Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Day 12 "Foggy Marsh"


Day 12 of Strada Easel 30 Day Challenge
"Foggy Marsh"
18" x 24"
$525
oil on canvas
Palette Knife
I took a challenge from one of my Plein Airies friends to take an old canvas and make it into an abstract.  I choose a bright abstract piece and changed the whole look of it.  I used only three colors.  I used manganese violet, viridian green, and cad orange to make all the colors you see.  If was so much fun to try something so different.  I also used a palette knife and liquin impasto.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018


"Misty Morn"
18" x 24"
oil on canvas
$550

"Solitude"
36" x 36"
oil on canvas
custom made frame
$795
These paintings are for sale at the McDowell Art Center.
123 W McDowell St, Matthews, NC 28105
The Guild of Charlotte Artists Winter Show
Reception 3:30 to 5:30
People's Choice Award

Friday, January 5, 2018

Days 1-5 Challenge with Strada Easel


 Day 1 "Morning Mist" 18" x 24"
oil on canvas 
Day 2 "Pear Solo"
   6" x 4"
Colored Pencil drawing                                         
Day 3 "Snowed In"oil on panel
7" x 5"
Day 4 "Cow?"  It is really a steer but to me the back looks like a horse.  Another try at cows later in the month.



Day 5 "Pole Pines"  
oil on panel
10" x 8"




Friday, December 15, 2017

"Baden Baden"


"Baden Baden"
10" x 8"
oil on canvas panel
A walk through Lictentaler Allee in Southwestern Germany is a beautiful feast for the senses.  You walk besides mature trees, a blue stream, and ornate bridges.  I'm slowly painting some photos from my two week vacation in Germany.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

"Untouched"


"Untouched"
24" x 30"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas

I was inspired to paint this oil painting after all the terrible fires in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino wine country.  I visited a friend in May who moved to a beautiful location in Sonoma.  So much destruction close to my friends' home, but their house and view were saved.
As a native California, I have spent a lot of time in these areas.  I pray for a speedy recovery of this beautiful part of California.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Paintings for Sale in Charlotte during December.

                           " Morning Path"
                                10" x 8"
                                 $225
                            Christ Church
                  1412 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 


                                                                                                                                                                                                "Fire and Ice"                                                                     
                                                                                       Christ Church
                                                                                      30" x 30"
                                                                                    $575
                                                                                                        1412 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 


"Low-Country"
8" x 10"
$225
Three French Hens
4219 Providence Rd # 1, Charlotte, NC 28211

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"Sunset on the Beach"


"Sunset on the Beach"
8" x 10"
oil on canvas panel
For Sale at Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island.

 
I took a few minutes after a beautiful windy wedding to enjoy the sunset. This was painted from a photo that I took on Folly Beach this Fall.  It was so enjoyable painting this scene which brought back and a time and place and the colors of the moment. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Let it Snow


"Let It Snow"
I'm getting in the Holiday spirit.  This is a snow scene from a few years ago.  The scene is the driveway where I lived until seven months ago.    The driveway had the perfect light in the Fall and Winter.  Think about buying a painting for a Christmas present.  I have work for sale at Christ Church on Providence Road in Charlotte and also cards and paintings for sale at "Three French Hens" also in Charlotte.

Friday, November 17, 2017

"Autumn Days" sold


"Autumn Days"
8" x 10"
oil on canvas panel
plein air
SOLD

So excited that two of my plein air paintings from Hunter Farm have sold.  I painted this on a beautiful autumn day last month.  The children were out on a field trip running around and taking photos in front  of the wagon I painted.  Maybe you can still feel that energy in the painting. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

"Figaro"


"Figaro"
oil on linen panel
5" x 7"
This was a birthday present for a friend of mine that just adopted a two year old gorgeous black and white cat.    The photo is a little blurry but I think the painting turned out and showed his personality.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

"Not Moving"

"Not Moving"
9" x 12"
oil on canvas
SOLD
A childhood friend of mine just bought this painting.  Thank you, Louise.  I will mail it in a few days when it is dry.

Friday, November 3, 2017

"Tides In" Sold


"Tides In"
9" x 12"
oil on galley wrapped canvas
SOLD
This painting of the beach and sand dunes just sold yesterday.  This is from a photo taken last year at Litchfield by the Sea.  I love the South Carolina beaches and especially around Charleston and Pawleys Island.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

"Not Moving"


"Not Moving"
oil on canvas panel
9" x 12"

My plein group visits this farm often.  Not only do they have old Barnes, silos, cows, and other animals, they have a wonderful truck that is nestled down in to the grass and weeds there.



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

For Sale At Christ Church


I have eleven paintings for sale at Christ Church.  Many different sizes and prices.  From November 1 to November 29, 2017
1412 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
Purchase at the Good Will Shop
30% goes to the Church's outreach program






"Tides In"
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
Another scene from Folly Beach Marsh.  I was waiting for two days to see the tide come in the marsh.  It was worth the wait.  The water just glistened through the golden marshy grass.  See this and more at Christ Church.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

"Wedding Sunset"


"Wedding Sunset"
8" x 10"
Oil on canvas
I went with the Aunt of the bride to a beautiful wedding on Folly Beach.  The sunset was beautiful on the ocean side and the marsh side.  There was a very romantic photo taken of the bride and groom here.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Water View


I took about twenty photos of this scene from the house I was staying in at Folly Beach.  The shadows and colors changed all day long.  The tide also came in and out of marsh.  It was such a beautiful weekend and so lucky to be a guest there.

Friday, October 27, 2017

"Red Bridge"


I was visiting the Magnolia Plantation last month in South Carolina.  I was a tourist enjoying the plantation  and was taking photos that I might want to paint later on.  In this spot there was a plein air painter doing what I do almost every Tuesday.  Too bad the plantation is four hours from where I live.  I will have to settle for photographs.

Monday, October 23, 2017

"On the Rocks"


"On the Rocks"
8" x 8"
Oil on canvas
This will be for sale at Christ Church in the afternoon of November 1 until November 29.
1412 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
Can be purchased at the Good Will Shop and 30% donated to needy women and children through Christ Church.

The lighthouse is located in Nova Scotia in a small fishing village called Peggy's Cove.  I stopped there during a New England and Canada cruise.  They have the best lobster in the world. 

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