Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Two Barns, White Hall

I re-worked this painting and am very happy with it now. I want to paint these two barns from the other side as well but need to find a safe place to park on this country road. 16" x 16" oil on canvas, SOLD

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Blue Ridge Parkway III

This was painted Thanksgiving weekend and as you see below I was in a tank-top! It was 70 degrees and we were thrilled to be up on the Parkway and painting. Below is Barbara and Polly painting . . . this is 12" by 52" oil on canvas, framed $700  SOLD!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Kale

How nice to be able to paint the day after Thanksgiving! . . . here is my husband's garden, the kale and bok choy we ate the day before! It was in 70 degrees that day! 8" x 10" oil on board, framed $145.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nelson Farm II

This painting had been HIDING in someones storage space and is now showing at Hot Cakes until December 4th. I am delighted to have it back, just lost track of it . . . I LOVE this view in Nelson County, it represents everything that the county has, small farms & big mountains!  36" x 44"  oil on canvas, framed . . $1,600

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fall at Chile's Peach Orchard

It was so warm and beautiful this past Monday that I got out and painted this in the afternoon. I LOVE this red barn and want to paint it this winter too . . . . if I am brave enough to get out there! 16" x 20" oil on canvas framed, $350.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jone's Barn

This painting is for the Jones who bought the raffle to have a "Painting of Any View" with the donations going to our local Crozet Park Pool.
This barn is in their backyard and they do have horses around it but none stayed still enough for me to paint them. 20" x 20" framed, Thanks Peter & Vicki!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lexington Hillside 1

Here is one of the two other paintings I did with Elizabeth last week West of Lexington. The trees where wonderful and the day was warm, such fun!  8" x 10" oil on canvas, framed $145.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kerrs Creek, Lexington

I went to Lextington last week and painted with a new painting friend, Elizabeth Sauder. She had permission to paint on a farm a few miles west of Lexington. I will post two other small paintings I did that day. This one was looking down on a complicated view but I LOVED the rhythm of the hillside. 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $200. SOLD

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nelson County II

Here is a large painting that I have just finished in the studio and will be hanging tonight at the show at Hot Cakes. Come by and check it out! 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed $1,150. SOLD thanks Deborah!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Neighbor's Pond

On Wednesday, Polly, Barbara and I got out to this little pond down the road from me and painted for a few hours. We all agreed to come back again soon. 11" x 14" oil on treated paper, framed SOLD

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Third Cutting

 Yesterday Polly, Eileen and I went out to paint right across from my home. This is my neighbor's farm which is on the market to be sold. They just had the third cutting done and will bale it this weekend. Hope to get out to paint the bales once that happens. 20" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $385. Hung at  C-ville Arts

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blue Ridge Panaramic

Morning sky of the Blue Ridge Parkway as a slice of the horizon. What a lovely area that we live in . . . . and I get to paint. I am hanging this painting and several others at Hot Cakes on Sunday morning, so come out and have a cup of coffee with the Blue Ridge! 12" x 60" oil on canvas, framed $850. SOLD, thanks Sam!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mirador Farm III

A commission for Frank for his birthday, Happy Birthday Frank! I LOVE painting this scene from the road of route 692 . . . but next time I will try another spot. So many places at Mirador to choose from . . . . I will take my camera and wonder around the out-skirts. 20" x 36" oil on canvas framed. Thanks Frank!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rockfish Gap

This was painted from the 64 VDOT overlook last week. I have painted from here before and love to come back at different seasons. 16" x 40" oil on canvas framed, $600  SOLD

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Crozet Field

I forgot to post this earlier . . . a small field near our home in Crozet, I don't know what they were planting here this summer . . . should go back and see! 6" x 8" oil on canvas framed, $85   SOLD

Monday, October 24, 2011

Afton Mountain

What a gorgeous day yesterday to paint! I went up to look out at Afton mountain from where route 691 and 692 meet at Plank Rd. I had been eying this spot for a while, just a pull-off on the road. 20" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $ 385. SOLD thanks Beth!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Evening Bales

Here is a painting I repainted the other day and I like it much better now that it has more of an evening feel to it. This is from one of our local farmers in Crozet. I often have to run out to paint the bales because they often move them the next day. 24" x 30" oil on canvas framed, $600.  SOLD

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Henley's Barn

Henley's barn on route 811 is right north of Crozet and Henley's have a wonderful apple orchard that this barn is across from. I believe they have horses at this barn even though I didn't see them there.
11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $225.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Molly's View

This is a commission for Molly and her family near Batesville, VA, not far from our home. I had invited three painting friends to come paint also and there where young children running around that made it all more fun. I need to tweak this a bit but close to being done. 30" x 40" oil on canvas. Thanks Molly!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Miller School Barn

My second painting from the Miller School Paint-Out last weekend, their abandoned barn in their upper meadow where the track team runs. Thanks to everyone who helped made this weekend successful! 11" x 14" oil on treated paper, framed $200.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Miller School Hillside

This is from the Paint-Out this past weekend up at Miller School here in Crozet. Several friends and I (below is Nancy, Eileen and Barbara in the back).  The painting is a bit more detailed than what I am used to. Will post a painting of the barn from this spot tomorrow.  The show will be hung soon with an opening next Monday October 24 from 6 to 7:30 and will be up till December 16th.  12" x 24" oil on canvas framed, $300. SOLD thanks Jane!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tuscany I

I painted this a few years ago after Cary and I got back from 10 days in Tuscany. I didn't have my paints with me but next time for sure! I have one other that I will post soon also. (This was borrowed and in a Orange County B & B for over a year).  24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, SOLD.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mountain Study I

A small study of the mountain range up on The Blue Ridge Parkway, part of a larger painting I am working on. A good way of testing color choices and the lay of the land, so to speak! 6" x 12" oil on canvas, framed, $125  SOLD

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lone Barn I

Here is a little study of a barn near our place in Crozet. I have painted it before but is always a bit different on each day. 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" oil on board, framed $85. The Crozet Art Festival went well this past weekend and I will indicate what paintings sold . . . thanks to all that came out! . . .  SOLD - thanks Julia and Vignesh!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mountain Pass

This is a small painting that is up at Skyline Parkway that I did recently.  6" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $125.  
SOLD going to Atlanta! Thanks Melissa!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mirador Farm

This is painted for the Roesch's as a commission of Mirador Farm. I started this summer when I got permission to go out when they where baling hay one evening. I just finished it for the Crozet Show where they will come to pick it up. 24" x 36", oil on canvas. SOLD Thanks Anne!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Red Barn, Lexington

Eileen and I painted at Possum Hollow in Lexington on Saturday morning with the wind blowing steadily. This is a simple painting of the barn in the distance but loved the basic colors against each other. I did a small one as well  . . . both at C-ville Arts    16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $325. SOLD - thanks Julia and Vignesh!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Garden Shed

Here is my neighbor's garden shed with her wheelbarrow . . . what a fun spot to paint! 10" x 13" oil on treated paper, framed $210. This is showing at C-ville Arts

Monday, October 3, 2011

Nelson Gallery Paint-Out

Eileen and I went to Lexington this weekend to do a two day Paint-Out at the Nelson Gallery with about 25 local painters. We had great fun and got to know several of the nice folks running the gallery and the painters . . . .  Above is one of Eileen's paintings of the Maury River and mine of Stonewall Jackson's Garden, with photo of the garden next to his house.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Blue Ridge Parkway III

I went up twice to paint at one of my favorite spots on the parkway and Polly came up with me the second time when I needed to go back. This is not at an official overlook but between two. I LOVE to paint from this spot in every season and have done all but the winter, perhaps this year I will bundle up and try. (A hold on this for Ryan till after the weekend.) 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed SOLD!  thanks Ryan and Bethany!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Snowy Mountain III

We spent most of the day here on Hardscrabble Rd, off Laura Fork Rd in Bluegrass Valley. It was overcast most of the day and so enjoyed painting a large one that day. Snowy Mountain is well known in the area. 16" x 40" oil on canvas framed, SOLD thanks Sandy!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fog Lifting

This was the first of the paintings on Saturday. We had scoped out this spot the day before (but did this small painting first before my Snowy Mountain one, which is coming next). We were so intrigued with the fog coming off the mountains, amazing to try to catch it! 8" x 8" oil on MDF board, framed, $95.  SOLD

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Hampden Mill

We painted right before our rum smoothies :-) and dinner, just in the neighborhood of New Hampden near Bluegrass. We were thrilled because the sun came out for the late afternoon. I don't know how long ago this mill was working but it is in very good shape and fun to paint! 8" x 8" oil on MDF board framed, $110  SOLD  (I did change this a bit before I sold it and didn't get a photo to replace this one, opps!)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Three Barns II

Here is the third painting from the same spot . . . . the sky was just clearing up a bit. This is looking West from High Town, but I didn't put in the house. It was these three buildings that caught my eye. It is the artist's choice to leave something out if the composition is better without it. 11' x 14" oil on canvas, framed, $195. SOLD thanks Sam!

Monday, September 26, 2011

High Town II

This is the second painting from under the gas-station overhang where Eileen and I parked ourselves while it was raining. This is looking south and the clouds had just lifted from the distant mountains, but briefly. 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed, $175  SOLD

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Leaning Shed

This is the first of several that I will post from this past weekend in the Highland County Paint Out. A big thanks to Liz and Suse that run the show there . . . three of us went and stayed at Patti's cottage and had fun despite the weather being very grey and rainy for half the time. Eileen and I found shelter under an old abandon gas station in High Town. This is from there looking north . . . I painted two more undercover there and will post tomorrow. 8" x 8" oil on MDF board, framed $110.  SOLD

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mountain Pines

Here is a simple study from going out in my back county not far from my house off the trail up by the Skyline Parkway. The colors are really starting to change. 8" x 8" framed, $110.
Even though they are calling for rainy weather all weekend, Barbara, Eileen and I are going to the Highland County Paint-Out today and hope to find some protected spots to paint. Maybe some kind farmer who has a barn we can stand in and be dry! Wish us luck . . . will post when we get back! SOLD

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Appalachian Trail

Our home is right below the Appalachian Trail and my husband and I hike the part near our house sometimes. This is from a photo of the area north of us that I did one rainy day in my studio. 16" x 24" oil on canvas framed, $300  SOLD

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mountain & Bales

This was painted for the Crozet Craft Show coming up in three weeks from a photo last year that I started but just got back to finish. There are so many great mountain views all around where we live, so lucky! Funny thing, I added an extra bale but forgot to photograph it!
20" x 20" oil on canvas, $375  SOLD

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall Coming!

A simple painting of the colors behind my house . . . . went painting with Polly today up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, will show that soon! I have a few others to post also. I added three Paint-Outs that are coming up soon. Four of us are going to Highland Paint-Out this Thursday, should be FUN! Plus I am getting ready for the Crozet Craft show in THREE weeks! 12" x 16"  SOLD

Friday, September 16, 2011

Railroad Bridge

I painted this on Monday with Eileen and Polly but we were spread out a bit and not in sight of each other at the new parkway that is not open yet. They have a wonderful bike / jogging lane that runs along side the road. I painted this railroad tunnel from a new walking bridge. Two trains went by above where you see the skylight. Still needs a bit of tweaking! 16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed, $325.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Highland Hillside III

This represents Highland County at it's best, with the upper meadows for the sheep and the lower ones for farming. Four of us are going there next weekend for a Fall Paint-Out, should be fun! 10" x 12" oil on MDF board, framed, $150. SOLD

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

David's Garden

My husband's garden this summer with the tall garlic stalks in the back and the apple tree. We are infested with the stink bugs right now, they love our peppers and tomatoes! 12" x 12" oil on masonite, $175.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chile's Peach Orchard III

Here is a painting I did with Eileen this summer from Galdys's yard where we could snack on a few peaches off the ground.
12" x 17" oil on masonite, framed, $225. SOLD

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jandy's Church, Michigan

(I apologize for the delayed entry, life has been VERY busy!) . . .
This really isn't Jandy's church, they just call it that . . . my cousin and her husband bought the land around this church and live across the street from it. They are planning to raise yaks there, once they put up VERY sturdy fencing! 8-1/2" x 10" NFS.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Leland Boathouse

This is my favorite painting from the Michigan trip with my cousins!
(I am skipping a day because I don't have the photos ready from the opening night of the Paint-Out. Will add soon.) Ceci and I had fun going to an outdoor art show in Suttons Bay and then wondered over to the town of Leland. We found this spot at the boathouse near the Leland Art building and set up to paint.  9" x 11" oil on mounted paper, framed, $185.