Friday, December 29, 2023

Allegheny Mountains

Reposting this painting of the Allegheny Mountains that I have recently changed and worked on. Originally it was done in 2020 but because of the pandemic, it didn't get seen. This will also be at my UVA McIntire School of Commerce show with Mae Stoll in January. 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed $1,550.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Dolly Sods, Fall

Reposting this Dolly Sods painting after I changed it a bit. We went back there this fall and had a wonderful day, hiking and painting. 24" x 36" oil on canvas framed, will be in my UVA McIntire School of Commmerce show next month! $950

Monday, December 11, 2023

Beaver Creek, Fall

Painted this one late afternoon at Beaver Creek Reservoir this fall, showing this in a gold shadow-box frame. The painting is 22" x 28" on oil ground masonite, $750. I'm saving this one too for my UVA McIntire School of Commerce show in January.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Humpback Mountain, Afton

Humpback Mountain from Valley Road Vineyards, in Afton, Virginia, was really fun to paint plein air! You can go to my Instagram site to see it being painted in Time-lapse @ west.meg Painting is 30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed, $1,550. This will be shown at my UVA McIntire School of Commerce in January.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Sugar Hollow, Crozet

Painted this with my friends Lee, Jenny and Carol this fall at the stream that comes off the Sugar Hollow Reservoir. We spent most of the day there enjoying the fall colors and reflections! 24" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $750. Will hold this for my show at UVA's McIntire School of Commerce in January. The opening will be Thursday, 25, from 4:30 to 6:30.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Rockfish Valley

A late afternoon painting on Rt 151 a few weeks ago when the trees had leaves! Beautiful fall day to be out plein air painting! 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $550 SOLD

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Humpback Mountain from Chiswell Vineyards

This summer a friend and I painted one late afternoon at Chiswell Vineyards that has such a great view of Humpback Mountain. It also has last year's hay bales out in the field, which made it more interesting. 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed in Virginia cherry wood, $1,550. SOLD

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Back Field, Crozet

This painting was done behind my house of my neighbors back field, in late October. I love how the bales sit with the light + shadows, they have been picked up by the farmer recently. 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $950. This painting will be saved for my show in January at the Connaughton Gallery at the UVA's McIntire School of Commerce. Opening date is Thursday, January 25, 4:30 to 6:30.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Mint Springs, Crozet

Mint Springs is our Crozet local receation park that has a playground, many trails for hiking and this pond for swimming + a fishing pond below. This is where my two sons took swimming lessons a long time ago. Jenny and I went there a few weeks ago on a warm Sunday morning when the leaves where gorgeous. 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300. Will be at the Crozet Artisan Depot. SOLD

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Ginseng Farm, Highland County

Painted this in October when we stayed in Highland County and also hiked and painted at Dolly Sods. This is a farm I have painted before and love the mountains in the background and the way the house and shed sit near each other. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed, $285.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Valley Below

Painted this from Skyline Drive this summer looking toward Shenandoah Valley. I love how the hillside feeds into the flat lands. 15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed in cherry, $450. You can see this painting at C-Ville Arts on Charlottesville's downtown mall.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Lavender Farm, Lexington

Painted with two other friends at Tantivy Lavender Farm, not far outside of Lexington, VA. The big mountain is called Hog Head Mountain, which folks from around there would recognize. 16" x 20" oil on canvas framed, $425

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Dolly Sods Trail

Painted this two weeks ago while David was hiking some trails at Dolly Sods. We hiked in about a mile where I found this spot. We stayed at an Air B&B in Highland County and I painted there too! 16" x 20" oil on canvas framed $425

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Fog & Mountains

Painted this near Buena Vista, VA this past weekend at the home of a friend. It was early morning and the fog settled in between the mountains, we painted from the deck. 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed, $275.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Spider Lilies

Painted this Plein air with a friend at Foxhaven, Jane Heywood's garden, which is part of UVA. These are known as resurrection lilies or spider lilies. This painting is 24" x 24" oil on canvas, framed, $650. I am saving it for a large show at the McIntire School of Commerce, UVA in January. I am saving many paintings for that show, and will not be at the Crozet Festival this weekend because of it. More information to come on this show!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Massanutten From Loft Mountain

Painted this plein air at the Loft Mountain Amphitheater looking towards Massanutten Mountain. I love how the vista has many layers of mountains and the valley below. 15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed, $450 SOLD

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Farmington's Icehouse

Painted this in the summer for a commission at Farmington Country Club, of the old Icehouse that was renivated recently. 15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed. SOLD

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Summer Lilies

Painted these lilies plein air in our garden but then added a few other flowers from around our yard. 24" x 24"
oil on canvas, framed will be shown at my UVA show in the Connaughton gallery at the McIntire School of Commerce, more info to come!

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Yucca Flowers

I painted this back in late June when the yucca plants were flowering and just got a chance to finish it. Is in a silver metal frame that looks great with the contrast. 10" x 20" oil on masonite $275

Monday, July 17, 2023

Highland, Fence and Pond

Painted this at the end of June at the Highland Artist Paint Out. I was with seven other painter friends plus several other folks from far and near. We rented two houses and painted over four days, great food, laughs and company. This was my thirteenth year, we skipped one with Covid but managed the next year. Always fun! 10" x 20", oil on canvas, framed. $275

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Four Bales, Crozet

Painted this locally in Greenwood, loved how the bales sat in the fields. The Canada fires created some hase! 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300 SOLD

Monday, June 12, 2023

Ravens Roost, Blue Ridge Parkway

I got a chance to go and paint plein air up at Ravens Roost about a month ago. It was a gorgeous day and several folks stopped to take a look at what I was doing. Always fun to share the experience of painting on location. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed, SOLD

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Upper Bundoran Farm

Upper Bundoran Farm is unique and was part of the Historic Garden Week in Virginia. So it was a treat to go and walk around the grounds and garden area. There were five of us painters invited to join in on the fun! This is a yellow red bud, which I had never seen and enjoyed painting. 9" x 11" oil on canvas, framed. Will be at the Crozet Art Festival this weekend, come out enjoy the music, food and wonderful crafts and art! SOLD

Sunday, May 7, 2023

UVA Garden, Pavilion III

I had fun painting in Pavilion III during Historic Garden Week in April! This is the pretiest of the gardens I think and I spent the moring there painting. 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $200. Come to the Crozet Art Festival this coming Mother's Day Weekend! I will have all my paintyings there!

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Pony Express, Spring

Painted this about a month ago with my friend Chloe on one of our favorite roads, Pony Express in Greenwood. We have had very extreme weather this spring, plus very dry, hoping for some rain! 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed, $300. Will have this at the Crozet Art Festival, Mother's Day Weekend. SOLD

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Cowpasture River

Painted this summer river painting during the cold of winter! Fun to dream of a different season while painting! 30" x 40" oil on canvas, will be framed, $1,450 will be at the Crozet Art Festival this Mother's Day weekend.

Monday, April 10, 2023

Chile's Hillside

Painted on location up on the hillside of Chile's Peach orchard this spring with my friend Megan. 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $275 shown at Crozet Artisan Depot SOLD

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Chile's Peach Orchard in Bloom

This was painted on location up the road on Jarmans Gap, across from Chil'es old barn. These were the first of the peach trees that were blooming. Different varieties bloom at different times. The painting is 16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed in cherry wood. $425 and will be shown at the Crozet Artisan Depot SOLD

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Maury River, Lexington, VA

Painted this last year when we were staying at an AirBnB near Lexington, VA. It is showing @ C-ville Arts on Chalottesville's downtown mall. 11" x 14"framed, $250. SOLD

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Beaver Creek, Crozet

Painted a study of this in December with a clear sky and on a bright day. Then started a larger one in the studio on a cold damp day! I always love painting at Beaver Creek in all seasons. This painting is 30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed . . . SOLD