Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Montfair, Virginia

Merry Christmas to you!
Last of the commissions, for a wedding present that was up at Montfair this past September. I painted this three days before the wedding . . . Happiness to Jenny and Brian!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

2014 Calendar!

Here is my 2014 Calendar with images from this year of paintings from Madison, Albemarle, Rockingham, Highland and Nelson counties! On sale at C-ville Arts on Charlottesville's downtown mall or contact me if you would like one sent, $2 each. Merry Christmas everyone!   http://cvillearts.org/

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Greenwood View, Wintergreen Mountain, VA

Another commission for a couple who live in the area but travel a ton for work, wanted these mountains in their home. Painted from on top of a hill in Greenwood overlooking Rockfish Valley.  24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD, Thanks Diane and Dave!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Greenwood Farm, VA

Painted this for a friend who just bought this property and is surprising her husband with this commission for Christmas! 22" x 58" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Oakencroft Farm, Charlottesville, Virginia

Large commission for Kim and Tom who live near by this wonderful farm. Had fun painting it on site except for all the wind, I almost lost it a few times!  36" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Grace Estates Winery, White Hall, VA

Painted this in November from half way up the hillside looking out towards the mountains. Several of us come out that day and it was still warm! 20" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $425  SOLD

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chile's Peach Orchard, Crozet

Painted this near the end of November with several friends painting that day too. This red barn is always a favorite of mine, from all angles. 16" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $265, SOLD

Monday, December 2, 2013

Jarman's Gap, Crozet

Small painting from King Family Vineyards painted this fall before the leaves all fell. There were four of us out there on a cold windy day! 
11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $145.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Distant View

Small simple painting of the view from up on the Parkway painted from a photograph one day while it was raining. 8" x 10" oil on canvas, framed  $145,  SOLD

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shag Hill Barn I, Lexington, VA

Here is the first Shag Hill painting I did at the October Lexington Paint Out, I was with Elizabeth Sauder, we both painted two views of the same barn. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed  $245.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

White Hall Bales, White Hall, VA

I reworked this painting a bit and am much happier, painted it in White Hall in thew summer, looking north off Rt 810. 16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed, $350.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Buffalo Creek, Lexington, VA

Painted this during the Lexington Paint Out in October and was lucky to find a small shady spot by Buffalo Creek. I could have spent all day painting different parts of this wonderful winding creek. 8" x 10" oil on canvas framed, $145  SOLD

Monday, November 18, 2013

Shag Hill Barn II, Lexington, VA

Painted this with my friend Elizabeth Sauder in October for the Lexington Paint Out. We had a great day and painted this barn from two different directions, this is the second one. Thanks Elizabeth!  11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed  $245. Is hanging at C-ville Arts on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. http://cvillearts.org/

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Grace Estate Winery, White Hall, VA

It is hard to describe being up at the top of the hill at Grace Estates in White hall, the view extends forever! Including all the wonderful vines on their endless hillsides. I painted that day with my friend Ida, shown here, plus several other painters. 8" x 16" oil on canvas, framed  $300, SOLD

Friday, November 8, 2013

Frontier Museum, Staunton VA

Painted at the Frontier Museum in Staunton this past Monday with Jean Tremmel and Elizabeth Sauder with picnic and all! It was warm when the sun was out but clouded up all afternoon. I painted another one I will post later . . . we are ready to go back again. This painting is from the Irish Farm buildings,  8" x 10" oil on canvas framed $145.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fall, Chile's Peach Orchard

Painted with my friends Debra Sheffer and Julie Farrell at Chile's Peach Orchard last Saturday and I am mad at myself for not taking a photo of them! Here is a small painting I did before I had to run off.  8" x 10" oil on canvas, framed  $150  SOLD

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Off Garth Road

This was painted with Chloe two weeks ago where Riverdale Farm and Midway Farm meet on Garth Road. Gorgeous morning there with the leave just starting to turn. 10" x 20" oil on canvas framed $250 is at C-ville Arts on the downtown mall  http://cvillearts.org/

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Re-worked this painting a bit from up on the Parkway from last year . . . . it makes me want to go back soon! Will be at Art on the Trax, Creative Framing & The Art Box, Crozet for the month of November. Come by if you can! This is 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, $800   SOLD

White Hall View

Painted this two weeks ago with Chloe at the White Hall Community Center. The grape vines are in the distance of Grace Estate, which we are going to go paint this Friday!  8" x 24" oil on canvas framed  $300, SOLD

Friday, October 25, 2013

Miller School Paint Out!

From the second day last weekend up at Miller School Paint Out. About 18 people came out to photograph or paint all around their campus. 20" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $395,  SOLD

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Above the Blue Ridge Parkway

I am behind in my posts . . . here is a painting I did as a demo at the Crozet Arts Festival. This was from a photograph but a known location that I paint a few times a year. 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300  SOLD

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Miller School Paint Out

Painted with a dozen others up at Miller School yesterday and going back today. The light changed about a million times . . . today is clear, blue skies and much cooler. The top photo I will re-take, the bottom one was at the mid-point. I love my new canvases that are 8" by 24", fun panoramic!  SOLD

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Veritas Vineyards, Afton, Virginia

A Commission for a wedding present at Veritas Vineyards in early October, so I painted two to give them a choice. Always fun to paint there with my painting ladies. The second one sold last weekend at the Crozet Arts Festival. Here is the couple when they received their gift! Thanks Rebecca and Kelly!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Beaver Creek Reservoir

Two studies of Beaver Creek Reservoir with my friend Chloe. We have had five days of rain so it was nice to have some sun today. The these paintings are 6" x 12" oil on canvas, framed. I hope to do larger painting from Beaver Creek this Fall.  BOTH SOLD
My friend Chloe, who loves to go out painting with me  :  )

Friday, October 11, 2013

Crozet Bales

Today is Friday, and I am heading out to set up for the Crozet Arts Festival which run both Saturday and Sunday. This fresh painting will be there, still wet! Come out and enjoy live music, great food and wonderful ART! 20" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $395  SOLD

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lexington Paint Out

The first two paintings in Lexington last Friday. Possum Hollow Barn, when it was very foggy in the morning, then it lifted . . . so hard to decide  . . . do I change or stay with that view? The back mountain is very pale because of fog, the foreground is in the clear!   9-1/2" x 12-1/2" oil on panel, framed at http://nelson-gallery.com/
This was painted on Plank Road and is of Buffalo Creek, a quiet spot to pull over and paint. Also at Nelson Gallery in Lexington. Thanks to everyone for all your work pulling the show together!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Shag Hill Barn, Lexington, VA

Here are two paintings on Shag Hill I did with my friend Elizabeth Sauder and sorry they are not very good photographs. When you are outside, the lighting that is there is what you get! The bottom one shows how bright it was that day and the top one the clouds rolled in just when I pulled out the camera. Both paintings are at the Nelson Gallery for the month of October. http://nelson-gallery.com/
Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great weekend!
Too bad we don't know how to have fun on these Paint Outs! Cheers!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Lexington Paint Out

Posting these backwards, this is the last painting I did of five (one not completed) in the two days of painting at the Lexington Paint Out with the Nelson Gallery as the host. Bottom photo is at the opening with 24 guest artists and the public invited to the opening. The barn photo was taken when a huge cloud rolled in so you can't see the beautiful light hitting the barn. Painted all day at this site with Elizabeth Sauder (below in pink).
Shag Hill Barn, 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $250  http://nelson-gallery.com/

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Somesville Sound, Acadia Maine

Very nice spot in the parking lot of The Gallery at Somes Sound to paint . . . I think several artist both from the gallery and ones like I who beg to set up there. Thank you to Tyra for the opportunity! 10" x 12" oil on masonite, will be framed.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Eagle Lake, Acadia Maine

Small study done at Acadia, Maine 10 days ago on Eagle Lake, a cloudy cool day. A wonderful trip!  6-1/2 x 6-1/2" oil on masonite, SOLD

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sand Beach, Acadia

Painted way up on the rocks above Sand Beach with a new friend Diana Cobb Ansley, whom I meet on Monhegan Island a few days before hand. It was fun to be up high looking down! Long Beach is the only real beach in all of Acadia. 10" x 12" oil on board, framed $150.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Bubbles, Jordon Pond, Acadia

We had a great time at Monhegan Island and Acadia, Maine . . . I got to paint many times and David went hiking and birding. I need to work on a few of the paintings so will post when they are ready. It was amazing to have the time to enjoy and appreciate what Rockefeller gave to this country with Acadia, what a special place! SOLD

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Beached Boat at Mountian Lake

Painted this while at UVA's Mountain Lake Biological Station in July, just framed it and added it to my show at C-ville Arts, with an opening this Friday night from 6 to 8:00 pm . . . please come out if you can and stop by!  11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed, $225.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Blue Ridge Parkway

Small demo painting I did up at Wintergreen at the Labor Day Show this past weekend, from a photo from last Fall, 6" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $125  SOLD
Hanging my show tomorrow at C-ville Arts for the month of September, (this painting will be there too) have an opening Friday night from 6 to 8:00 pm. Please drop on by if you are on the downtown mall! http://cvillearts.org/

Friday, August 30, 2013

Three Ridges, Wintergreen

Visited Julie and David's house up at Wintergreen two weeks ago and painted this plus another one. They have just about the best view from their new house on Black Rock Circle! Will try to go back this Fall, thanks guys! Will be showing this plus others at the Wintergreen Labor Day show Saturday and Sunday. 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $650 SOLD

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Narrows, Near Blacksburg, VA

This was started at UVA's Mountain Lake Biological Station in July near Blacksburg, VA. It was painted plein air and I went back a few times to work on it . . . also did a long thin one which I will post soon. I had a wonderful time there and made some new friends  :  )
36" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,700.