Thursday, December 12, 2019
I had great fun painting two retired violins, one for a customer and one for the Charlottesville High School Orchestra. This is my third time donating a painted violin to the orchestra!
This school year, the students will be traveling to Madrid and Lisbon during June 16-23, 2020. The CHSO String Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Lisbon International Youth Festival and will also be playing at a few other venues during the trip. The schedule for the auction is listed here http://chsorchestra.org/
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
My Hot Cakes show was hung while I was away, by my husband and son, Ben! I will try to get better photos but it is a busy place, I can send anyone images if you want. Most of these paintings I have posted.
The show is up at Hot Cakes, Barracks Rd Shopping Center, until January 4th.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Painted this from a photograph from up on top of Old Rag Mountain, off Skyline Drive. I wish I could go hike it this weekend! 30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $1,250 Will be hanging @ Hot Cakes at Barrack Road Shopping Center from November 17th through January 4th, 2020. Drop by if you can! http://www.hotcakes.biz/ SOLD
(I will be away from home until November 23rd. I am going on a cruise with my brothers through the Panama Canal! Should be great FUN!)
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
This was a demo painting I did during the Crozet Arts Festival on October 12 & 13th. It is from a photo that Ben Greenburg gave me permission, I have painted it before, large and small. I love the fall colors! 10" x 20" oil on canvas framed $250 is displayed at https://cvillearts.org/ and Ben Greenburg's photography is there as well! SOLD
Saturday, October 26, 2019
House Mountain from my friend Susan's home in Lexington, VA where I stayed for most of a week with four other ladies. This is her view from the driveway, where I was under a deck to paint. Susan Veimister, the other Susan, took the photo from above as I was about to start the painting. 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300 SOLD
Saturday, October 19, 2019
There are a few places I keep going back to paint, and Old Rag is one of them! This spot is on Skyline Drive called Thorofare Mtn Overlook, the best place to paint Old Rag! Each time I go, I do get a different painting because of the time of year and time of day.
24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed SOLD
Below you see the beginning of the paint and the home it went to . . . thank you, Becky & Brody!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
I spent a wonderful week painting all around Lexington a few weeks ago. This is a farm that several of us painted, thanks to the farmer, David Chittum. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $485 SOLD
There were four of us painting, and we went back the next day too and painted a different direction. We are chasing the shade as it changed under the big maple tree!
Monday, October 14, 2019
Painted this the last weekend of September with the FLOW Festival and won 3rd place in the plein air event! They had nature sculptures made on location, kids events, gospel, other singing as well as live music & dance . . . It all was along the Rivanna River at Darden Towe Park. Thanks to all organized and those that came out and enjoyed the lively event! 18" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $450 https://www.rivannariver.org/event/flow-the-rivanna-river-arts-festival-2/ SOLD
Friday, October 11, 2019
Such a great memory of sitting that afternoon and painting the view with the islands in the distance. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed, $325
If you are in the area this weekend, come by the Crozet Art Festival to see a ton of paintings plus all that the festival has to offer! http://crozetfestival.com/
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
This was painted from one of the pull-outs on Cadillac Mountain, looking north-east. David was able to hike from there down to Seal Harbor, where we were staying. 12" x 16" oil on board, framed $325 SOLD
All of my Acadia, Monhegan Island plus Virginia paintings will be at Crozet Art Festival this weekend . . . lots of FUN, live music, and great food & wine . . . Come out if you can! http://crozetfestival.com/
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
Painted this at Sand Beach, Acadia on a perfect day, and David took a hike while I enjoyed painting. This is really the only large beach in Acadia. 10" x 10" oil on canvas, framed $185
Here is Sand Beach early the next morning,
as we were hiking The Bee Hive trail!
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Long Pond, 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $200
Otter Point, 9" x 12" oil on canvas, framed, $200
We had a wonderful time on our trip to Acadia, Monhegan Island, and Nantucket! Here are two of the small paintings, will show more soon. David got to hike a ton while I was painting.
I am off today for a week of painting with friends in Lexington, VA, so will post when I get home.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
I will be away for a while painting up in Maine, Monhegan Island, and Nantucket! I will post paintings when I get back, but also on my Instagram site, west.meg
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Felt cool to paint this winter scene in the heat of August, on hold for a customer. I will be at Wintergreen this weekend with live music, food and lots of ART! Come by if you can! 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed SOLD
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Chile's Peach Orchard has been planting a garden with TONS of flowers, I need to go back and paint more of the flowers! This has the sunflowers which are dying back but still have that color I love. 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300 SOLD
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Watching this storm come over the ridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway was really thrilling! This was painted quickly to get the feel, then finished at home. 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $650
Will be showing this plus many others at the Labor Day Wintergreen Art Show, Sat. Aug. 31 & Sun. Sept. 1st, come out for live music, great food and see some paintings and artwork! SOLD
Sunday, August 11, 2019
During a very hot spell, David and I went up to 3,000 feet on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, VA and stayed in this lovely Air B&B. I was so taken by the gorgeous flowers in front of the cottage, I had to paint them. As it turns out, we are trading with the couple for a future time in this lovely spot.
24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed
I am also going back to Floyd this week to participate in The Floyd Center for the Arts, Plein Air Paint Out. Twenty-three artists paint all over the area and come together for an opening at the end, inviting the community with wine & cheese. The great thing is they find you a free place to stay! Will post paintings when I get back.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Painted this in the studio while we had a very hot week, I really should have painted it out IN the river! I am really behind on posting and will do better . . . 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, $850 SOLD
I am going to paint in Floyd all next week. Floyd Center for the Arts is inviting 23 artists from around the area for their Biennial Plein Air Paint Out! I did it two years ago and had a blast, they even find you free housing for a week!
Monday, July 22, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
Monday, July 8, 2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Painted this after our hike on Old Rag this spring, went up with my husband and son Ben. Gorgeous day and this is looking out northeast, the scramble we climbed up. (Thanks to Ben for the photo!)
30" x 40" oil on canvas framed, $1,250 SOLD!
Taking this plus many new paintings up to the Wintergreen Art Show 4th & 5th of July, come up if you can! Live music, food, and fireworks!
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Monday, June 24, 2019
Painted this during a rainy day from a photo of Buffalo Creek in Rockbridge County, photo by Patrick Hinely. It's my interpretation of his photograph. 24" x 36" oil on canvas framed.
I posted it on Instagram and it SOLD to a local lady, thanks, Ann! So, I am painting another one but horizontal, and will post when it is done.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
10" x 20" oil on canvas, framed, $250 SOLD
Monday, June 3, 2019
Monticello's Garden was painted last month as a demo from a photo I had. Below is the painting framed in our Virginia cherry wood, it is @ C-ville Arts on the Charlottesville downtown mall. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, $245 SOLD
Monday, May 27, 2019
Painted this while on our belated Birthday Get-Away to Bath County, painted from the bridge at Hidden Valley. We stayed at Turtle Brook AirB&B for two nights, enjoying all that it offered. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $485 SOLD
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Painted this a little bit ago when the pink Dogwood trees were in bloom, on Crozet Avenue. Decided not to add any people sitting on the porch. 20" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $400
Will be taking this to the Crozet Festival this weekend, stop by if you can! http://crozetfestival.com/