Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Riverdale Farm I

(I have been corrected, this is Riverdale Farm, which is right next door to Midway Farm, thanks Page!) . . . We painted outside today b/c it was 68 degrees! Eileen, Polly and I found this place on Garth Road that is very dramatic and was fun to paint . . . I did two and will show the other one tomorrow. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $225  SOLD

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Valley

This is up on the ridge above Rockfish Valley that I started in the early fall with the farms down below. There are so many views in this area and places to paint, I never seam to run out of them! 12" x 48" oil on canvas, framed. $650 SOLD

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chile's Peach Orchard, Fall

This was a ton of fun to paint this fall and finish up recently from life. I went back up on the hill several times to this location which is very close to my home. The challenge was to keep it in the fall colors after the leaves fell but since I started it in the fall, and had made several color studies then, it was easier to do. This was a commission for our neighbors and friends what live just beyond the view on the righthand side of this painting. 22" x 54" oil on canvas framed. SOLD . . . Thanks Minda and Buzz!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Evening Coming

Happy New Year to all! I have taken a break as I usually do for the month of December and had a wonderful time with my family and friends through the holidays. Now back to work . . . I have four large commissions to do in the next two months plus some travel plans with my husband! I do hope to post a few smaller paintings along the way as I often start the day with some "warm up" paintings.
     This year I plan on having fewer shows and travel & paint more out of the area. Will post my 2012 schedule soon. Today I am about to go up on the hillside above the peach orchard to work on one of the commissions . . . it is near 60 degrees and I am thrilled! The painting above is NFS and lives in my studio, 16" x 20" oil on canvas.