Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Jarmans Gap View

This is a painted I did plein-air last year and have donated to The Crozet Park and we are holding it for the owner until Christmas. So, I decided to share it with you . . . . it was a fun day to paint, and I am planning to go back again this Spring.  20" x 20", oil on canvas. SOLD

Monday, December 20, 2010

Henley's Barn, Crozet Virginia

Sorry for being away for so long, Christmas time and all . . . but here is a favorite of mine I had forgotten to show, I was out one cold February day last year. Henley's is a farm near here that has wonderful orchards and I often paint their barns. I loved the way the bales of hay where right in front of this barn. This one is 12" x 18" and is $225.  Email Meg West about this painting.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Mirador Farm

Here is the painting I have been working on for a while as a commission for some local folks. I started it with my friend Eileen and was glad we could go back a week later as well. 36" x 48" oil on canvas, framed, $1,500.  SOLD

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Mountain Top

This was painted recently as a study for a larger painting. It is 8" x 18" and sits in a store bought frame, $200. It will be at   SOLD

Friday, December 3, 2010

Whitehall View West

This was started a while ago, and I had just gotten back to it. Those are grape vines in the distance at a vineyard down the road. I did this one with Polly and Nancy up at Whitehall Community Center.  10" x 24" $250, framed.  SOLD

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Three Bales, Crozet

These three bales caught my attention, waiting patiently to be picked up and placed with the others! This is a farm near my house that I was able to go to one afternoon the other week.  18" x 24", oil on canvas, $400.  SOLD

Monday, November 29, 2010

Field Study II

Eileen and I bundled up and went out to paint this afternoon and went to where some Alpaca's are but they didn't stay still for us so we painted the field instead. 8" x 10", oil on board. $125  SOLD

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Above Chile's Peach Orchard

This painting was done last weekend when the weather was just so incising and beautiful so I went up above Chile's Peach Orchard and had fun painting this! It is already SOLD! I am actually looking forward to painting outside this winter and sharing what I see then from this spot as well as other places I have scoped out!  12" x 48" oil on canvas.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Chile's Peach Ochard, November

I painted this earlier this week with all this amazing warm weather . . . going out right now to paint, 70 degrees today! I was out yesterday working on a large painting in my neighborhood that is 36" x 48", will show when I am done.  8" x 10" framed, $125.  SOLD

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sugar Grove, Pendleton County

This painting just found a new home in Atlanta, GA . . . thank you Melissa and family, I am so happy it found a great home :-)  it is VERY large, 42" x 46" and had hung at Hot Cakes all last year. I am delighted! SOLD

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Above the Parkway

This painting I did with Eileen last week and we went to a friend of mine's home ABOVE the Blue Ridge Parkway! It is amazing being that high up, we had just enough time and light to capture this scene.
12" x 48" with frame, $550. SOLD

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nelson County Farm II

This is a painting I have been working on for a while, a studio painting. I wanted to capture how the land kept going back to the ridge. 28" x 40", framed, $950.  SOLD

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Field Study I

Here is a small study I did not long ago in a field near my house. I am working on a few larger paintings right now and hope to show them soon. It is 6" x 8"  SOLD

Sunday, November 14, 2010

White Hall Farm, Fall

Eileen and I painted up in White Hall last week where these two abandoned buildings are. The late afternoon was wonderful light but then it got too dark and changed on us. These are small buildings and the shadow on the roofs made them look bright blue.  11" x 17", framed, $300.  SOLD

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chile's Peach Orchard, Fall

Just got back from painting this at our beloved Chile's Peach Orchard, right down the road from my house. Everywhere the leaves are so wonderful that I am determined to go out each day until they are all gone! I could paint a dozen right from that one spot, just by turning a bit for a new composition . . . I am at the railroad tracks and turning around I look down the hillside, maybe tomorrow I will show you :-)  16" x 20" $350, framed. SOLD

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Miller School Barn, II

I had forgotten to post this smaller painting of the Miller school Barn I did for the Paint Out last month, sorry! I am hoping they will do the show again next year. I have some newer painting that I hope to post soon.  8" x 10"  SOLD.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Blue Ridge View II

This is a smaller version of the 12" x 48" I posted last week. Eileen and I went up to paint on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the same spot but different view, and we weren't sure if it was going to rain or not. So, it did rain a bit, but we found shelter under my van-rear-door and kept painting.  8" x 24" oil on MDF board, framed, $275  SOLD

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Harpers Ferry Tunnel

This was painted the next day at Harpers Ferry with Susan. Very simple painting, it looks small but actually a very large tunnel. Fun day to paint! 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $150.  SOLD

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Harpers Ferry, WV

Here is my newest panoramic that I did last week with my friend Susan Graeber. We stayed at This is right at the point where the Shenandoah River meets the Potomac River and John Brown was held captive in 1859 at Harpers Ferry, WV. Fun place to visit and paint! Thanks Susan for coming!
12" x 48" oil on canvas, framed, $550  SOLD

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Blue Ridge View

I went up twice in the last few weeks to paint this and it was interesting to see the changes in colors. I have painted from here in the past and always catch a different section or time of year. Will post a smaller one I did on a separate trip recently. This is hanging at the show at Westminster Canterbury for the month of November. 12" x 48", oil on canvas, framed, $550.  SOLD

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mirador Farm

This was painted last week with my friend Eileen. We had gone back to this same site a week before and I started a really big one, 36" x 48" but VERTICAL for a commission. We were thrilled to see that the bales where still there, and I wanted to do a panoramic view of this farm. Mirador farm is where the "Gibson Girls" lived way back in the 20's I think. (Sorry that the photo has a shadow on the right hand side.) This is hanging at the show at Westminster Canterbury for the month of November.  12" x 48" $550. SOLD

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bridge Meets Land

This painting I am posting from my Norfolk Paint Out trip. I painted this the last day before I left. Thanks so much to my hosts, Ann & Larry for the good time and great neighborhood to paint in. I will try again next year perhaps, it was fun but a bit overwhelming. 8" x 10" oil on canvas, this is a gift to a friend!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rose Hill Farm

This is the small one I did the week we were at Rose Hill Farm two weeks ago. The leaves now are all changing and I should go back, but I am going to the Norfolk Paint Out tomorrow. It starts on Thursday but I need to scope out where to paint! Will post my paintings when I get back.
8" x 8" will be framed $95  SOLD

Monday, October 18, 2010

Miller School Barn

This was painted this past Saturday on the upper meadow above Miller School, near Crozet. There were about 18 painters who came out for the 1st annual Paint-Out that the school sponsored. This old abandoned barn is wonderful and many of us decided to paint it. I did a smaller one too, which I will post later. Thank you Miller School and faculty! They brought us lunch also :-)  12" x 30" (I must check the size!)  $300  SOLD

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wintergreen Mountains

This is from a photo from Wintergreen area that I did recently after doing a smaller size as a pre-painting. I always love the way the fog rises off the land. 30" x 40" SOLD

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Greenwood, Virginia

Here is a large painting I have been working on and this field is close to my home. The leaves are just now changing and I love trying to catch them! I just did the Crozet Arts & Craft Show this weekend, thanks to everyone who came out, I had a great show!  24" x 48" oil on canvas   SOLD

Friday, October 8, 2010

Distant View

This is a small painting I did when I was up on the Blue Ridge Parkway last week. The leaves are just about to change . . . my favorite time to paint, but always a rush to catch them.  8" x 8" oil on MDF board, $95.  SOLD

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rose Hill Farm

Karen, Eileen and I have spent two or three afternoons painting at this site this week. I did this larger painting plus a smaller one. To the right of these buildings was a large European style barn that burned down a few months ago. Everyone was sad to see it go! This is a great size to do as a vertical painting, my new favorite!
24" x 30" oil on canvas, $500  SOLD

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Highland County Hillside II

This painting was done the last morning we were in Highland and is a recognized farm for the area. We got permission to park in the driveway of the lucky man with this view. We made a promise to each other that we would come back in the Spring to paint for a week! We are also going to do the Maple Festival which is two weekends in March in Monterey, VA. Will let you know when the time gets closer with the dates.  24" x 30" oil on canvas, $500.  Email Meg West about this painting.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Two Barns, Two Cows

This little painting was done one night when we went out after our rum fruit drinks but before dinner . . . we had 20 minutes to do a small painting, as we set up next to the road. So here it is!  5" x 8" $125  Email Meg West about this painting.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Highland County Hillside

The second afternoon we all went up to the top of a hillside, through two cow gates, a hole infested pasture, a dry-bed and hiked to tree-shade and a breeze! An adventure for sure . . . here was the view I chose from that spot.  12" x 24" oil on canvas, will be framed,  $300.  SOLD

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Red Roof House, Highland County

This is a small painting I did the first afternoon on Ginseng Lane, I ended up doing 3, 10" x 12" paintings that afternoon. The funny thing was that the owners come by with the mother cows that they unloaded right where we were painting, and apologized for the noise that was about to happen. . . . They were weening the calves and every single mother and calf where mooing their heads OFF! It was funny and intense at the same time, we all laughed and tried to concentrate! What a hoot!  10" x 12" $125, will be framed.  SOLD

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Red Barn, Highland County

This is the first painting we did on our four day visit to Highland County. The one I posted yesterday was from the same spot but I had just turned around to the farm across the road. 12" x 12" $150, framed.  SOLD

Monday, September 27, 2010

Three Sheds

Well, I have been away for a while and have lots of paintings to upload, so will do one a day. (I am also changing from a PC to a MAC so have been delayed because of that.)
Four of us, Karen, Eileen, Polly and I have just spent four beautiful days in Highland County where we painted like mad, enjoyed great food, friendship, fruit rum drinks and lots of laughs . . . already planning another adventure!
Here is a small painting that was done in Highland County on the first day there. We were in a field near a road that got very busy with farmhands, trucks, hay and traffic. We thought we had picked a quiet place! 8" x 10" $125, framed.  Email Meg West about this painting.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Red Barn

Well, we are back from two weeks out West, had a great time visiting my brother in Redwood City, our son in San Fran and taking him to Yosemite for 4 days, our 3rd trip there. We LOVE Yosemite! I have a show this weekend up at Wintergreen Resorts for Sat & Sun, so if you are in the area, stop on by!
Here is a painting I did before we left, with Karen and Nancy, that I will hold onto until next year's group show with them. We are saving one painting a month for the show! 10" x 12"

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nelson County Farm

This is a painting I did not long ago that is in the next county over and I loved this stand-alone barn. Didn't get to finish the painting we three did yesterday but will post when I get back. My husband and I are going to California for two weeks to visit family and see the sights around San Francisco  . . . and then spending 4 days in Yosemite National Parks. Will not paint while out there, but will be in touch when I get back!  12" x 12" on canvas $150.  SOLD

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chile's Peach Orchard IV

Here is another Peach Orchard painting I did not long ago that has the young trees in lines and the distant fields and barns. 12" x 12" on canvas, $150  SOLD

Monday, August 9, 2010

Chile's Peach Orchard II

This is the other painting I did when Eileen and I where there last Friday. The building is a new "stand" where they sell peach pies, peach frozen yogurt and of course PEACHES! They are so good!
8" x 8" on MDF board, will be framed. $95  SOLD

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jarman's Gap Rd

Eileen and I went out the other morning and we didn't go far but to Chile's Peach Orchard right down the road from my house. We found a view with some shade and I painted this plus another that I will post tomorrow. 8" x 8" on MDF board, will be framed.  $95  SOLD

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Pond

This is the pond across the way from my house, many ways you can paint it, so it keeps calling me back. Polly, Eileen and I went the other morning and this view looks over to the peach orchard in the distance.
12" x 12" on MDF board, will be framed, $150.  Email Meg West about this painting.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

View for Two

Eileen and I went and painted at a friends home with a view onto Old Trails Golf Course. It was a bit overcast but still lovely to paint there. 8" x 8" MDF board, will be framed,  $95.  SOLD

Monday, August 2, 2010

Single Bale

This painting was done a while ago and I decided to post it. I love the way the blue tree line hits the sky and the simplicity of the composition. 8" x 8" on treated masonite. $95  SOLD

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Laurel Fork Rd III

This is the last of the paintings I have from Highland County. Eileen and I did several from one spot but could turn and find another one to paint. Jenny has just bought this one for her daughters 8th birthday! I thought that was so sweet! They had both seen my paintings at C-ville Arts in Charlottesville, but I wanted to post it anyway. Thanks Jenny! 10" x 11" on MDF board.  SOLD

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mint Springs, Crozet

 This morning Eileen and I meet up early and painted together at Mint Springs which is a county run recreational lake. My children learned to swim here many years ago. This is just a small edge of the lake, and we want to go back to paint the rest of it! 8" x 8" on MDF board, will be framed, $95. SOLD

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Neighbor's Pond II, Crozet, Virginia

This was done near our home a few weeks ago, and we framed it this weekend. It is a very simple painting, and we were close to the pond's edge. A somewhat overcast day but enough sun to give a bit of a reflection.  8" x 10"  $125. SOLD  Thanks Donna and Rex! 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Near Hightown

I just finished this painting after much debate about colors! I did this out in Hightown, Highland County about a month ago. A wonderful spot . . . am planning a girls-painting-trip out there in September. Looking forward to it!  24" x 36" oil on canvas, will be framed.  $550.  Email Meg West about this painting.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Emily's Garden

We went and painted this morning but had to keep moving back to stay in shade . . . way to HOT! So I finished it at home. This is a gift to Emily and Michael for all the free mulch!! thanks guys!
10" x 11" oil on board, will be framed.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Double Barn, Highland County

This painting was done when I was up in Highland County, but just now got to do the finishing touches. Eileen and I were out painting and I had just finish the Ginseng Mountain Lane painting. So I was ready for a simple little one, I like how it turned out. 8" x 8" on MDF board, will be framed.  $95.  SOLD

Monday, July 19, 2010

Rockfish Gap, Virginia

Eileen, Nancy and I went back up to the Rockfish Gap the other day on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We got there at 8 AM and found our shade . . . and I did this long painting and then finished yesterday. This shape is such fun to paint when you have a view like this!  It is 12" x 48" will be framed. $495  SOLD

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Greenwood Home

Nancy and I went this morning and painted in the next neighborhood over, an old established farm area called Greenwood. I had been eyeing this house for a while and knew the morning light was nice. Got there at 8AM and once the barking dog settled down, the shade and quiet morning made it a pleasure to paint. Might go and show it to the owners before I take it to the shop.  8" x 8" on MDF board, will be framed.  $95  SOLD