A good many of us will be headed to the beach this summer! Part of the attraction are the wonderfully varied beach front properties that are for rent. Hearing the sound of the ocean waves in the background is so appealing! "Beach Beauty" is an acrylic seascape painting that makes me want to get my toes in the sand! Wouldn't you want to spend time in this place!!!
" Dream Cottage" is my version of an ideal spot to enjoy the beach! I can feel the sand between my toes as I get up from the wicker chair for a morning walk! Small spaces have always made me feel cozy and protected! I grew up in a smaller mountain ranch home in the mountains of North Carolina! If there were such a place like" Dream Cottage" , I would be quite content there! This seascape, acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas is yours to enjoy!
Beach Cottage Painting, Beach House, Coastal Art
Getting back out to paint en plein air has been a treat after a cold, rainy Georgia winter! "McFarlane Park" is an oil landscape painting of an old building on the property of McFarlane Park in Marietta, Ga. The lighting and shadows are beautiful there both morning and evening as they fall across the outbuildings there. What a joy it was to paint start this painting in such a beautiful place not too far from my home!
"The Gathering" is inspired by a front porch collection that caught my eye while visiting a country estate in the south! The sunlight bathes the objects in shades of amber! This original architectural/landscape watercolor comes archival double matted, acid free foam board, ready to frame!
Charm and Grace are desirable qualities in the female. While some men prefer a gutsy, modern type woman, it is my feeling when a woman with gentle qualities enters a room, men take notice. Mind you these coveted qualities are present in men as well! My oil painting is a depiction of what charm and grace might look like!
Painting the landscape is so enjoyable especially with the variety of vegetation year round. I was inspired to paint the hellebores (Lenten Rose) which are full of beautiful bell shaped blooms in the spring. "Sharing The Blessing" , an oil landscape painting of the southern landscape, is a donation for a fundraising event for The Atlanta Artists Center.
I once heard that in order to convey confidence in life "you gotta have attitude". I believe the young woman in this oil painting is someone I would like to spend more time with! Don't you love the color green I used for the chair! Even the chair has attitude!
Here are two contented cows and one who feels a little ignored! "Feeling Left Out" is a framed landscape oil painting on canvas of one of my most favorite animals, the cow! Having had a cow named Bessie as a child whose milk I drank at almost every meal was true country living! Milk and Cornbread was a staple at my dinner table in beautiful Western North Carolina! As my Dad used to say, "This is God's Country"! Although a city girl now with some city ways, the country does come out on occasion, especially in what I choose to paint for you! "Feeling Left Out" is beautifully framed in a light burled wood frame which compliments the colors and mood of the painting!
Marty Robbins had a huge hit song in 1957 titled "A White Sport Coat". The popular hit record came to mind while I was painting these lovely little carnations! Marty sang about a white sport coat and a pink carnation; I am humming this song in my mind as I write! "Pink Carnation" is an oil floral still life painting done from life in my studio. Having always been one of my favorite flowers, don't you agree that these compact bloomers smell just so sweet!!!
While working in my studio this winter of 2015, I just needed some sunshine! I drove to the nearest florist/ food market and found this bouquet of mixed flowers which were the perfect antidote for another gray day!!! "A Bit of Sunshine" is a floral still life oil painting that is good for the soul! The painting is archival matted in a double white mat and custom framed. Contact me for shipping charges and "A Little Bit of Sunshine" will be on it's way to you!!
9"x7" Watercolor on paper/Available Click HERE for pricing.
A friend of mine has taken such care with his cherished vintage truck! "Washed and Waxed" is an original landscape oil painting on a canvas panel. While visiting my friend's property, I photographed one of these prized trucks and fell in love with the bright red, highly polished beauty. I always wanted a bright red truck to ride around in so getting to paint one is the next best thing!
I recently attended the workshop titled "Golden Isles Plein air Workshop Series" March 23-28th, 2015. The week long workshop was located on St. Simon's Island, Georgia. Nationally acclaimed Plein Air Painters of the SE instructed in the creation of a successful plein air painting. Among the instructors were Bill Farnsworth, Mark Horton, and Richard Oversmith.The week long event ended with a fabulous opening and exhibit at Anderson Fine Art Gallery on St. Simon's Island, Georgia.
Above is an oil painting I created as a preliminary study during the workshop.