Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fall art shows

I just hung 37 paintings for my solo show at Church of the Servant CRC (I did it with the help of my wonderful husband). These are postcards I made through Vistaprint to advertise the show.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Another shape journey

The pink piece with music is where the neutral painting began. Who knows where it will go! Maybe it's done. The next post has two shape journeys that were just revisited.

Shape journey- a continuation

Friday, August 21, 2009

more tweaking

Here I am minding my own business and an orchard showed up at the party! Some paintings are quick, some are even done alla prima which means "all at once", others develop over time like this one.

This is not the only thing I'm doing now. I'm also preparing for a few shows and making labels and artist statements. Planning timing and placement of pieces. A job for today is to work on new 'shameless self-promotion' postcards for the fall. All this takes time.

Also, we are looking forward to a reception at Meijer Gardens for Lizz and Colin to celebrate their new marriage. Most of those details are done and we're just anticipating!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

tweaking the sky

I thought the sky on the earlier versions was too active. Still tweaking but this is more like what I had in mind to set off the field.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

a little more

a little bit- more on Saturday...

Monday, August 10, 2009


This piece is at the tipping point. There are some wonderful things going on, but some places need to be tweaked. Proceed with caution!

Friday, August 07, 2009

changes in Music of the Spheres 2

I made a slight change to this piece. Can you tell? Does it make a difference?


This frame is 30"x40". Framing this was quite a challenge and I couldn't have done it without the help of my friend, framer Deidre Wingelaar! I can barely cut a decent mat - much less a mat this size!

not the fun part

Now comes the time when I'm working and I have nothing visual to post! I'm cutting mats, framing, rearranging things, buying hardware and supplies, planning for two shows, and working on new pieces. None of those things are very photogenic. Unfortunately, math is involved in most of the above as well! I do my best but it's not fun and often, to my chagrin, not accurate! Hopefully it acts like a crossword puzzle and will keep my little gray cells plumped up and alert! I'm at the place in my life where I don't even get mad at myself anymore. Self-acceptance. It is what it is. I am what I am.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


These are views of the Fenn Valley Vineyard, Crane Orchards and a windbreak in front of a stand of fruit trees. Fennville is a wonderful area in the palm of the mitten that is Michigan- close to the Lake Michigan shoreline. A beautiful place. Wine tasting at FennValley Winery, pies at Crane Orchards, dinner or lunch at one of the restaurants in town, bread from the Salt of the Earth Bakery (Seedy Salt Bread-wow!) If you've never been there, you should check it out!!