Monday, March 26, 2012

Butterball Rooster

Butterball Rooster
12"x12" Gallery Wrap

Several months ago my plein air group went to Hunter Farms here in Charlotte. It is still a very limited working farm but mainly school groups come on field trips to see the goats, chickens, roosters, donkeys and other animals in the barns.  This rotund rooster was very intent on eating and would not pose for me, much to my chagrin.  From the size of him, he doesn't miss many chances to eat!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Come Into My Garden

Come Into My Garden
8"x8" Oil on canvas panel
$150.00 unframed

Just got back from a splendid weekend in Charleston, SC.  Spring always arrives earlier down there because it is on the coast and is three hours further south.

I painted this piece last week from a photo taken on another trip.  Charleston is a favorite destination of ours and is always a great weekend getaway!

We took dozens of photos so expect to see future paintings of azaleas and window boxes bursting with color!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tangerine Trio

Tangerine Trio
6"x8" Oil on Canvas Panel
$125.00 framed

Why is it that when you have a cold that tangerines and oranges taste so good?  Drinking orange juice and eating oranges and tangerines have been a constant in my diet for the last month - yes, month!  If you are suffering through a cold, or even if you're not, go grab a tangerine -they're good for you!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hanging Out

8"x8" Oil on panel

This is a story about "firsts".  Welcome to my first blog post.  Hanging Out is also the first painting done on the first day of a recent fantastic five-day workshop that I attended in Atlanta with Dreama Tolle Perry and Leslie Byrd Saeta.  These two energetic ladies gave me the boost I needed to get started with blogging about my artwork.  I hope you come back for SECONDS!