Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Present

The Present
8"x8" Oil on Panel
     The weekend before Thanksgiving my daughter Kim and I travelled to New York City with her Meredith College (Raleigh NC) alumni.  We had a fabulous time being tourists and of course doing the obligatory shopping that all women love to do!  We went into Tiffany's on 5th Avenue and I was so excited to see their iconic robin egg blue colored boxes wrapped up and posing for me as a gorgeous still life!  Over a year ago, I bought a tube of Gamblin Radiant Turquoise and it seemed the perfect tube to use to bring this box to life! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

1935 Hay Barn

1935 Hay Barn
8"x10" Oil
$295.00 framed
     Recently our plein air buds returned to Hunter Farms, which is one of my favorite places to paint.  We had absolutely gorgeous weather again and I scoped out the property and decided to paint this hay barn.  From this angle it looks like the barn has no roof but from my vantage point it didn't!  I think I have an affinity for old barns because of the memories I have of the times spent at my grandparents during the summers.  I remember slowly walking into the horse barn because I just knew I would come across a black snake!  To this day, I still am petrified of snakes!