Monday, January 31, 2011

Highland Hillside II

This is from a photograph from our trip out to Highland County last year. Three of us are doing a show there at The Maple Festival which goes for two weekends in March, the 12 &13 and the 19 & 20.  Usually one is very wet or snowy and the other is beautiful! Will see what happens this year . . . 8" x 10" framed, oil on canvas, $125.  SOLD

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fall on the Parkway

This is one of the larger paintings that I started this past fall and just finished. It is from one of my favorite spots, the second pullout on the Blue Ridge Parkway going south from top of Afton mountain. Right before this spot we have the parkway, Skyline Drive, Interstate 64, Route 250 AND The Appalachian Trail all going through this ONE AREA! They overlap and cris-cross each other, there are so many views to paint here! 30" x 40" framed, oil on canvas. $1,100.  SOLD

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mountain Pass

This is what I painted yesterday from a photograph I took this fall up on the Parkway. I don't remember exactly where I was . . . The snow was falling here yesterday, only an inch or so but I was 'out on the Parkway' in mind and spirit! 20" x 20" $400 framed. SOLD

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Whitehall Barn II

This was painted last week when Polly, Eileen and I went out on a warm day . . . the morning was warm and sunny but by the time we got there in the afternoon it had turned stormy, colder and breezy. It was so nice to get back out to paint! 18" x 24" framed, oil on canvas, SOLD

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ridge Top View

OK, I don't do this very often, but I wasn't happy with the last painting so I painted over half the painting! You could only tell perhaps by comparing but I have deleted the other one, since it no longer exists . . . I am much happier with my new results! So, it is still the same view of the Blue Ridge Mountains up at Wintergreen where the mountains seem to go forever. 12" x 48" framed, $550, oil on canvas.   SOLD

Monday, January 17, 2011

Subtle Colors

This is another warm-up exercise from a photo from my neighborhood! It is important to sometimes do simple paintings that can show the subtle colors. This blue really is all around me with the mountains and a certain atmosphere.  Not today though, cold, gray and damp out, going to rain/snow tonight.  8" x 10" framed, oil on canvas $125. SOLD

Friday, January 14, 2011

Road and Mountains

This is a small painting I did the other day as a warm-up exercise working from a photograph also over in the valley. It is such fun to get back into the swing of things again :-)  I am working on a few larger paintings which I will post soon, when they are further along.  8" x 10" framed, oil on canvas.  SOLD

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Three Barns

A simple setting with the three barns was from a photo over in the Shenandoah Valley. My Husband and I road around yesterday and took some wonderful photographs. 8" x 10" framed, oil on canvas, $140. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Painted Violin

This violin plus 16 others will be auctioned by the Charlottesville High School Orchestra to raise money for its trip to Italy this summer to participate in a music festival. I don't know the dates yet, but will add them when I find out. This was fun to paint, even though I sat for months pondering what to do . . . once I got started, it just came to me. Highest bid was $340!!! SOLD