At last, Lake Effects III and IV are here!

Fresh from Holland Litho, my commercial printer (printed in the USA!), are Lake Effects III: Summertime and Lake Effects IV: Day at the Beach, completing the year begun by Lake Effects I (Oct-Dec) and Lake Effects II (Jan-April).

The new posters, painted last summer from Upper Peninsula and Beaver Island beaches, still present essentially the same view at varying times of the month or day, but the paintings in the new posters are larger and vary also in size. I wanted the new Lake Effects posters to work with but be distinct from the first two, and these seem to work well.

I have not raised my poster prices in ten years, but printing and packaging costs have gone up considerably. All my posters now retail at $30 each, two for $50 (if you order them from Beaver Island Arts)  which makes them the same price they always were. Combine your two posters any way you like (I have six posters available).

Notecards and original art will also soon be available on my website as well as at the many shows, fairs and signings I will be doing beginning in April. Stay tuned!

 Order by email or phone before June 1st for free shipping!!


New Beaver Island Posters & Art

I spent a total of three weeks at the Beaver Island Lodge in the summer of 2006, a real treat. I always loved that place, which displays my two Lake Effects posters, beautifully framed, in the lobby. When I lived on the island and ran my Beaver Island Arts gallery there, I used to set up my paints outside on one of the round tables on the patio, or at a window in the bar during inclement weather. The Lodge affords one of my favorite views on the island, along with that of Paradise Bay and the Whiskey Point Lighthouse, which I could see from my own window.

While I was visiting last year, Judy and Liz Laneer offered to let me show my Beaver Island and other art in their Montaage gallery next summer. So this winter, I’m working on that show, producing new watercolors, acrylics, prints, cards, and (already finished and produced) two posters that feature my favorite Beaver Island scenes.

Since I closed my gallery on Beaver Island, Sue Thomson has been selling my prints, cards, jewelry and some original art in her wonderful Livingstone Gallery, localed between the Beaver Island Toy Museum (which sells my books and posters) and the lighthouse. Sue will continue to sell my cards and prints, and this year, at last, she’ll have some new ones.

For now, except for the posters, I’m keeping most of the new Beaver Island art a secret….posting it only after the opening of the show in late June or early July.But just as an intro, here’s a small 5 x 7-inch mostly watercolor piece I did during last summer’s visit.

Click on the image to enlarge it.