Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ann's Garden, Charlotte, NC (sold)


16x20, oil on canvas panel, commissioned work

Isn't this a charming garden?  The owner, Ann, did all the gardening work herself.  Those beautiful ivy swags are on the front of the wall and also on the back.  The ones on the front have the roots in the back and the ones in the back are grown on the front--that keeps them steady as they trail over the walls.  The pond has koi and the whole area is shaded by trees.  It's just a perfect spot!

Ann saw my work at an art show at Charlotte Country Day School and commissioned me to paint the garden.  With all the shade, I had a difficult time getting a good photo with enough lights and darks.  Finally I got one with a hint of shadow and just made up most of it.  It was a fun painting project.

Linked to http://www.cozylittlehouse.com/2012/09/tweak-it-tuesday-8/


Thursday, September 20, 2012

River Rocks, Cowpasture River, Virginia (sold)

9x12, oil on canvas panel, 150,   http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/connie-snipes/river-rocks-cowpasture-river-virginia/91376

Another painting from my trip to Virginia this past summer.  It was almost finished on the spot, but just needed a little tweaking.  Somehow I managed to neglect the poor thing and just got around to finishing it up yesterday. 

I painted Cowpasture River about 3 or 4 times, always in a different location.  A beautiful river--said to be one of the cleanest, clearest in the nation.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Duck Pond, Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC (sold)

9x11, oil on canvas panel

I painted this last Tuesday with the Plein Air Buds, the wonderful group I paint with each week.  It looked rather picturesque when I got it home, and I was not happy with it as I don't really love "postcard pretty" paintings.  I worked on it some more and hope that it now captures attention for paint application and not the subject matter.

A close up just to show some of the paint texture.
It was a cloudy day, and the sun did not even peek out until we had packed up and gone for lunch!  Here's a photo of what we saw.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

All Alone (sold)

6x8, oil on canvas panel

Several times a year I enter art shows, and two weeks ago I entered All Alone and another painting in the Matthews Alive Show.  I received 2nd place (a very nice  prize of 400.00) and it was  bought by one of the judges (another very nice check!)   So strange, it languished on the Daily Paintworks site for many months and at a much lower price.  Not that I'm complaining, it's just that selling art is sometimes such a mystery--you just never know what will sell or won't sell.  I just continue to paint what I am passionate about.

If you would like to view some of my work on Daily Paintworks, please click on the icon on the right after scrolling down a little.

                              Linked to http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2012/09/wow-us-wednesdays-83.html

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Window Shopping, Mooresville, NC (sold)

5x5, oil on canvas panel, Daily Paintworks, 45.00

I was attracted to this scene mainly because of the black and white awnings.  I do love black and white--wear it much of the time and have plenty in my house.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Backyard Garden, Charlotte, NC

8x10, oil on canvas panel, Daily Paintworks, 95.00

For several years I participated in Painting in the Garden, a little extra added to spring garden tours sponsored by the Mint Museum Garden club.  The houses were stately and the gardens extensive.  Most of the owners just loved gardening and had done most of the work.  Since I was right in my
element, also loving gardening, I really enjoyed painting in various places.  Almost all my paintings sold, which was also fantastic.

This painting is from a photo I took from one of the houses and gardens.  The porch umbrella was black, but I changed it to a more vibrant color.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Red, White, and Blue, Virginia

8x8, oil on canvas panel, 80.00, Daily Paintworks

This old home at Nimrod Hall in Virginia was just begging to be painted.  White house, front porch, old discolored chimney, trees, fence, mountains, and the flag!  I really did not change a thing, which is quite unusual for me.  Even the colors are true.

Linked to   http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2012/09/wow-us-wednesdays-82.html

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