Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bobbing Along

Bobbing Along

     This painting will be one of my two entries that I will submit for a juried Guild of Charlotte Artists show this coming weekend.  The show will hang at Christ Episcopal Church Gallery here in Charlotte for the month of June.  My friend Renee spent a couple weeks in Italy this past Fall and she took hundreds of gorgeous photos and she has graciously shared her images with me. 

     "Bobbing Along" was done completely with a palette knife which is a tool that I really enjoy using.  This past February, I took a workshop in Atlanta with Leslie Saeta, and of course, we painted boats which is one of her favorite subjects.  So for this upcoming show I decided to do another boat palette knife painting.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


8"x8" oil on panel
$150.00 framed

     Ever since my recent workshop earlier this month with Dreama Tolle Perry, I have been wanting to paint a cupcake using all my transparent oils.  Dreama always has photos for us to paint from during our musical easels time on the last day of the workshop  and several other artists chose the cupcake.  They all turned out so well that I wanted to try one.  My friend/family member Asheley told me about a store only three miles from my house that runs a $2 special every Tuesday.  Off I drove to SAS Cupcakes and bought this creamy cupcake with sprinkles.  Guess what's for dessert tonight!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012


24"x18" oil on canvas

     I feel like I have been missing in action for the last three weeks!  I have not been very diligent in posting to my blog lately but I have been very busy painting, entering shows, attending art classes and attending my second Dreama Tolle Perry workshop in Cary NC.  It was a fabulous three-day workshop and I learned so much from such a giving teacher.  If  you love color and lots of it, I highly recommend her workshops but you have to act fast because they sell out as soon as they are posted! 

     This painting was entered into "A Natural View", a yearly juried art exhibit presented by The Schiele Museum of Natural History and the Gaston County Art Guild.   I have been fortunate enough to have at least one of my two entries accepted each year for the last four years.  Both of my paintings were juried in this year and this painting was purchased by one of the five sponsors.  In the last few years, Steve and I have visited Grand Teton National Park two times and each visit has given me hundreds of photo references of some of my favorite things to paint-trees.  This grove of trees is near the Gros Ventre Slide area of the park near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.