Friday, April 30, 2010

The Garden Bridge

6x8, oil on canvas panel--on eBay soon.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Garden Painting

I started a painting to post today, but did not quite get it finished. Here is another painting I did for Art in the Garden. This one sold and I forget to get a photo of the finished work. You can see the beautiful garden in the background. It was a lovely day, not too hot, not too cool...just right.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Art in the Garden

10x10, oil on canvas panel, framed 245.00, 10.00 shipping
The frame adds 3 inches to each side.

10x10, oil on canvas panel, framed, 245.00, 10.00 shipping
The frame adds 3 inches on each side.

Our Mint Museum, here in Charlotte, sponsored a garden tour with plein air painters in each garden. I was selected to paint and chose two gardens, one for each day. One was sold, but I am offering 2 others, framed, painted en plein air, one from each of the gardens. Email me if you're interested.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Landscape Abstraction

5x7, oil on canvas panel

A Day at the Beach

7x5, oil on canvas panel
I did a couple of slightly abstracted paintings last week. Here is one, another one tomorrow. Connie

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Blue House

5x7, oil on canvas panel
This weekend I am plein air painting with Art in the Garden. Will write more on Monday with photos.

Friday, April 23, 2010


5x7, oil on canvas board
I think rainbows should be understated in order not to look "cheesy", so this one is soft and sort of disappears into the sky. When I was teaching, a parent organization asked me to design a bumper sticker with a rainbow. I did a rainbow with a nice floppy bow at the top. It was a fun project. Connie

Thursday, April 22, 2010


8x10, oil on canvas panel

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mary Erickson's Place

5x7, oil on canvas panel
Mary Erickson, a fabulous painter, lives in little ole Marshville, NC. I took a workshop from her several years ago, and it was quite productive. This was painted from a photograph I took at that time. Mary paints birds, beaches, and landscapes. Not only is she one of the nicest of people, but her paintings are wonderful and quite sought after. Check her out at

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Barn on the Hill

oil on canvas panel. 5x7
The weather was lovely this weekend and I "plein aired" both days.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Near and Far

6x8, oil on canvas panel
I'm back tonight from a high school class reunion and visits to friends and family. A good time was had by all. Looking forward to tomorrow when I can paint again. Connie

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Daylilies and Gazing Ball

8x8, oil on canvas panel
I've painted this garden before, but this time I simplified the shapes somewhat. I like this one better--more painterly.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


6x6, oil on canvas panel

Monday, April 5, 2010

In the Country

6x8, oil on canvas panel
This is painted in one of my favorite rural areas, Union County, which is southeast of Charlotte. It will probably not be rural long, as it is now the fastest growing county in NC. Many farms have been sold to developers for subdivisions.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Horse Friends (sold)

6x8, oil on canvas panel
For about 5 years now I have been volunteering at the food pantry one day a week. With our economic slowdown, our pantry has been extremely busy. We have had people who have never had to ask for help before, and they are embarrassed and humiliated, although we try our best to make them feel at ease. I'm writing this because you may have thought about donating some things to your local food pantry. Yesterday I weighted and put up 416 pounds of donated food in addition to filling orders. I did NOT have to lift weights that day!!
Some suggestions, other than food which is always appreciated, are toiletries (deodorant and shampoo), cleaning supplies, and diapers. You might contact your local pantry to see what they need. If you are planting a garden this year, I encourage you to plant a row or two for the hungry. It is so wonderful to give out fresh vegetables, and they are greatly appreciated.
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