Friday, February 5, 2016

Waylands Barn in the Snow

Love the bright color of the red barn against the snow! Four of us got together last Sunday to paint at Mint Springs Park in Crozet. And this barn is the neighbor to the park with an abandon apple orchard. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $225.

Barbara, myself, Susan and Jenny. Great fun had by all!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bird Nest II, Day 31 of Challenge!

I painted this as a back-up, and now I am using it for my final day of my '30 Paintings in 30 Day Challenge'!  I can't believe I did the whole challenge, the good, the bad and the ugly!
5" x 7" oil on treated paper, framed $95.

I did get outside today with three other painter, a beautiful warm day, but will go back tomorrow at the same time to finish the painting, will post soon. I will also reflect on the challenge, but I need a bit of time to do that!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Field & Snow, Day 30 of Challenge

Still snow out there but it is going fast! A field near by with our mountains in the background. 5" x 9" oil on treated paper, $110.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Wayland's Barn, Day 29 of Challenge

I got outside today for a little bit near Mint Springs Park in Crozet. This is called Wayland's Barn, it's in a large abandoned apple orchard. It was very windy but I was standing in the sun! It needs a bit more work . . . . 8" x 8" oil on canvas, framed $125.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Afton Winter, Day 28 of Challenge

Got outside today on Afton Mountain, 64 overlook and hope to go back tomorrow and do a larger painting. The Blue Ridge Parkway was closed and covered in snow. I enjoy this spot but have never painted from there in winter.  6" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $125.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Snowy Field, Day 27 of Challenge

I did get outside today after two doctors appointments and about 3:30 . . . this is a field behind my house, happy it is still covered in snow. 50 degree days the rest of this week, so short lived snow.  5" x 7" oil on canvas, framed, $85

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wild Bird Nest, Day 26 of Challenge

Something a little different for me today . . . was going to paint outside but it was so overcast, I didn't want to without the sun! So, I have several little bird nests, so I might do a few of these for a change.
6" x 6" wrap-around canvas, oil  $75.

Monday, January 25, 2016

20 Minute Cliff, Day 25 of Challenge

20 Minute Cliff is on the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile post 19. The rock face below the overlook serves the people of White Rock as a way of measuring time. During the months of June and July the sun drops behind the mountains 20 minutes after sunlight hits the rock, enabling locals to tell time by the sun.
This is from a summer photograph and is a commission for Becca & Karl, 16" x 40" oil on canvas.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Back Field II, Day 24 of Challenge

Painted this from memory of this summer out in the field in Nelson County, not sure the name of the mountain. 5" x 7" oil on treated paper, framed  $110.
I started a large commission painting today, hoping I can share it tomorrow, will see!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Highland Field, Day 23 of Challenge

Highland field in Blue Grass Valley painted from a photograph from last year's paint-out. Just a simple impression of the view. 6" x 6" oil on canvas framed, $95

It is still snowing and windy, don't really know how much is out there with all the drifts . . . and still have power  :  )

Friday, January 22, 2016

Little Creek, Day 22 of Challenge

When I take a walk, sometimes I go past this little creek, and love how the sky reflects in the water.  This is how I remember it, will take a camera next time. 6" x 6" oil on canvas, framed, $85.

Lots of snow today and tomorrow, they are calling for 24 inches total! So, if we loose electricity, obviously I can't post, that will be the only thing to stop me . . . in this 30 day challenge!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ocean II, Day 21 of Challenge

Painted this from my memory / part photo from the beach of Carmel, CA three years ago. It makes me want to go back . . . soon!
4" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $95

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Shed Path, Day 20 of Challenge

A small painting from my memory, just fun to do! Hoping to get outside tomorrow.  6" x 6" x 2" wrap-around (so all sides are painted also) oil on canvas $95.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

French House, Day 19 of Challenge

Painted this as a small commission for Kris and Cath, of the small cottage they stay at, in the Vacluse area of France near Carpentras. It was fun to do something so different with my daily challenge!  5" x 7" oil on canvas.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Smokehouse at Pharsalia, Day 18 of Challenge

Second painting from Pharsalia done on Saturday as we all found spots to paint. Thanks to Susan for organizing all this!  8" x 8" oil on canvas, framed $125

Here is our group of painters in front of the main house, Barbara, Jenny, Elizabeth, me, Jean Marie, Julia, Susan, Ida and Nancy! Great time had by all!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Pharsalia Garden Shed, Day 17 of Challenge

We had such fun on Saturday painting @ Pharsalia in Tyro, VA, thanks to Susan for organizing this! There are so many wonderful sights to pick from, I love all the small buildings and chose this garden shed.
12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300

Nine of us gathered and having lunch in front of the main house: Jean, Jenny, Barbara, Elizabeth, Julia, Nancy, Ida, Susan and me! 

Three of the ladies painting's of the main barn 

Late afternoon shadows on my painting, before packing up.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

BRP Study, Day 16 of Challenge

Small study from a photo of the Blue Ridge Parkway south of Wintergreen. I actually got out today, but returned home too late to photograph my work, a group of us went to Pharsalia to paint . . . will post tomorrow! 4" x 12" oil on canvas, framed $110.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Greenwood Fields, Day 15 of Challenge

I got outside today before it got cloudy and went to Greenwood near Pony Express Rd, to a large field with the mountains behind it. 6" x 12" oil on canvas, framed  $125.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Midway Farm, Day 14 of Challenge

I got outside today in the warmth of the afternoon and went to one of my favorite locations. I am hoping to take this back again to finish it up with the same time of day and light, will re-post the photograph when I do.  8" x 24" oil on canvas, will be framed,  $250  SOLD, thanks Sarah!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Blue Roof Barn, Day 13 of Challenge

A small study from a photograph taken in Western Albemarle County this past fall.  5" x 7" oil on treated paper, framed $95.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

King Family Vineyards, Day 12 of Challenge

Another commission from the polo field in front of the mountains at King Family Vineyards. Chile's Peach Orchard is in the distance. Started this plein air but needed more time to finish it up in the studio. (I have a few more commissions I am working on . . . great winter work!)
12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed.  SOLD  Thanks Walker!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Pond & Mountains, Day 11 of Challenge

Small painting of a pond in Greenwood near where I live, a study for a larger painting later on. I love the combination of the blues, greens and warm pinks.  5" x 7" oil on paper, framed, $125

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Mirador Farm, Day 10 of Challenge

Started this a few weeks ago with Jenny at Mirador Farm on a warm Sunday afternoon, as a commission for John. That is Humpback Rocks in the background.  12" x 24" oil on canvas  SOLD, thanks John!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Beach Scene, Day 9 of Challenge

Rainy day today and tomorrow . . . This is from a beach scene at Huntington Beach State Park, SC, taken two years ago when we camped there, FUN to remember!  4" x 12" oil on canvas, framed  $110.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Tree Shadows, Day 8 of Challenge

Had fun playing with this small panoramic shaped canvas, sticking to a simple palette of colors. I am looking forward to painting more small canvases like this one.  4" x 12" oil on canvas, will be framed, $110. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Back Pond, Day 7 of Challenge

Small impression of our neighbor's back pond when the sun was hitting it. Taking my husband to the airport today, hence a small painting! 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" framed $110.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

White Hall Hillside, Day 6 of Challenge


White Hall Hillside is what I will call this, it was great to get outside today to paint! It was in the low 30's but I was out of the wind and in the sun, so it was pleasant. It is funny because I wear my son's old snow pants to keep warm, it works great! This painting needs a bit more work but generally happy with it. 8" x 24" oil on canvas framed, $250. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Franklin Cliffs, Skyline Drive

A possible commission for someone, I started this in September and since it was cold out today, I got to finish it up inside. Tomorrow will be much warmer and I will go out to paint!
8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD   thanks Abbie!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Day 4 of Challenge

Small painting taken from a section of a photograph off the Blue Ridge Parkway, it's fun to zoom in on a part that interests me! 6" x 6" oil on canvas, framed $95.

Just a few more days showing at Hot Cakes in Charlottesville, it comes down on Saturday night!
Stop by if you can.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

McCormick Farm, Day 3 of Challenge

Finished up this painting that I started a few weeks ago with my friends at McCormick Farm in Raphine, VA. It was a wonderful warm day and five of us came out to paint.
 Painting is 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300.
Today I am having my annual neighborhood ladies party, so, I wasn't able to go out to paint . . . but am hoping to the rest of January!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Day 2 of Challenge

Day 2 of Challenge
A wrap-around canvas that is always fun to do, image from a photograph in Nelson County, 6" x 6" x 2" $95.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Day 1 of Challenge

First Day of Challenge!
Will be loose with what and how I approach this challenge each day . . . some painting will be plein air, some from photographs and others from my memory,  . . . that is the fun and attraction about this challenge!
Small painting on treated paper, from a photo in the neighborhood, always enjoy the purples and greens together. 4" x 9" will probably cut down to fit a frame later.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Barns and Farm in Stuarts Draft

Painted this a few weeks ago over in Stuarts Draft just outside of Waynesboro, VA. I like trying to understand the relationship of all the building and their uses, the main house was just to the left of this painting, maybe another time I will go back to paint that.

Happy New Year! I am going to be doing the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Day Challenge this January along with hundreds of other painters, should be great fun! Will post a painting each day . . . check out this link  http://30paintingsin30days.weebly.com/

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a beautiful holiday season and a new year
of peace and happiness!
(No, we don't have snow, on the contrary, 
it's a crazy 74 degrees today, rainy and breaking a record high.)

 Thank you to all my friends and family 
for your support this past year.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

2016 Calendar!

Calendar is here . . . Let me know if you would like one sent to you . . .  $2 plus a stamp!
Merry Christmas to you all!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Crozet Hillside, II

This is the view from above Chile's Peach Orchard and the mountain I believe is called Little Yellow Mountain, painted this fall. 24" x 48" oil on canvas framed, $1,250. Now hanging at Hot Cakes, in Charlottesville  http://www.hotcakes.biz/

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Parkway Mountains, November

Painted this up on the Blue Ridge Parkway the last week of November, at the second overlook. It is hanging at the Crozet Artisan Depot http://www.crozetartisandepot.com/
12"x 16" oil on canvas, framed $250

Monday, November 30, 2015

Now Showing @ Hot Cakes, Charlottesville!

Come out if you can to see over a dozen paintings @ Hot Cakes, best gourmet bakery and food for lunch or catering! My sixth year in a row, hanging there until January 9th.

http://www.hotcakes.biz/ Barracks Road Shopping Center,
1137 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA

Friday, November 27, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway, November

Last Saturday seven of us went up on the Blue Ridge Parkway and painted from the second overlook going south. It was sunny and warm in the 60's! Such fun! 12" x 36"oil on canvas, framed $450  SOLD
With Launchlan, Barbara, Jenny, Elizabeth, Carol, Jean Marie, and myself! Thanks guys for coming out!