Thursday, May 31, 2018

"Beaucoup Mason Jars"

"Beaucoup Mason Jars"
30" x 30"
oil on wrapped canvas

It was one of those paintings that took a long time to do.  Not spontaneous like an abstract painting.  The first thing was getting the drawing of the bottles correct.  Then the colors of the bottles.  Believe it or not, it was the background color that has the most layers and the most indecision about the color and texture.  I kept at it until I liked the result.  I am entering this in a exhibit on Saturday at the Novant Hospital in Matthews.  Be sure to stop by and see the exhibit.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

"Sunset Glow"

"Sunset Glow"
15" x 30"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Palette Knife

This may be purchased at Island Art Gallery on Highway 17, Pawleys Island.

I made a collage of sunset photographs that I took at various beaches in South Carolina.  I have used that photograph three times to make abstract paintings.  Each painting comes out completely different.  Using the palette knife is so freeing.  My husband wanted me to name this painting "Atlantis" because it looks like the fictional island of Atlantis to him.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Sold in Pawley's Island

Selling my art started slowly this year.  It seems to be constant though.  I really love during marsh paintings and I think it shows in my artwork.

Seaside Marsh

Beach Sunset

Afternoon Marsh

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

"McAlpine Meadow"

"McAlpine Meadow"
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
plein air
It was a beautiful spring day in Charlotte today.  I went to McAlpine Creek with my plein air friends to paint this morning.  Not much color but green today so all of us tried to do something different with the greens that we saw.  I added lots of other color to my greens.  This maybe purchase on Daily Paintworks, starting tomorrow.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sold in the last 30 days

I came home from eight days in Idaho and Oregon and found three checks in the mail.  Today I sold the bird's next today at Charlotte Country Day School Pop-up Art Sale.  It continues tomorrow from 10-4

 Sand, Sea, and Rain

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

See these paintings and many more at CCDS

Charlotte Country Day School
Pop up Gallery
April 19th (8-4), 20th (8-4), & 21(10-4)
1440 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 
See paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and much more. 
My paintings below are 8" x 10"
$195 each

Country Walk
30" x 30"

Friday, March 30, 2018

Country Walk

"Country Walk"
30" x 30"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
This inspiration for this painting came from a photo I took while walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.  The views along the way were gorgeous.  We walked through countrysides, vineyards, villages centuries old. and thriving cities. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Art in the Garden April 21 & 22, 2018

Art in the Garden Tour photo from Charlotte Garden Magazine 2014
Below are this year's Artists.
Tickets for sale and on sale.  Click the link below.

Kathy Collins
Carol Pighin
Connie Snipes
Judy Myler
Holly Glasshock
Craig Richards
Amy Queen
Denise Nelson
Hale Trotter
Tonia Gebhart
Edward Norris
Chris Rapa

Saturday, March 3, 2018

30 Day Challenge collage

Here it is.  Thirty days of paintings made with Picmonkey.  Three plein air pieces are included.  Now it is time to order more supplies because between the two challenges, I used about 50 panels.  Some panels I divided into fourths for studies.  What a great journey this was.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Day 30 and Day 61 "Last Blossoms"

"Last Blossoms"
8" x 8"
oil on canvas panel
I thought it was appropriate as the last blossoms of the tulip trees fall, I finished my last painting of these two challenges.  The first one was for 31 days with Strada Easel and second one was 30 days of painting with Leslie Saeta.
That makes 61 days of painting.  I feel like I have learned so much and love my new studio where it is a joy to paint in everyday.  

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Day 29 "Fleur de Lis"

Day 29
"Fleur de Lis"
10" x 8"
Oil on canvas
I was inspired to do a still life after watching a demo by a talented Charlotte Artist.  I have one more day left of this second 30 day challenge.  This has been such a good experience.  Each painting was something new to try.  Sometimes it was colors triads, using  liquin impasto, difference size canvases, animals, flowers or a still life.
After tomorrow, I will take what I have learned and do a large painting.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Day 28 "Big Eyes"

Day 28
"Big Eyes"
8" x 8"
oil on canvas panel
I painted at a farm yesterday and painted a tractor while I was there.  I took several photos of this sweet calf.  She was young and a little scruffy but had beautiful markings around her eyes.  She reminded me of Liza Minnelli"s eyes especially in "Cabaret".

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Day 27 "Red Tractor"

Day 27
"Red Tractor"
8" x 8"
oil on canvas panel
Today was a beautiful day to plein air paint.  We visited Hunter Farm with so many choices of what to paint.  I painted this working tractor while listening to the goats and roosters near by.  Tomorrow I may attempt to paint the sweet young calves that were in the barn.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Day 26 "Hill Top Vineyard"

Day 26 
"Hill Top Vineyard"
8" x 10"
oil on canvas panel
This image I took while walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.  This was the second day and we only ran into one other person.  Such a beautiful treat to feel like the whole vineyard was yours to enjoy.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Day 25 "Purple Barn"

Day 25
30 paintings in 30 days with Leslie Saeta
I also did 31 out 31 days paintings with Strada Easel
Altogether this is Day 56.
I'm very excited to paint everyday.  A few days when I couldn't paint, I would do two the next day.  This purple barn is the last of my barn series.  I have five more days to paint.  These have all been small pieces. The more successful paintings, I will make into larger one.  Let me know what one of these small paintings that you would like to see larger.  I have two 30" by 30" canvases ready to go.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Day 24 "Weathered Barn"

Day 24 
"Weathered Barn"
8" x 10"
oil on canvas panel
I got sidetracked from my barns yesterday by spring and what a beautiful day it was.  So I had three photos of barns and I wanted to them twice each in various colors so I have one more to do.  The barn with the green roof was a plein air piece.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Day 23 "Spring"

Day 23
10" x 8"
oil on canvas panel
Today I was planning to paint another barn.  That was until my husband brought in this beautiful broken branch from our tulip tree.  The tulip tree is one of the first trees to blossom here in the spring.  This was a glorious warm day to walk to the bakery and back and paint this lovely branch.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Day 22 "Hay's In"

Day 22
30 in 30
"Hay's In"
10" x 8"
oil on canvas panel
I painted this barn on Day 19.  I changed the colors by using just magenta, viridian green, and cad. yellow.  It has a softer feel and gives the barn a more aged look.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Day 21 "Mountain Barn"

Day 21
"Mountain Barn"
8" x 8"
Oil on canvas panel

This painting is to continue my barn series.  This was a bright red bard and looked almost new except for the aged tin roof.  Another imaged captured on the way to the North Carolina Mountains.