Saturday, March 16, 2019

Spring Nest

"Spring Nest"
8" x 8"
Oil on canvas

What better way to celebrate Spring then to find a bird's nest close to the house.  This nest was on the porch of a friend's in a hanging fern.  This is a piece I just love to paint.  I wish I had been there to see them hatch.  Looking forward to warm and sunny weather.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Pop Up Art Shop for Country Day April 11-13

Below are some of the paintings that I will have for sale at Charlotte Country Day School next month.
Shop at the new Hance Fine Arts Center
Carmel & Fairview Roads
8:00 to 4:00
April 11-13

6" x 6"
Alcohol Ink

Stormy Weather

30" x 40"
Oil on wrapped canvas with frame

Memories of a Green Boat
30" x 40"
Oil on wrapped canvas with frame

  Misty Afternoon
30" x 40"
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Golden Marsh
18" x 36"
Oil on canvas with frame

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Two Paintings of a winter sunset.

"Winter Sunset"
20" x 20"
oil on canvas

Winter Beach
10" x 8"
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
$225 with Frame
This will be in a show in Island Art Gallery starting April 26 to May 11.

I took a glorious sunset photo at Licthfield by the Sea in January.  I painted the large 20" x 20" first.  The sunset was beautiful in the blue sky as well as the reflections in the water and sand.


Friday, March 8, 2019

Cotton Still Life

"Cotton Bolls"
24" x 18"
oil on canvas with palette knife.

I received a new supply of oil paints recently.  I painted the grey background using a mixed grey and permalba white.  Permalba is so creamy it was sliding on the canvas.  I kept painting with my palette knife and added some impasto to the paint.  The vase changed color a bit through this smearing process.  I thought I was finished but when I looked at the painting from across the room it need something more.  I added more blue to the shadows and orange to the stems.  The final touches were making slashes throughout the painting with my palette knife.  You have to look closely to see them.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Plein Air

Bright sun in the morning at Freedom Park and then the clouds rolled.  The beauty of plein air painting is that the weather and shadows are constantly changing.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

New Ideas

On a walk recently with my husband, we captured these beautiful Blue Herons in flight.
The sunset below was from a walk on the beach at Litchfield by the Sea in January.  These are both potential paintings.  Neither one very easy to paint.  I'm in the middle of painting the sunset but having trouble with it and I don't want it too realistic.  Any comments appreciated.

Friday, February 8, 2019

"Stormy Weather"

"Stormy Weather"
30" x 40"
Oil on wrapped canvas

I just finished this beach scene from Huntington State Park in South Carolina.  I used this image before to paint a completely different beach in color and feeling.  I took my time with this one.  I spent most of my time on the clouds and the colors of the sand dunes.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Original Oil Paintings for sale at Novant Hospital in Matthews

Dune Shadows
8" x 8" 
oil on canvas in frame

8" x 8"

Little Tug
8" x 10"
If you are in Matthews, NC, my art is showing in two places.
Novant Hospital Lobby
1500 Matthews Township Pkwy, Matthews, NC 28105
The Loyalist Market
435 N Trade St #102, Matthews, NC 28105

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


I'm starting off 2019 with four sales.  These landscapes were waiting for just the right person to see them.

20" x 24"
oil on canvas

Blue Marsh
10" x 8"
oil on canvas

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Autumn Trees Sold

First Sale of the year went to my friend Julie.  Thank you and congratulations.  It looks fabulous in your house.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Paintings at the Loyalist Market

"Three Amigos"                                                    "Rose Garden"
8" x 10"                                                              8" x 10"
Oil on canvas                                                         Oil on Canvas
$195                                                              $180

"A Touch of Blue"
8" x 6"
oil on canvas
See these paintings at The Loyalist Market
435 N. Trade St. #102

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Blue Mist 
36" x 24"
oil and palette knife

I love to move painting around with a palette knife into shapes and layers of beautiful color.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Afternoon Mist

Afternoon Mist
30" x 30"
palette knife on gallery wrapped canvas
I spent today, a nice rainy day finishing this abstract.  I was listening to the blues and painting with my palette knife this afternoon.  What could be better?  This scene reminded me of Angel Island and the SF Bay.  It reminds me of fog and mist on the Bay.  I can hear the fog horns in the background.

Friday, December 7, 2018