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Friday, December 28, 2012

30 Paintings in 30 Days!

I have just committed to the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge! Hopefully this will force me get in the studio every day......stay tuned to my blog and FB pages for updates on all the Art created!  I sure hope January will be a productive month......WISH ME LUCK!

Check out all the Artists who have committed:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

An Orange kind of Week!

36 x 36

36 x 18
Don't you just love the background color on these two paintings!  It is actually called Gold Oxide, but I would call it a Burnt Orange.  I was stuck on purple for a while and now I'm really diggin' this lovely orange.  Hummmm.......purple & orange.........wonder why I love those colors so much?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wofford Terrier Ball Auction

"Wofford Terrier"
24 x 24
oil on canvas

For all my Wofford friends, this painting will be up for auction at the Wofford Terrier Ball, tonight, Oct. 26th.   Notice the Wofford "W" on the collar tag! Hope he goes to a nice home..........have a great evening!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Komen For The Cure

Dear friends,

Any purchases made from my website through the end of the month, I will donate 15% to  Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  If you have been thinking about purchasing anything at all, now would be a great time!



Saturday, October 13, 2012

Another one finished!


I managed to get a lot of work in yesterday and finished up another one!  The photo I used for this piece was taken at Yeamans Hall in Charleston, SC during a visit back in the Spring.  About 98% of this one was painted using only my fingers!  I LOVE these two colors together - purple & green!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Just off the easel....finally!

30 x 30

It has been a couple of weeks since I have blogged, and that's because I have had nothing new to show you!  Finally I was able to get in the studio and finish this one, "Crest".  I experimented with "drips" on this one by wetting the paint and just letting it run in places.  Created a really cool effect I think!  There was also a lot of finger painting in this one.  I have decided the finger is actually a great painting tool!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Now Available at Alexander Scott..........

The above paintings "Winding Road", "Canopy", and "Thinking Tree" are on display at Alexander Scott in Charlotte.  Go by and check them out!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Guild of Charlotte Artists Juried Fall Show

24 x 12
I am very excited the above piece, "Sittin' Pretty" was accepted into the Guild of Charlotte Artists 2012 Juried Fall Show.  The show will run from Sept. 22- Oct. 20 and is located in the main entrance of Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews.  Go by and check out the great art.  All pieces will be for sale!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Just Off The Easel....x 2!

"Bathed In Light"
40 x 30
"Just Off Shore"
30 x 15

Today I finished two paintings......before you go and get all impressed, I have actually been working on one of these much longer than the other (I won't say which one is which)!  One of them evolved very quickly and the other I worked on a little, then looked at it for a few days, then worked on it again, then looked at it a few days, etc....  That is just the way it goes sometimes in the studio.  That is also why it is so hard to answer the question so many people ask, "How long does it take you to paint a painting?"  It is very hard to nail that answer down.  Would you be more impressed if I said a few hours or a few weeks?!  Just wondering.........

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Alexander Scott Interiors!

"Playful Shadows"  48 x 36

Beginning TODAY, you can find my work, including the one above, at Alexander Scott Interiors, 208 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC.   Alexander Scott, housed in the former McColl Center for Fine Art, strives to be the leader in the home furnishings, gifts and accessories market. Over 70 hand selected vendors, all with their own unique style and tastes, offer an array of spectacular home products.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Charlotte Living Magazine


"Rainbow Forest" 24 x 20

Check out the latest issue of Charlotte Living Magazine, Sept./Oct. issue!  My painting "Rainbow Forest" is featured on page 37 in the Local Palette section!  This is the issue that will be circulated to all the hotels and other venues during the DNC here in Charlotte next week.  Let's hope the Democrats want to buy some art!  This particular piece will be available beginning Sept. 1st at Alexander Scott Interiors.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hot off the Easel......8/21!

"Thinking Tree"
24 x 24

Some of my fellow artists have challenged me to create a painting with NO PURPLE in it!  As you can guess, purple is one of my favorite colors and somehow I end up (sometimes unconsciously) working it into every painting.  So.........look above, do you see any purple?  Only beautiful, tranquil teals and golds.....not an ounce of purple.  But don't worry for those who love purple as much as I do, it will certainly rear it's lovely head again soon.  Have a great day!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Just off the Easel.......

"In The Distance"
9 x 12

For me, these are very neutral colors!  What do you see through the trees?  Water, mountains, more trees?  There's no right or wrong answer, it's up to you.  This is also one of the smaller pieces I've worked on lately...........

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Just Off The Easel!

24" x 30"
This is one of those paintings that started out entirely different in my head, but just took it's own direction along the way.  My favorite part is the top left quarter.  As I started filling in color and branches,  that section started reminding me of a stained glass window, and I loved it, so I left it!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

That's an awful big canvas!

This big ole canvas has been sitting in the corner of my studio for at least six months now, just begging me to do something with it!  I'll have to admit it's a little bit intimidating at 48x48, so far one of the largest I have attempted to paint on.  Obviously I had grand dreams when I bought this one!  In any case, I have primed it this lovely color of Robbin's egg stay tuned to see what else I decide to do with it! 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Well, here it is, my first Blog post!  I will admit I am a little nervous about the whole "blogging" thing. Although I have not mastered Twitter, I do have a pretty good grip on Facebook, so hopefully I can handle this new piece added to my "social media" repertoire.  I will still be publishing a newsletter every month or so, but here is where I will post brand new works, right off the easel, and hopefully other information you will find interesting as I continue on this journey as an ARTIST!