Monday, August 17, 2015

Massanutten off Skyline Drive, VA

Painted last week with my friend Elizabeth, camped with our husbands and a friend, and got to paint for two days up on Skyline Drive! A passer-bye sent me this image afterwards, thanks you Matthew Hart from Allendale, MI.
8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $250, will be taking this up to Wintergreen for the Labor Day show.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Animal Workshop, FUN!

I took an animal painting workshop this weekend with Nancy Bass @ Beverly Street Studio School in Staunton, and had a blast! Twelve students and we painted from photographs. I did a warm and cool painting of a deer, our neighbor's chicken, and a calf and a cow! (These are not quit done yet . . . ) I learned a lot, and will paint more animals when the weather turns bad this winter . . . check out Nancy's website

Friday, August 14, 2015

Old Rag Mountain, Skyline Drive

Painted Old Rag at Thorofare Mountain Overlook on Skyline Drive with my friend Elizabeth Sauder. We camped that night, with our husbands hiking while we painted. Got to see a few of the meteorites that evening . . . thanks guys for coming out to play!  24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,250. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

White Hall Bales, VA

Painted this about a month ago with Barbara, Chloe and Noaa on Maupin's property near Mount Moriah Methodist Church. I paint this field at least once a year and hope to get out again this fall. 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,225.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Highland County, VA

Sorry the photograph isn't better . . . this is for my friends Sharon and Rich from their view above the quarry in Blue Grass Valley, Highland County. 12" x 36" oil on canvas. Thanks guys!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Blue Ridge Overlook, Wintergreen, VA

I have been wanting to paint this panoramic painting from this spot, long and thin, for a while. I have painted up here several times, but I stretched this canvas with the Blue Ridge Overlook in mind. I want to thank Julie and David for letting me stay the night before hand, so I could get two days of painting done. Will be taking this painting to the Wintergreen Labor Day Show next month. 18" x 60" oil on canvas, framed,  $1,250.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Wintergreen View

Painted this two weeks ago for the Fisher's up at Wintergreen Resort from their condo, great view looking northeast. 24" x 36" oil on canvas. Thanks Greg & Frances!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway III, VA

I painted on the Blue Ridge Parkway last week and had a great time, I went back a second time to finish it up. I like lining up the painting with the mountains . . . the proportions are never the same in a photograph as when you are outside with the view. The first day the sky was brighter, so I stuck to that. Will take this to Wintergreen for the Labor Day Show, 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed, $1,250.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Veritas Vineyards View, Afton, VA

This spring I painted at Veritas Vineyards in Afton with a few friends, but I don't have any photographs of us together, unfortunately. The mountain behind the vineyard is where Wintergreen Resort is with skiing in the winter months.  24" x 30" oil on canvas, framed, $775.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Field & Bales, Ivy, VA

One of two painting I did today with Susan Baker in a large field in Ivy on Owensville Road. It was fun and easy when it was cloudy and cool but then the sun came out and it got HOT! Went over to Chloe's for a nice dip in her pool afterwards! 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed, $300.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Publisher’s Invitational Paint the Adirondacks Video

Check out this link to see where 125 plein air painters had fun in the Adirondacks this past June! Ha ha, they even put me in it!

Our dining hall
We brought our paintings to this room every evening, it had over 600 paintings by the end!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Little Red Shed, Blue Grass Valley, VA

I got to paint my favorite little red shed along the road in Blue Grass Valley, VA the last weekend in June. The weather wasn't cooperating but we managed to paint most of the weekend by finding locations with shelter from the rain. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $225.

Here are three of us (plus the owner, Patti) on Saturday night, as you can tell, we ate really well! Thanks ladies for coming out and having fun!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fog & Rain, Adirondacks

We all went out to paint in the rain while at Paul Smith College, it was fun and challenging . . . 100 wet painters. Some more prepared than others, I fared pretty well, but next time I will take a longer thicker rain coat! I felt this painting was a bit of a break through, and enjoy remembering that day painting with the mist.   9" x 12" oil on board, framed $200.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Small paintings from the Adirondacks

This gives you a look at some of the small paintings I did while up in the Adirondacks two weeks ago. I will be posting them individually soon and describing where they are from. Will be taking these to the Wintergreen Art Festival this weekend, come by if you can!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cowpasture River, Bath County

Just finished this painting and will be taking it up to the Wintergreen's 4th of July Show this weekend. From Camp Mont Shenandoah artist's weekend in June, fun just being by the river all day. Even had a golden eagle fly past us. 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed  $1,225  SOLD thanks Jenna & Chad! This painting is being shipped to California!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Adirondacks II

Darn, I forgot to find out the name of this mountain looking East in the town of Gabriel on route 86. I went back the second day to finish it and was on the side of the road painting but had plenty of room. It got very windy and my umbrella took off into that big field. 12" x 36" oil on canvas framed, $450.
I am getting ready for the 4th of July art Festival up at Wintergreen this weekend.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Adirondacks, NY

I had a fabulous time at the Publishers Invitational Paint Out in the Adirondacks at Paul Smith College. Here is my first days "catch" which I ended up going back another morning to finish it up. 12" x 36" oil on canvas framed $495. Will be taking it to Wintergreen for the 4th of July Art Festival next weekend. Will have many paintings there as well from this trip.
Two photos of the main building and lake view, from the same building, at Paul Smith College . . . will post more images later on.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Cowpasture River II, Bath County

Another Cowpasture River painting! I never get tired of painting a river, there is always something different going on. 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed  $300
I am all packed and ready to travel two days to go up to the Adirondacks to paint for a week with over 100 other plein air painters. Will post once I get back, should be a great time! Check out this video from last year . . . .

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Cowpasture River III, Bath County

Had fun with several other folks this past weekend at Camp Mont Shenandoah on the banks of the Cowpasture River. 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300 
Here we are concentrating . . .
and resting after dinner over the river . . .

Friday, June 5, 2015

Wedding Present!

Painted this for a wedding present for Jennie's friend, where the friend was married last October. Need to find out where this is . . . I know it is in Virginia at her grandfather's house . . . what river is that in the back ground? 11" x 14" oil on canvas framed.
I am headed right now to go paint all weekend @ Camp Mont Shenandoah on the Cowpasture River in Bath county. Should be a ton of fun . . .

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Small Paintings @ C-ville Arts

Just added these small painting in the window at C-ville Arts Coop on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, and showing my space there after changing it around! I've been busy painting  :  )

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Huntington Beach State Park, NC

Painted this two weeks ago when we went camping at Huntington Beach State Park after our trip to Charleston, SC for my birthday! A great way to celebrate, being with family then by camping, painting and hiking the beach shores. 8" x 24" oil on canvas framed $250
SOLD @ Wintergreen Memorial Day Show

Friday, May 22, 2015

Greenwood Barn

Started this in March and went back to finish shortly after, but put finishing touches just last week. Once a new season starts, you must either work from memory or wait for the previous season to roll around again. All the bales where gone by the second time! 24" x 48" oil on canvas, framed $1,250. This painting will be up at Wintergreen this Memorial Day weekend, PERFECT weather too! Come by if you can . . .

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Old Apple Tree, Bucks Elbow, Crozet

Started this two weeks ago and got to go back up on the mountain with Isabelle, Chloe, Karen and Krista. We were scattered like the wind and painted all directions. This is looking north towards Whitehall. 30" x 40" oil on canvas framed  $1,250  SOLD

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Beach Cove in Cedar Keys, FL

Painted this from our balcony where we stayed in Cedar Keys last month. It was a wonderful place to sit and watch the birds fly in for the evening roost. 8" x 8" oil on canvas, framed $110.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Beach Path, Florida

Painted this the last day at Cedar Keys in April, great little trip and visit to this town, will definitely go back! We are headed out right now on another little trip, this time to Charleston SC for a birthday celebration with my brothers and family. Then on up the coast a bit for some camping @ Huntington State Park, right on the ocean . . . am looking forward to a few painting days there!  8" x 8" oil on canvas framed, $115

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Clifton Forge Paint Out

Painted at the top of Jefferson Ave, Clifton Forge.

Painted in the Ridgely Historic Gardens on First Street.

Had a fabulous time at the Clifton Forge School of the Arts Paint Out last weekend, what a great group of people running the school. Thanks Judith for hosting this event. These are the only photographs I have of my paintings, happily I SOLD both of them! 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Spring Apple Orchard, Crozet VA

Painted this last week with Chloe in the Brandt's apple orchard, just down the road. See how I cleverly I lined up the mountain in the second photograph, ha ha, so clever! We went back again to paint the trees in bloom, will post second painting soon. 12" x 24" oil on canvas framed, $300  SOLD

Friday, April 24, 2015

Chile's Peach Orchard, Spring!

Painted this a few weeks ago up on the hillside of Chile's while in bloom, with my friends Elizabeth, Jenny and Elizabeth! Thanks guys for coming out on such a nice DAY! 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed  $800

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Verulam Farm, Albemarle, VA

Had fun painting this on Monday with the Historic Garden Week Tour, the view from Verulam Farm with Humpback Mountain in the distance. Several plein air artists were invited to paint at the locations. Did one the day before, which I will post soon. 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300  SOLD

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Three Small Chile's Paintings

The bloom is all gone now! But painted these last weekend up on the hillside of Chile's Peach Orchard with my friend Jenny. These will be at C-ville Arts soon! SOLD

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Chile's Peach Orchard in March

Painted this with my friend Ida two Saturday's ago when the air was still chilly and crisp. The peaches are just waiting for the warmer weather and longer days, very soon they will be in full bloom!  12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed  $250

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Winter Bales, Crozet, VA

Not long ago, just a month, I painted these bales in a neighbor's field near the railroad tracks. I actually have a few other winter paintings I haven't posted yet, all in good time. Going to Florida tomorrow for a week, and painting around Gainesville and Cedar Keys. 9" x 16" oil on board, framed $235.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Chile's Peach Blossom

Funny, I needed a painting for a Spring Show @ McGuffey Art Center for April, but the blossoms aren't open yet . . . . So, I had to rely on a photo for this painting. Also, I will be in Florida when they DO bloom, but will be painting down there . . . Life is GOOD!  30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $1,200