Monday, October 31, 2022

The Journey of Life

                                            Woodland Path 12 x 16  oil  Series #498     $295.                                                    

                                    Moving Toward the Light  12 x 16  oil  Series #499  $295.

The Journey of Life is about moving toward the Light and Walking the Path that God has called us to.  I love thinking about big ideas and have many philosophical moments when hiking the Parkway trails.  These two paintings capture the essence of that journey.


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

It's Always about the Light

                                    Light Study  for Parkway paintings          12 x 16  oil     $295.

This is a painting I did after seeing a Jed Dorsey video.  I love life long learning and I am always interested in how others accomplish their magic on canvas.  This "sun burst" technique is fun and creates an incredible glow in the background.  It's always about the Light!!!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Time to Register for Fall Classes

                                                12 x 12           Student Work          acrylic on canvas

I do not usually post student work on my blog but I am so proud of my kids.  I am continuing to teach in my home studio and my students, some of whom I have taught for 8 years, are accomplishing phenomenal work!  With dedication to learning skills, it is amazing what they can accomplish.  My new adventure is to begin online drawing and painting courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.  Starting at around age 10, children are ready to move on from drawing symbols to learning how to draw and paint realistically.  Please check out my website for more information about these classes.


Friday, December 31, 2021

Along the Banks of the James

                                                James River Series   12 x 16  oil   $295.

This painting and the next five are a diversion from my Parkway series.  Sometimes I am asked to take a break from my beloved mountains and to paint a series of landscapes in other parts of the country.  These paintings are of our state capital, Richmond, Virginia from the James River.  In the hustle and bustle of every day life, downtown businesses and their patrons forget that there is another world surrounding them.  Bringing the beauty and peace into a high rise bank was the objective of this client who knows well  the effect of paintings on interior design and even more so, the well being of those who work and visit within the interior space.


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Bridging the James

       12 x 16  Robert E. Lee Bridge, Richmond, Virginia    oil      SOLD

I have found these bridges to be named and renamed so I am not really sure what I am looking at.  North Bank Trail Head, Buttermilk Loop trail, Pedestrian Only bridge, Robert E. Lee bridge and Porterfield Tyler Memorial bridge.  If anyone can help me, I would appreciated info.!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Drama over the James

Richmond from the James   12 x 16   oil      SOLD

The Manchester Bridge, Richmond Virginia


Monday, December 13, 2021

James River Arch Bridge

 Richmond from the James     16 x 20   oil    SOLD

This iconic concrete bridge was built in 1919.  It is the oldest bridge over the James in Richmond and it is a railroad crossing for trains going north and south.  As I continue the Richmond series I am finding  the "sense of place" usually involves a bridge.