Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Solo Exhibit at Clark Hill Law Firm in Old Town Lansing

Angela Hamilton,
West Michigan Sunset, Acrylic, 11x14
 
This is the view from a drive along M-22. Michigan sunsets are gorgeous.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oliver

Oliver, Acrylic, 6x6
My latest commission of a beautiful Maine Coon kitty.

Solo Exhibit at the Clark Hill Law Firm in Old Town Lansing

Angela Hamilton,
Everglades Sunset, Acrylic, 9x12

The whole family took a sunset cruise through the Everglades in Southern Florida and saw some dramatic colors. $150

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Solo Exhibit at Clark Hill Law Firm in Old Town Lansing

Angela Hamilton
Everglades Sunset, Acrylic, 9x12

The whole family took a sunset cruise through the Everglades and saw some dramatic colors. $150

Monday, October 9, 2017

Solo Exhibit at Clark Hill Law Firm in Old Town Lansing

Angela Hamilton,
Banjo Player, Acrylic, 11x14

Neil Woodward, banjo player, is a well-known musician with a regular gig at Crossroads Village in Flint. $195

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Solo Exhibit in Clark Hill Law Firm in Old Town Lansing

Angela Hamilton,
Wild Lake Michigan, Acrylic, 14x18

I love to see Lake Michigan on a windy, stormy day. The waves become dramatic. $235

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Jeep Truck Skeleton

Jeep Truck Skeleton, Acrylic, 9"x12"
On the side of the road to Torch Lake was this skeleton of a 1950s Jeep Truck. I don't know anything about cars and trucks so I always have to asked a friend about what I am painting. This poor truck seems to have been gutted. But colors on what was left of it were fantastic. I don't know if it ever sold.

Available $120
Also may be purchased through Daily Paintworks.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Solo Exhibit at the Clark Hill Law Firm in Old Town Lansing

Angela Hamilton
Mackinac Island Trinity Church, Acrylic, 14x11
Another beautiful Mackinac Island landmark, the Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes all Christian faiths. This church was built in 1882. I believed this white church needed a purple hue. $150

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Solo Exhibit at Clark Hill Law Firm in Old Town Lansing

Angela Hamilton
Mackinac Island Fort Tower, Acrylic, 9x12
A unique view to a beautiful Michigan landmark.  Fort Mackinac and Mackinac Island was lost to the British in the Battle of Mackinac during the War of 1812. American regained the island in 1815 after a treaty ended the war. $150

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Solo Exhibit at Clark HIl Law Firm in Old Town Lansing

Angela Hamilton,
Old Maple on Fish Lake Road, Acrylic, 9x12
Fish Lake Road is a beautiful farm road with an old barn and old trees in Holly, Michigan. This tree has beautiful twisting bark and just shows its graceful age. $150

Monday, September 18, 2017

Solo Exhibit at Clark Hill Law Firm in Old Town Lansing

Angela Hamilton,
Antique Truck, Acrylic, 12x16
Car enthusiasts informed me that this vehicle is a Studebaker. I loved the rust against the gray primer. It stood outside my subdivision on the main road for sale for a couple of months and I took my sweet time getting around to taking pictures of it. About a week after taking my reference photos, the car was gone. $235

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Solo Exhibit at Clark Hill Law Firm in Old Town Lansing

Angela Hamilton
Holly Road Barn, Acrylic, 11x14
South of Holly are rural roads with many bends and small hills. Along Holly Road during a Winter sunset I looked back and saw this beautiful farm scene. I had to capture it. I stopped my car on the side of the road took some reference photos.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Solo Exhibition at Clark Hill Law Firm in Old Town Lansing


Angela Hamilton
Pierce Stocking Covered Bridge, 16"x20" Acrylic

There are 12 stops on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and the covered bridge is the first. We took this tour on a beautiful summer day with my mom while visiting her when my parents lived in Traverse City.  I preferred the straight on view because I find it to be the prettiest. There are only 8 covered bridges in Michigan. Pierce Stocking, a local lumberman, actually built this bridge in the 1960s and it was rebuilt in 1986.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Solo Exhibit at Clark Hill Law Firm in Old Town Lansing

Watch me paint at the law firm Friday night from 5-8pm in Old Town Lansing and see my exhibit in the law office. Ask me questions or just watch me work. I am looking forward to it. See you Friday!
Evening Graze, Acrylic, 12" x 24"


Art in the Park

Art in the Park There will be an art show Saturday, September 9th in Rackham Park, the park behind the Fenton Community and Cultural Center in downtown Fenton. The show will be from 11am to 5pm. Artists will be demonstrating and have their work for sale.
Felohahn  Farmhouse, Acrylic, 9" x 12"



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Albert Bierstadt at the National Gallery of Art

Mount Corcoran, Albert Bierstadt, 1877
On our trip to the Smithsonian, one of the exhibits I was looking forward to the most was seeing Albert Bierstadt's paintings in person. Albert Bierstadt was born in 1830 in Solingen, Prussia, now Germany. A year later he and his parents immigrated to Massachusetts, but in 1853 he returned to Prussia to study painting in Dusseldorf and later became part of the well-known Hudson River School in New York. Bierstadt's most famous paintings are from his participation in various western exhibitions, including his Yosemite Valley paintings. I love his use of color, how he indicates the vastness of the valley and dramatic lighting. His paintings are absolutely beautiful and just put the viewer in the scene. He is one of my favorite painters. Unfortunately the height of the painting and small room did not allow me to take a very good picture.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Visit to the Smithsonian

Ginevra De Benci', Oil on Panel, 1474-8,Leonardo Da Vinci
On my bucket list of places to visit was the Smithsonian Institution. So I finally went last month. The Smithsonian in itself is interesting, but so is the story of how it came about. James Smithson was the illegitimate son of an English Duke. He was a brilliant scientist and inherited and maintained his mother's wealth during his life. The English parliament refused to give James his father's title because of his illegitimacy. So when he died in 1829, his only heir, his nephew, had passed away also without heirs. Out of anger with the English government, Smithson stipulated in his will that if there were no surviving heirs, his fortune was to be sent to the new democracy, the United States of America for "an Establishment for the increase & diffusion of knowledge among men," in Washington to be named the Smithsonian Institution.

Against the will of my family I was able to visit the National Art Gallery, West Building and the National Portrait Gallery. I missed some other art museums and the East Building of the NAG which houses 20th century artists like Georgia O'keefe and Norman Rockwell. But with so much to see at the Smithsonian, I saw a fair amount.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fall Apples

Golden Delicious I, Acrylic, 6x6

Granny Smith II, Acrylic 6x6
Get your Fall apples at Absolute Gallery in Old Town Lansing. These affordable 6x6s are available now in this beautiful gallery.
Gala on Green, Acrylic, 6x6

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Marine City Light

Marine City Light, Acrylic, 6x6
I dropped this commission off today to a new client. I love doing lighthouses and commissions. If you would like something I don't already have completed, I can paint it on request. Just e-mail me.