Sunday, September 23, 2018

Two Red Barns, Springtime, Staunton VA


Painted this while I was staying with the owner Carolyn, this past spring in Staunton, VA. I have decided for now to show how the paintings are framed so you know what they look like. This type frame is handmade by my husband, and is Virginia grown cherry wood.   12" x 24" oil on canvas, $300

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Blue Ridge Parkway, Summer


Painted this summer from a hillside partway up the Blue Ridge Parkway, looking east. 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hens & Bales


A friend has some chickens that I have been stretching and have added to this painting that needed something! I think it makes it more fun! 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed,  $275

Friday, August 31, 2018

Blue Ridge Parkway VI


One of my favorite spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway, maybe you can see why I LOVE this spot, and it is always a bit different as the seasons change. My first plein air painting since I broke my arm in early July, have been only doing studio work. I will be taking this and many others up to the Wintergreen Labor Day Show, come out if you can! (Sat & Sun 10-5)  24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, $485   SOLD   thanks Linda!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Farmhouse, Highland, VA


Painted this in June at the Highland Paint Out and just got a chance to finish it . . . a fun day painting with four other ladies. 20" x 20" oil on treated board, framed, $400

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wintergreen's Blue Ridge Overlook


Wintergreen's Blue Ridge Overlook, Three Ridges, painted this for a wedding present for someone who's wedding is going to be at this very spot, very soon! 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed
Thanks Garnett!


Saturday, August 4, 2018

Winter @ Wintergreen


Painted this as a demo from a photograph I have of Wintergreen Resort. It was an ad I found a few years ago, and have painted it larger too. The mountain is Three Ridges at Wintergreen's Blue Ridge Overlook.  This one is 8" x 24" $250  SOLD

Friday, July 20, 2018

20 Minute Cliff, Blue Ridge Parkway


Small 8" x 8" that I painted during a demo when I was up at Wintergreen over the 4th of July Art Festival. Oil on canvas, framed $125

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Three Ridges, Wintergreen

Painted this when I was up at Wintergreen before the 4th of July, Love this spot . . . Also painted a larger one which includes the fence line for a commission. This one is 16" x 40" oil on canvas, will be framed, $450.     (Sorry, the sky got washed out in the photo!)   SOLD

Friday, July 13, 2018

Single Barn, Highland



Single Barn sitting on a hillside, how is it being used? Painted this last fall in Highland County, 8" x 10" oil on canvas $125

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Parkway


This is the view from the Blue Ridge Parkway, I painted this recently but can't remember the name of the overlook, looking West, near Raven's Roost. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD

Had a wonderful hot celebration up at Wintergreen for the 4th of July, thanks to all that came out and bought some paintings!!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Potomac Headwaters, Highland County



The last evening after four days of painting together in Highland County, and staying at our friend's place, Eagle Annie's, great fun had by all!
Potomac Headwaters, 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed, $300
SOLD

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Bear Mountain, Highland, VA


Bear Mountain is West of Monterey, near the West Virginia line. This is up high looking east towards the Allegheny Mountains. I went with a group of ladies for the Highland Paint Out, and think this is my ninth year in a row of going. We all love the unusual rolling hillsides with sheep out numbering people.  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Shenandoah National Park with Road



Painted this as a demo during a show in Crozet this spring. Image is from a postcard saying a view of Skyline Drive and Hughes River Gap from Little Stony Man. 9" x 12" oil on canvas, framed, $200.  SOLD

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Waterperry Farm & Gardens, Free Union, VA


Painted last weekend at Waterperry Farm & Gardens, had a wonderful time and enjoyed theses ladies who came to paint too.  9" x 12" oil on canvas framed, $250   SOLD



Saturday, May 12, 2018

Pony Express Rd, Greenwood


Painted this one evening last week, a very quiet road in Greenwood, will paint there again soon. 8" x16" oil on canvas, framed $200. Will be at the Crozet Arts & Craft Festival this weekend, come if you can, I will be demonstrating!  http://crozetfestival.com/     SOLD

Thursday, May 10, 2018

New Trees, Chile's Peach Orchard


Chiles's has planted new trees last fall and they bloomed and are growing well . . . it will be awhile before they produce but will be fun to watch them grow! 9" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $175

Will be @ Crozet Arts & Craft Festival Sat & Sun, drop by if you can . . . http://crozetfestival.com/

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Resting Cows


Painted this at the Staunton Paint-Out a few weeks ago, I was at Polyface Farm in Augusta County. Great fun there with a fabulous outdoor dinner Weds night! 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed  $200

More info on Beverly Street School Studio and Paint Out  http://bssschool.org/queen-city-plein-air-festival/exhibits-and-sales/

Monday, April 30, 2018

Chile's Peach Bloom

I have been painting but not posting . . . need to do more soon! This was a few weeks ago with my friends V-Anne and Chloe right near the buildings at Chile's Peach Orchard, looking east. 10" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $275 is hanging at the Crozet Artisan Depot.  SOLD thanks Peggy!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Blue Ridge Parkway


Two small paintings, one from the summer, one from the fall, on the Blue Ridge Parkway . . . fun to pull out photos to paint from when it is cold and rainy outside! 4" x 12", oil on canvas, framed $95 each.  SOLD

Monday, April 2, 2018

Foggy Morning


First impressions on this foggy morning right near my house, looking west. Then the sun burst out and it all lifted!  8" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $200    SOLD, thanks Anna!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Blue Ridge Parkway


Painted this in March before the look of Spring has sprung, they call it the Blue Ridge for a reason! 
12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $425   SOLD


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fall Virginia Stream


Painted this recently in the studio on a cold rainy day, from a photo a friend gave me, not sure where it is from but know it's in Virginia!
24" x 30" oil on canvas, framed $695

Monday, February 19, 2018

Riverstone Organic Farm, Floyd


Floyd Country is beautiful, and last August I got to paint there for a whole week. One day we went to Riverstone Organic Farm to paint, but also to have an amazing gourmet dinner that night. I will post a photo later from that evening.  Here is the farm, up on the hillside from the riverbank. 18" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $475.

I will be away for the next two weeks, and will post once I get back! 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Blue Ridge Parkway, Summer


Last summer up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, afternoon light. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed  $425  SOLD, thanks Beth!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Single Barn, Lexington, VA


Plein air from last fall @ the Nelson Gallery Paint Out, this is at Shag Hill. I was standing in the shade in the late afternoon, would love to go back and paint this in the spring. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, $450  SOLD, thanks Mark & Cecelia!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Bales & Road


Painted last fall at the Plein Air Paint Out in Lexington, VA with Nelson Gallery, a five day event! They even found housing for us all, my 8th time going! 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $200

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Mill at New Hampton, VA

The newly renovated Mill in New Hampton in Highland County was painted last June during the Highland County Paint Out. I think this was my eighth time in a row at going, it was with six other lady painters and we stayed at South Branch Farm. 18" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $400.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Whitehall Farm in Fall


Last fall I painted this from the cemetery @ Mount Moriah Methodist Church, looking north at Maupin's Farm, one of my favorite spots! It keeps drawing me back, big or small, it's fun to paint.
24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,250, SOLD, thanks Martha!


Monday, January 15, 2018

Blue Ridge Parkway, South

Painted this near Floyd on the Blue Ridge Parkway when I was at a week-long Plein Air Paint Out in August. They even found a place for all the painters to stay! We all had a fabulous time. This is how the painting is framed with handmade Virginia grown cherry wood. 12" x 24" oil on canvas $300  SOLD

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Friend's View, Fall

Painted this from a friend's view near the Blue Ridge Parkway facing East . . . I want to go back and paint more! 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD, thanks Heather!

Did I mention there was a bulldozer most of the time right in front of me where I was painting . . . NOT when I started it of course!



Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!


Hope the New Year brings you closer to your dreams, family and friendships. I am planning for more adventure, painting and kindness . . . Enjoy 2018!

(South Fork of the Potomac River, Highland County,  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed)

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall

This is a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway that is a morning view from this past fall, near my house. 30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $1,250

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Fall, White Hall, VA

I took a painting that I did last winter back to the same location this past fall and changed it to the fall colors. I had never done this before . . . but had fun making it a different season. 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $950

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

2018 Calendars!

2018 Calendars are here, $2 plus .50 cents for mailing!
I am thrilled to be back on my blog . . . long story short, my site got high-jacked to China, and my brother Michael just came and figured out how to bypass them. So, I have tons of paintings to share with you and stories too.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Studio Landscape III


The third studio landscape this winter that is complete . . . hope to start another one tomorrow :  )
I really like this size and the vertical shape, I look forward to doing some this spring outside too.  24" x36" oil on canvas framed  $850

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Studio Landscape II

Second Studio Landscape painting, wanted to show it with the frame . . . having fun painting these! 24" x 36" oil on canvas, $850

Below is the above painting in the entrance hall of the new Farmhaus on Main, cafe in Waynsboro. I hung several painting today and they will be up until the end of April . . . drop by if you are in the area!




Saturday, February 18, 2017

Studio Landscape I

I am working in the studio some this winter and am enjoying it! I have done three vertical paintings this size and will post the other two soon. This is from a photograph from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall, I have enjoyed abstracting it a bit.  24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed  $850

Friday, February 10, 2017

Painted Violin, Blue Ridge Mountains


A donation to the Charlottesville High School Orchestra, who every four years takes the whole group on an adventure to play in a distant county, this year they are going to Ireland in June. This is my third time to paint a (dysfunctional) violin, which they collect during the four years. They are being shown at our Charlottesville Downtown Mall store windows for the next month, then they will be bid on through https://betterworldcollective.com/

And you can see the other violins that Michael Bailey photographed @
http://www.michaelbaileyphotography.com/CHSO/170205-CHSOViolins/index.html

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

White Hall, Virginia


Painted this the other day when it was 65 degrees and sunny with my friend Jenny at the White Hall Community Center. The view is looking west with the center at our backs. (The painting is not as dark as it looks here!)   8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed, $250  SOLD

Friday, February 3, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall IV

Just finished framing this painting that I started this past fall up at my favorite spot! The Sue Max had just turned red . . . no wonder I love this place! 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,250   SOLD

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ivy, Virginia



Painted this for a friend, Beth who will be moving to this spot this year in Ivy, Virginia. The sun was out and a beautiful day to capture it. The photo on the bottom was taken in the sun and the other in the shade back at home. Interesting how different they look, and two different cameras! 
8" x 16" oil on canvas, framed

Friday, January 27, 2017

Mormon's River, Albemarle County Reservior




Painted a quick study of the Mormon's River, the smaller painting, and then the larger one this past Saturday with two friends, Jenny and Barbara. It was a foggy and cool day, but we were happy to be outside painting! 4" x 12" & 9" x 20"