I love summers in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Everything seems to glow, and take your breath away.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Abstract Sailboat Painting, Palette Knife Artwork, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Red Sails" 9x12" Oil on Canvas
Are you a sailor?
I am doing a series of abstract sailboats for my Florida home. I want them to be bright tropical colored palette knife paintings, with plenty of texture.
This is my first try, a 9x12" oil. I plan to do more and will post them here as I complete them.
Thanks for viewing my blog today.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Since we are on the subject of dogs...............meet Bennett
A client sent me a photo to work with on this piece. The dog was such fun to paint. I just knew that Bennett was high energy and fun loving. Don't you agree?
The better the photo, the better the painting.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
When I go on my daily walk, up and down the country roads, I marvel at the gorgeous wildflowers and weeds (?) I find. It was on these walks, that I discovered the lovely daylilies I planted in Florida, grow wild in the mountains.
So that is the inspiration for this painting, as I gathered these blooms from the ditches and easements along the country roads.
I plopped them in a favorite piece of pottery and started painting.
This piece is 9x12x.75"
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
I have been spending so much time in the Blue Ridge Mountains, my trips to the beaches have suffered. Time to roll out of bed before the sun, grab a cup of coffee and go for a short drive to the sea.
It is so enjoyable here, cool, serene.....I feel refreshed and ready to start my day.
Do you have a happy place too?
This painting was commissioned by a client who saw a similar work on my Etsy site. The piece she wanted was already sold. I was happy to do a similar painting in the size she desired.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Tropical Landscape Palette Knife Painting with Texture, Coastal and Beach House Wall Decor, Florida Theme Artwork, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting
Another beautiful day in sunny Florida!
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
I wanted to create a soft, soothing floral still life. Painted on .75" deep canvas, with painted sides. Finished with a light spray of varnish to enhance and protect the colors.
Hope you enjoy it!
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Last year we left beautiful western North Carolina, and moved to Florida. We are missing the beautiful scenes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Smoky Mountains.