Pink Pony Windows 11×14 $500
This is a restaurant/bar in the Chippewa Hotel on Mackinac Island. Although I’ve not yet stayed in the hotel, the food is super great. If you’re in the area of northern Michigan, check it out! http://www.chippewahotel.com/pink-pony-patio.cfm
This painting will be at Lilacs & Lace on Mackinac Island by next week. You can contact Barb@lilacsandlace.com.
I drove myself nuts today deciding on what to paint next. It’s a simple thing… jeez. I finally decided on another store front since I have some ideas I want to try to add more depth. More paint. More layers. I look back at my older work and now it seems to lack varying tones to me. It’s okay, I’m on it.
Heading out to pick up a friend to have a nice dinner and then go to our new school fundraiser meeting. Looking forward to meeting the new folks! (I guess I”m the new folk… I didn’t want to call them old folks… that would be starting out on the wrong foot.)
Feed your passions!
Velvet Fudge Shop 16×20 $900
This is my latest… a fudge shop on Mackinac Island. I gave it a good dose of whimsy. I’m shipping this painting to Lilacs & Lace Gallery on Mackinac Island today.
My sister and her husband are in town visiting from SC. We always have fun together… My sister and I even met up with old childhood friends. More than friends actually, our best friends, who also happen to be sisters. It was awesome!
Spring is in the Air 40×30
My dad and I rode our bikes to the Algonac State Park last week. This is the road leading to the Wagon Wheel section of the park. Although it was closed, I did get some photos so it was a worthwhile trip after all.
Currently, I’m working on a downtown scene of Charleston, SC. I was a bit fearful of getting out of my comfort zone, but said a prayer and went for it. I’m glad I did… I’ll post it when it’s complete.
This is one day that I had (still have) a long list of chores to do. This happens all the time. My husband tells me to treat painting like a job and put in 8 hours. I warned him I would have to ignore all the household buzzers and the phone and wave at the dust bunnies as I pass them by (okay, I do that already… I refuse to have my life dictated by dust) and I must say I was successful at it. So much so that I’m going to do it again tomorrow. What about the list? Not sure what to do about the list… The important thing is to stick to my priorities and that is painting! Feed your passions!
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!
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.
Midnight at The Grand Hotel 16x20
This is the walk way leading up to The Grand Hotel. It’s up a pretty steep hill, which is a blast to come down on a bike. This is one of my three entries into the 2012 Mackinac Island Art Exhibition. The Grand Hotel lives up to its name. It is very much grand. It can be difficult to get different views of the Grand because of its size… I wanted to paint it in a different light… I hope I’ve accomplished that. Nothing like a moonlit night with stars in the sky to make your trip up the hill magical. It’s a very interesting hotel with loads of history. At my last visit with my sister and mom, we took the elevator to the 4th floor and then a staircase up another flight to the Cupola Bar. At the very top of Grand Hotel, the Cupola Bar offers a panoramic view of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. I wasn’t sure if we were allowed to be there or not. We weren’t guests in the hotel just visitors having lunch. It felt sneaky and that made it more fun. I know, I’m an adult I swear. Check it out at http:www.grandhotel.com