Wednesday, December 4, 2019

For sale at Christ Church in Charlotte


Purple Majesty
18" x 36"
$750 
You may purchase this in the "Good Will Shop"
1412 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207

CHRIST CHURCH GALLERY

Local artists exhibit their works on the upper level of All Saints' Hall. These works are available for purchase in GoodNews. 


Island Marsh
18" x 24" 
$550

Wednesday, November 20, 2019



I have joined Fine Art Studios Online (Faso) along with many other artists.  Please see my new website.  http://cpighin.faso.com/


Photo by John Vicellio

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Foggy Morn



"Foggy Morn"
10" x 8"
$195 with silver frame 
For Sale on line or shortly in Charlotte.

I remember flying many times into Paris early in the morning when the fog was thick.  This painting has an vintage feeling to me.  

Sold

Monday, November 4, 2019


See the Holiday Show at McDowell Arts Center
123 E. McDowell Street, Matthews, NC


Cone Manor
30" x 24"
oil on canvas
custom made wood frame
For Sale
$650
704-560-3261

Monday, October 28, 2019

Mimi's Nest




Mimi's Nest
8" x 8"
oil on linen panel
This is a secret.  I'm not sharing on Facebook or Instagram because it's a wedding present.  This birds nest is from her Grandmother's porch fern.  Normally I paint the eggs blue but for her, I painted them mint green.



Friday, October 18, 2019

"Purple Majesty"



"Purple Majesty"
18" x 36"
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas

This photo from a painting trip and had lots of appeal to me.  The fields were full of color and the background mountains faded to blue.
The first time I painted this is was an 18" x 24".  I thought it would be fun to paint a long horizontal.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

TWA Hotel

 I was a TWA flight attendant and we have conventions every year through out the U.S.  This year was special because we stayed at the TWA Hotel.  We were all very sad when TWA closed it doors and our beloved terminal sat dormant since 2001.  A little history of the terminal.  The wing shaped terminal was created by architect, Eero Saarinen and sponsored by Howard Hugh.  It was made for the jet age of flying.  MCR turned it into hotel.  The terminal is where you check-in now. It also restaurants, and bars.  They built wings for the hotel with runway views or terminal views.  This project cost 300 million dollars.  This is an architect's dream building and a time capsule of the 1960's.
Enjoy the photos and let me know what you think. 











Monday, September 30, 2019

Guild of Charlotte Artist Fall Show


City Reflections
Oil on wrapped canvas framed
$450


Fall show at the McDowell Art Center
123 McDowell St.
Matthews
Reception October 6, 2019
3:30 to 5:00 
Last day to see the show October 31

Nearing Twilight
18" x 36"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas with frame
$650


 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

"City of Dreams" Oct. 19 7-11


"City of Dreams"
30" x 30"
oil/cold wax/palette knife
gallery wrapped canvas
$750

See this painting for sale at Hart Witzen Gallery 
October 19, 7 - 11 pm
136 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28206


I'm posting this painting again because my husband got a new phone and the camera is so much better than mine.  I also changed the name to City of Dreams.  It's whatever city your think it is.  I had one in mind when I painted it.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Alecia's Green Boat


Another Green Boat painting.  This one was a commission from my friend Alecia.  I name it "Alecia's Green Boat" because she has like this painting since she first saw it hanging on my wall.  I have sold "Memories of a Green Boat" 30" x 40", "Vintage Green Boat"  24" x 30", and now "Alecia's Green Boat" 30" x 40".  All originals and all slightly different.  I hope you enjoy the video.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Plein Air at Col. Beatty Park


"Shimmering Lake"
10" x 8"
oil on canvas panel

Before the heat became unbearable, the Plein Airies had a nice morning to paint outside.  There was a breeze coming of the Col. Beatty Park Lake.  After two hours of painting then we went to lunch at Mario's which is just down the street.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Nearing Twilight


"Nearing Twilight"
18" x 36"
Oil on wrapped canvas

On the way to get ice cream in Cape Cod on vacation this summer, I stopped and took this photo at twilight.  The boats were half in the sun and half in the shade.  This beautiful little port is Harwich Port. 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Art for Sale at McDowell Art Center


"Following the Sun"
24" x 24"
Oil and cold wax painting on wrapped canvas
For sale at McDowell Art Center in Matthews


"Afternoon on the Lake"
8" x 8"
$185
Oil on Canvas panel
For Sale at McDowell Art Center in Matthews
Matthews Art Guild


Sunday, September 1, 2019

"Dream City"



"Dream City"
30" x 30"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
cold wax and palette knife painting
For Sale
$750

I painted this originally as a seascape.  I changed it to a cityscape this week.  By adding a few vertical lines, I made an abstract city.  I loved this piece before but now it has more interest.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Studio Tour


My studio was feeling a little crowed.  I spent the morning organizing and it feels so much better.  I can back up now to study my paintings that are in progress. 


I'm sharing my 16 second video with you today and also a still photo of my studio.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Demo of painting Sunflowers


"Facing the Sun"
24" x 24"
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas

I hope you enjoy this video of my latest painting and progress.  I may have a few more finishing touches but I would like to study it for awhile.  These are sunflowers from Renfrow Farms in Matthews.  It was to hot to paint the sunflowers in the sun so I painted flowers and trees in the shade.  

Friday, August 9, 2019


My second green boat is finally finished.  I sold my first green boat called "Memories of a Green Boat"  at Christ Church in Charlotte.  A couple of friends asked me to paint another one.  This one is 24" x 30" on a gallery wrapped canvas.  I spent some extra time doing the lake ripples with a palette knife.  This scene was Lake Heffley in British Columbia at a family reunion.  I named this second Painting "Vintage Boat".  It was a very old boat inherited by my sister-in-law.  We both love that old fishing boat and had lots of laughs pulling it around the dock to get it in just the right position for photos.
SOLD

Now working on my third green boat.  Giclees are available to purchase.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Highlights from my driving vacation.


 This was an exciting vacation with visiting battlegrounds, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and walking Boston's Freedom trail.  We visited friends in Cape Cod and left before a tornado hit.  We had to evacuate our hotel in the Berkshires because a microwave caught on fire (over cooked potato).  We saw a truck trailer on fire with nothing left but the frame.  Our first stop was Gettysburg, then Boston, then Plymouth Rock, and a few days with friends in Harwich Port in Cape Cod.  After that a stop in the Berkshire and a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum which was celebrating 50 since the last Evening Post was issued
.  A walk down memories lane of 1969.  The Canadian side of Niagara Falls did not disappoint with the Hornblower boat trip under the Falls and dinner in the rotating restaurant of the Skylon Tower.  The last two days of the trip was stopping at the Greenbriar Resort in West Virginia and visiting the Monroe Historical Society.
Gettysburg
Harwich Port and Blue Heron Painting
Niagara Falls and Rainbow
Norman Rockwell Museum
The Greenbriar Resort.




Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Two Blue Herons

I had a request to paint another Blue Heron.  The first one went to Germany and the second one will go to Cape Cod.  I had to paint from a photograph of the painting so they are both very different.  The top one is a total side view where the other is slightly turned.  Which one to you like?


Blue Heron #2
30" x 30"
Oil on wrapped canvas
Palette Knife
Blue Heron #1
36 x 36
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Palette Knife



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Sold last month at Christ Church on Providence Road.


This is my banner photo for my blog.  It sold last month at Christ Church.
 "Memories of a Green Boat."
30" x 40"

"Hydrangeas" also sold at Christ Church last month.
I have two new paintings at Christ Church this month in the Guild of Charlotte Artists Show.

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