Posts Tagged ‘Signed’

A Collector’s Portfolio, Part Eight!

December 21, 2015

IMG_0755_Dockside_Number_18This painting is the eighth (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee prints from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired two summers ago, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area. This piece captures a village on the waterfront and could be from any of the numerous lakes in Northern Michigan (Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties specifically).  On this print, I particularly like the proximity of the homes and businesses to the docks and waterside.  Ah, the memories.  The title: “Dockside #18,” the artist: Charles R. Murphy, the medium: giclee print, the enjoyment: on-going!

A Collector’s Portfolio, Part Seven!

November 20, 2015

IMG_0751_Flight_PlanThis painting is the seventh (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee prints from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired two summers ago, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area. This piece is a bit more on abstract than I usually like, but not horribly so.  On this print, I particularly like the orange highlights along with the dark contrasts — the bird really makes this piece work (in my humble opinion).  The title: “Flight Plan” the artist: Charles R. Murphy, the medium: giclee print, the enjoyment: on-going!

Collector’s Portfolio, Part Five!

August 21, 2015

IMG_0754This painting is the fifth (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee prints from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired last summer, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area. This piece captures the tranquility of the summer dusk and is reminiscent of my summers in Northern Michigan (Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties specifically).  On this print, I particularly like the “looking down from above” perspective.  Ah, the memories.  The title: “6:30 P.M.,” the artist: Charles R. Murphy, the medium: giclee print, the enjoyment: on-going!

A Collector’s Portfolio, Part 4!

July 19, 2015

IMG_0753This painting is the fourth (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee print from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired last summer, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area. Yet another very peaceful piece reminiscent of my summers in Northern Michigan (Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties specifically).  This depiction could be any Main Street in any small town U.S.A.-type setting, resort or otherwise.  Ah, the memories.  The title: “Bright Afternoon” (I’m hoping for many bright afternoons when I return to the area on vacation again this year), the artist: Charles R. Murphy, the medium: giclee print, the enjoyment: on-going!

A Collector’s Portfolio, Part 3!

June 21, 2015

IMG_0749Today marks the official beginning of summer (the summer solstice). What an ideal day to post this painting which represent the perfect depiction of summer: vacations, water, a sailboat.  This painting is the third (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee print from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired last summer, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area.   The serenity of this piece and the setting are quite reminiscent of my time growing up in Northern Michigan (Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties specifically).  The title: “At Rest” (most fitting, don’t you think?), the artist: Charles R. Murphy, the medium: giclee print, the enjoyment: on-going!

A Collector’s Portfolio, Part 2!

May 21, 2015

IMG_0748Here it is the end of May and I am just now posting the second (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee print from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired last summer, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area.  I actually got to meet the artist, Charles R. Murphy over drinks in my brother’s home.  In addition to the giclee prints, the portfolio included a variety of information about the artist as well as information about the giclee print process itself.   I was certainly no stranger to Charles  Murphy’s work (I had purchased one of his original watercolor paintings, Granite Valley,a few years ago) and was delighted for the opportunity to add these giclee prints to my collection.  This piece is a bit more on the abstract side, but is wonderful nonetheless.  Title: Saturday Morning, artist: Charles R. Murphy, medium: giclee print, enjoyment: on-going!

Formidable Foes!

November 8, 2013

IMG_0561Here’s the latest Inuit print that I have added to my collection.  I purchased this one last summer when I was in the Traverse City area (Michigan) on vacation and visiting family.  My visit always coincides with several local events: an arts and crafts fair on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College (always the last weekend in July), the Traverse City Film Festival (the last weekend of July/first week of August), and the Annual Inuit Art Sale held at the Dennos Museum Center on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.  None of these events ever disappoint.  This particular piece is titled: Formidable Foes; it is a limited edition, signed, stonecut print; and the artist is Kananganak Pootogook.  This is the second Kananganak print that I have acquired (see Loon in Flight for the other).

I’ve Been Remiss!

September 2, 2012

And, I missed a gold[en] opportunity to post this one during the Olympic Games.  But alas, I was unaware until recently that this particular painting had not yet been posted to my blog.   However, as summer draws to a close and we enter the gold[en] days of fall, there’s no time like the present.   So, here it is, better late than never.  The title: Path to the Gold.  The artist: Joey Frisillo (one of my many favorites).  The medium: pastel.

While I have managed to collect several paintings by Joey (mostly oil), this is the only pastel that I currently own . . . hmm, I’m going to have to take steps to correct this deficiency.  When done properly, pastels are really quite lovely . . . and Joey does it properly (in my humble opinion).

Tree Houses!

August 13, 2011

Here is a wonderful signed, limited edition print by John Leben that I found last month while on vacation in beautiful (and much cooler than Oklahoma was at the time) northern lower Michigan.  The neat thing about this painting is that it was created without using a paintbrush — it was digitally created entirely on a Macintosh computer!  And, this is only the top third of the original which has the ladder going all the way down to the forest floor.  I had been at the Art Fair less than fifteen minutes when this one caught my eye. And, it just so happens that during my visit home, my oldest brother was constructing a tree house for his daughter . . . not quite as elaborate as some of the tree houses depicted below, but a tree house nonetheless . . . and very cool — multi-level, balcony, etc.!

For a look at some “real” tree houses, check out the links below.

http://realestate.msn.com/11-amazing-treehouses
http://freshome.com/2008/01/08/top-8-most-amazing-tree-houses
http://weburbanist.com/2008/02/10/10-amazing-tree-houses-from-around-the-world-sustainable-unique-and-creative-designs

New Discoveries!

August 5, 2010

Leland Boathouse

No matter where I travel, I never have trouble finding the art galleries.  My most recent trip to Northern Lower Michigan was no exception.   And, in addition to finding new galleries and artists, I also discovered another Annual Art Fair that occurs on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College on the last Saturday of July!  Needless to say, my latest trip to Michigan resulted in the purchase of several new pieces for my collection (3 sculptures, 1 print, 1 glass plate, and 3 paintings).

Here’s one of the paintings (an original oil) I found in the Treeline Gallery, in Suttons Bay, Michigan.  Neil Walling is the artist and he captured this boathouse beautifully (on Lake Leelanau, I would guess).  This gallery had several other paintings that caught my eye . . . ah, so many artists . . . so many wonderful works . . . I’ll be visiting this gallery again!