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.
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