Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Nashville Farmer's Market"

Another of my plein air workshop paintings. We traveled to the Nashville Farmer's Market which is a wonderful place to visit. As it turned out, it was a great place to be for outdoor painting since it is covered and we had a tremendous rain storm pass through while we were there. It was difficult to decide what to paint - every direction was a feast of color. The vendors seemed to enjoy having artists paint their booths.

Oil on canvas panel 12" x 9"
Framed          SOLD

Comments are appreciated.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Reed's Produce & Garden Center"

This is my first painting this week from a plein air workshop I am participating in in Franklin, TN. It was a cloudy day, but the bright flowers could not be dimmed. I'm still travel weary from my trip to Reston, VA, but I persevered and finished the painting. The garden center is lively with patrons, but sadly will be gone soon due to the city's plan for "progress".

Oil on canvas panel 9" x 12"
Framed      $675

Comments are appreciated.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

"Quick Portrait Sketch"

I am in Reston, VA right now attending a Portrait Conference. I took part in a quick drawing class and was reminded how important drawing on a regular basis is to painters. My sketch pad that I grabbed for the trip had drawings dated 2001.

Graphite sketch on Strathmore paper

Comments are appreciated.

Monday, April 20, 2009

"Lonely Little Boat"

One last painting before I go on the road - first to Washington, DC and then to a plein air painting workshop in Franklin, TN. I'm both excited and stressed - I hate packing and living out of a suitcase. I love to go new places and see, taste and feel new things. I also enjoy the people I meet along the way. I hope the weather cooperates.

Oil on masonite 6" x 6"
Framed SOLD

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

"Just Picked"

Another of one of my favorite themes - peaches. I've been struggling along on a larger piece that seems destined to never be completed, so took a break and painted something I knew I could finish in a reasonable time - only 2 painting sessions.

Oil on wood panel 8 " x 8"
Framed SOLD

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

"Fruitful Bounty"

Luscious fruit and the bold colors of the table linens drew me to this picture. The warm, bright colors remind me of summer meals on the patio with friends and a cool glass of wine.

Pastel on pastel paper 12" x 16"
Framed    $625

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Friday, April 3, 2009

"Can't Tie Me Down"

This isn't a recent painting, but one I did while in art school many years ago. A bit of beginner's luck I guess. It is very popular when I display in my gallery. It is not for sale, but I do make high quality prints on matte photo paper (13" x 19"). My kids are already fighting over who will get the original when I croak!

Unframed prints available
11.75" x 17.75" actual image size
$65 plus shipping