New Watercolor and Pastel Art Bill’s World

Fishing art by Patricia Arnold

My new landscape painting Bill’s World is complete. The setting is a small lake (called Goose Lake) in Lake City, MI.

This park was often our family camping destination. Our old canvas tent, Grandma fishing, boat rides and lazy days spent swimming with my cousins are among my dearest childhood memories.

This painting has my father Bill fishing at sunset as he often does. Love you, Dad.

Fishing art by Patricia Arnold

New! Maple Leaf Hardwood Woodburned by Hand Set of 4 Coasters

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Available in my Etsy Shop!

A group of our woodburned maple wood coasters decorated by Patti Arnold. Wide slice of maple is the sample of the type of material used.

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This set of maple hardwood coasters feature a pyrography maple leaf 2 design on each one. Each coaster is signed on the reverse side by the artist, Patti Arnold. Each coaster is completely handmade from genuine maple hardwood that was sliced, dried, sanded, decorated and sealed with resin. Each coaster has a matte look. The bark has been sealed with resin, to minimalize chipping.

The wood is sourced from our yard, from a beautiful sugar maple tree that was damaged from a storm. This gorgeous tree produced maple syrup during the spring of 2021, and is still intact. The wood comes from one section of the tree that broke off during the storm. In the background of the photos, you can see a slice of hardwood to show a large sample of the source wood. Each wood slice was sourced by family members from reclaimed wood. sliced by my brother and father, a Vietnam veteran. There are a limited number of these coasters, so get a set while they last.

NOTE: You will receive a single set of 4 coasters, arranged in similar widths. Some of the coasters are thicker than the others, and the photos show the differences in the height of the stacks. Some sets will be thinner or thicker than others. Coasters of a similar thickness were arranged together. Each decorated piece will vary in terms of woodburned detail and woodgrain, no two are exactly alike. You will receive your stack of 4 coasters wrapped in hemp. Included in your stack of coasters is a hand stamped gift tag of a maple leaf. The stamp was carved and printed by the artist onto the tag with red, archival ink. This set of coasters will make a 100% handmade gift created from beautiful Michigan maple hardwood.

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A group of our woodburned maple wood coasters decorated by Patti Arnold.
Woodburned coasters maple sugar maple hardwood coasters bark resin sealed
Reverse side with signature of the artist, Patti Arnold.

Images the property of Patti Arnold, ©2021.

Art Explosion Grayling

Voting at Art Explosion in Grayling, MI continues until Sunday. I’m excited to be a part of this. For me, it’s about sharing my with work with everyone and enjoying the work of my fellow artists.

My entry is number 095 and my watercolor and pastel painting, A New Day can be seen at the AuSable Valley Corner Building. Information about voting and the event can be found at

A New Day by Patti Arnold

Art Explosion Grayling Michigan

I just received some amazing news! My mixed media portrait of my daughter Lisa, A New Day has been accepted in the 3rd Annual Great Northern Art Explosion in Grayling, Michigan. A New Day will be one of the artworks on display at AuSable Artisan Village.

I finished this portrait over a week ago after a trip to Lake Huron. Lisa looking at the horizon inspired me to preserve the moment in art. I used watercolor, color pencil and pastels. I hope to create additional portraits with landscape settings. If you get a chance, come see my work, view it online and don’t forget to vote! For more information, visit

A New Day Mixed Media Artwork by Patti Arnold