Think about the outside of your house.
Dress it up with some hand painted shutters. Here is a job I did in Whitehall Mi. on White Lake. Each shutter is a match and everyone is an original painting! Then the shutters are varnished several times to preserve that image.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Micro Paintings on Tiles
Each tiny painting is created on a domino. The paintings are carefully and intricately painted by hand. The frames are handmade from yellow pine.
South Manitou Island
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Straits of Mackinac
Little Sable Point Light
size: 4x4 framed price: $48 each + shipping
A lovely Sunday afternoon in March
Cafe Sante' in Boyne City, Mi.
Can you believe that they never painted before?
Must be one great teacher!!
miartuncorkd.com Great Class, Well done
Thursday, January 18, 2018
This work of art has a very long story to it. The concept and the composition came about in my mind while I was visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2009. I created this piece for the Grand Rapids Art Prize competition in 2010.
I was going thru some difficulties in my life and wanted to express them through a work of art. I thought that I could help be a mouth-peice for the injustice and harm that comes to females throughout the world. Although it may be a small contribution to the big picture I had alot of responses to my art. When you look closely at the art you will see small messages and stories the women are telling. The overall big picture when you see this is Beauty. Strength, Courage & Community. I come to bring women of all colors and locations together to stand for our positions in the world and to stay strong as we unit.
This stained glass window was made for a client that just lost her husband. They used to walk on the beach and if you look in the bottom photo you will see actual pebbles that he had picked up and saved, they walked along the shores of Lake Michigan together and this represents that for the widower. The piece is 36" in diameter, with shades blues for the skies and water and tan for the sand with a band of sunset pink on the horizon.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Design and intricately made from hand cut glass, this oak tree twisting and turning up into the painted portion of the curved wall at the Tamarac Health Center. Adorned are copper leaves each engraved with the names of donors that contributied to this beautiful facility. Sharon Smithem signature at bottom right etched in glass.