Thursday, 29 August 2013

Farmington Players New Season

We are only about 2 miles down the Road from this Players Barn--so we go by it very often...I noticed that the play "Annie" is on the docket this season so we will be going for sure :-)   I got the urge to draw/paint it (again) but this time--a little different view.  I also like their clever logo--the two faces and the Silo for The Farmington Players.   
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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Julienne Tomatoes - Petoskey MI - Great Lunch!

 I did this Quick drawing with a pen as we sat for lunch in this wonderful place--not "continuous line drawing" as I did lift the pen.  I didn't get anywhere near the details....but you get the's a busy, crowded and fun restaurant.

Then I sketched the Outside window and painted it when I was home.
Will go back there when we return to Petoskey MI.
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Sunday, 18 August 2013

My Week "Up North"


Picture "One" is the Little Traverse Bay view from the Sunset Beach in Petoskey.  This area is where we do our Sketchbook Watercolor Journaling Class (actually, in Bay View Michigan...just NE of Petoskey.) 
Picture "Two" was our first day painting (plein air) in Bay View--we painted an old iron fence.
Picture "Three" is in front of an elderly lady's cottage that has tons of flowers...have painted her doorway before, but decided to do the sundial w/flowers...just a hint of her door on the left.
Picture "Four" is a combo of the Little Traverse Bay with a SeaGull and the shallow water with some weeds and sandy water and stones in the background.  In the foreground are some Wildflowers that are growing profusely along the Bear River Trail.
Picture "Five" is my view of a lavender cottage along Little Traverse Bay with lots of flowers.
Picture "six" is my basket of (Whitefish) Fish & Chips at the Freshwater Grille (notice the two hushpuppies
Picture "Seven" is the "Landings" an eating place where you land if you take the Car Ferry across the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix--only been there once and enjoyed it.  A colorful place to paint.
Catherine Carey's Watercolor Sketchbook Journaling class is fun and we meet new AND old friends every time.   
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Monday, 5 August 2013

Eastern Market - Detroit Michigan

We go down to the Eastern Market in Downtown Detroit especially for Pizza at Supino's (pictured below).  But this time I decided to sketch a few of the old buildings which have some interesting Shoppes in them now.  These four buildings are across the parking lot from Supino's and BTW, the Pizza was delicious as usual--and we brought some home for another meal !
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