Monday, March 26, 2018
8x8, oil on canvas
These tiny Chuck Taylors were a Christmas gift for our
grand daughter who was born just 3 days ago.
They remind me of her dad, who had Chucks in
every color as a boy.
Painting this brought me so much happiness,
as I reminisced her dad on his riding toys
and using the rubber tips for the brakes.
So, now a new chapter begins with so much love
for this tiny, newborn little girl.
Friday, February 23, 2018
Healing and Joy
22x28 oil on canvas
Not for Sale
This painting is a gift for my sister.
She has spent most of the last year healing
and learning to forgive.
She has made new friends and grown so much
both emotionally and spiritually.
I am so proud of her and the way
she has found new joys in life.
She loves to open her home to her friends.
I hope this painting will bring her happiness
and joy for many years.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
10x10 oil on canvas
Remembering our trip to France last May,
and one of the highlights was Monet's garden in Giverny.
I used artistic license to make the boat more colorful.
I tried to capture the light and the mood of being there.
Claude Monet created this beautiful garden just so he
could paint it. Wow!
I think I will try this again and change the boat color,
maybe red or yellow.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
Saturday, January 27, 2018
8x10 oil on canvas
I love this old church that is in the NC mountains.
St. John's Episcopal Church in Valle Crucis, NC.
It sits on a hillside down a curvy, country road.
It was founded in 1862, and they still hold services there
during the summer months.
Thank you, David Hill, for the photo reference.
Happy Sunday friends!
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Happy New Year
8x8 oil on canvas
I have been reflecting on all the wonderful things that happened
in our family during 2017. We gained a son-in-law,
inheriting numerous Italian cousins,
spent two weeks traveling in France, enjoyed several trips to the beach
and the mountains, and now have a grand daughter arriving in March 2018.
I was thrilled to have hard woods installed in my home studio.
I am so happy just stepping into the new work space and have set goals for my
art in the new year. I will paint every day in January, no matter what.
I will also post on my blog more often.
So lucky and blessed to have 2 different local shops selling my work.
Life is good. Love painting and sharing
with others to spread a little sunshine.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year with lots of joy in 2108.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
10x8, oil on canvas
I just love the stillness that a snowfall brings.
Everything gets a nice white blanket, and the world seems to
slow down and just breathe.
I hope you are enjoying this lovely December day.
Monday, December 11, 2017
8x8, oil on canvas
I wanted to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!
I am so blessed that this has been a wonderful year for our family.
Our daughter got married, and now our son and his wife are expecting!
Our family is growing and we are so happy.
I hope to post more in 2018. I am showing my work in two
different shops, so this keeps me busy and encourages me to paint more.
I still have some 2018 calendars available if you are interested.