Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sleeping Bear Dunes Art

"Day Farm From Sleeping Bear", oil on linen, 36x24, $3300. framed

This painting was accepted by jurors for inclusion in "The Art of Sleeping Bear" fine art publication, to be released in August. The books will available for purchase at the Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor prior to the exhibit. The exhibit will be at the Dennos Art Museum in Traverse City, opening Oct. 14, 2013, running to Jan. 2014.

Prints of this painting will be available at Treeline Gallery in Suttons Bay, MI.

A second work that I painted to enter into the competition will be at Treeline Gallery this summer.
Manitou From Sleeping Bear, oil on linen, 18x24, $1800.framed

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fresh off the Easel

Cedar Creek, oil, plein air study, 12x9, $250 unframed
Trout Stream in Autumn, oil, 24x30, $2500. framed

This studio painting is based off a plein air study painted during a PAAWM paint out last fall.
The 12x9 study was quickly painted on site and I knew right then that I needed to paint a larger version of that scene. I am still contemplating on painting a vertical like the study, in pastel for my shows this summer.
Hope you enjoy the painting!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Plein Air in Townsend Park

"Bear Creek", oil, 8x10, $500. framed, $250. unframed

"Leaning Pine", oil, 8x10, $500. framed, $250. unframed

Beautiful sunny day, lots of fresh snow, no wind, temps are bearable, time to paint outside!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New painting from study

Farm in Winter, pastel, 16x20, $1300. framed

A new pastel painting inspired by a plain air study and the reference photos of the location. The study was featured on "Day 27" of my 30 Day painting adventure. As you can see, I didn't change much except enlarge the composition and add the hickory nut tree that was there. I was very focused on color harmony here and getting that "fresh"snow look with multiple shades of light tints.

This pastel was painted on acid-free UART sanded paper, grade #400.

Thank you for viewing my art!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Print "Lakeside"

"Lakeside", oil on linen, 24x30, $2100. uf, $2500. framed
Giclee prints available soon.

This painting has been a work in progress for a few months. The painting is now finished, and I am happy with the results. I have decided to make this painting available as a giclee print because I think it will appeal to those that love water!
If you would like to order a print of "Lakeside", I will offer free shipping anywhere in the US.
The standard sizes will be:
8x10 - $50.
16x20 - $150.
20x25 - $300.
24x30 - $500.
Contact me at with your print order or if you would like to purchase the original.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Paintings at "Celebration"

Tonight is the opening for the 40th annual Celebration of the Arts reception from 7-9pm. 
If you are able to be in downtown Grand Rapids the exhibit is in the exhibition hall of the First United Methodist Church. The juried competition runs until Februrary 13, 2013.

My accepted entries are:
Field and Distant Farm, oil on linen, 12x16, $900. framed
Blue Moon, pastel, 16x12, $800. framed