Friday, October 6, 2017
8x10, oil on canvas
Yesterday I celebrated my birthday.
I spent the day enjoying calls, cards, and text messages from so many.
I received this beautiful blue and white vase filled with
sunflowers from my sweet friend,
so of course today I painted them.
I hope they bring you as much joy as they did me!
Hugs to you!
Friday, July 14, 2017
From the Farm
20x16 oil on canvas
This summer is my first experience being part of a CSA,
Community Supported Agriculture.
Every other week I go to visit my friend, Jennifer Farlow,
at her beautiful farm and pick up my box of
fresh produce. It is always a surprise and a joy to
see what she has gathered for us each time.
This week, as soon as I saw the beautiful colors,
I just knew I had to paint them!
I carefully laid them out and drew them on the canvas that night,
so I could paint first thing in the morning.
The colors are amazing, and to think they were grown locally without
any chemicals or pesticides. Jennifer and her husband have the
best assistants: their 2 sweet children.
Farlow Farm, Archdale, NC
Friday, July 7, 2017
20x24 oil on canvas
I love color, but there is something about white roses
that speaks to me.
I used a limited palette, which is something new for me.
It amazes me that there are so many things to learn and so many
ways to create art.
I hope you have a joyful day!
Friday, June 30, 2017
10x8 oil on canvas
I came upon this sweet little house while strolling the streets of
Auvers-sur-Oise not far from Paris.
This is the village where Vincent van Gogh lived and painted
before his death in 1890.
It was fascinating to learn so much about the misunderstood
artist, and to walk where he lived and painted.
I will be sharing more paintings from our trip to France.
Friday, June 23, 2017
8x16, oil on canvas
My husband and I enjoyed walking to the Eiffel Tower
several weeks ago while we were in Paris.
It is such a beautiful, romantic city.
On the way back to the hotel, a spring shower popped up.
So, we tucked ourselves into a Parisian cafe
for some onion soup and French wine.
It was a magical experience.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
10x8, oil on canvas
I love the bold flowers against the soft background.
I painted this set up several years ago and decided to paint it again.
So much more fun the second time around!
Have a lovely day, and thanks for stopping by!
Monday, February 27, 2017
7x5 oil on wrapped canvas
This little guy makes me think spring is near.
I love the softness in the background.
I hope you are having a wonderful day!