Bayfront

LG-Bayfront, darker
Bayfront – 48″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.

On our trip to Petoskey to attend the reception held for myself and another artist at Somebody’s Gallery, we couldn’t pull ourselves away from this beautiful city; so we decided to extend our stay for an extra night.

On this second night, as we were once again cruising through our favorite Bayfront Park, my husband heard the familiar “OH MY WORD!”, which means he should turn the vehicle around at the next available corner and come at it again (because a stop never happens fast enough; not unless we want a rear-end pile-up). Coming around for a second time makes me impatient, because even the smallest fraction of delay can change the lighting conditions enough to lose my initial aha! moment. Thankfully, however, the second drive-by netted the amazing reflections of light that enraptured me the first time.

I’m attaching a second, lighter photo below, as the one above is possibly a little darker than the painting. The lighter photo misses the mark a little with the color of the sky.

I hope you enjoy this captured moment, and that you are seeing your own special moments around you, when the sun is showing off.

LG-Bayfront, lighter
Bayfront (lighter photo) – 48″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

 

Small Paintings

LG-Big White Barn, darker photo
Big White Barn – 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas. Available.
LG-White House on Wilson
White House On Wilson – 14″ x 11″ acrylic on canvas. Available.
LG-White House
White House – 14″ x 11″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

These small paintings are listed as available, but for now, I’m really enjoying them in my home. (Photos below so you can see why I love them so much.)

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White House on Wilson
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White House
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Big White Barn
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Not a “small painting,” but Serenity is very happy above my mantel.

 

Slumber

LG-Slumber
Slumber – 60″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

Driving along the West Bay of Traverse City, I silently soaked up orchards, vineyards, barns and fields. The orchards were still sleeping…no blossoms yet. The feeling and the colors in the atmosphere were etched in my memory and burrowed deeply into my soul…until the moment they could find expression.

Lake View

LG-Lakeview, 2nd photo
Lake View – 30 x 40 acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.

My husband says he wants to live here, which is totally impossible because, although the lake and trees are indeed from a real photo reference, the house exists only in my imagination.

Beguiling

LG-Beguiling
Beguiling – 36×36 acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.

There were a lot of reasons not to paint this particular cropping/scene, so I resisted for a long time. But as cliche as it sounds, it called my name every single time I scrolled past it. At some point, you just stop arguing and you go for it.