Redeemed

LG-Redeemed
Redeemed – 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

An abandoned house may not be the first choice when searching for a subject of loveliness to grace the walls of a home. But who can deny its beauty when seen through the eyes of the one who holds the paintbrush?

If it was up to me, I would purchase this building, and then cleanse and restore the interior so that life would once again flow in and out, and the structure would fulfill its intended purpose of functionality and fruitfulness. But I wouldn’t cover over the chipped paint and other scars on the outside. For some reason, that is beautiful to me, and tells the story of a hard-fought existence, and possible battle wounds that brought it this far. The history may have been painful, but the redemption process would change everything.

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.

 

Old Mission Peninsula

LG-Old Mission Peninsula
Old Mission Peninsula – 10″x10″ acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.

I love the orchards and vineyards on this peninsula…one right after the other, not to mention the stunning view of the bay from both sides. This little house on a hill caught my attention coming, and going, and then circling around again to see it one more time!

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.