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.

Earl's Flower Stand

Earl's Flower Stand, Acrylic, 8x10
I had the honor of painting with Heiner Hertling and the Michigan Plein Air Painters back in June. I had so much fun. It's been a very busy summer and I won't make it out again til September. But I am looking forward to getting out there again.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Autumn on Fish Lake Road

Autumn on Fish Lake Road, Acrylic, 20x16
Fall is not too far off. I just dropped this piece off to the beautiful Absolute Gallery in Old Town Lansing.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Holland Art in the Park

Empire Beach Sunset I, Acrylic, 12" x 9"
Join me in Centennial Park in Holland this Saturday for the Hollland Art in the Park. It should be a great show!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Fenton Artwalk

This Saturday is the Fenton Artwalk. I'll be in the big tent on the Fenton Community and Culture Center. Make sure to stop by my booth. I will be having a sale on my photography prints.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Saugatuck Waterfront Art Fair

Tomorrow is the Saugatuck Waterfront Art Fair and I am in booth B1. Come see my work. This should be a great show.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Art Rapids!

©Angela Hamilton, Wooden Beauty, Acrylic, 12x12
Sold! to a good home in Elk Rapids through the Art Rapids! show.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival

©Angela Hamilton, Tridge View
One of the Quick Paints was at the Midland Farmer's Market in the afternoon so I set up my paints for the day in the neighboring park with a view of the Tridge in front of me. It was another warm day but a breeze made it a little more comfortable. It is a beautiful park and there were so many great options to paint, but I decided to sit in the shade. This painting is my third entry in the final competition in the Festival's Open Class.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Quick Paint at the SAM Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival

©Angela Hamilton, Delta College Courtyard
I participated in the first Quick Paint of the SAM Great Lakes Plein Air Festival at the Delta College Courtyard. I competed against some very masterful artists and didn't stand a chance to win. Congratulations to Janet Kohler and Cor Van Spronsen, the winners of this quick paint. The wins were very well deserved. This is one of my 3 pieces I am entering in the final competition for the Open Class.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival

©Angela Hamilton, Across the River, Acrylic, 8x10, Plein Air
This is my first plein air painting EVER. This is the view across Lake Linton from Ojibway Island in Saginaw. The first day of Saginaw Art Museum's Great Lakes Plein Air Festival was a very hot 91 degrees and very windy, but I anchored everything and the wind cooled things down. I loved it and caught the plein air bug. I found acrylic difficult to paint with on a hot windy day, but the key is to mist, mist, mist. I am entering this piece as one of my 3 pieces entered in the final competition of the Festival's Open Class.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

2017 Schedule

I am trying 3 new shows this year. My luck at Art Fairs has been not so great, so I am hoping that will change with these shows. All 3 shows are on the West Coast of Michigan--a first. I am looking forward to the shows, but hoping I am not disappointed. See my 2017 Schedule table to see which shows.