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
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
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.
Friday, July 17, 2020
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
Sunday, July 12, 2020
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
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
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.
Monday, June 29, 2020
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
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
Friday, June 12, 2020
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
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
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, $245
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020
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
This painting is available @ our Charlottesville Coop, C-ville Arts which now has an online shop https://cville-arts.square.site/
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020
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
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
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, 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
Chile's Peach Bloom IV, 6" x 12" oil on canvas, $125
Chile's Peach Bloom V, 6" x 12" oil on canvas, $125
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!
Friday, April 3, 2020
Chile's Peach Orchard this spring has been so gorgeous, I really tried to get out almost every day! This one I think I actually painted first, so they are out of order, which I don't think really matters. I was with my friend Chloe that day, looking east to the mountains. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed, $225 This painting is available @ our Charlottesville Coop, C-ville Arts which now has an online shop https://cville-arts.square.site/https://cville-arts.square.site/ SOLD
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Painted this with my friend Jenny up by the tracks looking down at part of Chile's Peach Orchard and their reservoir. This is the same spot that yesterdays painting was from but a different day. . . . 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed, $250
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
I know I haven't posted in a long time, with all that has been going on, I am guessing we all have been preoccupied! My two weapons of defense are to paint and to do yard work, both of which I have been seriously involved with. I hope you all are well, staying home and finding your way through this new world of ours! The peaches are no longer in bloom, but I got out several times with friends to paint the glorious BLOOM! A small one here, 8" x 8" oil on canvas, framed. (NFS: I am trading this with an artist friend.)
Monday, March 2, 2020
Was painting with three other ladies looking @ the Blue Ridge Parkway from a distance near Lexington, VA. We had fun with a sleepover at one of their homes, but it was only 20 degrees the next morning! By noon we were out painting! 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, $850
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Thursday, December 12, 2019
I had great fun painting two retired violins, one for a customer and one for the Charlottesville High School Orchestra. This is my third time donating a painted violin to the orchestra!
This school year, the students will be traveling to Madrid and Lisbon during June 16-23, 2020. The CHSO String Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Lisbon International Youth Festival and will also be playing at a few other venues during the trip. The schedule for the auction is listed here http://chsorchestra.org/
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
My Hot Cakes show was hung while I was away, by my husband and son, Ben! I will try to get better photos but it is a busy place, I can send anyone images if you want. Most of these paintings I have posted.
The show is up at Hot Cakes, Barracks Rd Shopping Center, until January 4th.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Painted this from a photograph from up on top of Old Rag Mountain, off Skyline Drive. I wish I could go hike it this weekend! 30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $1,250 Will be hanging @ Hot Cakes at Barrack Road Shopping Center from November 17th through January 4th, 2020. Drop by if you can! http://www.hotcakes.biz/ SOLD
(I will be away from home until November 23rd. I am going on a cruise with my brothers through the Panama Canal! Should be great FUN!)
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Painted this at a friend's pond in my neighborhood in Crozet.
It was just at the beginning of fall and after the bales where made.
15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed $450.
Will be @ my Hot Cakes show in Charlottesville from November 17 through January 4, 2020. Drop by if you can!
Monday, October 28, 2019
This was a demo painting I did during the Crozet Arts Festival on October 12 & 13th. It is from a photo that Ben Greenburg gave me permission, I have painted it before, large and small. I love the fall colors! 10" x 20" oil on canvas framed $250 is displayed at https://cvillearts.org/ and Ben Greenburg's photography is there as well! SOLD
Saturday, October 26, 2019
House Mountain from my friend Susan's home in Lexington, VA where I stayed for most of a week with four other ladies. This is her view from the driveway, where I was under a deck to paint. Susan Veimister, the other Susan, took the photo from above as I was about to start the painting. 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300
Saturday, October 19, 2019
There are a few places I keep going back to paint, and Old Rag is one of them! This spot is on Skyline Drive called Thorofare Mtn Overlook, the best place to paint Old Rag! Each time I go, I do get a different painting because of the time of year and time of day.
24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed
Below you see the beginning of the paint and the home it went to . . . thank you, Becky & Brody!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
I spent a wonderful week painting all around Lexington a few weeks ago. This is a farm that several of us painted, thanks to the farmer, David Chittum. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $485 SOLD
There were four of us painting, and we went back the next day too and painted a different direction. We are chasing the shade as it changed under the big maple tree!
Monday, October 14, 2019
Painted this the last weekend of September with the FLOW Festival and won 3rd place in the plein air event! They had nature sculptures made on location, kids events, gospel, other singing as well as live music & dance . . . It all was along the Rivanna River at Darden Towe Park. Thanks to all organized and those that came out and enjoyed the lively event! 18" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $450 https://www.rivannariver.org/event/flow-the-rivanna-river-arts-festival-2/ SOLD