Sunday, July 18, 2010

Nose To The Grindstone

The last couple of weeks I have been pretty much living in my studio. Not that I am complaining! Once a day I will pop my head out the door to check the mail and remember what season it is. Also once in a while I will go outside long enough to let my neighbors know I am still alive. Our big splurge lately is to take the Wrangler out in the evening with the top down and soak in the summer night air. Um!!!
Last week we spent the day in Elk Rapids at Twisted Fish Gallery and next week we are off to Mackinac Island again. These little breaks are good for gathering reference material and recharging the batteries. I am looking forward, in particular to touring the new Manoogian Art Museum on the island that had its dedication on Wednesday evening. Mr Manoogian is well known in the Michigan area for his generosity and fabulous art collection. He also resides on the island during the summer.
The two paintings posted are only some of my completed works. The above is a view of the produce section of Doud's Grocery Store on Mackinac Island. It measures 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" and done in acrylic. The second painting is called Iroquois Autumn and is a view of the hotel patio area overlooking the ferry dock and downtown buildings. This painting measures 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" also done in acrylic.
Till next time,


DEB said...

Wonderful works! You and I are on the same wavelength - I just painted a bunch of fruits and veggies in a store too!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Oh my! So many things to get detailed about! Both great works, but my favorite is the produce! I too am taking photos of food for future work. I saw that Deb was doing produce too! Ah, great minds think alike!...or something like that! : )

Have fun on your outings.

Carol Andre' said...

Maybe it's summer, or my garden - but I love the vegetable scene! Barbara must be right- I've been thinking of trying to do a still life of some of my veggies! It must be all those great minds on a wave length! :-D