Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mountain Memories, 7x11, mixed media


Something a little bit different today..............



As much as I love the beach, I also love the mountains.


I always hear music in the air when I visit the Smoky's........


Hope you enjoy this little post card from North Carolina!

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$46

Monday, June 27, 2011

SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK, 6X8, OIL, SOLD


Remember those lazy, hazy days of summer...not now, but back in the day?


Back when the greatest feeling in the world was grab one of these babies, run down the dock and take a flying leap into the lake or pond.


Back when your biggest worry was  who would you go to the sock hop with!  For those of you who don't have those memories.....that means "a dance"!


SOLD

Thursday, June 23, 2011

CANDLESTICK WITH PALM SHADOWS, 4X12", OIL


When summer comes and the earth tilts just right,  the most beautiful shadows of palms come through my window.

You may have noticed that I have been placing fruit, vegetables and other paintings there for several weeks now.


Isn't nature the most beautiful gift!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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$129

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marshes of Maine, 6x6, Oil, SOLD

This is another of my little marsh paintings, thanks to Donna Vines for the reference photo.

I am experimenting today and have entered this in the Daily Paintworks auction.  I have set a price of $56.00 for this 6x6 painting and at the end of the auction, if it has not been sold,  I will list it on my Etsy site  at $69.95.


I hope you will check out my gallery at Daily Paintworks and if you like this little painting, take advantage of the opportunity to purchase it at a discount.

Monday, June 20, 2011

STILL HERE, 6X8, OIL SOLD


The equation of animal and vegetable life is too complicated a problem for human intelligence to solve, and we can never know how wide a circle of disturbance we produce in the harmonies of nature when we throw the smallest pebble into the ocean of organic life. 


George Perkins Marsh
1801 - 1882




American conservationist was the first to reveal the menace of environmental misuse, to explain its causes, and to prescribe reforms. 








130 years later, we are still struggling with the same problems.......and yet, the wild areas are "Still here".


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SOLD
I have returned from an exciting vacation in Europe and cannot wait to get in the studio.  I have lots of wonderful photos for inspiration...stay tuned!

Friday, June 17, 2011

MOUNTAIN HOME, 6X8, OIL



In my Tennessee mountain home 
Life is as peaceful as a baby's sigh 
In my Tennessee mountain home 
Crickets sing in the fields near by 

Dolly Parton




If it's good enough for Dolly, it's good enough for me! Just put your feet up and relax awhile.







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80

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

PALM SHADOWS FELL ACROSS THE APPLE, 6X8, OIL SOLD

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SOLD
"Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides."

Junichiro Tanizaki



The mantra of an artist.







This time of the year, nature gives me  the most beautiful shadows pouring through my bay windows in the early evening.


Enjoy the beauty around you.


SOLD

Monday, June 13, 2011

TOUR EIFFEL, 11X14, ORIGINAL COLLAGE




If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.

Ernest Hemingway



If you cannot live in Paris, do the next best thing...pretend!


Hubby has been  minding the home fires while I flit through London and Paris with my friend Donna and my granddaughter, Courtney.  We will return in a few days, full of inspiration!


Bon Jour!


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110

Friday, June 10, 2011

PACIFIC SUNDOWN, 4X12, OIL, SOLD



It seems odd to me to see the sun set over the ocean.  In Florida, of course, it is just the opposite.  But, thanks to Shelley Smart I was able to paint this sunset.


Sometimes, I like to put my artwork in places other than on the walls.


Hope you're happy when the sun goes down today!

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SOLD

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

RIVER SUNRISE, 6X8, OIL-SOLD


"I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river
Is a strong brown god - sullen, untamed and intractable."

From Four Quartets - The Dry Salvages

T.S. Eliot (1944)





A view of Florida's Indian River and part of the inter-coastal system that travels the east coast.




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80

Monday, June 6, 2011

MRS. CHILDERS' GARDEN, 8X6, OIL SOLD



"In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove;
In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”

Alfred, Lord Tennyson




An elderly widow lived next door.
She is gone now......
But her garden lives on.





An ode' to Mrs. Childers.
SOLD


Friday, June 3, 2011

MY FAVORITE PLACE, 4X8, OIL


How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! ~John Muir

This is how I welcome the morning, sitting on my porch, watching the sun peek over the mountain and flooding the old dogwood tree with light.




John Muir was speaking of the wilderness of California, but he may well have witnessed these mornings in Carolina.


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$80

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

FRUIT SALAD, 8X10


Fruit Salad, Yummy, yummy
Fruit Salad, Yummy, yummy
Fruit Salad, Yummy, yummy



Yummy, yummy
Yummy, yummy



Fruit Salad!




The Wiggles!


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150

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