Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

These are three paintings from my exhibit that I had at the Hope Borbas Library in Okemos, Michigan. I had over twenty paintings featuring mixed media, watercolor, pen and ink, pastel and paper collage in the exhibit. This was my first exhibit ever and I loved it. I will be having another exhibit at the Shiawassee Arts Center in Owosso, Michigan the end of January, 2011. Am looking forward to this one as well.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008


Originally uploaded by slndjn1
Been working on Christmas card imasges all afternoon...and experimenting with paints that I don't use as much (if ever)--acrylics, fluid acrylics, pastels. I did the base of the bottom layer of the flower and leaves (actually I know the red part is also the leaf) in acrylics and the shading with the pastels. I have only used pastels twice now...but I love how you can shade with them and they are more forgiving than watercolor!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Vivian's shoes


scan0001.jpg Vivian's shoes
Originally uploaded by slndjn1
babysat for my 8th month old grand daughter last night and these are her shoes which I could not resist sketching. I found the poem on the Internet

scan0005.jpg christmas goose

According to neighbors, this goose who I used a photo reference for is close to 21 years old and has hung around McCurdy Park with ducks who have adopted each other. She is so used to people that she walked right up to my car window to see what I was eating. I thought she would make a neat Christmas card!

christmas goose with wreath

christmas goose with wreath
Originally uploaded by slndjn1
Same goose as before only with different accesories.

Friday, October 31, 2008

We are very fortunate to have a stained glass piece hanging in our bathroom where I work. It was made by a retired elemenatary principal ...who does this now as his hobby. Iwent into the bathroom on a beautiful autumn day and saw the reflection of the leaves coming through this was so beautiful.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fishtown, Leland Michigan 2

Another try at painting a building from our trip to FishTown, Leland, Michigan


this barn was painted in watercolors from a reference photo that I had taken just this fall while on a jaunt around the country side. It was another "lonesome" building in need of some repair, but it had a certain quaintness to it...especially with the clothesline that was out front!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Metal Rooster and Pumpkin

I had fun doing this rooster all in watercolor....trying to get the metallic effect was fun.