Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Symphony



9x12 inch oil on linen

Found a photo of this beautiful park on Morguefile.com. You can find lots of beautiful reference photos on this site. After enjoying a week at the beach I was reminded how a scene can really calm you and remind you of the amazing beauty of God's creation. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Blues

5x7 inch oil on linen

Loved sitting on the beach under my umbrella and painting the ocean. It is amazing to see all of the colors that show up in the waves. There are all colors of blue and in the shadows of the wave is an interesting green color. I am totally missing my week of painting in Florida. I hope to someday be able to stay there during the winter months—I would totally enjoy that.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Breeze

 8x8 inch oil on linen

I enjoyed a week with my family on beautiful Satellite beach in Florida. I was able to paint 6 plein air paintings, so I was excited to come home and share with you guys. I highly recommend this beach if you would like to visit the Kennedy Space Center and Orlando. The beach was not crowded at all and had lots of painting inspiration all around.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lioness Study

5x7 inch oil on linen

Painted this lioness for the Daily Paintworks Challenge this week. Be sure and visit the challenge to see all of these beautiful creatures.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Country Road

9x12 inch oil on linen

Enjoyed this weeks challenge on Daily Paintworks! It inspired me to start another 9x12 landscape, so now I have 3 almost completed. Yay, excited to be painting larger again! Be sure and visit the path challenge on Daily Paintworks
Thanks for viewing! 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Resting in the Garden - SOLD

5x7 inch oil on linen
Available at A. Holiday and Company

This is another of the plein air pieces I have neglected to post from the Hermitage. This is Andrew Jackson's resting place in a beautiful garden on the grounds of his home.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Best of Both Worlds

6x8 inch oil on raymar canvas

Hawaii to me is the best of both worlds with the tropical environment and the beautiful mountains in the background. Loving my virtual vacations! 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

On My Way - SOLD

5x7 inch oil on linen

Okay, this is one of the many places I want to visit someday. For now I will paint my dream locations when I need a getaway.  Here are a few facts about the Arc de Triomphe. Have you visited Paris?
  1. The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. 
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
  4. Construction started: August 15, 1806
  5. Height: 164' (50 m)
  6. Opened: 1806

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Swimming Right Along

 5x7 inch, oil on linen
Purchase here

Decided I would join the paint a fish challenge on daily paintworks. I have had photos of koi from a vacation for years and have yet to paint. This was just what I needed to push me to paint them.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Just a Country Girl

5x7 inch oil on linen canvas board

I have been busy with my local plein air group and I will be posting paintings I painted for the show soon. I wanted to relax a bit and go back to the farm. Aah.......can't you smell the country air. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Strutting His Stuff - SOLD

5x7 inch oil on linen

This showy guy was right outside my studio window. I had to sneak and get a photo before Coco saw him and scared him off. I thought he was wanting his portrait painted, but soon discovered two girls were close by.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Everthing is Coming Up Roses


5x7 inch oil on linen board

Might have gotten a little carried away with these roses—think I got a little brush happy.  Need someone to tell me to put down my brush. This I painted for this weeks daily paintworks challenge. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Summertime Magic


5x7 inch oil on linen

There is nothing like a beautiful summer day with the one you love. Love candid photos of kids, dogs and couples like this. Would love to have a series of these kind of moments.

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