My Art: Abstract Paintings Whispering Tranquility

I am excited about getting together

with my baby sister Lisa (here in Arizona)

to paint together.

(My shop is stocked with low-priced

original paintings on canvas right now.)

I’ll share pics of her Tuscan-style villa soon,

and what’s fun is that her aesthetic is completely

different than mine, yet we both favor

modern art that whispers tranquility.

This is the painting I created for

Melaine of Sweet Savannah

to give away recently on her blog.

I don’t stay in my head while painting.

I let them develop as they wish.

What I love about the process is a

complete absence of rules and restraints.

Anything is possible.

Including mistakes.

The trick is keeping the right ones.

What’s also fun about abstracts is that once

in awhile I won’t be happy with the result

until I discover I simply need to turn

the piece upside down.

Isn’t that just like certain problems that surface?

We have to reframe. Turn them on their side.

Not give up. Get new eyes on them.

I am so grateful to friends Melissa, Jody, Beth, Lori,

and so many more who encouraged me to paint

during a chapter of my life when I faced more struggle

than ever before.

Now I have found: a place for peace,

a chance to get centered,

another opportunity spread love.

(Love that my quartz counters looks like sand.)

After years of displaying mainly prints,

I am now completely sold on living

with original art–not because I’m cognizant

solely of investment (which is def a perk)

but because of the depth and richness it

brings to my everyday life.

And I’m so happy to offer a few for you too.

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. September 27, 2012 / 9:02 pm

    Beautiful paintings – and I wish I had a sister too! 🙂

  2. September 27, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    Oh, thats so lovely!
    I used to paint a lot when I was litle.. maybe I should start up whit it again?

    thank you so much for all the kind words you write on my blog. <3


  3. September 27, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    I'm inspired to continue to create artwork for our home..I have had many attempts but am never happy with the end result…I won't give up..and for that, I thank you.
    Your pictures are adorable.
    Bec x

  4. September 28, 2012 / 1:18 am

    They're wonderful… I told you, you inspired me to paint in a similar way. I love the way each one is filled with different movement, and strokes of light, and that each captures that moment in the process with your hand and energy and spirit. Plus the colors are beautiful, earth and water… love it


  5. September 28, 2012 / 8:53 am

    Lovely paintings!!!
    You have so much talent 🙂

    hugs Elisabeth

  6. September 28, 2012 / 2:20 pm

    Beautiful paintings, Michele. I love the soft palette that you have used, and the movement is lovely.
    I love painting too, and I am trying my hand at abstract lately. It really does take you away.
    Happy Friday.

  7. September 28, 2012 / 2:46 pm

    Your paintings are wonderful, pretty and soft. Love your home.

  8. September 28, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    These are so lovely! Restful, peaceful, yet filled with life. Love love love them.

  9. September 28, 2012 / 9:38 pm

    The soft palette and peaceful setting is beautiful Michele. Have a wonderful weekend.


  10. September 29, 2012 / 1:04 am

    Beautiful, Michele! Absolutely beautiful!!! You are a TRUE artist, sweetie! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  11. September 29, 2012 / 11:46 am

    Those artworks are beautiful,
    so calm and lovely.

  12. September 29, 2012 / 12:39 pm

    Have fun being inspired in a whole new way via your sister. I really love your work – some of those might need to find their way into my home. I'll be in touch when I'm ready. 🙂

  13. September 29, 2012 / 1:00 pm

    This is my very favorite post of yours! So wonderful you paint with your sister and that your painting gives you so much joy! Keep it up you pieces are wonderful!! xo Leslie

  14. September 29, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    Oh me!
    You are a painter, aren't you? my mums a painter and I just showed them to her. She loved them!!!

    I'll buy one, the moment I get my new home. 🙂 They are as lovely and composed as you are.

  15. September 30, 2012 / 2:15 am

    OH MY – gorgeous – you are so talented!

  16. September 30, 2012 / 9:02 am

    OMG Michele!
    You are so talented!!!!! Your paintings are just gorgeous! So is your home…
    Love Susanne

  17. September 30, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    Your paintings are lovely ♥

  18. September 30, 2012 / 8:49 pm

    I just discovered your blog and your sense of humor makes me smile. I have recently started painting again myself and appreciate your style and talent. I look forward to following your blog….so-hello lovely!
    Cheers, Heather

  19. September 30, 2012 / 11:02 pm

    thanks, you guys.

    it's so great to meet new faces in blogland!


  20. October 1, 2012 / 12:48 pm

    Your words hit me, I recognize myself in what you write! 🙂
    Beautiful paintings 🙂

    //Beate 🙂

  21. October 2, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    My talented gorgeous friend, your paintings are stunning! I'm slightly envious that you seem to be great at everything you turn your creative hand to 😉 Mwah xxx

  22. October 3, 2012 / 11:47 am

    Of course I am a fan……:). Keep painting gorgeous!

  23. November 1, 2012 / 8:43 pm

    Your paintings are lovely! I really like the lamp in the first photo of your post today, too.

  24. November 2, 2012 / 3:46 pm

    Just absolutely beautiful! You are an inspiration!

  25. November 7, 2012 / 12:33 am

    I LOVE this post. Your thoughts of reframing – beautifully said. It's so true. I love to paint abstracts. It's fun to create perfection through imperfection. Thanks for sharing this!

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