Saturday, June 18, 2022

Church Street

 

                                                                             24"x16"

                                                             Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I love the vistas of the country side and really enjoyed painting this one of the Virginia back roads.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Moo-Donna

 


20"x16" Oil
on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Yes, another animal.  They are just so darn fun to paint!!

Saturday, April 23, 2022

The Rooster in the Hen House

                                                                         12"x12"
                                                                 Oil on Canvas

Love painting those colorful roosters. They seem to know how beautiful they are the way they strutt around.


Friday, April 15, 2022

Hare Today, Hare Tomorrow

HAPPY EASTER! This little guy just hopped off the easel today. Love little flop eared bunnies, and they are fun to paint. 8"x6" Oil on canvas.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Family Reunion

Back to painting some more animals. I get so much joy from painting animals :-) 10"x20" Oil on Canvas

Friday, March 18, 2022

19th Hole

This was a fun challenge from the ArtVisions Artists' group to paint a piece with the theme "Shoes and Booze". This is an 8"x10" oil on archival board.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Pen Pals

 

                                                               11"x14"  Oil on

                                                          Gallery Wrap Canvas      

Baby pigs are just so cute, and better than that, fun to paint!!               

Monday, January 31, 2022

The Old Country Store


                                                              "The Old Country Store"

                                                               11"x14" Oil on canvas

I love painting some of the old land marks around Virginia.  This is one in the area where I live.  If those walls could talk!!!


Monday, January 3, 2022

Jackson & Diesel

 

                                                                   12" x 12" Oil on Canvas

Jackson has become a hockey fan, well more Diesel (the mascot of the Rail Yard Dawgs) fan than hockey; but he does watch the game and reenacts portion of it playing at home!  So, for his 3rd birthday I decided he needed a painting of him with Diesel.  He fell in love with it.  

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Jackson

 

                                                                             16"x12"

                                                                         Oil on Linen

So I tried my luck at another portrait of Jackson, this is taken from a photo about 1+ year later of Jackson.  This was also done on a stretched linen.  I had never used linen before, but now I know why it is rated so highly.  I love it!  



Monday, December 27, 2021

Birds

 

4"x6"
Oil on canvas
Blue Jay

4"x6"
Oil on Canvas
Male Cardinal


                                                                               6"x4"
                                                                     Oil on Canvas
                                                                  Female Cardinal

This is part of a series of small bird paintings.  I love birds and these were just fun little paintings.  Stay tuned, there are more to come.

                                                                                  

                                                                                                             

                                                                                  

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Jackson


                                                                                10"x 8"

                                                                          Oil on Panel


I signed up for my first online class a few months ago, knowing I'd have access to the class whenever it fit into my schedule.  So, after waiting for a time when I had a full day to devote to it, I gave it a try this past week.  It was totally out of my comfort zone since it was done ala prima (which means wet on wet) and it also means painting fast and that is something I do not do.  However, at the end of the day this is the results of my first ala prima portrait painting of my grandson.  I was very pleased with this results.  

Monday, September 27, 2021

My Sweet Ass

 

        
14"x11"
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

So just one last donkey painting, well for a while anyway!!  I just couldn't leave this one unpainted!!



Monday, September 20, 2021

Kickn' Ass

 

                                                                       12"x9"

                                                   Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Yes, I'm back to painting donkeys; they just have such a great personality.  They are truly fun to paint!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Yard Boss

 


"Yard Boss"

14"x11" 

Oil on Canvas

This was a fun painting done in transparent oil paints.  I just love the vibrancy of the transparent paints, especially on the colorful roosters.



Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Lynchburg Art Festival

 It's time again for the Lynchburg Art Festival.  Always a great art event, don't miss it; it's been two years and the artists' have had lots of time to create art for this show!!  Should be better than ever.




Thursday, August 12, 2021

Indian Grave Farm

 

                                 

                                                                   "Indian Grave Farm"

                                                                11"x14" Oil on Canvas

This barn is just one of the barns where a friend took several of us to plein air paint. There was a painting in every direction.  The mountain in the distance in Poor Mountain.  I hope to get to see it in the fall.


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Holland Duncan House

 

                                                                           12"x12" 
                                                          Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

This is from photos I took at this historic home in Moneta, VA.  It was built in the 1830's.  I'm sure there are some pretty interesting stories if those walls could talk!

Sunday, July 11, 2021

The Farm Down the Road


 16"x20"
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

These old red barns just draw me to paint them.  There is just so much character to them.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

That Takes the Cake

 


                                                                                5"x7"  

                                                                         Oil on Canvas


I painted this little painting as my part of the gift from the artists' at ArtVisions Gallery for Chris Genna, the owner of CJ's Coffee and Sandwich Shop at Smith Mountain Lake.  Chris has always been so kind and generous to our group and allowed us to show our artwork at his eatery.  

                                                                                                 

Four O'clock Tea

 

                                                                   10"x10" 

                                                     Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

This was another still life struggle; I think that will be enough of those for awhile.  Looking forward to getting back to landscapes and maybe an animal or two.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

"Tea Time"

 


9"x12"

Oil on Canvas Board

Doing a still life is totally out of my comfort zone, but it was a challenge piece for ArtVisions Gallery.  I have been trying to loosen my painting style, and doing a still life certainly does not allow me to do that.  But I am finding I'm starting to enjoy doing still life paintings.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Tranquility

 




12"x12"

Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas


This is a painting of Smith Mountain Lake, one of the prettiest areas of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.  The views are ever changing with the seasons.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Strutting Around

 

12"x9"

Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

SOLD

This was just a fun painting using lots of transparent paints.  I love using the transparent paints because of their vibrancy.




Saturday, January 23, 2021

Laid Back

 



14"x11"
Oil on Canvas

The grace and beauty of these large birds just draw me to paint them.  It seems like they enjoy posing in so many beautiful poses and that huge wing span makes them so beautiful.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Aging Gracefully

 

                                                                               11"x14"

                                                                        Oil on Canvas


This beautiful old barn is just timeless.  It was a retired barn 50 years ago when I first moved into the house across the street.  Other than  missing the top to the silo and a small part of the metal roof, it doesn't look any different.  This is the barn that was lovingly called "Grandma Andrews Barn" by my children.  

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Trimming the Tree

 

                                                                             10"x10"

                                                            Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas


My models for this painting are my two grandchildren, the loves of my life.

Thank you to all who have followed my blog and all the kind words and support this year.

Wishing everyone good health, peace and love!

Monday, December 21, 2020

Shadows

 

                                                                                  7"x5"          

                                                                            Oil on Board

This painting is a result of a challenge from the artists at Art Visions Gallery to paint a picture of the interior of one of the rooms in our home.  This is a corner of my office with the morning sunlight coming in.  

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Old Country Grocery

 

                                                                                12"x12"

                                                               Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

                                                                              SOLD

This was a fun painting of a local landmark near where I live.  I had put off taking a photo to paint from for many years and then one day it was jacked up to be moved.  I was sure I'd never see it again, but a few days later discovered it was only being moved further from the road to make way for a round about.  That made me take action before it disappeared.

                                

Saturday, October 3, 2020

My Deere

 


                                                                             16"x20"

                                                               Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas


This painting is so typical of the area of Upstate N.Y where I grew up. Because of that and my love of old barns, I couldn't resist painting it.  It was a fun subject to paint.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Her Majesty

 


10"x8"
Oil on Canvas

Since I am a realistic painter, this swan was totally out of my comfort zone.   While this was a fun piece to create; realistic ones are much more enjoyable for me to to do.







Saturday, August 1, 2020

Bottle Treasures


12"x12"
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

This is my answer to a challenge to do a painting of glass by the art group that I belong to.  Needless to say it was a very big challenge for me since still life is not a favorite subject of mine and then add the glass Yikes!  

These are treasures found when my childhood home was cleaned out and they were just too unique for me to be rid of.  The bottle with the face just really fascinated me, the other a local dairy and the canning jar is memories of all the canning my Mom did of produce from our garden.



Monday, June 29, 2020

Lift Off


16"x20"
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I really enjoyed painting these juvenile trumpeter swans, they are awesome birds; the largest water fowl in North America.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Daizee and Indee

Daizee & Indee
10"x10" Oil on Canvas

This was a fun painting (as animals alway are for me) for a gift for some very dear friends of mine.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Splash Down


12"x24" 
Oil on Canvas

This was a fun painting, I just love doing the white geese.  They are just such beautiful birds.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Jackson

12"x12"
Oil on Canvas

During this time of social distancing I have had plenty of time and it took every bit of it to finish this painting.  This is my grandson and while it was a joy to get his likeness on the canvas, it will be so much more joy when I can again pick him up and hug him.  

Thursday, March 26, 2020

100% Pure Wool

10"x10"
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
SOLD
This was a really fun painting, mainly because it has been so long since I have painted any animals:-)

Monday, March 16, 2020

On The Rocks

10"x8" Oil 
on Gallery Wrap Canvas
SOLD

This was a fun challenge from the ArtVisions Artists' -rocks!  Everyone interprets differently and I guess I must have been thirsty when I decided to paint this:-)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Spring Morning


12"x16"
Oil on Canvas
Spring is always such a pretty time of year with the bright greens, and flowering trees and plants.  It was always a very welcome time of year in the Northeast.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Green Apples


12"x9"
Oil on Canvas

This was a painting challenge that was given to the artists at ArtVisions Gallery and Studio.  Since I do not do still life paintings, it was a real challenge for me; but I will admit I did enjoy doing it.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Morning Chores


16"x12"
Oil on Canvas

So this was another challenge for myself!  I much prefer painting snow; but do like the colors of autumn. 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Never More


7"x5"
Oil on Canvas

I hadn't painted a bird in some time and chose this raven while going thru some photos.  I've always loved how the feathers of a raven glow so many beautiful colors when the light hits them.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Heavenly Ham


10"x8"
Oil on Canvas
It had been a while since I'd had the fun of a pig painting.  This was a fun little porker to paint.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Moo Na Lisa


20"x20"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD

This is the last of my cow series; well for a while anyway.  Black animals are always fun to paint with the light hitting their fur there are always so many different colors reflected.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Morning Has Broken

10"x20"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD

I just love painting barns in winter.  I guess it has something to do with my childhood.  These are typical barns seen in the Northeastern U.S. and the snow just cleans up the landscape and adds a peacefulness to them.

Monday, September 2, 2019

47th Lynchburg Art Festival

Mark your calendar; the 47th Lynchburg Art Festival is Saturday, September 14 at EC Glass High School in Lynchburg.  Rain date is Sunday, September 15.  There will be 150+ artists showing and selling their art.  Please stop by and say hi, I'll be in space #50


Monday, August 12, 2019

Two Old Goats


12"x12"
Oil on Canvas

Oliver and Hamish were just too quirky not to paint as they are just hanging out in their goat house :-)

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Penicks Mill


11"x14"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD

This is an old mill in Bedford, Virginia.  I love old buildings especially ones made of stone.  This one is in need of some TLC.