Day 22 ~ Peaceful Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan16″ x  20″ oil on canvas


I have lived near some of the most beautiful ocean beaches for the first 30 years of my life…I love the beach, but I was stunned at the beauty of Lake Michigan! It was absolutely gorgeous! On the day we were there, the sun was shining and the sky  was  glowing a beautiful azure blue…

I decided to get a larger canvas out today and my palette knife. So this painting is done entirely with lots of gobs of paint and a palette knife. For those of you who have ever textured a wall, that is what I felt like I was doing. But it was fun to move the thick paint around on the canvas.

My daughter came downstairs and said, “Mom, I just love this, it’s so peaceful…” I love that she loves it. Hence the name… 🙂

Price includes a contemporary illusion frame.

Day 14 ~ Shoreline Stroll

shoreline stroll8″ x 8″ oil on gessoed panel

This was inspired by a photo taken on the shore of Lake Michigan this past week.  What a beautiful beach.  We had a wonderful trip, and now I need to catch up on my 30 Paintings in 30 Days. 🙂

I bought 4 mini canvases and 4 mini stands that I’m going to work on today. That will bring me up to Day 18 and then I still have 5 more to catch up. Wow!