Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

2226 levi

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 
I am back from Atlanta -  I experienced trains, trams, planes, automobiles, buses, boats and my favorite mode of travel, my feet - all before 3p.m. More soon on the Atlanta workshop - I had a terrific weekend painting with everyone and I saw a lizard (I know, I couldn't believe it either, I've never seen one out in the wild).  In Other News: Brie the dog got a haircut - she feels like a tennis ball and looks like a snake with feet. Today she was mistaken for a Whippet. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

2223 Sandy Springs

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase. 
Nothing left to do now but walk the dog - 
all packed and ready to teach a two-day workshop in Atlanta! 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

2222 "2222"

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 

I'm off to Atlanta to teach a workshop this weekend, I can hardly wait! 
I thought better of packing my big blue sweater (and the wool socks).  

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

2221 Miniature Goat

sold still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

I've unpacked from last weekend's workshop in Traverse City and am repacking for this weekend's workshop in Atlanta. I haven't stopped talking about Michigan since I got back - I've Googled everything I experienced from sand dunes to fishing shacks to slag and gin. I kayaked yesterday morning and pretended I was on the lake until I almost clubbed a very large jellyfish with my paddle - eh. 

I ran the workshop like an interval training session. I changed the (painting) exercises often. We never lingered too long because I like to keep everyone moving along - the time flew, the work stayed fresh and our energy stayed up. We talked about everything from value to color to composition. We discussed topics like, tapping into our personal voice, creating a lineage and making a painting sing. More photos of the workshop can be seen on my Facebook page

Monday, June 22, 2015

2219 Climb

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 

I'm home from Traverse City, Michigan - by way of a quick sunset paddle in the harbor. My fluffy little friend greeted me at the ferry - it's apparently been very humid since I've been gone (indicated by Brie's not so polished hairdo). The workshop was loads of fun - pictures and details soon! 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

2217 lakefront

2217 lakefront

4" x4" still life, acrylic 
Greetings from Traverse City, Michigan - where has this place been all my life?! There is water everywhere (I wish I were a fish) - I want to kayak every inch (unless I finally grow my gills). I've been spoiled with tours by land and water featuring breathtaking vista after vista - great company - and a workshop full of enthusiastic and energetic folks - (have you ever seen a squirrel the color of black ink? I hadn't either but they have them here). Below is a photo of today's workspace. And below that a photo of the dunes.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

2215 uncharted

sold still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"
I'm off to Traverse City! The way I pack is this, all my favorite things come with me - whether they make sense or not. My big blue sweater in June with flip-flops? Why not? Oh, there's a little extra room in my bag, I should totally bring my fifth favorite pair of jeans. In other news; Brie the dog is on stay-cation and much to my fluffy dismay she started it today - our walk turned into three sits on park benches (to take in the view?) which was followed by chewing two sticks and an extended roll in the grass in which she did her best alligator impersonation. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2214 jam-pack

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 
Almost packed for my workshop in Traverse City, MI!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

2207 Wild

After carrying Brie the dog on half of her walk yesterday (don't ask) I figure I'm ready to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Due to our long winter, Brie seemingly weighs (she claims she's just fluffy) as much as Cheryl Strayed's backpack, aka, "Monster." still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

2200 all day

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 

There's a couple of spots left in my next workshop in Traverse City, Michigan -
I'll be there well before noon on Friday, who's up for kayaking
(and breakfast, yes, I'll be there that early!)?