Monday, November 7, 2016

Miss Chick Visits A Yooper!

Miss Chick and her entourage arrived in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and I couldn't wait to show them around! For those of you who don't know what a "Yooper" is, it's someone who lives in the U.P. (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan... get it? U.P. -- Yooper. Many people mistakenly believe that the U.P. is part of Canada. Not that that would be a bad thing ... but it's actually part of the State of Michigan.
The first things we had to see were the Littoral Combat ships being built across the river at Marinette Marine. Mr. Rooster was suitably impressed, but Miss Chick held her cool while pondering the potential of these massive creations.
Next we went to view the work being done on the lighthouse, an iconic emblem of our community. We chose not to take time to walk out on the breakwall to the structure since there was so much more to see and time was limited.
Mr. Rooster marveled at the vastness of the waters of Green Bay, a large bay that connects to Lake Michigan. How could so many seagulls live in one location?

Miss Chick was amazed that there was still so much color to be seen in the leaves this late in the season. I explained to her that the weather had been unusually warm throughout the autumn this year, and that living near the water keeps the climate a bit more temperate than farther inland.

We went to visit some friends, who were very excited to hear about Miss Chick's travels. They happily agreed to help me document her visit with some creations of their own. Here are their finished works of art.

We all had a joyous time creating with Miss Chick and her friends! But I'm sure the one who will miss her the most is my own darling Sadie, who was most interested to hear as much as she could about Miss Chick's travels. She has been so many places in the world! Here is Sadie The Yooper Dog, recorded forever in a painting, saying goodbye to Miss Chick and Mr. Rooster. Bon voyage, friends!
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Traveling Chicken Comes to Michigan

"The Traveling Chicken," 16" x 20", acrylics on panel, $199 plus s&h. Inquiries may come to me.

The Traveling Chicken has been on the road traveling the world since 2012, visiting artists' studios and sitting for paintings. She arrived in the thumb of Michigan with a couple of her friends last week, and they have been busy auditioning different flowers, searching for the perfect co-star in her painting.

They were partial to the sunflowers, so I obliged.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The traveling Chicken is in St-Lazare!

Oil on canvas
8 x 16
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So where is St-Lazare?  A question even some people living 30 minutes away from us wonder.  It's a little town west of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
We have horses and crazy big trees.  It's the country only steps from Montreal.

So TC arrived with his friends and I was sooooooo honoured to be hosting him for the week!
As soon as they arrived they took this selfie

I had to finish a commission before I could paint him so he had to be very patient… and me too because I had so many ideas for her!

While she waited he made friends with my favourite knickknack, the Tiffany blue unicorn.

Then it was time to try some of the painting poses I had imagined for her.  Here's one example of how things look better in my imagination then in reality.  This happens A LOT! 

So I decided to paint him in a pair of jeans because painting jeans make me so happy.  I also thought her beautiful yellow colour would pop out in contrast to the blue.
Here she is making sure I get the shade just right.  She was very scared I was going to make her look like a turkey.

It's now time to go visit the next artist!  I will never forget you TC xxx