Painting 19 of 99

Today I decided to go for a famous Michigan landmark–the Mackinac Bridge, aka “Mighty Mac.” I wanted to go for some more vivid colors in this piece, so I chose a sunset scene. I started with a blueprint of the Read More …

Painting 18 of 99

Today I wanted to go a different direction while sticking to the music theme. Instead of a closeup of an instrument, I tried to convey the feeling of listening to it being played, in this case a jazz saxophone player. Read More …

Painting 17 of 99

I’ll keep this one short and sweet. A second violin, after a few requests, this time while being played. Enjoy! To purchase, visit my Etsy shop! If it is still for sale, you will see it as the first listing.

Painting 16 of 99

A violin today. Evelyn’s husband was an expert violinist, and legend has it he played with a professional symphony at the age of 10, and later went on to be a band conductor. We have one of his violins, and Read More …

Painting 15 of 99

Today I went with my music theme once again. While I’m not a guitar player myself, I love acoustic guitar, and decided to start the painting with album covers and an excerpt of handwritten lyrics from Bob Dylan. Here is Read More …

Painting 14 of 99

This one feels near and dear to my heart as a piano player for 30 years now. I started with sheet music to “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen, and went from there building texture and then the piano keys, and then Read More …

Painting 13 of 99

Well, this wraps up my “water week.” I have to say this was a nice distraction from the Northern Michigan winter. Here’s to blue skies and lakes and beautiful beaches!         To purchase, visit my Etsy shop! Read More …

Painting 11 of 99

  So, keeping with my theme of water, here is a beach scene at sunset with some flying cranes. I was challenged with how to make sand in an alternate way to compliment my mixed media style, so I’ll include Read More …

Painting 10 of 99

Sooo, totally new type of “canvas” for me today. This is actually four pieces of wood attached together in a 10 x 10″ square with a rope hanger on the back, so no frame is needed. I wanted to explore Read More …

Painting 9 of 99

Snuck in a larger size here–11 x 14″ mixed media on canvas board. Decided I would like to do a week of lakes/boats/lighthouses to help lift us all out of the winter blues. Keep an eye out!   To purchase, Read More …

Painting 8 of 99

Today’s painting was an exercise in persistence. My original idea got blown out of the water because of an old printer that wasn’t working for me to print off my reference photos this morning. So I went with something else Read More …

Painting 7 of 99

Today I was thinking of my daughter and niece who love owls, and decided to play with a different color scheme. 🙂     To purchase, visit my Etsy Shop!!

Painting 6 of 99

This one was WAY outside my comfort zone….I don’t think I’ve ever painted a boat. 🙂 Enjoy!   To purchase, visit my Etsy shop!!

Painting 5 of 99

Painting 5–used a lot more texture on this one, which works great with the rigid surface of the canvas board. Once again, 8 x 10″ mixed media. 🙂 To purchase, visit my Etsy Shop!

Painting 4 of 99

Today’s painting was a fun exercise in both working off a request from a Facebook follower and trying out one of Evelyn’s own calligraphy pens.   To purchase, visit my Etsy shop!      

Painting 3 of 99

Last weekend my husband and I made a whirlwind trip to NYC, and rode to the top of the Empire State Building. Hard to not be impressed and inspired by the architecture in Manhattan! To purchase, visit my Etsy shop!

Painting 1 of 99…..here’s to a new adventure

Knowing how to start is never easy. Impossible almost. But in the end, the most important thing is to just….start. I thought I’d begin with the smaller 8 x10″ canvas boards that were passed down to me from Evelyn. The Read More …