Tuesday, June 1, 2010

From Freezing To Frying

Has it really been over three weeks since I checked in? The calendar doesn't lie. It is amazing how time does fly. One minute I am complaining about late season snow and the next I am frying at a campground!
Although we have been away camping, I have been painting every day. It is a bit of a challenge in the heat and wind. I have worked on several painting and completed two that I have shown in this post. Below is my husband, who was not crazy about being included in my blog. We love to have a campfire every night and as you can see, our dogs also love it! Over the weekend we had both our kids and their girlfriends/boyfriends for a cookout. I would have taken pictures but it poured with rain about the time they all showed up. Isn't that the way it goes. We had a good time anyway as we all shoved together into the RV.
The painting below is called Beyond Mission Church. Mission Church is on Mackinac Island and it is listed as the oldest church in Michigan. Many weddings take place there every year. This piece is acrylic and measures 3-1/2" x 2-1/2"
The next painting is also acrylic and the same size. This painting is of the parsonage where the minister of Little Stone Church lives. Land and privacy are at a premium on the island, and as a result many residents have privacy shrubs and gates. I have always been fascinated by this house and garden and even more so after meeting Molly, the ministers wife. She is a lovely person and we had a wonderful chat last year when I painted in front of the gallery. Hope to talk to her again this year For those in the Michigan area, I will be painting at Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids, from 3:00 PM to 5:30 pm on Saturday. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hi!
Well, I need to continue to unpack the RV as we just got home a couple of hours ago.
Till next time,


Barbara A. Freeman said...

Hi Gail! Love these two pieces. I especially like the gate on the second. You sure have the details in these two! Nice work and good luck on your demo.

We are still having rain and low temps. It's 55 at 10am and raining! I don't like the heat, but the sun would be nice about now. We had really beautiful warm days about a week and a half ago, but now are back to this!

DEB said...

These are great Gail! I'm a sucker for paintings of gates and doors, and here you've combined them into one painting so eloquently!

Gail Hayton said...

Thanks Barbara and Deb,I have always wanted to paint this particular house. It isn't fancy, but I guess I was attracted to it for the gate and door too!