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

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

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

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
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

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.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Making a New Friend


14"x11" 
Oil on Canvas

This little girl attended the Art on the Green at Lexington, VA this past spring; in fact I was honored to have her grandmother purchase some art from me.  Always ready with my camera to capture the perfect picture I could not resist this sweet little girl with the cute bonnet.  I knew immediately this was a moment that I wanted to put on a canvas.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Ollie - A Commission


20"x16"
Oil on Canvas

I was honored to be asked to paint a portrait of Ollie.  He is such a sweet, lovable dog; what a joy to paint him especially after meeting and getting to know him.  

Friday, June 7, 2019

Dairy Queen


SOLD
20"x20"
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Painting animals are always a joy for me; but this painting was extra fun since it was done with a palette knife.   

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Country Living


SOLD
20"x20"
Oil on Canvas

This is pretty much country living, USA.  I grew up in an area of NYS much like this and now the area where I am living in rural Virginia is very much like this.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Art on the Green


Art on the Green in Lexington, VA will be held Saturday, May 4.  It's a great art show and Lexington is a beautiful little historic town.  Plan to visit and stop by the art show.  The forecast is 70 degrees and lots of sunshine.  I'll be in Pad #3, Panel B, please stop by and say hi.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Just Duckey


12"x12" 
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Some fluffy baby ducks and their Mom just in time for Easter.  Happy Easter everyone!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Girls


8"x8" 
Oil on Canvas
SOLD

Ok, so now I've had my animal fix, well maybe, lets see if I can think about spring now:-)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Ass Kisser

10"x8"
Oil on Canvas

So, here's another painting of a crazy donkey; they really are a fun animal to paint.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Late Harvest


SOLD
11"x14"
Oil on Canvas

Barns like this always catch my eye; they are so much like the farms in Upstate NY where I grew up.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Abby


7"x5"
Oil on Canvas

I was honored to paint a portrait of Abby as a remembrance for her family.  I really enjoyed painting this gorgeous dog.  I hope the painting brings her family happy memories.


Monday, January 28, 2019

Winter's Song


9"x12"
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

The warm glow of the sun on a cold winter day, after a new snow always captivates me.  It's always so quiet first thing in the morning before the plows and everyone starts to dig out of the snow.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Winter's Glow

11"x14" 
Oil on Canvas

This barn reminds me of my childhood and where I grew up in Upstate N.Y.  It brought back many memories of my childhood growing up on a farm.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Take A Bite



9"x12"
Oil on Canvas

Another painting of a fun little donkey; he just can't wait to sink his teeth into that juicy red apple.  The donkey is a fun to paint subject:-}

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Tobogganing


6"x8"
Oil on Canvas

This painting brought back lots of childhood memories.  This was one of my favorite things to do when I was a child growing up in Upstate New York.  Flying down a hill totally out of control and ending up crashing in the deep snow.  What fun :-)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fall Open Studio - Art Visions Gallery & Studio


Don't miss the Fall Open Studio at Art Visions Gallery this Saturday, October 20th from 10am-4pm.  130 Scruggs Rd., Moneta; by the Chicken.  

Meet the artists, tour the gallery.  There will be lots of new artwork and many discounted pieces.  It will be a fun event.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Ass Kisses .$50


10"x8"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD

Donkeys just have some of the cutest expressions and are just so much fun to paint.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Thanks

Thanks to all that came out to the Lynchburg Art Festival yesterday.  It was a beautiful day and great seeing everyone.

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Blue Victorian


14"x11"
Oil on Canvas

This is another Victorian home in Fine View on Wellesley Island, NY.  The homes there are just amazingly beautiful and always make me want to paint them.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lynchburg Art Festival


Due to hurricane Florence, the Lynchburg Art Festival is being moved to September 30, 2018 at EC Glass High School in Lynchburg.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Shades of Grey

20"x24"
Oil on Canvas

Elephants have always fascinated me, their super large size but the gentleness of them, well if they aren't angered :-)  They were a lot of fun to paint.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Heading Home


8"x16"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD
These migrating trumpeter swans were so beautiful.  I am always in awe at their gracefulness and beauty and the width of their wing span.  They are truly awesome to see.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lost Paddle


8"x10" Oil on Canvas

I've been struggling on what to name this painting until this morning as I was posting it I realized this poor child didn't have their paddle.  I guess that is the reason for the sad posture of this little person. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Smithy


10"x8"
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

It's been awhile since I have done a painting from the Booker T. Washington National Park; and it has usually been animals.  This photo was taken at one of the fall events; which is always fun.  There are people dressed in period costume going about their daily life in the timeframe of Booker T. Washington; shearing the sheep, harvesting crops, preserving foods, and many more. 


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Lucky


7"x5"
Oil on Canvas

This Portuguese Water dog was a commission and so much fun to paint, loved doing all that beautiful long and curly hair.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Summer Poppy

6"x6"
Oil on Canvas

Ok, so I have now completed my challenge to get out of my comfort zone with flowers...and I must say flowers are still a big challenge for me.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Dreamers


8"x16"
Oil on Canvas

This was another fun painting challenge, the challenge was to do a painting from a song title chosen at random; "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was the song chosen from the hat.  Since animals are my favorite subject, this was really fun.  

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Art On The Green


Art on the Green
Saturday, April 28 2018

Come on out to Lexington, VA this weekend for a wonderful art show at Hopkins Green park.  The weather looks perfect for a trip to the beautiful town of Lexington.  I will be in Pod 4, please stop by and say hi, I'll have many new pieces of art with me.



Saturday, March 31, 2018

Pink Lady


6"x6"
Oil on Canvas

Poppies are one of my favorite flowers, however flowers are one of my least favorite subjects to paint.  "They" say it is good to occasionally get out of your comfort zone when painting....so here it is:-)  Happy Easter everyone.

Friday, March 9, 2018

John


20"x16"
Oil on Canvas

This is a portrait of my son that I completed in a portrait class given by Helen Hubler.  As with all the portraits I have done it was fun as well at some moments of frustration.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Eat More Chicken


8"x10"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD
These little guys were just too cute not to paint.  I guess my love of animals shows in what I paint most :-)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Bite Me


16"x8"
Oil on Canvas

This painting was done from a photo my friend gave me.  She knew I love painting animals and that I wouldn't be able to resist painting this mother and baby.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Challenge


14"x11"
Oil on Canvas

This was a fun painting challenge from one of our Art Visions Gallery members.  She thought it would be fun to have a painting challenge every so often to get us out of our comfort zone.  Since I do not do still life paintings I was a bit intimidated, but found that I really had a fun time with this subject.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Snow Day


Snow Day
10"x8" Oil on Canvas

This time of year always seems to come around much too quickly.  But as the year ends I want to thank everyone for your encouragement and support of my artwork.  It has been another fun year painting and learning.

Warmest wishes for a peaceful and joyous Christmas and all the best in the New Year.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Catcher


6"x6"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD

This is a little painting I did for my granddaughter.  She loves softball and really enjoys being the catcher.