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)