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  $950

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.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall #5

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

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

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.

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.

Monday, December 26, 2016

2017 Calendars are Here!

Ever year I do a new calendar of paintings from the year past, always fun! They sell for $2 @ C-ville Arts on Charlottesville's downtown mall and @ the Crozet Artisan Depot. If you can't get there, just email me and I can send you one. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Crozet Hillside III

Was painted just before the colors changed to full peak, up on the hillside near Chile's Peach Orchard. 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $450  SOLD

Sunday, November 27, 2016

House Mountain, Lexington VA

Finished the House Mountain painting from the second floor of my friend Susan's house and studio. Started this in October when I was in Lexington for a week to paint for the Nelson Gallery Paint Out. 22" x 28" oil on canvas, framed, $650.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monticello's Garden

Monticello's garden painted from a study I did a few years ago, as a commission which is going to Florida in early December. Too hard to get a large canvas on site but maybe next year I will try it.
24" x 42" oil on canvas, framed, Thanks Emily!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

Another from my favorite spot on the parkway! This one I started a few weeks ago for a commission. I also went up again last week (and started another) with my friend Jenny, I am still working on that one. I am interested in how it is always changing and what I learn from painting a familiar location. They are each different but similar with the changing seasons!  Thanks Kat & Patrick!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Blue Grass Valley, Highland County, VA

Had fun painting in the Blue Grass Valley a few weeks ago, this was in the early morning looking north with Devil's Knob in the back ground. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $250.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Goshen Pass, Rockbridge County, VA

Painted Goshen Pass in Rockbridge County, on the Maury River, with friends, Barbara, Jean and Elizabeth two weeks ago. Always a fun time with these friends . . . 16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $350  SOLD Thanks Cynthia!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Garden Studys

 Two garden studies from Farfield Farm in Afton, when I went last week with Chloe and V-Anne, I am hoping to go back this week. 
Both are 8" x 8" oil on canvas framed $110
Garden Shed

Friday, November 4, 2016

Pond Study at Farfield Farm, Afton

Little pond study from Farfield Farm this past week with V-Anne and Chloe, I look forward to going back and painting it bigger! 6" x 12" oil on canvas framed  $125.

Painting buddies! We are headed back next week . . .

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway Study

A study I did up on the Blue Ridge Parkway that I will paint larger as soon as I can . . . 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $250  SOLD

Two photos from Hot Cakes,
I LOVE the red WALLS! Drop by if you get a chance and check it OUT! Let me know if you do, and thanks!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Aerial View of Virginia

Hanging my show @ Hot Cakes this weekend, come by if you are in Charlottesville!
Each year I paint from an aerial image that we took from a small plane a few years ago, always makes me want to fly!  30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $1,250

Sunday, October 16, 2016

House Mountain II, Lexington, VA

Painted this from Still House Rd, near the entrance and found some shade. I love the contrast of hillside and mountains, I don't know the name of this farm . . . 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300
SOLD thanks David & Pamela!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

House Mountain, Lexington, VA

Had a ton of fun at the 'Lexington Paint Out' two weeks ago, and painted twelve paintings, some I am finishing up now. This one of House Mountain was painted from Susan Harb's second floor doorway, and her new studio and home! Thanks to everyone at the Nelson Gallery for hosting us, and a fabulous dinner and opening! 15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed  $450.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Humpback Mountain, Afton, VA

Painted this from a farm I have permission to go to in Greenwood. This is the view of where Wintergreen Resort is that I go and paint near the top of the mountain. 18" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,000.  SOLD thanks David & Pamela!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Palmer Barn, Cataloochee, NC

Had fun painting this the last full day we were in the Smokies, at Cataloochee. I also painted the Palmer house and the little white shed in the back. I loved the ladder up to the loft. 12" x 12" oil on canvas, in gold frame, $245.

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 

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)