Plein air in St Simons

For the last two months, when I have visited my mom in St Simons Island, I have been sure to bring my sketchbook and pencils, watercolor or pastels! It has been a beautiful time to sit on the beach or sit by the marsh and draw. Such a wonderful environment on the island, when the heat and sand start to get to me, I can find a shade tree by the Pier near the Village or along the marsh. Such beauty in each place!

Pastel commissions

I have had the wonderful opportunity to create 2 pastel drawings on panel.  The commissions were each of churches, a gift of lovely memory where the couples were married!  The first I did last month, 5" x 7".  

This month I was asked to do one by the daughter of the couple who received the last!  This one was larger, 8" x 10".

If you are interested in a commissioned piece, just email me through my contact page!

Trip to Michigan

Last week I visited Michigan for the first time.  A family vacation, we took the kids, visiting the in-laws in Ohio first (I got to see the Cleveland Museum of Art - such a wonderful collection!) before renting a car and driving up to Michigan.  My husband grew up in Michigan and was glad to get back to the cooler temperatures!  As a native Atlantan, it was a bit odd to wear a sweater in June, but I tried to roll with it!  We had a truly lovely time, biking around Mackinac Island and sampling fudge with the other "fudgies", combing the shores of Lake Michigan for Petosky stones, marveling at the "mushroom houses" in Charlevoix, driving through the Tunnel of Trees, or simply relaxing at the sweet cabin we rented on Black Lake (by the fire pit and eating s'mores).  Below are the sketches from my sketchbook (mostly on Mackinac Island, although I have a sketch and a watercolor from Black Lake), including a time-lapse video of my watercolor of the Grand Hotel.  Enjoy!

June Events

June has many new events.  It all started with a new website!  It's just so exciting!  I wanted a website less complicated and easier to navigate.  

The biggest news is my art sale!  I am offering 50% off all art in my Etsy shop for the month of June.   

In addition, I am participating in an art exhibition at the Limelight Gallery at Binders Art Supply in Buckhead.  Momentum XIV this year is a group of 12 artists with a wonderful variety of styles of painting.  The artist reception was Sunday, June 10, but the exhibit continues through June.