Friday, December 26, 2014

Rockfish Gap View from 64 Overlook

Thank you to my friends, colleagues, and family
who make 2014 such a wonderful year! 
Wishing you all peace, good health and happiness in 2015!
Happy New Year to YOU!

(18" x 24" oil on canvas, framed, $425)
SOLD thanks Linda!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

2015 Calendar

Each year I print a calendar of 12 paintings from the year before, and have fun with an over-view of where I have been. I do sell these for $2 each, if you are interested (great stocking stuffers!). Happy New Year to you all!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pony Express Rd, Greenwood, Virginia

Painted this with Chloe last Monday while it was warm and sunny. The Blue Ridge mountains in the distance, a field of soybeans and hay. Will take this tomorrow to hang @ C-ville Arts on the downtown mall in Charlottesville     12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $485 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

From Pony Express Rd, Greenwood, VA

Painted this on Sunday in the warm mid-day, looking back at Mirador Farm in the distance. A quiet road to paint from with soybeans in the field to my left. 9" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $200,  SOLD

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sharon's View, Highland County, VA

Sharon's view is above the quarry in the Bluegrass Valley, so you see all the amazing fields and Snowy Mountain in the distance. This is the only photo I have of it because it sold right away during the 'Paint Out' the last weekend in June. I will paint it again, this time for Sharon!  12" x 36" oil on canvas,  SOLD

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Single Bale, Pony Express Rd, Greenwood, VA

Painted this with Chloe and Noaa two weeks ago on Pony Express Rd in Greenwood. We all agreed we needed to come back to this spot, there were several paintings waiting to be painted! Happy Thanksgiving! 
12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $285.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Maupin's Farm from Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church, Whitehall

Painted all day @ Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church on Garth Rd in Whitehall and did these four small paintings looking @ Maupin's Farm and the neighboring farm. It got up to 62 degrees in the sunshine, what more could a girl ask for! All SOLD

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bridgewater Field, VA

I painted this when I went to Bridgewater College to see an art show, and took my paints, and left several hours before I need to be there. I found this farm and open field, a dirt road to park in and set up my paints and easel. It was wonderful summer day to be out & about exploring new areas.  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300  SOLD thanks David & Julie!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hidden Valley, Bath County, VA

Painted this in Bath County with friends after we camped out for the weekend. This is in Hidden Valley State Park where we camped and next to Hidden Valley B & B that my husband and I stayed last year. This area keeps bringing us back! 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed  $285.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Maupin's Farm, Whitehall, VA

Last Monday Chloe and I got out to paint in Whitehall at Maupin's Farm, a large track of land with many barns and a pond. I have painted out there each year and try to do a different view. Somehow the main house just happened to creep into the very center of this painting! 12" x 16" oil on canvas framed, $285  SOLD, thanks Martha!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Chiles Peach Orchard's Red Barn, Crozet

Painted with several friends this past Saturday at Chile's Peach Orchard, below are two friends from Lexington, Jean Marie and Elizabeth, who had never been here before. Others that came to paint where Jenny, Noaa and Julia. We were all in the sun and enjoying the mild weather. 
The above painting is 20" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $500  SOLD

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Laundry @ the Pond, Crozet

I have painted before at this pond that is across from our house, on a farm that was just sold. So, I took advantage of getting one more LARGE painting done this summer. Perhaps the new owners won't mind if I show up with a basket of laundry! Chile's Peach Orchard is in the background. 36" x 58" oil on canvas, framed  $2,400.
You can go and see this painting in person if you live in Charlottesville or near by, at Hot Cakes in Barracks Road Shopping Center.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Chile's Peach Orchard, Fall Colors

Finally got out this weekend on a perfect golden afternoon, standing in the sun with almost 70 degrees, with no jacket! This is the view from up on the hillside with a sea of peach trees below in their fall colors. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, $475 SOLD, thanks Adrienne!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Colors, Bath County

Had a wonderful time at Bath County painting with Elizabeth, Jenny, Susan and Noaa as we camped out for two nights and painted as much as we could. We entered the Saturday competition and enjoyed all the fun of being with many fabulous painters. Thanks to Warm Springs Gallery for doing all the work behind the scenes.
Two 8" x 10" oil on canvas framed paintings, $150 each.

Unfortunately, Sunday morning I had a mild stroke, and didn't know it at the time, until much later in the week. After 8 1/2 days in the hospital I am resting and expect a full recovery in due time. I am looking forward to getting back outside to these fall colors before they are all gone.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chile's Peach Orchard in Bloom, Crozet, VA

I saved this painting for the Crozet Arts Festival this coming weekend, come out if you can!  Painted it this past spring in the orchard with a few friends, Nancy and Priscilla. 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed, $200   SOLD

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Old Rag from Skyline Drive

Painted this a few weeks ago from Thorofare Mountain Overlook of Old Rag. They had the overlook blocked off but I was able to set up and paint there, LOVE this view!  24" x 54" oil on canvas, framed  $1,450, SOLD  Thanks Lisa & Jim!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Afton Mountain, VA

This is near Plank Rd in Afton, with three bales, from last year. It is now showing at the new Crozet Artisan Shop next to Three Notch'd Grill downtown Crozet. Will post a photo of the shop soon, it opens this Saturday, October 4.  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed, $300.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sunflower Field @ King Family Vineyards

Painted this in July on the back fields of King Family Vineyards while the music was playing for their First Wednesday Gathering . . . simply a delight to be out there! 12" x 16" oil on canvas framed, $300  SOLD  Thanks Beth!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Huntington Beach State Park, SC

Second painting @ Huntington Beach State Park after my root canal the night before! This image is a bit dark, the painting isn't, will try to re-shoot! This is at  6" x 12" oil on canvas, framed  $150  SOLD

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Huntington State Park, SC

We were down visiting friends at North Myrtle Beach, and then went camping for a few days at Huntington State Park. This was painted from the causeway with egrets looking back at us from the trees. 9" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $200  SOLD

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Buck's Elbow 2, Crozet

Painted this one afternoon this summer, up on the mountain top where it was nice and cool. 11" x 14" oil on canvas framed, $225  SOLD
Going away to the beach in North Carolina this week, hoping to paint a few beach scenes!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Franklin Cliffs, Skyline Drive, VA

Painted this two weeks ago when my husband and I camped at Lewis Mountain on Skyline Drive. He then hiked from the campgrounds to this stop, nine miles away. The distant mountain is Massanutton with the gap between, great spot for painting! 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $475  SOLD

Friday, August 29, 2014

Jarmans Gap View, Crozet

Spontaneous painting two evenings ago with Isabelle and Julia. This is the open field across from my house on Jarmans Gap Rd. The field had been let go and was gorgeous with the fall colors of ironweed, wingstem, and wild grasses. Funny thing is, they came THAT evening and cut it all down and are baling it today! We caught it just in time, that is the beauty of plein air painting. 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $800  SOLD thanks Gina!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Old Rag, From Pinnacle Overlook, Skyline Drive

Painted this last week when my husband and I were camping on Skyline Drive. Pinnacle Overlook is a great spot to see Old Rag Mountain and will paint from there again soon. 26" x 42" oil on canvas, framed $1,150. Will be showing this up at Wintergreen Labor Day Festival, come by if you can!  SOLD

Monday, August 18, 2014

Long View Farm, Sperryville, VA

Painted this for the River District Arts Paint-Out the end of July, just south of Sperryville is Long View Farm.  12" x 24" oil on canvas, silver frame, $350.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Grace Estates Winery, White Hall, VA

Two recent paintings from Grace Estates Winery, the top painting is a birthday gift to the owners, being delivered in person to Switzerland! The bottom one is available . . . often folks ask me how my paintings are framed. Virginia cherry wood, rough cut from Augusta Lumber that my husband and I rip, plain, sand and stain to make our simple frames. 8" x 10" oil on canvas, framed  $150  SOLD

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blue Grass, Highland County, Virginia

June is so lovely in Blue Grass Valley, Highland County! Painted this when I was there for the Paint Out the end of June. But hope to go back this fall also . . . 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $475.  SOLD

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Afternoon View from Skyline Drive

Painted this from Jewel Hollow Overlook on Skyline Drive a few weeks ago and enjoyed the light. The distant mountains are the Massenutten range. This will be hung at River District Arts gallery, 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Barn on Wheeler St, Little Washington, VA

Painted this on Saturday afternoon in Little Washington, as well as a house across from it. I don't think anyone uses this . . . I always think of them as fixer-uppers! 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed, $250.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Little Washington, VA

Painted this at 537 Main Street, Little Washington, two weekends ago when I was up in Sperryville. So many wonderful homes and spots to paint, next time I will stop by and find another one. This will be in the show along with several other paintings of mine, plus a dozen plein air painters @ River District Arts. The show is from August 16 through October 12. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed, $250.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Wintergreen, Looking North East to Charlottesville

A commission for Nancy and Michael from their deck up at Wintergreen, looking north east to Charlottesville. I didn't know that on a clear day you could see that far! 36" x 42" oil on canvas, framed. Thanks Nancy & Michael!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Buck Hollow Overlook, Skyline Drive, Above Sperryville, VA

Painted this past weekend up in Sperryville with a dozen other plein air painters, with River District Arts Gallery. There will be a show there starting August 16 - October 12. Looking forward to seeing what everyone did, and will post my other paintings soon. It was great fun  . . . and thanks to Donal and Elena for letting me stay at their farm house! Painting is 30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $1,275.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Two Barns, Highland County, Virginia

Unusual barn shape on this farm in Highland County that I found on Wimner Road, outside of the town of Blue Grass. I also loved the steep slope of the hillside behind it. 16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed  $375.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Craigsville, Virginia

A garden, barn and lots of sheds near the road north of Craigsville on Route 42. I painted this after I dropped off paintings to the Bath County Art Show two weekends ago. Next time I will paint the house with more sheds and building around it. I love trying to figure out the order of which they where build and for what purpose. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed  $475.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Mill, New Hamden, Blue Grass Valley, VA

If you know Blue Grass Valley in Highland County, you will know this mill that is being renovated this year and will be fabulous once it is complete. We were staying in a cottage very near by at Eagle Annie's   This painting sold at the little opening the Sunday after the Paint Out. 8" x 10" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD  Thanks Mike and Lucy!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Red Barn, Blue Grass, Highland County, VA

Painted this the last day, Sunday morning, of the Paint Out in Highland a few weeks ago. I sold it last weekend up at Wintergreen over the 4th of July but wanted to share it on my blog! 11" x 14" oil on canvas,  SOLD  thanks Cara!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Crozet Hay Field, Virginia

I am standing on my property line looking behind my house to the neighbor's field . . . not bad, huh? I had to paint this before they moved the bales and was in the shade the whole time, lucky me! 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,225.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ginseng House, Highland County, VA

Painted this at the Highland County Paint Out this past weekend with a dozen painters. This was a farm house on Ginseng Mountain Lane in Blue Grass, 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $250.
I will be up at the Wintergreen 4th of July Art Festival and fireworks this weekend with lots of paintings from this spring. Wonderful live music, plus great food and wine too!  SOLD

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blue Ridge Overlook, Wintergreen, VA

A commission for Mary and Tom, at the top of Wintergreen looking at Three Ridges from the Blue Ridge Overlook. (I want to do a 30" x 60" sometime to get the longer view there, maybe this fall!) This painting is 36" x 48", oil on canvas, framed. Will be delivered at the 4th of July Art Festival, so come out and see the fireworks!  Thanks Mary & Tom!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cowpasture River in Bath County

A small study of the Cowpasture River in Bath County @ Camp Mont Shenandoah. I look forward going back next year with the gang!  11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $225, SOLD thanks Aunt Ann!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Cowpasture River, Bath County, Virginia

I went to Art Camp for grown-ups two weeks ago and had such fun with 12 other ladies staying at a girls camp that for 20 years, has opened their arms to artists for a weekend before the counselors and girls come . . . and they feed us too! Fun staying in a screened in cabin, in bunk beds! . . . 24" x 36" oil on canvas framed, $950, SOLD
Here is a photo of Jenny and Deb (and my easel too) early morning painting on the Cowpasture River, with the fog lifting.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Rockfish Valley III, Nelson County, Virginia

Painted up on the Blue Ridge Parkway recently and here is what I saw! Wonderful weather and time, with many folks stopping by to say hello! (I am so behind in posting but hope to remedy that soon!) 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,225.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Downstream, Jackson River, Clifton Forge, VA

Went last weekend to camp and paint with my friend Elizabeth Sauder on the Jackson River at Clay & Mary's property . . . thanks guys! This is the view looking downstream from their bridge. We got stuck in a mud ditch, twice . . . had to be pulled out (thanks Koal), enjoyed painting two full days, had great weather and camping time with Elizabeth! . . .  painting is 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $800  SOLD