Monday, February 17, 2014

Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies

I recently returned from an extended visit with family and friends out west. It was wonderful to see them and spend some quality time together, but I have to say that I'm happy to be back in my own studio. It has been a rough winter for many people across the country. We missed a lot of the bad weather (so far) by being in Phoenix for a few weeks. The highs were in the 70s most of the time. People laughed when I said I was looking forward to going home! I love the smell of fresh snow and how it seems to clean the air. I wish I could bottle it!

Here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan our winters are longer than most. I love this time of hibernation and painting studio works, as opposed to plein air paintings outdoors. Not that I don't paint outdoors at this time of year... just not as often as during the summer.

Here is a painting I completed in Arizona. I think it reflects the brightness of the climate there.

Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies
Available at
DCF Gallery
19571 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe, MI


Teresa Cowley said...

Love all the flowers and the depth in the field that you created.

Kathleen said...

Thank you, Teresa! The colors really bounce off each other in the original... hence the name.