Thursday, May 5, 2022

Blue Ridge Parkway with Pond

 

                                    

Yes, once again, my favorite spot on the Blue Ridge Parkway! 
But each one is very different with the time of day and season.  
A new size too, 24" x 30" oil on canvas framed    $775

Monday, May 2, 2022

Small Pond


 Painted this at our friends house out near Keswick, with several other painting friends, thanks Nancy for inviting us out! 10" x 20" oil on canvas, framed, $250

Friday, April 29, 2022

Valley View II

 


Another view of Rockfish Valley from a hillside in Afton before the spring greens of the trees popped out. 15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed  $450
Will also be at the Crozet Arts Festival, Mother's Day weekend!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Valley View

 

Painted this from a photograph one rainy day this winter when I was thinking of the summer greens and blues . . . I added a pink sky!
10" x 20" oil on canvas, framed  $250    SOLD

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Parkway Road

 


Painted this from a photograph from a few years ago on the Blue Ridge Parkway, can't remember exactly how far south we were. If you have ever driven the parkway, you know that you don't just go through large mountains but also farmland. 24" x 48", oil on canvas, framed  SOLD  Thanks Mary & Greg!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Chile's Peach Orchard


 Painted this two weeks ago with my friend Jenny, it was cold and windy but we stuck to it. There were a few freezes afterward that killed the blooms. Chile's has a variety of peach trees and they bloom at different times, so I am hoping to get outside again to paint them!  
16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed  $395    On HOLD

Monday, April 11, 2022

Humpback Mountain from Chiswell Winery


Painted this recently from Chiswell Winery in Greenwood, just down the road from me. Humpback Mountain is one of our favorite hikes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, about six miles south of Afton, where the parkway starts. Chiswell Winery is new and is owned by Chile's Peach Orchard. They put in the vines last summer but already had vines and wine near Charlottesville. The bales are left from the fall and I like them in the composition.  16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $695.  SOLD   Thanks, Donna Jean!

Friday, March 18, 2022

Beaver Creek, Crozet


I got out last week and painted from the edge of Beaver Creek Reservoir, which felt great since I haven't been doing plein air painting but studio work. This is 15" x 30", oil on canvas, framed, SOLD   Thanks Lola!

 

Monday, March 14, 2022

Mountain & Fields


 Plein air painting that was done near Lexington, I don't know the name of the mountain but could find out, I was with trhee others friends painting together last fall. 15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed $450

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Afton Mountain II


This is part of Veritas Vineyards plus some of my imagination! Sometimes inventing parts of a scene seems necessary, had fun with this one. 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, $850, available.
SOLD, Thanks, Mark!

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Blue Ridge Parkway, VII


 This was painted recently after I got home from a relaxing trip and ready to paint again! Of course my favorite subject, the Blue Ridge Parkway, 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed  $950   SOLD

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Blue Ridge Parkway, Afton 3


 Had fun painting this from a photograph since it's been so cold outside! I am try to get ahead with enough paintings for the Crozet Arts Festival Mother's Day weekend . . . Put it on your calendar and come join me! This is 30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed,  SOLD

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

White Hall Bales

 

White Hall bales was started on location late summer and finished in the studio. The funny thing was that the guy who baled them, came back right when I started my painting and he started moving them! So I had to place the bales on the painting really FAST! He apologized afterward. 

24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed,  SOLD    Thanks Paul & Erin!

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Dolly Sods, Fall


 Painted this after we came back this fall from Dolly Sods, West Virginia. I think it's called Red Creek Gorge. It's 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, available, $950

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

North View of the Blue Ridge Parkway

 


Had fun this fall painting up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this one is from my favorite spot but looking North. The red sumac is always fun to catch. 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $695  SOLD

Monday, December 13, 2021

House Mountain, Lexington

Painted this last month with three other friends that live in Lexington and we try to paint together a few times a year. They got permission from a friend to paint from their property and this gorgeous view. If you know Lexington, House Mountain can be seen from many locations. It was a gorgeous day, thanks to Elizabeth, Jean Marie, and Lorr. 12" x 36" oil on canvas framed, $485

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall 2021


 I painted this recently on the Blue Ridge Parkway and just finished framing it, again my favorite spot! We have been off-line for a bit, so glad to be back up and running. This is 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $950 plus tax. I have more paintings to share soon!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall


 Painted this recently with my friend Lee up on the Blue Ridge Parkway at my favorite location, a bend in the road, looking down on Rockfish Valley! I love the way the Sue-Mac turns red in the early fall before the color comes out. I will go back up again soon since the colors have all changed now.  24" x 48" oil on canvas, will be framed,  $1,250    SOLD

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Mountain Path


 I just found out that Hot Cakes in Charlottesville is closing by the 1st of November. I was going to have an art show there this December. The owners have been VERY supportive to so many local artists over dozens of years, and like other artists, I am deeply sorry to see them go,  . . . 
for their gourmet food, fine coffee, and fabulous atmosphere.  
Thank you, Kieth & Lisa! 

The above painting is from two combined photographs and painted in the studio. 
It is 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, SOLD

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Dolly Sods, Fall

 

    

We went up to Dolly Sods for the day about ten days ago and spent the night in Highland County at a friend's place. David hiked and I got to paint on the Bear Rocks trail about a mile down the path. I am also working on a painting from a photograph that is larger from a different view. 18" x 24" oil on canvas, framed, $475.  SOLD

Friday, October 15, 2021

Distant Nelson County View


Painted this from a friend's photograph in Nelson County. This is my artist's interpretation of it! 
I love the fog and feel of the distance it all brings. 30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed    SOLD at the Crozet Festival

 

Friday, October 8, 2021

From Old Rag Mountain


 Painted this after we hiked Old Rag Mountain this past May with our relatives. It was during the week and not crowded, such good memories! 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, $850.
 This will be at The Crozet Arts Festival this weekend, come out if you can!  SOLD

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Midway Farm, White Hall


 Painted this recently, Midway Farm on Garth Road. I have painted this scene before and when I drove by, it called out to me! A gorgeous fall day to be out painting plein air.
24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed  $850
This painting will be at the Crozet Arts Festival this weekend!  SOLD

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Blue Ridge Parkway Rain Coming

 


The Blue Ridge Parkway is north of Floyd and this is from the overlook near there. While I was painting about a month ago, a storm came across the valley, I was painting as fast as I could . . . but the funny thing was, a storm BEHIND me approached and drenched my canvas, palette, and me in no time at all!
24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed, will be at the Crozet Art Festival, $1,250   SOLD 

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Mountain & Bales II


Painted this last fall from a photograph I had from the Allegany Mountains, but close enough to see the bales down below in the valley.  24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed  $950

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Rain Coming I


 David and I went to Floyd County last month which is right off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. 
We stayed at our favorite place called Sarvisberry B & B. This was one of the paintings I did on the parkway, it is 24" x 18" framed and will be @ the Crozet Art Festival.   SOLD

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Summer at Grace Estates

 


I AM BACK! 

I haven't posted in a long time, long story short, had trouble with the site and my lack of understanding of the problem. Covid too was difficult for us. But I was painting all along, with friends who drove separately, set up easels in hearing distance, and that got us all through the hard times!

I will be posting mostly paintings that are available, but a few that have already sold. Thanks for being there with your support and friendships! 

Painted at Grace Estates this summer, love the evening light! 30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $1,250.
SOLD

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Mountain & Bales



Painted partly from a photo and partly from memory. I love the fall colors together with the mountain blues and the contrast of the fields and bales. 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, $850   SOLD

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Blue Ridge Parkway from Overlook



This is from an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, always fun to go paint up there. It always calls me back! 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed  $485  SOLD

Monday, July 27, 2020

New Hamden, Highland County



Had fun painting the view of the small town of New Hamden, in the Blue Grass Valley of Highland County. This is the beginning of the Potomac River! I painted with three other painter friends while keeping our social distancing, which is very easy when you paint outside!  
12" x 36" oil on canvas framed, $485.  SOLD

Friday, July 17, 2020

The Little Calf River



I was invited over to Western Augusta County to my friend Maria Reardon's place. We went painting down at the bottom of the hill at Little Calf River and sure enough, cows and calves come to visit and to get a drink. I didn't get a photo of them but should have, will definitely go back sometime soon.  
This painting was done mostly with a palette knife and then finished at home. Yes, I was standing IN the RIVER to do this one!  
18" x 18" oil on treated board, framed  $400  SOLD

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Wintergreen View



I love this view from one of the turn-outs as you go to the top of the mountain. This photograph was taken from last fall. Of course, the three Art & Craft show they have every year are canceled due to the coronavirus. If anyone is in the area of Crozet, you are welcome to drop by, I will bring this or any other paintings out on my porch to view. Please bring a mask!
24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed in VA cherry wood, $850. SOLD, thanks, Claire & Tim!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Highland's Potomac River



The Potomac River starts in Highland County, and this is a farm in New Hamden that the river runs through. The rocks on the far right are called the Devil's Backbone. We all had fun painted here two mornings in a row. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $275

Friday, July 3, 2020

Laurel Fork Rd, Highland County



On the side of the road of Laurel Fork, several of us painted looking a different way. I and three other painters went to Highland County for a few nights last weekend and stayed in an Air-B&B. We each had a bedroom, a large deck with plenty of room to distance ourselves. Will post a few more paintings soon. 
10" x 20" oil on canvas, framed, $250  SOLD

Monday, June 29, 2020

Crozet Field & Mountain



This is a field in Crozet looking through to the golf course from the Brandt's property, to their neighbors. I enjoyed painting so many colorful weeds and flowers this spring. 
8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $250   SOLD, Thanks, Holly!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Old Ash Tree & Creek



Painted this week with V-Anne in Greenwood on Pony Express Road where this nice old ash tree lives by the creek. The daylilies wherein bloom which is why we picked this spot. Sad that the ash boar is killing all the local trees. We have several on our property that will die this year, I am sorry to see them go!
16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $375,  SOLD, thank you, Deanna!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Humpback Rocks III



Painted this as a commission from the top of Humpback Rocks, as a gift to his daughter. It will be a surprise, so no names mentioned! 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed in VA cherry wood.  SOLD

Friday, June 12, 2020

Chile's Orchard and a Dogwood Tree




Painted this with two friends this spring when the dogwood trees were in bloom.  It seems a long time ago! Chile's Peach Orchard last year planted rows of young new trees, which is what is across the road from where I painted. They are growing very fast! 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed in VA cherry wood, $300.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Pony Express Road, Greenwood



Painted last week with two friends, Chloe & Barbara. Sorry, I don't have photos of their work too, always interesting to see what we each come up with. It's easy to social distance when we are outside painting! 
9" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $175.  SOLD Thanks Beth!

Monday, June 1, 2020

An Apple Tree, the Youtube Interview in May!


Here is a Youtube interview I did for the Crozet Arts & Craft Festival that was shown in May. 
Please take a look! 





I love painting trees in bloom and early springtime, and this is our apple tree! This is in my garden, looking south in the morning, 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed,    SOLD


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Top of the Mountain


A recent visit on the top of the mountain of Bucks Elbow, I did this smaller painting looking east. 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed in VA cherry wood, $250  SOLD, thanks, Connor!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Springtime Chile's Peach Tree


Painting every spring in April at Chile's Peach Orchard is one of my favorite events this time of year. This spot had the blue mountains behind it and the bright green along with the pink bloom. 10" x 10" oil on canvas, framed in VA cherry wood, $200  SOLD

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Garden Shed


This is a neighbor's garden shed, a good-sized one at that . . . this was painted last summer, and I put a few finish touches on it. 8" x 8" oil on canvas, framed  $125  SOLD, thanks, Brenda!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Above the Farm Land


I painted this last fall and just finished it recently. It is from an overlook off I-64 headed east. Wanted to show how it is framed, 11" x 14" oil on canvas, Virginia cherry wood frame, $225  SOLD thanks, Libby!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Henley's Apple Trees


Painted this two weeks ago, from Henley's old apple orchard, most of the trees in this spot have been taken down but this pair remains. This is looking south to the mountains between Crozet and White Hall. 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $250  SOLD, Thanks, Jennis!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Mountain and Peach Blossom


Another Chile's Peach Orchard from when they were in bloom last month. I really love the mountain behind these trees, so just focused on those elements plus the sky. These are the mountains that are right by my house and I see year-round on my walks. The low part is Jarmans Gap which the Appalachian Trail goes through, and we hike sometimes.  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300   SOLD

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Spring on the Blue Ridge Parkway II


Painted this two weekends ago up on the Blue Ridge Parkway with my friend Jenny. Even though it was very windy, we managed and enjoyed the spring colors. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $485
This painting is available @ our Charlottesville Coop, C-ville Arts which now has an online shop https://cville-arts.square.site/     SOLD




Friday, April 10, 2020

Spring on the Blue Ridge Parkway


Spring on the Blue Ridge Parkway, I wanted to show this with the frame, which is Virginia grown cherry wood that my husband David and I make together. This is a smaller painting I did as a study for a larger one. 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed, $250   SOLD thanks, Katie!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Coronavirus Therapy: Painting IV & V


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


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

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!