Monday, December 16, 2013

Beatrix Potter Cross Stitch

Grace's Cross Stitch
16"x23" approx

Do NOT adjust your screens!  This is NOT an oil painting!  This is a very detailed Beatrix Potter counted cross stitch that I recently completed for my youngest grandchild - 4 year old Grace.

As I have done for each of my other three grandchildren, I have lovingly created a cross-stitch sampler for them to always treasure.  Before this, I usually completed the sampler within a few months of their birth and the sampler hung in their bedroom near their crib.  The only difference this time is that Grace is old enough that she can now READ what I have made!

These samplers hopefully will be treasured by them and will hang in their homes as they grow up, marry and eventually become parents.  Each of my grandchildren know that I love them very much and it is my hope that they will treasure this gift to them and treat it as an heirloom.  

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Providence Gallery Holiday Show

River Stream
24"x30" Oil on Canvas

This coming Saturday evening, December 7, 2013, will be the annual Providence Gallery Holiday Show.  Each of the artists in the Gallery will have two pieces hanging for the opening night and the art will be displayed  through the month of January 2014.  Early December is a very busy time for galleries and for those of us who enjoy seeing all the beautiful pieces displayed as we hop from gallery to gallery.  

Winters Gold
24"x30" Oil on Gallery Wrap

This is another of my pieces that will hanging in this show.  With all the cold weather we have been having, this is a very appropriate  and inviting scene with all the snow drifts clustered around the buildings and up into the woods behind the barns.  

I would love to see you if you are in the area on Saturday night.  Providence Gallery is located at 601-A Providence Road in Charlotte NC 28207.  Hope to see you there!