Saturday, January 1, 2022

New Adventure

                                                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.  

Friday, December 10, 2021

Richmond from the James

                                                 Crossing the James  24 x 36  oil   $1200.

                                    Cold Sunrise over downtown Richmond  12 x 16   oil  $295.

The historical James River runs through our State Capital.  Even in the hustle and bustle of city life the reminder of Life giving water and Peace remains faithful to us who take the time to admire the Beauty and the Majesty of the Creator of all things Beautiful!  This is a new series for a client who recognizes the importance of surrounding ourselves with Beauty.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Blaze of Fire

                                                    Parkway Series #497    oil   12 x 16   $295.

On my way to the Peaks, the autumn colors change the world into a blaze of fire.  It is so exciting to experience the seasons in Virginia.  I cannot imagine living in a place that never enjoys the summer, fall winter, spring  of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I could paint the same place a thousand times and the time of day, the day of the month, the weather conditions, the temperature, the humidity....all would change the painting.  When I finish the 369 miles, I may start over and try this idea!!