Sunday, April 13, 2014

Small Plein Air Paintings

All painted this past week or so and all plein air! Chile's Peach Orchard is in full bloom right now and I am headed out shortly to start a new one. Some of these aren't framed yet but will be soon, let me know if you are interested in one!
Forgot to mention that I have a show hanging, Preserving Places: Local Plein Air is on exhibit at Augusta Health on the first floor hallway gallery from April 1 to May 30.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Crozet Field II

Chloe and I went back to this field in Crozet and painted this on April 1, and the clouds came out but still enjoyed the day painting. A photographer from the local paper stopped by and took a few photos of us enjoying the spring day. The painting is 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $700

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Chile's Peach Orchard III

Painted this last weekend as the blooms where in full show, some varieties come in a bit later. The pinks, blues and greens where in their spring glory. 15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed, $500  SOLD, thanks Ken!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Small Paintings @ C-ville Arts

Here are the small paintings I just displayed at C-ville Arts in the window! Come by next time you are on the downtown mall and check them out, thanks!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

March Field in White Hall, Virginia

March is a fun time to paint because it is between seasons. The red tops of the maple trees are coming out and yet the grasses aren't greening up yet. It was a windy but warm afternoon. 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, $850.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Neighbor's Pond II, Half Mile Branch Road, Crozet

Painted this two days ago with my friend Chloe but I didn't have my camera with me, darn! The day started out cloudy but then cleared up and warmed up nicely. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $225.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Three Ridges, Wintergreen Fall

Painted this from a photo Julie sent me from their house up at Wintergreen Mountain a few weeks ago. I hope to go back up there this spring and paint plein air from the over looks. 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,225  SOLD Thanks Beth!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Fall on the Blue Ridge, Virginia

Here is the painting I demonstrated for Red Hill Elementary School last Friday. Eileen French and I were ask to be part of a larger group that showed students different things they could learn about from bee keeping, fire fighting, to cooking, spinning wool or to painting. It was really fun!  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mountains and Field, Crozet

 Just painted this in the last few days, it was sunny but very windy and had to 'hold down' the canvas! The colors are not quite right in this photo so I will try to re-post later. Really fun to get out after driving by this so many times . . . 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,225,  SOLD Thanks Beth!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Cyrus McCormick Farm, Raphine VA

Painted with five ladies from our painting group on Saturday and the weather was warm and breezy, had to take off a few layers by the end. I am looking at the barns at The Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center, which is across the road from McCormick. Love those barns!  12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $325.
Here we are taking a break, Elizabeth, Barbara, Jean Marie, Jenny and Susan . . . thanks ladies!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February Snow I

Painted this two days ago behind my house, can you find my neighbor's home? It was great to get out in the snow and hope to each day this week before it all melts. I have been absent from painting because of a shoulder injury, but much better now with thanks from my PT person, Tina!  8-1/2" x 28-1/2" oil on board, in silver metal frame, $200, SOLD Thanks Connie!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pony Express Road, Greenwood VA

Painted this fall on Pony Express Road in Greenwood and finished in the studio recently. (I have a new photo program called Pixelmator and haven't figured out how to lighten a painting yet, which this one needs.) What a great area to paint year round! 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,225

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Waylands Barn, Crozet

A painting I did a few years ago that I have gone back and beefed up a bit of the colors, I felt it needed it. I love this barn which is near Mint Springs Park in Crozet, just down the road from me. I painted it with two friends at the time in the spring . . . 16" x 20" oil on board, framed  $375,  SOLD Thanks Holly!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Painted Violin for Charlotesville High School Orchestra!

I painted the Blue Ridge Parkway on the CHSO's auction of Violins for a fund raiser to play in France this summer! Check out where you can see all the violins and make a bid on one! They take OLD violins that are not playable and give them to artists to be creative with . . . This happens every three years and then a group of students travels to play with other orchestras. A win, win, win situation indeed! SOLD for $355!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Fall on The Blue Ridge Parkway!

I have been dealing with a pulled shoulder muscle since the beginning of January, and am not able to paint at this time. I am hoping this situation will be changing in the near future!
Here is a painting I started in December from the Blue Ridge Parkway near my home. 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300.  SOLD going to Austin TX, thanks Meg & Todd!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Montfair, Virginia

Merry Christmas to you!
Last of the commissions, for a wedding present that was up at Montfair this past September. I painted this three days before the wedding . . . Happiness to Jenny and Brian!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

2014 Calendar!

Here is my 2014 Calendar with images from this year of paintings from Madison, Albemarle, Rockingham, Highland and Nelson counties! On sale at C-ville Arts on Charlottesville's downtown mall or contact me if you would like one sent, $2 each. Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Greenwood View, Wintergreen Mountain, VA

Another commission for a couple who live in the area but travel a ton for work, wanted these mountains in their home. Painted from on top of a hill in Greenwood overlooking Rockfish Valley.  24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD, Thanks Diane and Dave!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Greenwood Farm, VA

Painted this for a friend who just bought this property and is surprising her husband with this commission for Christmas! 22" x 58" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Oakencroft Farm, Charlottesville, Virginia

Large commission for Kim and Tom who live near by this wonderful farm. Had fun painting it on site except for all the wind, I almost lost it a few times!  36" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Grace Estates Winery, White Hall, VA

Painted this in November from half way up the hillside looking out towards the mountains. Several of us come out that day and it was still warm! 20" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $485.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chile's Peach Orchard, Crozet

Painted this near the end of November with several friends painting that day too. This red barn is always a favorite of mine, from all angles. 16" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $265.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Jarman's Gap, Crozet

Small painting from King Family Vineyards painted this fall before the leaves all fell. There were four of us out there on a cold windy day! 
11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $145.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Distant View

Small simple painting of the view from up on the Parkway painted from a photograph one day while it was raining. 8" x 10" oil on canvas, framed  $145,  SOLD

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shag Hill Barn I, Lexington, VA

Here is the first Shag Hill painting I did at the October Lexington Paint Out, I was with Elizabeth Sauder, we both painted two views of the same barn. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed  $245.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

White Hall Bales, White Hall, VA

I reworked this painting a bit and am much happier, painted it in White Hall in thew summer, looking north off Rt 810. 16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed, $350.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Buffalo Creek, Lexington, VA

Painted this during the Lexington Paint Out in October and was lucky to find a small shady spot by Buffalo Creek. I could have spent all day painting different parts of this wonderful winding creek. 8" x 10" oil on canvas framed, $145

Monday, November 18, 2013

Shag Hill Barn II, Lexington, VA

Painted this with my friend Elizabeth Sauder in October for the Lexington Paint Out. We had a great day and painted this barn from two different directions, this is the second one. Thanks Elizabeth!  11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed  $245. Is hanging at C-ville Arts on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Grace Estate Winery, White Hall, VA

It is hard to describe being up at the top of the hill at Grace Estates in White hall, the view extends forever! Including all the wonderful vines on their endless hillsides. I painted that day with my friend Ida, shown here, plus several other painters. 8" x 16" oil on canvas, framed  $300.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Frontier Museum, Staunton VA

Painted at the Frontier Museum in Staunton this past Monday with Jean Tremmel and Elizabeth Sauder with picnic and all! It was warm when the sun was out but clouded up all afternoon. I painted another one I will post later . . . we are ready to go back again. This painting is from the Irish Farm buildings,  8" x 10" oil on canvas framed $145.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fall, Chile's Peach Orchard

Painted with my friends Debra Sheffer and Julie Farrell at Chile's Peach Orchard last Saturday and I am mad at myself for not taking a photo of them! Here is a small painting I did before I had to run off.  8" x 10" oil on canvas, framed  $150.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Off Garth Road

This was painted with Chloe two weeks ago where Riverdale Farm and Midway Farm meet on Garth Road. Gorgeous morning there with the leave just starting to turn. 10" x 20" oil on canvas framed $250 is at C-ville Arts on the downtown mall

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Re-worked this painting a bit from up on the Parkway from last year . . . . it makes me want to go back soon! Will be at Art on the Trax, Creative Framing & The Art Box, Crozet for the month of November. Come by if you can! This is 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed, $800   SOLD

White Hall View

Painted this two weeks ago with Chloe at the White Hall Community Center. The grape vines are in the distance of Grace Estate, which we are going to go paint this Friday!  8" x 24" oil on canvas framed  $300.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Miller School Paint Out!

From the second day last weekend up at Miller School Paint Out. About 18 people came out to photograph or paint all around their campus. 20" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $395.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Above the Blue Ridge Parkway

I am behind in my posts . . . here is a painting I did as a demo at the Crozet Arts Festival. This was from a photograph but a known location that I paint a few times a year. 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300  SOLD

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Miller School Paint Out

Painted with a dozen others up at Miller School yesterday and going back today. The light changed about a million times . . . today is clear, blue skies and much cooler. The top photo I will re-take, the bottom one was at the mid-point. I love my new canvases that are 8" by 24", fun panoramic!  SOLD

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Veritas Vineyards, Afton, Virginia

A Commission for a wedding present at Veritas Vineyards in early October, so I painted two to give them a choice. Always fun to paint there with my painting ladies. The second one sold last weekend at the Crozet Arts Festival. Here is the couple when they received their gift! Thanks Rebecca and Kelly!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Beaver Creek Reservoir

Two studies of Beaver Creek Reservoir with my friend Chloe. We have had five days of rain so it was nice to have some sun today. The these paintings are 6" x 12" oil on canvas, framed. I hope to do larger painting from Beaver Creek this Fall.  BOTH SOLD
My friend Chloe, who loves to go out painting with me  :  )

Friday, October 11, 2013

Crozet Bales

Today is Friday, and I am heading out to set up for the Crozet Arts Festival which run both Saturday and Sunday. This fresh painting will be there, still wet! Come out and enjoy live music, great food and wonderful ART! 20" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $395  SOLD

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lexington Paint Out

The first two paintings in Lexington last Friday. Possum Hollow Barn, when it was very foggy in the morning, then it lifted . . . so hard to decide  . . . do I change or stay with that view? The back mountain is very pale because of fog, the foreground is in the clear!   9-1/2" x 12-1/2" oil on panel, framed at
This was painted on Plank Road and is of Buffalo Creek, a quiet spot to pull over and paint. Also at Nelson Gallery in Lexington. Thanks to everyone for all your work pulling the show together!