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.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Simple Sunset

This was painted the evening after the boathouse painting . . . we packed up some dinner, beer and our paints and set up as the sky was starting to show off it's colors. It is at the Good Harbor Beach, love that name! 8" x 10" oil on mounted paper, $150.