Saturday, April 23, 2011

Florida Trip

Hi All, sorry for the big delay in posting . . . but my husband and I took a road trip to NC, SC, and FL for ten days! I ONLY got to paint at one spot but we did a ton of BIRDING to my husband's delight! I did get to go to the Evinston Paint Out, and what a great little town it is, (emphasis on little). It is sponsored by the Wood & Swink Preservation Society, trying to preserve the old store and post office. Would love to do it next year and will apply . . . (they put you up for a week and FEED you!) Non-stop painting for six days, how fabulous!

These two little paintings where done at O'Leno State Park in Florida. You can see the orange shellac that I paint on paper to prep it. I do this also on the paper that is mounted on masonite board before I paint, a trick I learned in art school. I haven't decided what I am going to do with these two little paintings yet. I took many photos but want to go back to paint plein air through out the area. Next time :-)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Miller School Pond II

This is a small Spring painting at Miller School pond painted yesterday at the Paint-Out.  8" x 8" oil on canvas framed, $110.  SOLD

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Peach Blossom

Eileen and I went up to Chile's Peach Orchard the other day and painted . . . . it was such a gorgeous day! We hope to go back soon, but all rain today. (I did go back yesterday by myself and painted on Gladys porch that over-looks the orchard. A 12" x 48" painting that needs more work!).  16" x 20" framed, $350, SOLD

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chickens in Motion

Eileen and I went out the other day to a friends house who have these very active chickens! It was fun trying to catch them still, for a second . . . they also have baby lambs, will try to get back there.
8" x 10" and 7" x 10" framed, $110 each, SOLD

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mint Springs Hollow

Here is a commission for a local friend and her family, they haven't seen this yet! They live in one of the houses up on the hill. It is the large field before the swimming pond called Mint Springs where our children learned to swim when they were young. This painting was done plein air, with two long sessions last Fall, then finished in the studio.   36" x 48" oil on canvas. Yes they want it! thanks Jenn and Jeff!  SOLD

Friday, April 1, 2011

Highland Backyard

This is a small painting that is from my series of Highland County.
8" x8" oil on board, framed, SOLD