Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Riverview 2

This was done in part on a beautiful, sparkling day by the Moorman's River, out painting with Eileen in Sugar Hollow west of Charlottesville, Va. I was working on it about an hour before the famous East Coast earthquake (the oil I worked on during the quake will be posted as soon as it's finished). We were perhaps 50 miles from the epicenter and less than half a mile downriver from the 77-foot dam at Sugar Hollow Reservoir. Needless to say, the dam held. Oil on stretched canvas, 20x16

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Vineyard Road

Done on a September morning in 2010 at Seven Oaks Farm in Greenwood, Va. Not visible: fellow painters Meg, Karen, and Eileen, on the other side of the fence to my right, painting a gorgeous view of Mirador Farm in the distance. This painting will be in a group show, "Five Women Who Paint Together," Sept. 2-30, 2011, at the Gallery @ 5th & Water, Charlottesville, Va.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Koi Pond 2

Meg West and I painted together the other day up at the koi pond at Serenity Ridge, different angles of the same subject. We started early but the oppressive heat soon set in. I returned the next day, and again later. Oil on canvas, 20" x 16"

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Guinea-Bean Arbor, Monticello

Climbing flowers of guinea beans, painted with late-afternoon sun in my eyes at Thomas Jefferson’s mountaintop garden at Monticello. One of several paintings now hanging at Java Dragon Coffee Shop in Charlottesville, Va. — the opening is tomorrow (Friday 8/4)! Oil on canvas, 14” x 11”, framed.

Monday, August 1, 2011

White Hall Vista

This was another painting outing with Meg and Eileen, on a cool spring day before all this hot weather set in. I was skeptical when Meg suggested we could paint from our cars to stay warm, but found it surprisingly comfortable. We were parked in the lot of the White Hall Community Center, looking out past fence and field to the house and mountains beyond. This is another one for the "Side by Side" show Sept. 1-30. Oil on canvas, 9" x 12".