Save the Date: July 14-16

7th Annual NEW PAINTINGS exhibit Angela Saxon • Royce Deans • Lynn Uhlmann • Anne Corlett Hard to believe that summer is just around the corner, but it is! Mark your calendar for our 7th annual show. Last year the show was in early October and in previous years it has been in mid August, but… More

Making marks in studio and out

Here is the 36 x 48 painting I’ve been working on from those winter plein air gouache paintings in the last post. I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at the marks that I make on the plein air studies; they are mostly intuitive, responsive marks that don’t have a specific intention behind them when… More

It’s cold outside!

Trying to convince myself that it’s a good idea to get back outside and paint, even though it’s winter. So I packed up my gouache and a jar of warm water about a week ago, and went to Shalda Creek in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore–one of my most favorite places to paint at the… More

So what about painting the figure?

In college, I was required to take figure drawing/painting classes. I honestly really didn’t get into them at all. As a subject, it just held no interest for me. I didn’t understand why that practice mattered. Through the years, I’ve sat through some figure drawing sessions by choice, it seemed like a necessary exercise I guess?— but not… More


I’ve been studying smaller sections of my plein air gouache/crayon paintings lately. I’m working only in studio for now, and so those last few dozen plein air paintings from late October and November are the source material for all the new stuff. I’m looking pretty hard at the sense of light, color and place in them. The… More
Angela Saxon paintings

Holiday Home Show

Me and my good friend, Paula Wisniewski invite you to a Holiday Sale at her condo in the Mercato at Grand Traverse Commons. I’ll be showing landscape paintings, some of them from fall plein air days at the Commons and some new small 3D paintings! Paula will be offering items made from recycled wool and… More

Making studio landscapes

We had a wonderful fall exhibit at the Old Art Building in Leland last weekend. Thanks to everyone that visited! Over the weekend I met and spoke with so many people about my new paintings…it was very rewarding. As a visual person, talking about my work is always challenging, but I love the discussion. I… More


Being primarily a landscape painter, of course subject matter is central to my work. Yet I very much think and see abstractly. Sense of light, color, shape: that’s what my eye sees when I’m really looking–not specific relationships between the concrete matter of the landscape–and that’s what I paint. But it’s so easy to get… More
Angela Saxon landscape paintings, Pink Pool 2

In-Between Series

I came across my blog from many years ago, and decided to pick it up again. So here goes, 2016, blog post #1 Smaller plein air paintings. Larger studio canvases. There is a gap that exists between the two of them. The problem that I put before myself in the large studio canvases is how… More

Leland Exhibit: NEW PAINTINGS

Hope to see you in Leland on the October 1 and 2nd for our 6th Annual Exhibit featuring the work of me, Anne Corlett, Lynn Uhlmann and Royce Deans. Opening Reception Saturday, October 1 from 6–8 pm Enjoy Leelanau Peninsula wines and hors d’oeuvres Thanks to the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail! Exhibit hours: Saturday, October… More