Saturday, April 4, 2020

Coronavirus Therapy: Painting IV & V


Chile's Peach Bloom IV, 6" x 12" oil on canvas, $125


Chile's Peach Bloom V, 6" x 12" oil on canvas, $125

Two versions that I did one day when the trees were full of bloom, looking in different directions. I am a member of two art coops, the Crozet Depot, and C-ville Arts in Charlottesville, so I wanted one for each. Now they are both closed until June, but plenty outside to keep me painting!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Coronavirus Therapy: III


Chile's Peach Orchard this spring has been so gorgeous, I really tried to get out almost every day! This one I think I actually painted first, so they are out of order, which I don't think really matters. I was with my friend Chloe that day, looking east to the mountains.  11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed, $245

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Coronavirus Therapy: Painting II


Painted this with my friend Jenny up by the tracks looking down at part of Chile's Peach Orchard and their reservoir. This is the same spot that yesterdays painting was from but a different day. . . . 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed, $250

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Coronavirus Therapy: Painting I


I know I haven't posted in a long time, with all that has been going on, I am guessing we all have been preoccupied! My two weapons of defense are to paint and to do yard work, both of which I have been seriously involved with. I hope you all are well, staying home and finding your way through this new world of ours! The peaches are no longer in bloom, but I got out several times with friends to paint the glorious BLOOM! A small one here, 8" x 8" oil on canvas, framed. (NFS: I am trading this with an artist friend.)

Monday, March 2, 2020

From a Distance


Was painting with three other ladies looking @ the Blue Ridge Parkway from a distance near Lexington, VA. We had fun with a sleepover at one of their homes, but it was only 20 degrees the next morning! By noon we were out painting!  24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed,  $850

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Two Red Barns


This is a studio painting from Nelson County, just south of Albemarle County where we live. 30" x 40" oil on canvas framed, $1,250. All of my new work will be in my April show in Charlottesville @ WVTF Radio IQ Showroom, with the opening on First Friday's, April 3rd. Please drop by if you can!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Winter Creek


Had fun painting this while it was cold outside, but no snow . . . so, this is from my imagination! A studio painting, 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed  $850

Sunday, February 9, 2020

BRP, Last Summer


Painted this winter of the Blue Ridge Parkway from a photo from last summer up on the mountain looking down @ Rockfish Valley.  24" x 48" oil on canvas framed  $1,250

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Third Cutting, Bales & Mountains


A view looking west after the last bales where made, third cutting, before fall came.  24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $850  SOLD, Thanks, Tim & Courtney!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Winter Creek


We have not had any snow to speak of but when it was cold I painted this from a photograph since I couldn't go outside to paint. 30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $1,250

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Orange Hillside


I painted this during the wintertime as I remembered the brightness of the fall! This is a studio painting from a photograph.  24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed $1,250

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Fog on the Allegheny Mountains


I painted this from a photo I had of the Allegheny Mountains from the fall. My first painting for 2020 with hope of going there this year to paint!  30" x 40" oil, on canvas, framed $1,250

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Painted Violins


I had great fun painting two retired violins, one for a customer and one for the Charlottesville High School Orchestra. This is my third time donating a painted violin to the orchestra!
This school year, the students will be traveling to Madrid and Lisbon during June 16-23, 2020.  The CHSO String Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Lisbon International Youth Festival and will also be playing at a few other venues during the trip. The schedule for the auction is listed here http://chsorchestra.org/

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hot Cakes Show, Charlottesville





My Hot Cakes show was hung while I was away, by my husband and son, Ben! I will try to get better photos but it is a busy place, I can send anyone images if you want. Most of these paintings I have posted. 
The show is up at Hot Cakes, Barracks Rd Shopping Center, until January 4th. 



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fall on Old Rag Mountain


Painted this from a photograph from up on top of Old Rag Mountain, off Skyline Drive. I wish I could go hike it this weekend! 30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $1,250  Will be hanging @ Hot Cakes at Barrack Road Shopping Center from November 17th through January 4th, 2020. Drop by if you can!  http://www.hotcakes.biz/     SOLD 
(I will be away from home until November 23rd. I am going on a cruise with my brothers through the Panama Canal! Should be great FUN!)

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Two Barns


I loved painting these two barns this summer and how they were positioned on this farm. It was at the beginning of October when the leaves were beginning to turn. 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed (commercial) $225.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Bales and Pond, Crozet


Painted this at a friend's pond in my neighborhood in Crozet. 
It was just at the beginning of fall and after the bales where made.
15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed $450.
Will be @ my Hot Cakes show in Charlottesville from November 17 through January 4, 2020. Drop by if you can!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway


This was a demo painting I did during the Crozet Arts Festival on October 12 & 13th. It is from a photo that Ben Greenburg gave me permission, I have painted it before, large and small. I love the fall colors! 10" x 20" oil on canvas framed $250 is displayed at https://cvillearts.org/  and Ben Greenburg's photography is there as well!  SOLD 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

House Mountain, Lexington


House Mountain from my friend Susan's home in Lexington, VA where I stayed for most of a week with four other ladies. This is her view from the driveway, where I was under a deck to paint. Susan Veimister, the other Susan, took the photo from above as I was about to start the painting.  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Old Rag, Skyline Drive


There are a few places I keep going back to paint, and Old Rag is one of them! This spot is on Skyline Drive called Thorofare Mtn Overlook, the best place to paint Old Rag! Each time I go, I do get a different painting because of the time of year and time of day. 
24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed
Below you see the beginning of the paint and the home it went to . . . thank you, Becky & Brody!




Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Farm Land, Lexington, VA


I spent a wonderful week painting all around Lexington a few weeks ago. This is a farm that several of us painted, thanks to the farmer, David Chittum. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $485  SOLD 


There were four of us painting, and we went back the next day too and painted a different direction. We are chasing the shade as it changed under the big maple tree!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Rivanna River, Charlottesville


Painted this the last weekend of September with the FLOW Festival and won 3rd place in the plein air event! They had nature sculptures made on location, kids events, gospel, other singing as well as live music & dance . . . It all was along the Rivanna River at Darden Towe Park. Thanks to all organized and those that came out and enjoyed the lively event! 18" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $450    https://www.rivannariver.org/event/flow-the-rivanna-river-arts-festival-2/   SOLD 

Friday, October 11, 2019

From Cadillac Mountain, Acadia


Such a great memory of sitting that afternoon and painting the view with the islands in the distance. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed, $325


If you are in the area this weekend, come by the Crozet Art Festival to see a ton of paintings plus all that the festival has to offer! http://crozetfestival.com/

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

From Cadillac Mountain, Acadia


This was painted from one of the pull-outs on Cadillac Mountain, looking north-east. David was able to hike from there down to Seal Harbor, where we were staying. 12" x 16" oil on board, framed $325


All of my Acadia, Monhegan Island plus Virginia paintings will be at Crozet Art Festival this weekend . . . lots of FUN, live music, and great food & wine . . . Come out if you can!      http://crozetfestival.com/

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Eagle Lake, Acadia


Nice day to hang out at Eagle Lake while my husband takes a hike. If you know this lake you know this mountain ridge . . . 9" x 20" oil on board, framed  $245

Monday, October 7, 2019

Sand Beach, Acadia



Painted this at Sand Beach, Acadia on a perfect day, and David took a hike while I enjoyed painting. This is really the only large beach in Acadia. 10" x 10" oil on canvas, framed $185


Here is Sand Beach early the next morning, 
as we were hiking The Bee Hive trail! 


Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Bubbles @ Jordon Pond, Acadia


The Bubbles @ Jordon Pond, beautiful clear day, I painted while David walked around. If you know this pond, it is much bigger than it looks here, I was sitting on a rock, so less water from that perspective.   6" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $145

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Acadia Paintings


Long Pond, 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $200


Otter Point, 9" x 12" oil on canvas, framed, $200

We had a wonderful time on our trip to Acadia, Monhegan Island, and Nantucket! Here are two of the small paintings, will show more soon. David got to hike a ton while I was painting.

I am off today for a week of painting with friends in Lexington, VA, so will post when I get home. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Crooked Barn


This crooked barn was found by my friend Nan, and we both painted near this cool creek and in the shade! We think it has been abandoned . . . 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed  $225

I will be away for a while painting up in Maine, Monhegan Island, and Nantucket! I will post paintings when I get back, but also on my Instagram site,  west.meg

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Winter @ Wintergreen II


Felt cool to paint this winter scene in the heat of August, on hold for a customer. I will be at Wintergreen this weekend with live music, food and lots of ART! Come by if you can!  24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed    SOLD 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Second Storm on the BRP


The second storm while I was staying up on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, such fun to be there in the late evening and watch these storms come in from a distance!  8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $250

Will be up @ Wintergreen Labor Day Art Show this weekend, drop by if you can!
https://www.wintergreenresort.com/

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Mountain & Fields


I had fun painting this from a photo on a rainy day, which we really needed! The photo was from last fall.  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300  SOLD

Friday, August 23, 2019

Cahas Mountain View, BRP



Last week painting near Floyd, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, I came to this overlook of Cahas Mountain. I had never been here before, impressive mountain!  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300

Will be up @ the Wintergreen Labor Day Art Show, will have all my new paintings there! Come by if you can . . . https://www.wintergreenresort.com/Events-Home/

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Chile's Garden, Crozet


Chile's Peach Orchard has been planting a garden with TONS of flowers, I need to go back and paint more of the flowers! This has the sunflowers which are dying back but still have that color I love.  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300
https://chilesfamilyorchards.com/orchards/chiles-peach-orchard/

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Storm Coming, Blue Ridge Parkway


Watching this storm come over the ridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway was really thrilling! This was painted quickly to get the feel, then finished at home. 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $650

Will be showing this plus many others at the Labor Day Wintergreen Art Show, Sat. Aug. 31 & Sun. Sept. 1st, come out for live music, great food and see some paintings and artwork!   SOLD 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Air B&B, Floyd, VA


During a very hot spell, David and I went up to 3,000 feet on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, VA and stayed in this lovely Air B&B. I was so taken by the gorgeous flowers in front of the cottage, I had to paint them. As it turns out, we are trading with the couple for a future time in this lovely spot.
24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed

I am also going back to Floyd this week to participate in The Floyd Center for the Arts, Plein Air Paint Out. Twenty-three artists paint all over the area and come together for an opening at the end, inviting the community with wine & cheese. The great thing is they find you a free place to stay! Will post paintings when I get back.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

River & Summertime


Painted this in the studio while we had a very hot week, I really should have painted it out IN the river! I am really behind on posting and will do better  . . . 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, $850  SOLD 

I am going to paint in Floyd all next week. Floyd Center for the Arts is inviting 23 artists from around the area for their Biennial Plein Air Paint Out! I did it two years ago and had a blast, they even find you free housing for a week!