Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Rocky Beach - 1

Oil on canvas, 5" x 7" (Sold)   This small oil study was the 1st in an ongoing series of oils of  Lake Michigan's rocky shoreline, completed in 2008.   The painting is now leaving my studio and going to its new home in Santiago, Chile!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Crystal River Wetlands - 2 in progress

Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"   This is the 2nd oil in a series of oils focusing on the Crystal River in Leelanau County. I have decided to keep this piece as soft as possible and quite understated. It is very close to completion... I have been looking at it for several months now, afraid to carry it too far to the point of being overworked.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Towering Clouds

Oil on canvas, 18" x 24"    There is such wonder in looking over the distant fields and gazing  up at the sky filled with billowing clouds on a late summer afternoon. Just makes you want to dream!  Giclee prints available for purchase.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sailboats on Reeds Lake

Oil on canvas, 10" x 10" ea.  - I thought I would post something different than my usual landscapes.... I am fascinated with the sailboats on Reeds Lake.  Just an exploration of color and design in a square format.  

Thursday, August 1, 2013

"Close to the Land III" - July 27 - September 16

Now Showing - This show is a continuation of my Retrospective Exhibit.  I have retained a few of the ink drawings and introduced other works from my collection.  Enjoy!~

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Iris Farm, Leelanau County

Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"  (2013)   Giclee prints of this painting are available for sale.  Please contact the artist for information.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Chrystal River Wetlands - 3

Oil on canvas, 10" x 10" (2013)  This is the 3rd in a series of oils of a bend in the river that I have found particularly interesting.  Will eventually be developed into a larger work. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Shoreline Path no. 3

Oil on canvas - 8" x 8"      This is the 3rd in a series of paintings of a path along the edge of the shoreline at Hoffmaster State Park that I have found particularly interesting. This path is still visible in my earlier paintings, however the area to the right has been siginificantly carved out by erosion.  This painting is on display at Lake Effect Gallery, Holland, Michigan.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"Retrospective: 1970 - 2010" Exhibition

You are invited to view an exhibit of works spanning the past 40 years of my artistic endeavors. Included are drawings and paintings that present the developement of my style and vision for painting the Michigan landscape.  Please contact me if you have questions about the works. Many will be available as prints as well as for purchase. My studio number is 616-235-7931.       

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Farm, Island View Road

Oil on canvas, 5" x 7"    A study for a larger oil - 18" x 24" in progress. Within a month the fruit trees will be in bloom on Old Mission Peninsula.  Anticipation!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Tulips Study

Oil on canvas, 7" x 5"

The first of a series of tulip studies celebrating the unfolding of  our glorious springtime in Michigan.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Retrospective: 1970 - 2010

This show will include many drawings and paintings that have been in my private collection and have never been exhbited publicly.  Please come and enjoy an overview of the developement of my vision for painting the Michigan landscape.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Frozen Pond near Eastmanville

Oil on canvas, 24" x 18"

I decided to post just one more winter painting as I am sure you are ready for Spring as much as I am!  However, it is this palette of 4 colors + white that remains my favorite color realm to work in.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pond, Early Spring

Oil on canvas, 10" x 10"      As I write, another storm is moving in with freezing rain, sleet, and heavy snow.  Instead of posting a new winter painting, I thought this taste of Spring would offer some encouragement. Just think, within 8 weeks, many of you will be mowing the grass! (sold)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Florida Sunporch

Oil on canvas, 30" x 24"

I decided to take a break from winter and post something a little different.  This is an oil of a friend's sunporch I completed in 2008. The light shines through the vines and illuminates the porch for only a week or two this time of the year.The textures in the vines, plants, furniture and floor provided an interesting compositional challenge.  This painting received the Frank and Andrea Swartz Memorial Award, Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts Competition, 2008.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Early Snowfall, Antrim County - 4

Oil on canvas, 10" x 10"     This day in early November could have been described as dark and gloomy, except that it wasn't!  The patterns in the landscape were strong, set off by sunlight peeking through lowering clouds spreading a blanket of snow across the land now at rest. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Haven in the Pines-3

Oil on canvas - 9" x 12"     This oil is in the "Gifts of Trees" exhibition at 2nd Christian Reformed Church, Grand Haven, MI.  The show runs through February 10.  (Sold).

Monday, January 28, 2013

Across the Ice

Oil on canvas - 12" x 24"  Towards the end of January into February, East Grand Traverse Bay begins to freeze over.  This is an oil completed several years ago of the ice covered bay and Old Mission Peninsula.