Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Farm Land, Lexington, VA


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


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

Rivanna River, Charlottesville


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/

Friday, October 11, 2019

From Cadillac Mountain, Acadia


Such a great memory of sitting that afternoon and painting the view with the islands in the distance. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed, $325


If you are in the area this weekend, come by the Crozet Art Festival to see a ton of paintings plus all that the festival has to offer! http://crozetfestival.com/

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

From Cadillac Mountain, Acadia


This was painted from one of the pull-outs on Cadillac Mountain, looking north-east. David was able to hike from there down to Seal Harbor, where we were staying. 12" x 16" oil on board, framed $325


All of my Acadia, Monhegan Island plus Virginia paintings will be at Crozet Art Festival this weekend . . . lots of FUN, live music, and great food & wine . . . Come out if you can!      http://crozetfestival.com/

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Eagle Lake, Acadia


Nice day to hang out at Eagle Lake while my husband takes a hike. If you know this lake you know this mountain ridge . . . 9" x 20" oil on board, framed  $245

Monday, October 7, 2019

Sand Beach, Acadia



Painted this at Sand Beach, Acadia on a perfect day, and David took a hike while I enjoyed painting. This is really the only large beach in Acadia. 10" x 10" oil on canvas, framed $185


Here is Sand Beach early the next morning, 
as we were hiking The Bee Hive trail! 


Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Bubbles @ Jordon Pond, Acadia


The Bubbles @ Jordon Pond, beautiful clear day, I painted while David walked around. If you know this pond, it is much bigger than it looks here, I was sitting on a rock, so less water from that perspective.   6" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $145

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Acadia Paintings


Long Pond, 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $200


Otter Point, 9" x 12" oil on canvas, framed, $200

We had a wonderful time on our trip to Acadia, Monhegan Island, and Nantucket! Here are two of the small paintings, will show more soon. David got to hike a ton while I was painting.

I am off today for a week of painting with friends in Lexington, VA, so will post when I get home. 

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!
https://www.wintergreenresort.com/

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 . . . https://www.wintergreenresort.com/Events-Home/

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
https://chilesfamilyorchards.com/orchards/chiles-peach-orchard/

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! 
https://www.wintergreenresort.com/ 

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!  http://crozetfestival.com/

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!     http://crozetfestival.com/

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!    http://crozetfestival.com/

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!