Guest Artist at Flat River Gallery in Lowell Michigan


The Lakeshore Fine Arts Festival in Muskegon was a lot of fun. Talking to other artists who stopped by and sharing my artwork with so many people. One of the highlights was a little boy about eleven purchasing the tiny sheep framed watercolor. He was so excited and just loved it. I don't think I will return next year as the majority of people attending were not interested in Art or higher priced items. Jewelry was a big seller and the silver jewelry booths won the two highest awards.

I was so fortunate to have my sister-friend Sally to help me set up, take down and sell. We always have great laughs wherever we go. We were in Muskegon for three very hot days. It is a lot of work to put up and take down the tent and heavy grid walls but we did it. I was misinformed about being able to bring prints so the second day my daughter brought them to me and we moved the table forward.

Tiny 4x5 inch watercolor

framed in silver

This is the painting that the little boy loved and purchased with his own money. His purchasing that sheep was a highlight of the sale for sure. 



This fabulous show is right around the corner. I am so excited to be accepted into this celebration.


Reeds Lake Art Festival

I had so much fun at this great festival. We ended up with a warm and beautiful day in spite of a rainy beginning.



Patio Garden With Turtle

These favorite paintings were sold at the Festival to a wonderful collector

Library #1

I will be painting more library paintings as this one was so popular.

Received acceptance today!

I'm so excited to be accepted into this great Art Festival. I will keep you posted as time gets closer.

This piece was accepted into the West Michigan Artists Competition


Woodland Pathway

2018


Watercolor on Aquabord

5x7 inches


I'm not sure if I like painting on aquabord. It is absorbent but it is difficult to mix colors on the surface.  I used fixative on the finished piece as you do not frame it under glass. I have a larger board so I plan to try it again in the future. Always fun to learn and try new things.

Watercolor sketch on Yupo paper

I've just begun to play with this paper and watercolor. The results are so beautiful and surprising. I can't wait to paint the next one. Be sure and check back to see my progress with this way of painting.

Living Room With Birch Trees


Watercolor on Yupo paper

2018

9x12 inches



My second piece and I'm continuing to learn about this plastic paper and watercolor. I'm having fun with it for sure. Once again I have included one of my paintings within the painting.

The original is much brighter and more vivid.