Wednesday, August 31, 2011

BIRD'S EYE VIEW, 10x8, Palette Knife, oil SOLD


SOLD

Nothin' could be finer
Than to be in Carolina
In the Morning

Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson

I have to agree with Gus (he wrote the words).  Especially when you are gazing off the top of one of the highest mountains in the Blue Ridges.


I rugged scene calls for rugged strokes and a large palette knife!



But wait!!!  That doesn't mean I don't appreciate my home state too!

SOLD





APPRECIATE YOUR DAY!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

A PERFECT SUMMER DAY ON THE PORCH, 6X8, Oil



I would like to spend my lazy afternoons here.


Sitting in a soft chair, a great book in one hand.....


and a cool drink in the other.  Oh, and a foot stool too, so I could drift off and take a short nap if the mood would strike....and you know it would!

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$85

Friday, August 26, 2011

UP CHILDERS' BARN ROAD, 5X7", SOLD


Living on the side of a mountain is not easy...all those hills to climb, clinging on the edge of the bluff....


The natives in North Carolina, live mostly in the valleys and the foothills, the summer folk live on top of the mountains.


I live in the valley.  There is an old saying "It's better to have a friend with a boat, than to have a boat" which I have changed to "It's better to have a friend with a mountain view, than to haul everything you own up the side of a mountain!"

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SOLD

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

IL PEPERONE ROSSO GRANDE DA ROMA, 6X8,SOLDOIL STILL LIFE


Well, that title is quite a mouthful, but I just couldn't help myself!


After all, it is a very grand red pepper, and I did photograph it while in Rome.



Arrivederci  for now!

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SOLD

Monday, August 22, 2011

SUMMER IN THE BLUE RIDGE, 8x6, OIL, SOLD


The mountains are a beautiful place to be in the summer.


Mother Nature's garden is the most stunning of all.


Enjoy the day!!

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SOLD

Friday, August 19, 2011

TRIO DE POIRES SUR LA PLAQUE, 6X8, Oil, Canvas Board, SOLD



I could have called this "Three Pears on a Plate"


That would have been an accurate description of this painting.



But somehow it sounds so much more elegant in French!  Why is that?
Enjoy!

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$100

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

THE SWAMP, 6X8, OIL



Football season is almost here..........


My husband is already stationed in front of the television, surrounded in popcorn and beer.



I prefer to focus on pumpkins, fresh apples, cool evenings and colorful trees.

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90

Monday, August 15, 2011

THE TOP OF THE WORLD, 6x8, OIL on Canvas Board




Waterrock Knob is a must-stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Located at Milepost 451.2 (just 18 miles from the end of the Parkway), it features the last hiking trail along the Parkway as you travel toward the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This peak (6,292 feet) is the 16th highest mountain in the Eastern United States - and the the 15th highest of the 40 mountains in North Carolina over 6,000 feet. There are fantastic views both east and west from the parking area, home to a Visitors Center and restrooms. It's one of the best places in the North Carolina mountains to watch a sunrise or sunset.



If you have never climbed a mountain, this is not the one to start on!


Although the trail is not long, only 1.4 miles, it is very steep and involved climbing over giant boulders, some of which were spotted with blood (yikes!).

On the other hand, my 9 year old grandson sprinted up the trail like a deer.

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$85

Friday, August 12, 2011

Johnny's Barn, 6x8", original oil, canvas board SOLD

"I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing."
Johnny Carson (October 23, 1925 - January 23, 2005)

This is not really "Johnny's Barn", but I kind of liked the idea of him sitting back there, trying to think up something unacceptable to do.



This is the final post for "Barn Week" at the studio.  I still have more barn paintings rattling around but I will save them for another time.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping bye.



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

IF WALLS COULD TALK, 6X8, Original Oil, Canvas Board


Sometimes I wonder about the stories connected to these old barns.  If you remember my last post, I have been vacationing in North Carolina for a few weeks and returned with plenty of images.  So I proclaim this to be "Barn Week" at the studio.



On this one I wanted to work with a purple/green color combination and also to try to get some nice loose strokes in the scene.


I'll be listing this in the Daily Paintwork's auction today.

Thanks for stopping by.

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100


Monday, August 8, 2011

THE OLD BARN SLEEPS, IGNORED, 5X7, SOLD Original Oil, Canvas Board


The old barn sleeps, ignored, beside the highway
Where tourists thunder by, vacation bound
And in her dreams, she sees her past unfolded
And ghosts of folk who once walked here-around

P. Smith


Autumn is just around the corner.  How did this happen so fast?


I have been spending a lot of time in western North Carolina...so expect a lot of barn paintings in the near future!

Hope your's is a happy day :0)
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SOLD

Thursday, August 4, 2011

THE END OF SUMMER. 5X7, OIL, CANVAS BOARD




It's the end of summer
Its the end of it all
Those days are gone, it's over now, we're moving on
It's the end of summer
But we'll see it all again
So hold on to the moment till then

Theory of a Deadman - End of Summer
Maloy/Connolly/Brenner/Back







The end of summer in the mountains of western North Carolina, waiting for the cold, wet days to come.


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$70

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES,SOLD, 6X6, ORIGINAL OIL, CANVAS BOARD



Life was just a tire swing
"Jambalaya" was the only song I could sing
Blackberry pickin' eatin' fried chicken
and I never knew a thing about pain
Life was just a tire swing

Jimmy Buffett





Did you have one in your back yard?

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SOLD

Monday, August 1, 2011

GARDENS OF HYDE PARK, 7X5, OIL ON CANVAS BOARD SOLD


How many gentle flowers grow
In an English country garden?
I'll tell you now of some I know
And those I'll miss I hope you'll pardon
Daffodils, heart's ease and phlox
Meadowsweet and lilly stalks 
Gentain, lupine and tall hollihocks
Roses, foxgloves, snowdrops, forget-me-nots
In an English country garden.



Sharpe/Jordan




A beautiful garden and cottage in Hyde Park, London England.


SOLD

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