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!