Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lindsey Grace

Lindsey Grace    12 x 12   oil     not for sale

Occasionally, I give portraits a try, especially when the subject is my grandaughter!  This is the reason that my daily painting project has slowed.  Keeping two little ones, five days a week, has put the brakes on my painting for a while.  But they grow up quickly and I know my calling right now is to give them everything I've got which includes the Source of all Truth, Goodness and Beauty!  What an opportunity!  Paintngs just have to wait when I'm loving my babies.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Soft Landscape

Parkway Series # 384     12 x 16   oil    $125.

After painting in a very tight manner, it is fun to do something loose.  I was inspired by Lois Babb, a friend and fellow plein air painter, while doing this painting. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Peaks Path

Parkway Series #383      12 x 16    oil     $125

A couple of weekends ago, my plein air group painted at the Peaks.  This is the path around the lake that crosses the creek. It is so much fun to be painting outside again!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

17th Green, Ballyhack

17th Green, Ballyhack      12 x 24   oil   donated to Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway

After touring the course in a golf cart, I chose this green because of the incredible views of the mountains in the background.  This painting will be auctioned off at the golf tournament in June to raise much needed funds for the Parkway.  Actually I love playing golf as well as painting the undulating terrain of golf courses; maybe I'll do a series of golf courses after my parkway adventure.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Blue Ridge Vineyard II  12 x 16   oil   Sold

The "Tasting Room" is an old barn converted into an incredibly elegant dining room with fireplace and stage.  Before we started our afternoon of painting, the plein air painters were treated to a wonderful lunch and wine tasting.  Thanks to all for a fun and relaxing afternoon!
Bue Ridge Vineyard   12 x 16   oil   Sold

Yesterday the Ridge and Valley Plein Air painters and others painted at the Blue
Ridge Vineyard near Eagle Rock.  What an incredible day and beautiful landscape to enjoy!.