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. 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

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!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Mountain & Fields

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

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 . . .

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

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 other 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!

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

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!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Blue Ridge Parkway, Afton

Very green scene but that is what you get in the summer up on the Blue Ridge Parkway! Looking down from one of my favorite spots.   24" x 48" oil on canvas framed  $1,250

Friday, July 12, 2019

Buffalo Creek

Painted the second Bullalo Creek, but horizontal . . . from a photograph on a rainy day in the studio!
SOLD up at Wintergreen the 4th of July Show! 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Looking North

Painted this from the top of Buck's Elbow looking North toward White Hall, VA. The old apple tree that is on the left still produces apples for the deer!  16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $650

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

From Old Rag

Painted this after our hike on Old Rag this spring, went up with my husband and son Ben. Gorgeous day and this is looking out northeast, the scramble we climbed up. (Thanks to Ben for the photo!)
30" x 40" oil on canvas framed, $1,250  SOLD!
Taking this plus many new paintings up to the Wintergreen Art Show 4th & 5th of July, come up if you can! Live music, food, and fireworks!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Looking West

Painted this up on top of Buck's Elbow, one of my favorite places. Will take it to the Wintergreen 4th of July Art Show, if you get a chance come on up, live music, food, artwork, and FIREWORKS! 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Sun & River

Painted this during a rainy day from a photo of Buffalo Creek in Rockbridge County, photo by Patrick Hinely. It's my interpretation of his photograph. 24" x 36" oil on canvas framed.

I posted it on Instagram and it SOLD to a local lady, thanks, Ann! So, I am painting another one but horizontal, and will post when it is done.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Crozet Bales

Painted this right behind my house, caught it before they moved the bales! Love the morning light . . . 18" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $475  SOLD!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Bath County Barn

This barn in Bath County is right behind the library in Warm Springs, which is the only place that you can get free wifi! I fell in love with this leaning old barn and would like to go inside sometime.
10" x 20" oil on canvas, framed, $250   will be at the Bath County Art Show

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monticello's Garden

Monticello's Garden was painted last month as a demo from a photo I had. Below is the painting framed in our Virginia cherry wood, it is @ C-ville Arts on the Charlottesville downtown mall. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, $245

Monday, May 27, 2019

Jackson River, Bath County

Painted this while on our belated Birthday Get-Away to Bath County, painted from the bridge at Hidden Valley. We stayed at Turtle Brook AirB&B for two nights, enjoying all that it offered. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $485

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Crozet Spring Dogwoods

Painted this a little bit ago when the pink Dogwood trees were in bloom, on Crozet Avenue. Decided not to add any people sitting on the porch.  20" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $400
Will be taking this to the Crozet Festival this weekend, stop by if you can!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Potomac Headwaters

Commission for Melody, this is the Potomac Headwaters in Highland County, studio painting from a photograph.  24" x 36" oil on canvas 
She will pick it up at the Crozet Arts & Craft Festival this weekend, come by if you get a chance!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Chile's From Above Hillside

Painted this a few weeks ago when the bloom was in full glory! I love that I live so close to this wonderful Peach Orchard and the mountains all around. Will be taking this to the Crozet Arts Festival Mother's Day Weekend . . . please drop by and say hello! 15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed  $450

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Parkway Mountains

From a photograph I have that is early morning on the Blue Ridge Parkway before the fall sets in. I just love painting the mountains and wonder if I will get tired of it at some point, hmmm! I don't know, but sure enjoy the challenge!  26" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $1,125  SOLD!
I am getting ready to do the Crozet Arts Festival Mother's Day Weekend, come by if you can, great art, Crafts live music and wonderful food!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Spring I 2019

Painted this last week with six other friends on a perfect spring morning in North Garden, VA. The new leaves were just coming out on the distant hillside.  12" x 16" oil on canvas framed, $300

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Spring III

The third of three paintings I did at our friend Catherine's place, and I think my favorite! It was late afternoon and was so nice to be outside painting this Spring! 20" x 20" oil on canvas, framed  $400
SOLD  Thanks Tim!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Spring II 2019

Painted today with several friends at Cathrine's home on Taylor Gap Rd. outside of Charlottesville. It was a wonderful day to be out and enjoying my friends and painting SPRING!
12" x 24" oil on canvas framed  SOLD Thanks Frank!

Four of us lined up painting the morning view!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Mountains, Pond & Peach Bloom

Another Chile's Peach Orchard, from a high edge of the fields looking north. This is part of my normal walk in morning or evening, it was fun to paint there as well. That pond is right across from my house, over a small hill, to the left of this painting!   8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $250  SOLD, thanks Ceci!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Chile's Peach Orchard III

Chile's Peach Orchard is very close to my house, so I tried to paint several paintings during the blooming period. This one is just above their reservoir and looks out over Little Yellow Mountain.
12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $485

Monday, April 1, 2019

Chile's Peach Blossom I

This needs a bit more work, but to give you an idea . . . 
10" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $200

Barbara and I up on the loading dock painting the blooms at Chile's Peach Orchard. It was so cold over night they had to spray water to set the blooms using their irrigation. I will try to go out everyday while there is color!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Pascadero, CA

Painted this during my time traveling down the coast of California. The farthest we went was Big Sur, but way to windy to paint, had fun checking out places along the way.  8" x 10" oil on board, simple frame, $150

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Asilomar Beach, CA

David and I went to California for ten days earlier this month and enjoyed Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove. I was able to paint ten small paintings, some of which need more work. Here is one from Asilomar Beach, that we stayed near by and walked every day that we were there.
8" x 10" oil on board, simple frame, $150.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Maupin's Farm, White Hall

This is one of those farms I paint every year because I love this scene with these mountains and farmland. I was out about a month ago with Susan & Chloe, a warn sunny day in February. This is in my show @ WVTF Radio IQ in Charlottesville for the month of March, drop by if you are in the area. 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,250   SOLD, thanks Lani!

Thanks to everyone who came to see my show on such a cold & rainy night, you all impressed me! Thank you!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Winter Shadows

Painted this on our front porch right after our first snow fall this winter, with evening light. 20" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $485  SOLDthanks Jon & Rebecca!
This will be in my show this Friday night opening, March 1st, Radio IQ WVTF Art Show, 5-7, Charlottesville . . . come out if you can!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Summer Laundry Line

Started this as a plein air painting, then finished it this winter. That is an old wicker basket my mom had that I still use. We are old fashioned and hang laundry up outside all summer and by the wood stove all winter! We do NOT have a dryer! Love my laundry line and the smell of fresh laundry!  24" x 30" oil on canvas, framed $750

Come to my show to see this painting, if you can . . .  WVTF Radio IQ, March 1, Opening Reception, 5-7     216 West Water Street, Charlottesville 22902

Monday, February 18, 2019

Back Country Farmland

Poetry of the Landscape 
@ WVTF Radio IQ 

March 1 - 31 
First Friday’s Reception March 1, 5 - 7
216 West Water Street, Charlottesville 22902
Back Country Farmland, 30" x 40" oil on canvas
SOLD  thanks John!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Summer Stream, River Rocks

Studio painting from a photograph but can't remember which stream this is from! Love playing with the shapes of the rocks and the water. 16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $350   SOLD thanks Mark!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Study in Blue

Simple palette of blues and purples, had fun playing with this. 
16" x 20" oil on canvas framed, $325

Monday, January 28, 2019

Jocassee's Gorge

Painted this from a photograph taken in National Wildlife of Jocassee's Gorge, on the border of North & South Carolina. I would love to go there and plan to on our next trip to the Smoky Mountains. Oil on canvas, 24" x 36" framed $850  SOLD!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Blue Ridge Parkway Fall, II

Painted this last fall before the leaves fell and the cold settled in. The mountains really were that blue! 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $650  SOLDthanks Victor!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Above Chile's Orchard, February Fields

Painted this from the hillside above Chile's Peach Orchard looking south toward the lower mountains in the valley. 10" x 20" oil on canvas, framed  $225

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Chile's Peach Orchard's Barn

Painted last week with Chloe & Jenny up at the barn @ Chile's Peach orchard, 60 degree day and sunny, great for January. The new growth is very pink!  16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed  $350
SOLDthanks Lani!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Wintergreen in Snow

Happy New Year!
Fun to think about what 2019 will bring to all of us!
Here is a scene from The Blue Ridge Overlook, Three Ridges from a photo I had from Wintergreen.
15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed, $450
Check out my new schedule for next year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Fall Evening on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Painted this in November on a warm afternoon on the Blue Ridge Parkway, enjoyed how the light changed over time. 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $650   SOLDthanks Melody!

Friday, December 14, 2018

2019 Calendar

2019 Calendars have arrived  . . . if you have bought a painting in 2018, I will send you one, send me your mailing address. If you want to buy one, they are $2.50 ($2 for calendar, .50 for stamp).
If you are local, they are sold @ C-ville Arts on the Charlottesville downtown mall & @ Crozet Artisan Depot.
It has been a wonderful year, and looking forward to 2019!