Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New Work at J Petter Gallery

 "Fruit Lineup", 12x9"

 "Two Oranges", 12x9"

 "Pears With Stacked Bowls", 10x8"

"Red Daisies, Blue Vase",  14x11"

A couple of weeks ago, I dropped off a new batch of paintings to the J. Petter Gallery in Saugatuck, Michigan.  I am so happy to have my work in such a beautiful space.  Each of these pieces is hanging in the gallery now.  If you're in Michigan to do your last minute boating, or peeping at the beautiful leaves, I hope you'll stop in for a wine tasting and an art stroll!

And now it's time to pack my things and head to the south of France!  I'm meeting a group of artist friends for an intensive ten days of painting, indoors and out, led by the world famous Jeff Legg.  I'll have so much to report after painting oversees for the first time.  Just packing an easel and paints has been a learning experience so far.  I will try to post photos and maybe even some paintings while I'm there. A bientot!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

"Blue Bowl in Sunlight", 36x48"

The last half of the summer, I put my head down and got to work, getting an inventory of paintings ready for the J. Petter Gallery in Saugatuck (formerly the Button Petter Gallery).  If you are in the Midwest, and you're looking for a great destination in the fall, I recommend making the drive up to Saugatuck.  The leaves will be beautiful, the shops are great, and when you arrive at the gallery, you can have a wine tasting!  Wine and art-- what could be a better combination?

This piece is one of my largest, at 3 feet by 4.  I'm so happy to have a gallery which believes in my work and is willing to promote it!

And look who stopped by the gallery to see my work-- the Stanley Cup!  Any Chicagoan knows that now that Oprah has moved away, our biggest celebrity is Stanley.  It was so wonderful to have this visit, even though he seemed somewhat unmoved by my work...