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
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!
Sunday, January 29, 2017
14x11, oil on canvas
I haven't posted in quite a while. Decided to take a break after the New Year and recharge my battery. I am happy to be back at the easel again! I have painted these bikes in several colors. They all turn out a little different, and they are so fun to paint! I am happy to paint another color if you like .
Wishing you a happy week ahead.
Thank you for stopping by!