Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cattle Point, San Juan Islands

Also showing the frame, these are new to me and not my usual frames! Bear with me . . . this is at Cattle Point, part of the American Camp National Historic Park. The Americans held camp on the southern edge of the San Juan Islands. The question was if the islands were to be part of Canada or America, it was decided in 1872 that they went with America.  9" x 9" oil on treated paper, $150

Heading off to Lexington, VA for Thursday through Saturday for a Paint Out at Nelson Gallery. Stop by Saturday night for the opening if you can!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Young Hill View, San Juan Islands

Decided to show this in the frame that I have for it . . . This was painted on top of Young Hill part of the English Camp National Historic Park on San Juan Island. David hiked while I sat on the hill and painted. The island in the distance is part of Canada, Victoria is to the far left-hand side. 9" x 9" oil on treated paper, $150, framed.
Here is a different view from up on Young Hill that David took, looking towards the bay I painted.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Our Cottage, San Juan Island

A small painting of our little cottage we stayed in for six nights while on San Juan Island, our host was a couple who also rent out a B & B called the Longhouse, a site where the Salish Indians lived.
I painted on treated paper which made traveling easy, NFS.
A different view from where I painted from, but gives you an idea of the cottage.
Our view from the cottage out on Mitchell Bay.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

San Juan Islands, Washington

My husband and I had a fabulous trip to the San Juan Islands and then south of San Francisco to visit family. We had a great time and will post about a dozen paintings that I did throughout my trip. This is from the first cottage we stayed in which is at the end of Mitchell Bay on San Juan. This is one of the views from our cottage. Haven't figured out how to frame some of these yet, 7" x 14" oil on treated paper, $250

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Massanutten from Skyline Drive

View from Two Mile Run Overlook on Skyline Drive with the haze rising from below. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, in a gold frame, $300 SOLD, thanks Stacy!

I want to thank everyone who was able to come to the Wintergreen show this past weekend, it was a great show! Also, I will be away for the next two weeks and will post once I come back, thanks.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

C-ville Arts

First Fridays: September 4
C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Four Seasons,” featuring plein air oil paintings by Meg West. 6-8pm.

En plein air, a French expression meaning open air, is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Artist Meg West prefers the form, the environmental immersion and challenge that comes with it. Living in Virginia, she says she benefits from being able to “breathe, see and experience the view large all around,” and see through eyes that want to recreate and express a sense of beauty. West maintains that it is the act of painting that is important, and says she enjoys the feeling of being connected to her environment and herself as well as her creation.
 First Fridays is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions. Listings are compiled in collaboration with Piedmont Council for the Arts.

Come on out to help celebrate First Fridays with me!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

King Family Vineyards, Fall 2014, Crozet

Painted this from a photograph taken last fall looking east from the farm next door to King Family Vineyards. The farm is across the road from our house and this is the view we get when we walk to the pond after dinner. 24" x 30" oil on canvas framed, $775   SOLD, thanks Andrew!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Winter's Light

Something cool on a hot First Day of September! This was painted from my window last February . . . I will take it to the Wintergreen Labor Day show this weekend, come by if you can!
22" x 28" oil on canvas, framed  $650  SOLD