Did you know there’s a lovely museum of art in Garrett, Indiana? Garrett is just a few miles west of Auburn. I am taking two paintings to the Garrett Museum of Art later today for a show opening the 17th of June.  The museum is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays which makes for a nice weekend option when it’s too hot to be outside for too long.  I also like to stop at Shorty’s Steakhouse when I’m in Garrett … our evening destination tonight!

The first piece is Among the TreesThis was inspired by my walks through our woods with my dog Bella (a Great Pyrenees) on our farm in northwest Ohio.  I wanted to capture the calm of the woodlands and the serenity of our creek as it turns and tumbles over mossy rocks and sparkling stones.  The semi-precious stones I incorporated are Peridot, Lapis, Bloodstone, quartz, mother of pearl, Dragonsblood, Tiger Eye, glass and mica.  A textural delight that draws you in as it sparkles and shimmers at every angle.  It’s a good size at 30×40″ framed in an antique gold floater frame.

The second entry is Pacific Peace which is a sunrise… simply because I’m a morning beach walker. This is 24×48′ on wood panel, framed in a gunmetal metallic floater frame. The shoreline is loaded with several amethyst geodes, amethyst points, and amethyst chips along with tourmaline, obsidian, carborundum, pink opal, mother of pearl, lepidoliter, mica, and glass that accent the rocky breakers and beachfront. The sky is reflected in the water that sparkles and shimmers – changing as you view it from different angles. Just as in life, things look different when you view things from a different perspective.

If you have a chance to visit Garrett on a weekend, I’d be honored to have you check out my two paintings at the museum.  Have a beautiful weekend friends!