Tuesday, October 30, 2012

"Spring Visit to Marblehead"

The Ohio State Park art project continues........I have finished my second piece in this series. It is a graphite drawing of Marblehead light and keeper's house. My husband and I frequently travel up to my friend's cottage on Catawba Island in the springtime. On this trip in April of 2011, we took the short drive over to Marblehead to see the lighthouse. We had packed a picnic lunch and planned to eat it at one of the picnic tables overlooking Lake Erie. But the sky clouded over and weather turned cold and windy so we went back to the car and had our lunch there instead. After we finished we braved the elements (it really wasn't that bad ;) ) and hiked around on the rocks by the shore. We continued on the path that brought us behind the keeper's house, an area of the park we had not been before. And that's where I shot this photo. Imagine - a chilly wind, the sun trying to peek out from behind the clouds that were racing by, the buds just beginning to break on the trees....

This is the result of our "Spring Visit to Marblehead". 

 A Limited edition of 100 prints are available of this drawing.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Holmes for the Holidays Art Show and Sale

A few months ago I thought it was time to contact some of my artist friends to see if we could get an art show together again. The new Holmes County Cultural Center provided the perfect venue for a weekend art event around Christmastime. So, this is where I'll be, joined by 7 other accomplished artists for the First Annual Holmes for the Holidays Art Show and Sale. Let me introduce you to these very talented people:    Vickie Boley of World Cup Teas, who will be offering her fine teas for sale and tasting. She is also a wonderful painter in oils and will have some of her paintings and prints for sale. ~ David Ernst with his pen and ink barn art and whimsical cartoon portraits. He also has created several comic books which are a lot of fun. ~ James Spires from Wooster who does amazing pottery and sculpture and is well known in the area and in other places around the country as well. ~ Sharon Strouse will have her wooden rose arrangements which are so beautifully and creatively done. ~ Robert VanNatta III, a watercolorist who paints in a beautiful impressionistic style ~ Don Weisgarber, who is also a watercolor artist, with wonderful paintings of many local scenes ~ and Heidi Yoder, an up-and-coming pencil artist, who will have prints and also does commission work. Her portraits are especially lovely and so very realistic.

So please join us ~ Opening Reception, Friday, November 30, 2012 - 7pm-9pm ~ And Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 11am-8pm at the Holmes County Cultural Center, 434 N. Washington Street, Millersburg, OH (beside the Victorian House Museum).

...and as a special treat at Friday's Opening Reception, Toni Shreve will bring beautiful music of the season from 7pm - 9pm.

***Make a day of it and visit the Victorian House all decorated for the holidays and the Millersburg Glass Museum also housed in the Cultural Center Complex.***