Monday, December 26, 2016

2017 Calendars are Here!

Ever year I do a new calendar of paintings from the year past, always fun! They sell for $2 @ C-ville Arts on Charlottesville's downtown mall and @ the Crozet Artisan Depot. If you can't get there, just email me and I can send you one. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Crozet Hillside III

Was painted just before the colors changed to full peak, up on the hillside near Chile's Peach Orchard. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $450  SOLD

Sunday, November 27, 2016

House Mountain, Lexington VA

Finished the House Mountain painting from the second floor of my friend Susan's house and studio. Started this in October when I was in Lexington for a week to paint for the Nelson Gallery Paint Out. 22" x 28" oil on canvas, framed, $650  SOLD

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monticello's Garden

Monticello's garden painted from a study I did a few years ago, as a commission which is going to Florida in early December. Too hard to get a large canvas on site but maybe next year I will try it.
24" x 42" oil on canvas, framed, Thanks Emily!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

Another from my favorite spot on the parkway! This one I started a few weeks ago for a commission. I also went up again last week (and started another) with my friend Jenny, I am still working on that one. I am interested in how it is always changing and what I learn from painting a familiar location. They are each different but similar with the changing seasons!  Thanks Kat & Patrick!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Blue Grass Valley, Highland County, VA

Had fun painting in the Blue Grass Valley a few weeks ago, this was in the early morning looking north with Devil's Knob in the back ground. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $250.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Goshen Pass, Rockbridge County, VA

Painted Goshen Pass in Rockbridge County, on the Maury River, with friends, Barbara, Jean and Elizabeth two weeks ago. Always a fun time with these friends . . . 16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $350  SOLD Thanks Cynthia!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Garden Studys

 Two garden studies from Farfield Farm in Afton, when I went last week with Chloe and V-Anne, I am hoping to go back this week. 
Both are 8" x 8" oil on canvas framed $110  SOLD
Garden Shed

Friday, November 4, 2016

Pond Study at Farfield Farm, Afton

Little pond study from Farfield Farm this past week with V-Anne and Chloe, I look forward to going back and painting it bigger! 6" x 12" oil on canvas framed  $125  SOLD

Painting buddies! We are headed back next week . . .

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway Study

A study I did up on the Blue Ridge Parkway that I will paint larger as soon as I can . . . 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $250  SOLD

Two photos from Hot Cakes,
I LOVE the red WALLS! Drop by if you get a chance and check it OUT! Let me know if you do, and thanks!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Aerial View of Virginia

Hanging my show @ Hot Cakes this weekend, come by if you are in Charlottesville!
Each year I paint from an aerial image that we took from a small plane a few years ago, always makes me want to fly!  30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $1,250  SOLD

Sunday, October 16, 2016

House Mountain II, Lexington, VA

Painted this from Still House Rd, near the entrance and found some shade. I love the contrast of hillside and mountains, I don't know the name of this farm . . . 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300
SOLD thanks David & Pamela!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

House Mountain, Lexington, VA

Had a ton of fun at the 'Lexington Paint Out' two weeks ago, and painted twelve paintings, some I am finishing up now. This one of House Mountain was painted from Susan Harb's second floor doorway, and her new studio and home! Thanks to everyone at the Nelson Gallery for hosting us, and a fabulous dinner and opening! 15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed  $450.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Humpback Mountain, Afton, VA

Painted this from a farm I have permission to go to in Greenwood. This is the view of where Wintergreen Resort is that I go and paint near the top of the mountain. 18" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,000.  SOLD thanks David & Pamela!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Palmer Barn, Cataloochee, NC

Had fun painting this the last full day we were in the Smokies, at Cataloochee. I also painted the Palmer house and the little white shed in the back. I loved the ladder up to the loft. 12" x 12" oil on canvas, in gold frame, $245.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Messer Barn, Smoky Mountians

We had a nice time in the Smokies all last week, hiking, camping and painting. This is the Messer Barn in Cataloochee, which had been moved and restored at this site, right along the stream. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $225
I will be up at the Wintergreen Labor Day Festival this weekend, if you get a chance, come on up. Cooler temps, live music and great food!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's Home, Hawthorne, FL

In April we went down to Florida for a visit with family, and went to the Historic State Park of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. She wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Yearling, plus many other books from this house. The rural area is called Cross Creek, where she had orange groves, gardens and a quiet place to live and write. I so enjoyed spending the second day there painting.  8"x10" oil on board, framed $150 each

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Blue Grass Valley's Mill, Highland County

Had fun painting this Mill in June during our weekend paint out in Highland County. The new owners have done a fabulous job fixing this old mill up to live in . . . would LOVE to see the inside!
12" x 12" oil on canvas, showing gold frame, $250    SOLD thanks Jenny!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Loft Mountain, Skyline Drive

Last weekend painting up @ Loft Mountain, Skyline Drive, David went hiking and I went painting!
Below is my set-up and David after his hike . . . The canvas and palette needs to be in shade, the umbrella isn't necessarily for me, but if I fit under the shade, all the better.  8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $250  SOLD

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Old Rag Mountain

We went up Skyline Drive for a day trip on Saturday, and I painted while David hiked. This was from the same location, Thorofare Overlook,  that I painted last year, but I just focused on the mountains this time. It was a wonderful temperature and clear of humidity . . . and a lot of greens! 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $800  SOLD

Monday, August 8, 2016

Three Sheds, Blue Grass Valley, VA

Painted this in June on our Highland County Paint Out, with the sheep grazed hillside behind these three sheds. Had fun with my seven other lady friends as we explored new areas to paint. 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300. Displayed in my show for the month of August @ Creative Framing and the Art Box, in Crozet. Opening this Saturday, Aug. 13th from 4 to 6 pm, come join us!

This is the house that we rented, looking forward to going back.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

New Show @ Art on the Trax, month of August!

I am thrilled to be showing for the month of August @ Creative Framing & The Art Box in Crozet. You are invited to the opening next Saturday, the 13th, from 4 to 6 pm, and they offer ice cream sundaes. (5784 Three Notch'd Road, Crozet, 434-989-0032)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Veritas Vineyard, Afton

Painted a few weeks ago at Veritas Vineyards with Barbara. Love the Adirondack chairs that they have all around and the Wintergreen Mountain in the background. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $225    SOLD  thanks Mark!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Maupin's Farm, White Hall, VA

Painted this last week with my friends V-Anne and Noaa, on a hot day, but we managed to stay in the shade. We were in the cemetery at Mount Moriah in White Hall, just north of Crozet. I paint there a few times a year from different spots. 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300, SOLD Thanks Martha!
This plus many other paintings, will be showing at Art on the Trax, (Creative Framing and the Art Box), in Crozet, starting this Thursday through the month of August!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Two Red Barns, Afton

Painted on Dick Woods Rd in Afton with Chloe, Noaa, and V-Anne last week. Someone asked about the frames, but I will try to re-post with better light on this one! 8" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $200  SOLD

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Snowy Mountain II

Did this painting from the yard where we were staying in Blue Grass Valley, with friends, can't get better than this, hanging out and painting in a gorgeous location!  8" x 24" oil on canvas framed, $250  SOLD

Above Hightown, VA

Highland County Paint Out was a ton of fun with eight of us renting a house in Blue Grass Valley, a few weeks ago. Here is a panoramic view coming down into Hightown. 8" x 36" oil on paper, framed $325  SOLD
 Wonderful group of painter ladies ready to enjoy dinner! Julia, me, V-Anne, Jenny, Barbara, Katharine, Sharon and Julia!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Cowpasture River, Bath County

Painted this last month while having a wonderful time with friends @ adult art camp, my seventh time at Camp Mont Shenandoah in Bath County. The river is my favorite part to paint, 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $800  SOLD
They open the camp up to artists for the weekend before the counselors and kids come, letting the chief practice on us! Always have a wonderful time!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Amy's Albemarle View

The northern part of Albemarle County, near Greene County, where Amy lives . . . this painting is for her daughter, as a gift! How wonderful! . . . 26" x 42" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD, thanks Amy!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Skyline Drive and Hughes River Gap, VA

Have you ever found a postcard that you just loved? It says view of Skyline Drive and Hughes River Gap from Little Stony Man. I love the colors and shapes of the mountains. I started this when we had 3 days of rain and finished it up at Wintergreen over Memorial Day weekend. 26" x 42" oil on canvas, framed. And someone bought it, thanks Beth!  SOLD 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Buck's Elbow 2, Spring

Second painting I did up on the Buck's Elbow mountain and painted with Priscilla, Chloe and V-Anne. (Showing it with frame). The grass was that bright spring green! 15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed $375, SOLD, thanks Linda!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Buck's Elbow, Crozet, VA

Got to paint all day last Friday up on Buck's Elbow looking out over towards Waynesboro. A little slice of heaven up on the mountain top! Thanks to the Abbots for letting a few of us, four artists,  enjoy their view up there! 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $450  SOLD