Thursday, December 12, 2019

Painted Violins

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hot Cakes Show, Charlottesville

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

Fall on Old Rag Mountain

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!     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

Two Barns

I loved painting these two barns this summer and how they were positioned on this farm. It was at the beginning of October when the leaves were beginning to turn. 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed (commercial) $225   SOLD

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Bales and Pond, Crozet

Painted this at a friend's pond in my neighborhood in Crozet. 
It was just at the beginning of fall and after the bales where made.
15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed $450   SOLD

Monday, October 28, 2019

Fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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  and Ben Greenburg's photography is there as well!  SOLD 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

House Mountain, Lexington

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

Old Rag, Skyline Drive

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

Farm Land, Lexington, VA

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

Rivanna River, Charlottesville

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   SOLD 

Friday, October 11, 2019

From Cadillac Mountain, Acadia

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!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

From Cadillac Mountain, Acadia

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!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Eagle Lake, Acadia

Nice day to hang out at Eagle Lake while my husband takes a hike. If you know this lake you know this mountain ridge . . . 9" x 20" oil on board, framed  $245   SOLD

Monday, October 7, 2019

Sand Beach, Acadia

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

The Bubbles @ Jordon Pond, Acadia

The Bubbles @ Jordon Pond, beautiful clear day, I painted while David walked around. If you know this pond, it is much bigger than it looks here, I was sitting on a rock, so less water from that perspective.   6" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $145   SOLD

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Acadia Paintings

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

Crooked Barn

This crooked barn was found by my friend Nan, and we both painted near this cool creek and in the shade! We think it has been abandoned . . . 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed  $225

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

Winter @ Wintergreen II

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

The Second Storm on the BRP

The second storm while I was staying up on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, such fun to be there in the late evening and watch these storms come in from a distance!  
8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $250   SOLD

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Mountain & Fields

I had fun painting this from a photo on a rainy day, which we really needed! The photo was from last fall.  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300  SOLD

Friday, August 23, 2019

Cahas Mountain View, BRP

Last week painting near Floyd, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, I came to this overlook of Cahas Mountain. I had never been here before, impressive mountain!  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300  SOLD

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Chile's Garden, Crozet

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

Storm Coming, Blue Ridge Parkway

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

Air B&B, Floyd, VA

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

River & Summertime

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

Blue Ridge Parkway, Afton

Very green scene but that is what you get in the summer up on the Blue Ridge Parkway! Looking down from one of my favorite spots.   24" x 48" oil on canvas framed  $1,250  SOLD 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Buffalo Creek

Painted the second Bullalo Creek, but horizontal . . . from a photograph on a rainy day in the studio!
SOLD up at Wintergreen the 4th of July Show! 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Looking North

Painted this from the top of Buck's Elbow looking North toward White Hall, VA. The old apple tree that is on the left still produces apples for the deer!  16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $650   SOLD

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

From Old Rag

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

Looking West

Painted this up on top of Buck's Elbow, one of my favorite places. Will take it to the Wintergreen 4th of July Art Show, if you get a chance come on up, live music, food, artwork, and FIREWORKS!   SOLD 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Sun & River

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

Crozet Bales

Painted this right behind my house, caught it before they moved the bales! Love the morning light . . . 18" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $475  SOLD!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Bath County Barn

This barn in Bath County is right behind the library in Warm Springs, which is the only place that you can get free wifi! I fell in love with this leaning old barn and would like to go inside sometime.
10" x 20" oil on canvas, framed, $250   SOLD

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monticello's Garden

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

Jackson River, Bath County

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

Crozet Spring Dogwoods

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!