Last week I was fortunate to be Artist in Residence at the Terrace Inn in Bay View, just outside of Petoskey, Michigan. Bay View is a Methodist Chautaqua, a very peaceful place as well as being very spiritual. The Terrace Inn is a lovely old hotel and restaurant located on the grounds of BayView. If you have a chance to stay there or even just go for lunch or dinner, I think you'll like it. The staff is friendly, the food is good and there is usually a resident artist on hand so you can see art in the making.
I did a lot of sketching and worked on three new pieces. One is still in process, , Newgate Prison Gate, a 14 x 11 watercolor on 140 lb Windsor Newton paper.
The other two, both 8 x8, are the beginning of a new series.... Flea Market Finds. The first is a rack of old luggage and the second is a bunch of wooden baskets.
Here's a bit of the other things I played with while I was there.... a sketch of the ice cream parlor entrance at the Inn and a couple collages
And now, back to reality, have to get ready for a show that hangs next week.