Sunday, March 11, 2018

Fresh Paint (Peinture Fraiche)

Here is a new painting "Peinture Fraiche" or Fresh Paint! When on a tour of all the fabulous patisseries and chocolatiers in the Marias district in Paris, we came across this lovely very vivid yellow shop called "Maison de la Prasline Mazet". The outside had just received a fresh coat of yellow paint and they had signs all over letting you know not to touch or you will have a fresh coat of yellow paint on you also. As part of a series that I am developing of patisseries in Paris, I would like to have a collection that can possibly be turned into a future calendar or cards etc. If you look inside the shop, you will see a head of someone in the corner looking out the window. Also, of note, is the hand print to the right indicating that someone did not pay attention to the signs.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Anne Fontaine

Excited to report that I have been approached by Anne Fontaine at The Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan to exhibit my watercolors for a special store event! They are interested in my paintings done from various trips to France being they are a store from Paris! I am honored and excited for this opportunity. Details to follow.

Friday, January 5, 2018

I have achieved Signature Status with the American Watercolor Society!

I am proud to have received notice that I have been accepted into the American Watercolor Society as a signature member! My painting "French Lace" will be part of the American Watercolor Society 151st Exhibition for 2018! When working on a painting, you get a feel for how it is developing and while working on this one, it was coming together very well. Looks like another trip to NYC is in store this year.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Detroit at Christmas

For those of you that have never visited Detroit or have heard all the worst possible things about it overseas, I hope to give you a different view on our city. This is an aerial view looking down upon the ice skating rink located at Campus Martius, a city center in Detroit. The city is experiencing new growth at a speed that is remarkable. It has also become a haven for artist. A lot of artists in New York City can't afford the studio space or living space anymore so they are flocking to Detroit in groves. The rent is gradually going up but for now, it is very affordable for artist to rent out space. This scene has watercolor potential.

Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors

This past weekend, I became a member of the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. I had been invited to join this great group of women artists in the Detroit area. by local artist, Chris Unwin.  The society has been around for over 100 years. They sponsored a "tea" at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan and this was my first time meeting with this group. Here are some pictures from the event. Along with posting my artwork on this blog, I also like to post about any creative activities that I am involved in. The tea was an elegant affair.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

French Lace

I am happy with the outcome of this painting!  "French Lace" is what I intend to name it because this was a window that I saw in Monpazier, France awhile back.  It is funny how sometimes you have an image of something for a future painting but think that maybe it won't really be a hit but as I was working on this one, I really enjoyed it. That is a good sign.  I have worked on other paintings that I was sure to be a hit but to my mind did not turn out the way I wanted it to.  The message is that you just never know when you sit down to that blank sheet of paper what masterpiece it might turn into.
This painting is 23" x 30".