Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Work in Progress

I seem to be busy with ordinary things--getting the car inspected, etc. I am looking forward to tomorrow when I can paint.
Happy new year to you all !

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Daily Bread

I did no painting birthday. I am now officially old as dirt. Meanwhile, a painting from my house.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Still Life with Strawberries

I'm back from my holiday journeys to see friends and family. It was a wonderful time, but I glad to be home and painting today. It's raining, so I cannot take a photo and post. The above painting is in my house.

I saw the Chinese terra cotta soldiers at the High Museum in Atlanta. If you live anywhere near I recommend you visit it. These were made around 200 BC, and clay methods are still very much the same. It is one of the most remarkable shows I've seen. I have always had a fascination with China and now know that I will probably never go there. We are, indeed, fortunate that it is now in the US.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another View, Dancing Rabbit Creek

8x10, oil on canvas panel
Best wishes to you all for a wonderful holiday. I am leaving tomorrow to be with family and will be posting again right after Christmas.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Light on the Pink House

8x10, oil on canvas panel

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

St. Andrews, Canada

8x10, oil on canvas board

I just finished reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, also author of Blink and The Tipping Point. It deals with the complex story of success--not what you think according to Gladwell. What I found the most interesting as an artist is the 10,000 hour rule. He cites several studies that point to practice with the intention of improving as the best avenue for mastering a skill. The magic number tends to be about 10,000 hours. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Under the Blue Sky

8x10, oil on canvas panel

I am grateful for the life I live. Best wishes to you all for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Plastic Toy

5x7, oil on canas panel
49.00, 5.00 shipping

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Purple Iris

5x7, oil on canvas panel
49.00, 5.00 shipping

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Verticals and Horizontals

I am working on a three painting commission and do not have a daily painting to post today. If you would like to read my post on hanging mirrors and large groups of art, please click here.
You will need to scroll down to the November 7 post.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Scarecrow with Rose Colored Hat

8x10, oil on canvas panel



Last Saturday I participated in a Paint Out, organized by Scott Boyles, at the Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina. We all gathered at the Living History area, and I chose the vegetable garden with scarecrow area. A great bunch of artists, great work, and great fun!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bayou Boat

8x8, oil on canvas panel
Several years ago I took a swamp/bayou tour in Louisana. This was one of the scenes I saw.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Road to the Guest House, Union County, NC

8x10, oil on canvas board

I am leaving today for a painting workshop. What? Another? you ask. What can I say? I'm a glutton for instruction. I'll be back on Sunday and will be posting on Monday. so please check back.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Walking the Path (sold)

8x8, oil on canvas panel

Several years ago I spent a summer in Italy, painting. It was a wonderful experience, and it got me painting again. This painting is from a photo I took that summer....cannot remember where I was.

Friday, October 17, 2008

New Brushes? What kind?

I am shopping for new brushes. They all seem great when I buy them, but quickly decline. I like a filbert with a knife like edge for making thin lines. Do any of you artists out there have some recommendations?

What's Wrong with this Picture?

I wrote a short post for Blissfully Domestic on displaying art in the home. If you'd like to read it click

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Little Red Brick House

8x8, oil on canvas panel
commissioned work

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Arbor

8x10, oil on canvas panel
Email me for purchase.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Barns, North Carolina

6x8, oil on canvas panel


To buy, please email me.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Winding Road, Price Park, Greensboro, NC

8x10, oil on canvas panel
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The Dee Beard Dean workshop was outstanding. It was just a delight to watch her choose a location, mix colors, and paint. She could take the most unpromising scene and make a wonderful painting. It was a productive time for me--I painted 7 paintings. The painting above was painted on the 3rd day.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Kitchen Art and Painting Workshop

This still life in is my kitchen, under the cabinets on the wall. I know there is a name for this area, but my beleaguered brain will just not give it up today.

I'm off to a painting workshop in Greensboro, NC, with Dee Beard Dean. Dee is a terrific artist, a great teacher, and an all around nice person. Just think, this time next week I will be a better painter.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Frolicking Puppy (sold)

8x10, oil on canvas panel
To bid, click

This little puppy was just having a party, running back in forth in front of the turn of the century mansion.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sugar Watches the Sunset

8x8, oil on canvas panel

Sugar is an sweet as his name and is perfect for children just learning to ride. It's fun to imagine him watching a sunset, having an aesthetic horse moment.
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