Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Flea Market Finds

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.
Newgate Prison door
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.
baggage 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
Abbey Sweets sketch courage collage push collage
And now, back to reality, have to get ready for a show that hangs next week.


Joan said...

Looks like you had a great week!! These look wonderful...is the basket one a pour? It has such great light!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Thank you Joan, it was a great week and yes, the basket one is a pour.

Ai said...

Helen, these three are fabulous. Are they all pour? So lovely glow.

Shez said...

Just had to have another look.....These are all so delightful
Glad you had a great week!!!