Thursday, 28 August 2008

Harbor Springs

A pleasant time beside the water on a Hot Day.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Mighty Mackinac Bridge

Took a side trip farther North from Petoskey to visit the Mackinac Bridge (It's five miles long!)

tried to capture it in a watercolor sketch. You can click on this website to see more pictures of the Bridge. Mackinac Bridge Home

Watercolor Sketchbook Class

Spent a week up North in Michigan last week--Painting with others in a Sketchbook Journaling Class. The last day, we painted along the shore of Little Traverse Bay. I chose to paint a couple of the summer homes along the shore (from a distance). It was a beautiful day and I didn't like that it was our 'last' painting session of the week.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Hollyhock Plants

I like the old-fashioned flower garden "look" when there are Hollyhocks of different shades all lined up growing tall along the brick wall. I had to cut mine all down after they reached their peak because of extensive leaf rust and holes.

The Hollyhocks I have growing along the side of my home were looking fine until deer came along and ate ALL of the leaves top to bottom. Hope they tasted good.

Friday, 8 August 2008


This image was painted right on a greeting card (by me). So since it was "gone" I decided to paint another. Hopefully I remembered how I did it.


I've been somewhat under the weather, but am starting on the way "up."

The only Yellow Door I've seen was in England, however it had Wisteria draped all around it. I wasn't sure everyone would recognize come on in anyway.