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!

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 . . .

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

I will be at the Crozet Arts & Craft Festival this weekend, please stop by if you are in the area! This painting will be there too!

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

And you can see the other violins that Michael Bailey photographed @

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"

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Two Sheds, Crozet

Painted on a warm sunny day, two sheds,  . . . really as a warm-up exercise. Had fun just getting outside and back to it!  (they both need a tad more work)
4" x 6" oil on canvas, framed $65, @ The Crozet Artisan Depot.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Old Trails, Crozet

Painted this last week when it was clear and warm of 60 degrees. I am looking out over to Old Trails golf course and to Chile's Peach Orchard in the far distance and Jarman's Gap. 8" x8" oil on canvas $125, hanging at The Crozet Artisan Depot  SOLD

Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy New Year! I had a great 2016 and hope you all did as well.

This was painted this past fall when I went with friends for a long weekend in Highland County, and stayed at our friend Patti's place. It was early morning when the sky was warm, and the weather held out for us the whole time. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $250.

I will post my 2017 plans once they are worked out, but we do have a few adventures up our sleeves! Stay tuned! Our son Ben is off today to New Zealand for three months with lots of fly fishing to be done.

Monday, December 26, 2016

2017 Calendars are Here!

Ever year I do a new calendar of paintings from the year past, always fun! They sell for $2 @ C-ville Arts on Charlottesville's downtown mall and @ the Crozet Artisan Depot. If you can't get there, just email me and I can send you one. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Crozet Hillside III

Was painted just before the colors changed to full peak, up on the hillside near Chile's Peach Orchard. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $450  SOLD

Sunday, November 27, 2016

House Mountain, Lexington VA

Finished the House Mountain painting from the second floor of my friend Susan's house and studio. Started this in October when I was in Lexington for a week to paint for the Nelson Gallery Paint Out. 22" x 28" oil on canvas, framed, $650  SOLD

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monticello's Garden

Monticello's garden painted from a study I did a few years ago, as a commission which is going to Florida in early December. Too hard to get a large canvas on site but maybe next year I will try it.
24" x 42" oil on canvas, framed, Thanks Emily!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

Another from my favorite spot on the parkway! This one I started a few weeks ago for a commission. I also went up again last week (and started another) with my friend Jenny, I am still working on that one. I am interested in how it is always changing and what I learn from painting a familiar location. They are each different but similar with the changing seasons!  Thanks Kat & Patrick!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Blue Grass Valley, Highland County, VA

Had fun painting in the Blue Grass Valley a few weeks ago, this was in the early morning looking north with Devil's Knob in the back ground. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $250.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Goshen Pass, Rockbridge County, VA

Painted Goshen Pass in Rockbridge County, on the Maury River, with friends, Barbara, Jean and Elizabeth two weeks ago. Always a fun time with these friends . . . 16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $350  SOLD Thanks Cynthia!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Garden Studys

 Two garden studies from Farfield Farm in Afton, when I went last week with Chloe and V-Anne, I am hoping to go back this week. 
Both are 8" x 8" oil on canvas framed $110  SOLD
Garden Shed

Friday, November 4, 2016

Pond Study at Farfield Farm, Afton

Little pond study from Farfield Farm this past week with V-Anne and Chloe, I look forward to going back and painting it bigger! 6" x 12" oil on canvas framed  $125  SOLD

Painting buddies! We are headed back next week . . .