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!
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!
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. SOLDthanks Beth!
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
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.
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!
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.
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. SOLDthanks Jane!
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Meg West went to Philadelphia College of Art, majored in Graphic Design, and minored in Painting. After working for several years as a graphic designer, in 2000, she started painting again full time.
West paints as a localist, focusing her painting in Albemarle and surrounding
Counties, as well as Skyline Drive and The Blue Ridge Parkway.
Meg paints every day and enjoys the rhythm and momentum that comes with a steady flow of painting. The act of painting is what is important-enjoying the feeling of being connected to the environment, herself and the painting.