Sunday, September 28, 2008


Really creative title, don't you think? 16x20 oil on stretched canvas. This is a favorite of mine. I hope you like it.

Bananas 16x20 oil on canvas

Friday, September 26, 2008


One more view of our group, Pieces of Eight, on vacation. I had this wonderful (?) idea that we should get up at daybreak and go out on the deck in our pj's with coffee in hand to paint a grouping of trees as the sun came up. It sounded like a perfectly logical thing to do, to me. Of the eight of us, you can see how many agreed. When I staggered out there the next morning it was dark and wet as it had rained all night. The no-see-ums were out in force and trying hard to eat us alive, but then the sun started making it's journey up behind the trees and the sky changed rapidly, one formation after another. Glorious! This was pein air painting at it's best! This is my little 5x7 oil on panel that resulted. My the way, I'm the one in pink!

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Sunrise on Spring Island

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Yesterday our paint group painted together for the first time since returning home. Six of the eight were there, Suz was under the weather and we missed her; Denette is touring South Africa for the next month and we are envious and also anxious to see the photos she will have upon return.

This 5x7, oil on panel is my attempt from yesterdays meet. If you have a place for it in your home, please leave a comment. $75. which includes shipping to the US.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


This 9x12 oil painting on stretched canvas may come to your house to live for only $99. plus shipping. If you cannot live without this sweet puppy, send me a comment below and I will contact you with details. He doesn't eat much and is housebroken, although, he is not much of a watch dog.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


One final marsh painting from my recent vacation. This is a 9x12 oil on panel.


This is another 5x7 painted last week during my vacation. I am new to plein air and really enjoyed the process, except for the bugs, changing views and intense heat and humidity. I am probably not self motivated enough to drag all my painting equipment out and battle the environment alone, so will be encouraging my paint buddies to join me often. $75.00/includes shipping in the U.S.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Vacation is over and it is time to get back to work. My paint group and I returned home yesterday after 12 days of hard work, painting plein air most every day. This is a scene of marshes from the coast of South Carolina. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please leave a comment and I will contact you. I have not figured out pay pal yet. Cannot get it to work on this blog although I do have it on my website.

Monday, September 1, 2008


I so enjoyed doing the painting last week of my granddaughter, so I decided to try one of her brother who was just down the river doing what boys do. He sat on this rock for hours watching kayaks and rafts gracefully run the rapids (or in may cases not so gracefully or so successfully).

Tomorrow I am off on a painting vacation with seven friends. We call ourselves "Pieces of Eight". We meet each week to paint and exhibit together and to "do lunch". This is our second annual trip together. We are going to the mountains of North Carolina and the seashore of South Carolina. Our plans are lots of painting, going to galleries, lots of good food and even more good wine!