I love painting landscapes from all the seasons but seem to be especially inspired by Fall. My obsession begins in August when the sun takes on a more golden glow. I begin racing around with my camera and won't stop till all the leaves drop. This painting Fall Splendor is 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" and will be available at Twisted Fish Gallery mid May.
Till Next Time,
This is my latest Trompe Lóeil painting entitled Memories of Mackinac. The idea behind the composition is a tourist returning home from the island and tacking up all their favorite photos along with snippets of island flowers collected on the way home. It is meant to look like everything is tacked up on a white board. Notice that I carried the shadow of the lower lilac onto the frame to complete the 3 dimensional look. The painting was done in oil and the image is 12" x 16". I have 3 more compositions waiting to paint between miniatures. Can't wait!
This painting will be available for purchase on the island in May.
Till next time,
During the winter months I have the luxury of experimenting on artwork other than miniature. This piece entitled Mackinac Memories is a trompe l'öeil piece done in oil and is 11 inches by 14 inches. This piece was featured last November in the Scarab Club gold medal show in Detroit. I very much enjoyed working on this piece and have since completed another with more trompe löeil pieces in the wings waiting.
Till next time,
“My passion is to render sun drenched landscapes that usually include architecture and sometimes animals. These are the things I love, only in miniature!
Gallery representation includes: Victorian Summer gallery, Mackinac Island, Mi: The Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids Mi.: and Highland Station House Gallery, Highland, Mi. as well as miniature art exhibits nationally.