Sunday, August 11, 2019
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
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
Friday, July 12, 2019
Monday, July 8, 2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
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
Monday, June 24, 2019
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
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
10" x 20" oil on canvas, framed, $250 will be at the Bath County Art Show
Monday, June 3, 2019
Monday, May 27, 2019
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
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! http://crozetfestival.com/
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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! http://crozetfestival.com/
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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
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! http://crozetfestival.com/
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 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
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 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
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
Thursday, March 28, 2019
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
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
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 SOLD, thanks 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
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
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Monday, January 28, 2019
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
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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
SOLD, thanks Lani!
Monday, December 31, 2018
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
Friday, December 14, 2018
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!
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Painted this once I got back from Bar Harbor . . . I put it away for a bit, but just now finished it! We love going up there, and plan to go back next September for a week, plus going to Monhegan Island and Nantucket to visit friends! Lucky us! 6" x 18" $225 framed SOLD
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Up until December 15th. (SOLD Dancing Sheets, bottom photo, thanks Jewell Ann!)