Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Completed today, April 7, 2020
The Dutch Pitcher
Watercolor, 10" x 10 3/4"

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Here are two other paintings using the orange dessert plates as a major part of the design.
I have had many people ask how I am able to paint glass. My answer always goes back to my favorite quote from Monet....

Quote: Claude Monet, French, 1840-1926 “When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you. Merely think, here is a little square of blue, here an oblong pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as you see it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives your own na├»ve impression before you.”
May 2020 is the month that five friends are supposed to have an exhibit at Gallery Uptown in Grand Haven. As things look today, it might not happen. I would like to share this painting with you, and tell you about our little challenge.
We got together last November, to select five different items to use in a still-life challenge. The items selected were: the mid-century coffee pot, white cup, bananas, red flower, and two fabrics...the polka dotted and the stripped. We each had to create a work of art using these five items, plus whatever else we wanted to add.
As we get closer to May, we will learn if the show will go on, or if it is cancelled! The opening is scheduled for the first Friday of May. You will enjoying seeing all five solutions to the challenge, hanging together, along with several other recent works by each of us.
"FRESH FROM THE STUDIO" artists: Margaret Benefiel, Jan McLaughlin, Nancy Clouse, Rosemary Hayes, Marilyn Ryan, and Sandy Meyer.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Completed today, a new portrait of an iris. The original study was completed back in June when the irises were in bloom throughout the garden.
Title: The the Sun Came Out to Play
watercolor, 15 1/2" x 16"

Friday, October 18, 2019


Completed today, Oct. 18, 2019
ABUNDANCE....watercolor 13" x 13" square
Each time I start a painting, I look for something in the subject or the process that will be a challenge. With this one the biggest challenge was working on hot press paper. I usually use Fabriano soft press, which allows for layer of washes. Hot press does not allow much of that at all! After a few layers, you start to lift off what went before....frustrating! You get to a point where "it is what it is!" Leave it and on to the next challenge.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Completed today, September 23, 2019
11 1/2" square
Honeycrisp  seems to be at the top of the list of favorite apples in our area. It's apple season in Michigan and they are everywhere!, including in my kitchen!
The challenge with this still life was to paint the stoneware bowl to look like stoneware. There are as many as fifty layers of color in the bowl.
Colorfully yours,

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

10th annual Grand Haven ArtWalk, Sept. 17 – Oct. 7
Grand Haven ArtWalk is an annual collaboration of artists, local businesses and members of the lakeshore community in a collective celebration of art. Artists from the local area and beyond participate in an art competition in the following categories: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture(3D) and mixed media.
Public voting on ArtWalk pieces begins at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, Sept. 17 and ends at noon on Tuesday, October 1.
Get a complete lineup of events at ghartwalk.com.

Sandy Meyer at Gallery Uptown   Voting # PA34