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

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  $485.

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.

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.

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)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Veritas Vineyard, Afton

Painted a few weeks ago at Veritas Vineyards with Barbara. Love the Adirondack chairs that they have all around and the Wintergreen Mountain in the background. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $225    SOLD  thanks Mark!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Maupin's Farm, White Hall, VA

Painted this last week with my friends V-Anne and Noaa, on a hot day, but we managed to stay in the shade. We were in the cemetery at Mount Moriah in White Hall, just north of Crozet. I paint there a few times a year from different spots. 12" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $300, SOLD Thanks Martha!
This plus many other paintings, will be showing at Art on the Trax, (Creative Framing and the Art Box), in Crozet, starting this Thursday through the month of August!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Two Red Barns, Afton

Painted on Dick Woods Rd in Afton with Chloe, Noaa, and V-Anne last week. Someone asked about the frames, but I will try to re-post with better light on this one! 8" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $200

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Snowy Mountain II

Did this painting from the yard where we were staying in Blue Grass Valley, with friends, can't get better than this, hanging out and painting in a gorgeous location!  8" x 24" oil on canvas framed, $250.

Above Hightown, VA

Highland County Paint Out was a ton of fun with eight of us renting a house in Blue Grass Valley, a few weeks ago. Here is a panoramic view coming down into Hightown. 8" x 36" oil on paper, framed $325.
 Wonderful group of painter ladies ready to enjoy dinner! Julia, me, V-Anne, Jenny, Barbara, Katharine, Sharon and Julia!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Cowpasture River, Bath County

Painted this last month while having a wonderful time with friends @ adult art camp, my seventh time at Camp Mont Shenandoah in Bath County. The river is my favorite part to paint, 16" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $800.
They open the camp up to artists for the weekend before the counselors and kids come, letting the chief practice on us! Always have a wonderful time!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Amy's Albemarle View

The northern part of Albemarle County, near Greene County, where Amy lives . . . this painting is for her daughter, as a gift! How wonderful! . . . 26" x 42" oil on canvas, framed  SOLD, thanks Amy!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Skyline Drive and Hughes River Gap, VA

Have you ever found a postcard that you just loved? It says view of Skyline Drive and Hughes River Gap from Little Stony Man. I love the colors and shapes of the mountains. I started this when we had 3 days of rain and finished it up at Wintergreen over Memorial Day weekend. 26" x 42" oil on canvas, framed. And someone bought it, thanks Beth!  SOLD 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Buck's Elbow 2, Spring

Second painting I did up on the Buck's Elbow mountain and painted with Priscilla, Chloe and V-Anne. (Showing it with frame). The grass was that bright spring green! 15" x 30" oil on canvas, framed $375, SOLD, thanks Linda!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Buck's Elbow, Crozet, VA

Got to paint all day last Friday up on Buck's Elbow looking out over towards Waynesboro. A little slice of heaven up on the mountain top! Thanks to the Abbots for letting a few of us, four artists,  enjoy their view up there! 12" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $450

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway, Spring!

The other evening when the sun finally came out, I got to go up to my favorite spot and painted this before the evening light changed. I know I paint this spot a lot and each time it is a bit different, but that is part of the fun and joy of it all! Happy Spring everyone!
16" x 40" oil on canvas framed, $800   SOLD  thanks Mary Lou!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Front Porch, Cedar Keys, Florida

Sweet front porch scene in Cedar Keys one morning in April. I have a few more little paintings to post from our Florida trip . . . stay toned! 8" x 8" oil on canvas framed $150

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Eidson Creek Rd View, Staunton, VA

Painted this on the way to Polyface Farm with Jenny two weekends ago with the Queen City Plein Air Festival. I need to go back to this area, I saw several views I would love to capture. 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $325   SOLD

Monday, May 2, 2016

Hanna's House, Garden Week, Staunton, VA

Linda & Stevan Hanna's house and gardens on Edgewood Road in Staunton, apart of Garden Week. A small 8" x 8" painting, oil on canvas, framed, $150
A huge 'thank you' to Kate and Bill who put Jenny and I up for two nights during the Queen City Plein Air Festival. They were wonderful hosts!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Fayrview Gardens, Staunton VA, Garden Week

This was my last of seven painting I did during my stay in Staunton, at the Queen City Plein Air Festival. It was wonderfully organized with 23 artists invited to participate. Beverly Street Studio School did an outstanding job, fed us, and found places for us to stay. Funny how my favorite painting was the last one, after the time to turn them in had past . . . 9" x 12" oil on canvas, framed, $225.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spring Apple Bloom in Crozet

Painted today with Chloe just down the road from my house on some friends property in Crozet. These apple trees and mountains go so well together! 12" x 16" oil on canvas, framed $300

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cedar Keys, Florida

My husband David and I like to go to Florida in early April and visit family, go hiking, birding and painting! Our second time staying at Cedar Keys for 4 days, and I am already planning on going back next April. We had perfect weather and a wonderful trip. We would get up, have coffee and go out early, he would bird, and I would paint . . . so this is 7:30 AM looking out from the cemetery park. Then we go back and have a big breakfast! I will post more paintings soon from this trip.
4" x 12" oil on canvas

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin, SC

This site for a National Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Edisto, SC is amazing. Even though there was this plantation house I could have painted instead, I liked this smaller structure that might have been the kitchen. If I had turned around, this is what I saw . . . perhaps sometime I will try to paint it too.
When I arrived, there where two ladies set up who where painting, yes, I just jumped in too, while David hiked around.
I did 13 little paintings on the Florida and South Carolina trip, will post them soon. Above painting is 8" x 10" oil on board, framed, $150

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Chile's Peach Orchard II

Brighter contrast this time around! Fun with Chloe painting . . . 8" x 10"  NFS

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Chile's Peach Orchard in Bloom, Crozet

Painted up at Chile's Peach Orchard above the pond but mostly overcast light. These are nectarines that hadn't been pruned yet so very full with bloom. 8" x 24" oil on canvas, framed $250  SOLD

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Spring Pond

Spring has come early for us here in Virginia! The red buds are out. Happy Easter to you all!
I have been under the weather with a head cold but ready to get back out there. We are going to Florida in early April and will be painting down at Cedar Keys, just west of Gainesville.
11" x 14" oil on canvas, framed $225

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Midway Farm, Ivy Virginia

Started this painting last fall with Chloe and have been working on it through the winter. Would love to do one each season here, spring is about to burst, will have to wait to do next winter . . . 24" x 36" oil on canvas, framed $925

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Grace Estates Vineyard, White Hall

From last summer, a painting I started and finally got back to . . . Grace Estates Vineyard in White Hall, just up the road from Crozet. They just built a beautiful new tasting room and have live music every weekend. 11" x 14" oil on canvas, SOLD, thanks Robin!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall

Just finished this painting in the studio from a photograph that a friend gave me. This is a spot I know and love, so am very familiar with it and have painted it many times. I like the soft colors and feel of this one.  30" x 40" oil on canvas, framed $1,250  SOLD