Thursday, May 30, 2013

Blue Ridge Parkway IIV

This was painted early one evening last week up on the parkway right before a big storm came from the south with lightning and thunder . . . I got out of there quick! Below is what it looked like as I turned to my left with the clouds catching the light, it got very DARK FAST.  12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $400  SOLD

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Two Chairs, Veritas Vineyards

Last week I went painting with my new friend Ida Simmons to Veritas Vineyards in Afton. We plan on going back . . . I am trying to organize a few painter-outings at least once a month going to a variety of locations.  8" x 10" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD

Friday, May 24, 2013

Spring View from King Family Vineyards

Very spring colors from the view across King Family Vineyards to Yonder Hill Farm. 22" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1050  SOLD

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hidden Valley Spring House

The Spring House was a fun place to paint, very old of course and I was completely drawn to it. Started one from another angle, will work on it later on. Will take this up to the Wintergreen Memorial Show this weekend.  8" x 16" oil on canvas, framed  $195. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Carmel Beach III

Here is a study I did in the studio since I have been back home  . . . on a rainy day. Such fond memories . . . 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" oil on board, framed $185   SOLD

Monday, May 20, 2013

Two Small Point Lobos Paintings

Jumping back to California, here are two small paintings I did in the studio. Hope to do a few larger paintings from Point Lobos. Painted on RayMar panels, 4" x 6".
Will be up at Wintergreen this weekend for the Memorial Day show, come on up if you are in the area. It's outside and offers art, music and wonderful food and local beer.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hidden Valley, Two Barns

Just spent the weekend in Warm Springs at Hidden Valley Bed and Breakfast for my birthday weekend with my husband! It was the location for the movie Sommersby and these are two buildings of three that were added for the slave quarters. Below is the old house where we stayed.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hillside and Water Study

Another study from the beach looking across the lagoon to the opposite side . . . Oh to go back!   5" x 9" oil on treated paper.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Water & Rocks Study II

I must say how much I enjoyed the challenge of painting the ocean and beaches at Carmel. It had been a long time since I had days in a row to study and paint the Pacific . . . even the chance to paint the Atlantic off Virginia, which looks SO different, I don't get to do often. I don't remember which day this was, they have meshed together . . . 9" x 12" oil on paper, framed  $200.

Someone asked how I was framing these paintings . . . here they are! They are at

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Carmel Beach II

Another study with colors of the beach and water, but a different time of day, made simple!  8" x 8" oil on board, framed $150, SOLD

Monday, May 6, 2013

Carmel's Evening Beach

Just remembering how nice it was to be on that beach in the evening and be able to PAINT! Plus have my friends around, lucky me!  . . . 
9" x 12" oil on treated paper, framed $200

Friday, May 3, 2013

Carmel River Painting

This is actually the painting I did on the first evening we were at the Carmel River Lagoon Nature Preserve. The houses are partly hidden into the hillside across from us. Susan discovered one day how to get over to that side while Carol and I where at the convention. Next time I will go there and paint looking BACK at the beach, oh yes, there will be a next time!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Painting Group

Here is the crowd of painters that came out in large flocks on Sunday morning to the Fisherman's Wharf, right near the Marriot Convention Center. We decided not to paint there but wondered around meeting some of the painters and enjoying the interactions. We then went off and painted in a bit quieter spot. It was an amazing weekend!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds

Can you imagine 525 painters going together to one location to paint? Well, some by bus, some by car with lunch prepared for us when we arrived! Here is my painting from the day we spent there . . . I will re-photograph it soon . . . I only regret that I didn't have more time to wonder around and see everyone else work. 9" x 12" oil on treated paper., framed  $200