Thursday, January 11, 2018

Collaboration Post #4

"Evening's Mooring"
5 x 7
Oil on Panel
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This post will benefit the Apalachicola Bay & Riverkeeper organization, with 20% of the sales proceeds going to this charitable organization whose mission is to provide stewardship and advocacy for the protection of the Apalachicola River and Bay, its tributaries and watersheds, in order to improve and maintain its environmental integrity and to preserve the natural, scenic, recreational, and commercial fishing character of these waterways.  This is a scene from the mouth of the Apalachicola River in Apalachicola, Florida.  It's a beautiful area and a treasured natural resource worthy of protection.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Collaboration Post #3


"Ah Nuts"
5 x 7
Oil on Panel
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Benefiting American Forests a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting and restoring threatened forests ecosystems as well as promoting expansion of urban forests, 30% of the sales proceeds will be donated to American Forests.  Click the link to learn more about what they do.  So crucial to our planet's health and our quality of life, we can't live without our forests. Squirrels are important tree planters in the forest ecosystem.  This little guy was quite industrious with his mouth full of nuts.  This original oil painting is framed in solid wood gold frame.  The buyer will receive confirmation of the donation.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Collaboration Month - Post #2

"Mountain Grazing"
6 x 8
Oil on Panel
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Today's post is of a scene at the farm of Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC.  It's in a beautiful valley surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and is my new favorite place to paint.  The farm at Warren Wilson College is a working farm run by the students and practices sustainable agriculture.  Not only do they feed the students with their bounty, they also sell to the local community.  As part of "Collaboration Month", 20% of the sales proceeds will be donated to the Warren Wilson Farm.  I want this farm be here forever!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Crafting a Collaborative Life

"Winter Leaves II"
8 x 10
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I am so  impressed by the concept of “open sourcing”.  It comes from the software industry where the software is written to be used as a public collaboration, made freely available to anyone who can use or modify it so long as it is freely redistributed.  Share with one another.  Someone was paying attention in kindergarten!

Collaboration - what a concept.  Working together to create a better world for everyone.  This word keeps rolling around in my head.  This new year I am crafting a collaborative life in my own small way.  My husband and I have moved to North Carolina to be closer to my parents as they get older.  We are collaborating with them so that they can live out their elder years as peacefully and safely as possible, bearing witness to this part of their journey.  The move has given me an opportunity to seek out a studio in which to paint.  I found one in Black Mountain at The Red House Gallery which is operated by The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League.  I am excited to be a part of this group of artists and looking forward to potential creative collaborations.

So in that spirit, January is “Collaboration Month”.  Every painting posted and sold in the month of January will have a part of the proceeds donated to a non-profit organization that is doing real work to making this world a better place. It's my way of giving back to the people, places and things that give me inspiration to paint.  The paintings will be available through my website under the category - what else -  “Collaborations”.  Confirmations of the donations will be provided to the buyers.

Today's post is a wintry scene in Franklin, TN near the Harpeth River. 20% of the sales proceeds will be donated to The Harpeth Conservancy, a science-based organization dedicated to clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee. They are doing great work and are dedicated to their mission.

Monday, October 30, 2017

"The Golden Child""

"The Golden Child"
20 x 16
Oil on Linen
This painting will also be included in the Radnor Lake show sponsored by the Chestnut Group, Nov 2-5

Saturday, October 28, 2017

"Gold on the Trail"

"Gold on the Trail"
12 x 6
Oil on Panel
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This will be included in the Radnor Lake show, Nov 2-5, 2017, sponsored by the Chestnut Group.

"Out of the Mist"

"Out of the Mist"
12 x 16
Oil on Linen
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This will be included in the Radnor Lake show sponsored by the Chestnut Group, Nov 2-5, 2017.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

"The Look"

"The Look"
11 x 14
Oil
I am behind on posting to my blog.  I have a couple of shows I am working on finishing paintings to submit.  The first begins in September at Casa Azafran sponsored by the Tennessee Art League.  This is one of the paintings to be submitted for the show from a photo I took at Celebrate Nashville a few years ago.  It was a sunny day so I don't know if the look is from seeing something that displeases her or the sun simply shining in her eyes.  At any rate, I had fun with all the color, experimenting with thick paint and palette knife application on the background.

Friday, June 2, 2017

"Summer Peaking"

"Summer Peaking"
8 x 10
Oil
We had the opportunity to visit Telluride, Colorado last summer, my first trip to the Rockies.  Definitely one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.  Mountains speak to me in a way that nourishes my soul and these mountains were sooooo majestic.  They took my breath away.

This painting is part of the Tennessee Art League exhibit at the Green Hills Library in Nashville.  The show will be up for the month of June.

Contact me by email if you are interested in this piece.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

"Peaked Interest"

"Peaked Interest"
9 x 12
Oil on Linen Panel
Framed
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This is one of the beautiful old houses in downtown Franklin, TN. It was an exercise in perspective.  Click here to see an image of the framed painting.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

"Ah Nuts"

"Ah Nuts"
5 x 7
Oil on Panel
Gold Framing
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This industrious backyard squirrel managed to carry two nuts at one time.  He looks beautiful set in a gold floater frame.  Click here to see the frame.

Monday, November 21, 2016

"Evening's Mooring"

"Evening's Mooring"
5 x 7
Oil on Panel
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I spotted these boats that were put up for the night  in Apalachicola, Florida, a neat little fishing village on the "Forgotten Coast."  They've managed to preserve the historical buildings in town and limit the high rise condos along the coast.  I hope it stays that way.  This painting is framed in a beautiful gold frame, ready for hanging.  Click here to see a picture of the frame.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

"Lean To"

"Lean To"
8 x 8
Oil on Panel
Hope this little shed finds a home at the Art for Inspiration Show at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Franklin, TN  November 12-13, 2016.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

"The Girl with the Yellow Skirt"

"The Girl with the Yellow Skirt"
20 x 24
Oil

 Dancing the folk dance of her native land, Mexico, she swirls, she twirls, she dances feeling beautiful in her dress. What a gift to be able to celebrate her heritage.  This painting as been accepted into the Tennessee Art League juried art show to be held at TSU's downtown Nashville campus.  The show runs from Nov 3, 2016 to January 3, 2017.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

"Grace Revealed"
8 x 10
Oil on Linen
"Much Joy to Behold"
8 x 10
Oil on Linen

These two love birds were commissioned for a collector's birthday present.  The female cardinal has a subtle beauty and is not as easy to spot.  Grace can be like that.  You have to pay attention, sometimes to notice it, but it's there.  The male cardinal is a flash of red and you really have to be asleep not to notice him.  His bright color brings me much joy.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

"Bella"
9 x 12
Oil on Linen
Meet Bella.  She has such a regal aura about her, even when playing in the river, and is striking to behold.  This pet portrait was painted as a gift to a family friend.

Friday, September 16, 2016

"Ancestral Ties"
16 x 12
Oil on Linen
Sold
So many of us need to know where we come from.  This young woman is proud of her ancestral roots.  Yet I like to think she is looking forward, not knowing what the future holds, going with hope that she will not only persevere, but thrive.  Inspiration from Celebrate Nashville.
"Best in Show"
Kaleidoscope Juried Art Show
Chromatics Second Floor Gallery

Friday, August 26, 2016

"Bluffs of the Harpeth"
20 x 12
Oil
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This is of the beautiful bluffs area of the Harpeth River.  Captain Jim of Blue Heron Cruises took a group of artists on a late afternoon scenic nature cruise up the Cumberland River into the mouth of the Harpeth to see the bluffs area.  Nice ride on a pontoon that I highly recommend!  I hope to include this painting in the Chestnut show benefiting the Cumberland River Compact in late October.

Friday, August 19, 2016

"Let Go the Morn"

"Let Go the Morn"
8 x 10
Oil on Panel
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This is one of the barns at Harlingsdale Farm in Franklin, TN.  The farm was once a horse farm associated with the Tennessee Walking Horse industry and is now a public park.  It's a great place to paint.  This painting is included in the Chestnut Group show "Scenes of the Harpeth" to benefit the Harpeth River Watershed Assoc.