Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Limestone Bay Trading Company"

Oil on Linen __________12" x 12"

Comments are appreciated.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Sussex Bay Australia"

Oil on linen panel__________12" x 16"

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"Smoke in the Distance"

Oil on linen panel__________12" x 16"

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"On the Patio"

Oil on linen panel__________12" x 16"

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"Little River Canyon"

Pastel on paper_________6" x 8"
Unframed _________$295

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Monday, October 24, 2011

"Study in Yellow and Green"

Oil on Canvas Panel ________ 12" x 9"

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"Happiness is ..... A New Box of Crayons"

My entry for the Dixie Girls Paint Challenge. I still get excited when I see a fresh, new box of crayons. Oh, the possibilities!

Oil on Masonite _________6" x 6"
Unframed ________SOLD

Comments are appreciated.

Monday, October 3, 2011

"Land Trust of North Alabama"

Harvest Square Reserve, Harvest, AL
Oil on Linen   9" x  12"  Framed  $545

Flint River Bridge, New Market, AL

Wade Mountain Loop Trail, Madison County, AL

Three Caves #1, Huntsville, AL
Oil on Linen   8" x  10"  Framed  $395

I spent the past 3 days painting outside with friends to help raise funds for the Land Trust of Alabama. The land trust buys land to preserve as green space for the public. So far they have over 4000 acres in our county. My friends and I painted different parts of the land trust and the paintings will be sold in a silent auction next week. Fall is definitely here - brisk chill, but glorious sun and clear blue skies. It was fun painting with my friends as I spend so much time alone in my studio.

Friday, September 2, 2011

"Heading Home"

First in a series of skies. In this one, I originally planned to to focus on the clouds, but felt the scene needed something, so I added the sailboat. I loved the red sails.

Oil on Linen Canvas_________20" x 20"
Gallery Wrap ________$1650

Comments are appreciated.

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Feisty Little Crab"

Fun little painting from a photo from my cousin Amy. I love painting animals.

Oil on Canvas Panel_______ 9" x 12"
Unframed _________SOLD

Comments are appreciated.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"Remember When We Were Young"

Remember when life was simple and a day at the beach blocked out all your problems. Nothing to do but soak up the sun, play in the surf and build sand castles. Painted from one of the photos I took while exploring the Forgotten Coast of Florida. Neat place.

Oil on Linen Canvas 6" x 6"
Framed SOLD

Comments are appreciated.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Hot Lips"

My entry in the Dixie Girls Paint Challenge July theme "hot". It was a bit of a challenge to come up with an idea that no one else might think of. I have this wonderful little teapot that I had been planning to paint for a long time. It was fun to paint.

Oil on Linen Canvas _________10" x 10"
Unframed _________$725

Comments are appreciated.

"Mug & Cherries"

Oil on Canvas Board ______8" x 8"
Unframed _______$245

Comments are appreciated.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

"Girl in the Subway"

This is from a photo I took a couple of years ago while on a quick trip to New York City. Trying to take inobtrusive photos in a busy subway was quite a challenge, but I always knew that this was one scene I needed to capture in pastels. So many layers. Lots of drawing and redrawing to get the perspective right. I think my next painting will be hills and clouds - no lines!

Pastel on Pastelbord_______24" x 18"

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

"Tropical Breeze"

A little painting done with a palette knife. I wanted to use up some left over paint and try out some new palette knives. I still have a lot to learn, but I did use up the paint.

Oil on linen canvas________5" x 7"

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

"Crystal on Ice"

My entry for the "sparkle" theme of the Dixie Girls Paint Challenge. This image was painted from 3 different photos I took while arranging the still life set up. When people ask me how long it took to paint the painting, do they think about how long I spent prepping before I ever got started?

Oil on Masonite _____6" x 6"
Unframed_____ SOLD

Comments are appreciated.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Fishing Anyone?"

I love painting anything on the water. This painting is all about the reflections.

6" x 12"___________Oil on Canvas
Unframed Gallery Wrap___SOLD

Comments are appreicated.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Surf's Up"

Another scene from Florida's Forgotten Coast - Mexico Beach. It was a warm sunny day at the beach. The sun felt great. So many people and scenes to paint. Can't wait to go back.

Palette Knife Oil on masonite________6" x 6"
Unframed_________ SOLD

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Oyster Boat 242, Eastpoint, FL"

Scene from a recent trip to the "Forgotten Coast" of Florida. This oyster boat in Eastpoint, FL was one of many that dotted the coastline. Fishermen from Eastpoint harvest 10% of the U. S. oysters each year. We certainly sampled our share while visiting there. I love all the local restaurants and the absence of high rises and chains.

9" x 12"______Oil on Linen Panel

Comments are appreciated.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Farm in the Hills"

Just finished another one. 2/3 palette knife, 1/3 brush. Still trying to get the hang of using a palette knife. Not as easy as I thought it would be, but I'll keep trying. This is a scene from Cashiers, NC.

Oil on canvas______10" x 10"

Comments are appreciated.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Bald Point State Park, FL"

Scene from the Bald Point State Park along Florida's forgotten coast. I have so many photos I can't decide which to paint next.

Oil on linen______9" x 12"

Comments are appreciated.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"Peggy's Treasures"

Commission delivered. This was a real challenge for me. I'm so happy that I stuck with it and the results pleased the client and the family that received the portrait as a gift. I'm never happier than when I'm challenged with something new.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Gliding At Low Level"

Another attempt at using a palette knife. I still have a lot to learn. Had to resort to the brush for finishing details.

Oil on linen canvas_____10" x 10"

Comments are appreciated.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"Quiet in the Cove"

First painting of the new year. I'm planning to focus on learning to use the palette knife and stop diddling with details. Hopefully the weather will be warm enough this coming week to get back into my studio. Painting in the livingroom is not the same. I miss all my "stuff".

Oil on linen canvas_____10" x 10"

Comments are appreciated.