Monday, January 2, 2012

Green Pears

A Pen and ink with watercolor 10 1/2 " x 4 3/8"
on Arches bright white 140 lb hot press watercolor paper. 
My daughter Hilary and I set up a still life
on the dishwasher in our kitchen. 
That was quite a few years ago, I finally got around
to doing the art work
I hope every one enjoys the art.
I took the art to an Art Festival in White Pigeon Michigan.
It was my second show in two years.

Any interest in the art, it is listed on Etsy.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Red Delicious

A grouping of Red Delicious Apples.
I took the reference photos for these back 
in 2008. Having a slow start to get back to my art,
I finally put them to paper.

It's somewhat of a series, with more to come.

Done in pen and ink with transparent watercolors
on 140 lb bright white hot press Arches paper.
Crawfordsville Bridge Oregon

I had the pleasure of seeing this covered bridge 
on a trip arranged by Bradley T. Waring.
I had never been to Oregon. 
Part of the sight seeing tour was this covered bridge.
It had been moved and was located
 close to a residence that had a beautiful garden
specializing in roses.
This is close to Brownsville Oregon.
If you get the chance, stop by and visit the folks with the garden.
The hubby wrote a really cool history book based on
local facts and story telling

I had fun with the piece trying to get ready for an art show locally.
Not sure if I will make it,
everyday has it's challenges.

Done in pen and ink with transparent watercolors
on 140 lb bright white Arches paper.

Clemons Antiques

Found in a small burg in Indiana,on a road trip to Indianapolis,
the old sign was quite appealing. 
Closed long ago but still kept the small town charm.
It was many years ago
that I came upon this sign.
Finally got around to putting it to paper.

Pen and ink with
transparent watercolor on
140 lb bright white hot press Arches.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Heartland Series  1

This started as a bookmark for my daughter Hilary
and ended up being a slightly large piece.
I still need to do the bookmark,
especially since her birthday is up and coming.

I want this to be a series about the midwest,
 especially the farming communities.

"Life on the Farm "

It was done on Arches 140 lb bright white hot press paper,
with Pigma Micron pens and transparent watercolor.
Image size is approx. 7" x 13"

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Friday, December 31, 2010

This is a very special piece for my Son-in-law Rob.
Rob was born and raised in Michigan
and is a staunch Michigan fan.
Luckily my daughter Hilary is a Notre Dame fan
as is our family.

I started this last year but set it aside lacking confidence to finish.
With the help of Celeste Begin and my confidence
level raising, I finished it this month.

Hilary had also requested I finish it and seeing
my daughter happy is a priority in life.
I can't wait to watch the two of them when
Michigan plays Notre Dame !

Monday, November 29, 2010


Just finished for my sister

My sister's church membership has been in the process
of building a new building across the street from
the original church. My sister wanted to help with fundraising
with the idea of selling products with art of the
new church on tote bags. I volunteered to do the art for her based on a drawing that was provided.
I revised it to be this representation since
the new church was so wide.

We're setting up a site page with so they may put the image on a much larger list of marketing products to raise funds.

I hope it works for the new church.