Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hope the New Year brings you closer to your dreams, family and friendships. I am planning for more adventure, painting and kindness . . . Enjoy 2018!

(South Fork of the Potomac River, Highland County,  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed)

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall

This is a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway that is a morning view from this past fall, near my house. 30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $1,250  SOLD

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Fall, White Hall, VA

I took a painting that I did last winter back to the same location this past fall and changed it to the fall colors. I had never done this before . . . but had fun making it a different season. 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $950

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

2018 Calendars!

2018 Calendars are here, $2 plus .50 cents for mailing!
I am thrilled to be back on my blog . . . long story short, my site got high-jacked to China, and my brother Michael just came and figured out how to bypass them. So, I have tons of paintings to share with you and stories too.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Studio Landscape III

The third studio landscape this winter that is complete . . . hope to start another one tomorrow.
I really like this size and the vertical shape, I look forward to doing some this spring outside too.  24" x 36" oil on canvas framed  $850

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Studio Landscape II

Second Studio Landscape painting, wanted to show it with the frame . . . having fun painting these! 24" x 36" oil on canvas, $850   SOLD

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Studio Landscape I

I am working in the studio some this winter and am enjoying it! I have done three vertical paintings this size and will post the other two soon. This is from a photograph from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall, I have enjoyed abstracting it a bit.  24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed  $850  SOLD

Friday, February 10, 2017

Painted Violin, Blue Ridge Mountains

A donation to the Charlottesville High School Orchestra, who every four years takes the whole group on an adventure to play in a distant county, this year they are going to Ireland in June. This is my third time to paint a (dysfunctional) violin, which they collect during the four years. They are being shown at our Charlottesville Downtown Mall store windows for the next month, then they will be bid on through

And you can see the other violins that Michael Bailey photographed @

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

White Hall, Virginia

Painted this the other day when it was 65 degrees and sunny with my friend Jenny at the White Hall Community Center. The view is looking west with the center at our backs. (The painting is not as dark as it looks here!)   8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed, $250  SOLD

Friday, February 3, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall IV

Just finished framing this painting that I started this past fall up at my favorite spot! The Sue Max had just turned red . . . no wonder I love this place! 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,250   SOLD

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ivy, Virginia

Painted this for a friend, Beth who will be moving to this spot this year in Ivy, Virginia. The sun was out and a beautiful day to capture it. The photo on the bottom was taken in the sun and the other in the shade back at home. Interesting how different they look, and two different cameras! 
8" x 16" oil on canvas, framed

Friday, January 27, 2017

Mormon's River, Albemarle County Reservior

Painted a quick study of the Mormon's River, the smaller painting, and then the larger one this past Saturday with two friends, Jenny and Barbara. It was a foggy and cool day, but we were happy to be outside painting! 4" x 12" & 9" x 20"

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Two Sheds, Crozet

Painted on a warm sunny day, two sheds,  . . . really as a warm-up exercise. Had fun just getting outside and back to it!  (they both need a tad more work)
4" x 6" oil on canvas, framed $65, @ The Crozet Artisan Depot.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Old Trails, Crozet

Painted this last week when it was clear and warm of 60 degrees. I am looking out over to Old Trails golf course and to Chile's Peach Orchard in the far distance and Jarman's Gap. 8" x8" oil on canvas $125, hanging at The Crozet Artisan Depot  SOLD

Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy New Year! I had a great 2016 and hope you all did as well.

This was painted this past fall when I went with friends for a long weekend in Highland County, and stayed at our friend Patti's place. It was early morning when the sky was warm, and the weather held out for us the whole time. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $250  SOLD

I will post my 2017 plans once they are worked out, but we do have a few adventures up our sleeves! Stay tuned! Our son Ben is off today to New Zealand for three months with lots of fly fishing to be done.