reflections were so cool that day on the dock at Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant, SC you could get lost in them. Can you see the difference from a carefully planned and executed painting to a free will painting? I like the free painting better myself.
West Bluff Glimpse of The Grand Hotel 24x36 $1,400
This is my third and final entry into the Mackinac Island Art Exhibition. It’s another night-time view, which I obviously love. The warm lighting with the cool sky is a contrast I appreciate. I went with another theory opposing my first theory of show casing the entire building. This is a mere glimpse, meant to be a tease so you have to head up the rest of the bluff to see it in all of its glory. It really, truly is glorious. No kidding.
Next I’m working on something completely different…. it’s almost done. I’ll try to finish touch it up today and post it tomorrow.