Saturday, December 31, 2011

Oops .... Just Posted Comments

I apologize to those who have commented, then didn't see their comments.  I JUST NOW realized I hadn't published them.  Oops!!!  So now they should be up for all the world to see.  I appreciate your comments, and enjoy them all, so I hope you will keep it up.  Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to Everyone!

Wishing everyone, near and far, a wonderful 2012.

If it didn’t Bring you Joy,
Just Leave it Behind.
Let’s Ring in the New Year
With Good Things in Mind.
Let Every Bad Memory Go
That Brought Heartache and Pain.
And let’s Turn a New Leaf
With the Smell of New Rain.
Let’s Forget Past Mistakes
Making Amends for This Year.
Sending You These Greetings
To Bring you Hope and Cheer
Happy New Year!
Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tiny Painting

A tiny oil painting, 3"x3" 

I can now post this tiny painting, as it was also a Christmas gift.  Done on a 3 inch by 3 inch canvas, and resting on an equally small wooden easel, these little "gems" can be set around almost anywhere.  This one is of a beloved Cocker Spaniel, and will sit next to someone recovering from illness.  The photo is a bit washed out, but hopefully you get the idea.  Hope everyone has had wonderful holidays times, and looking forward to an equally wonderful new year!

Monday, December 26, 2011

House Commission
Oil on Panel - 5"x5"

I can post this now, since it is after Christmas, as this was a present.  I enjoyed it for the family that commissioned it.  A small little gem of a painting, framed with a heavy, 4" wooden, tooled, gold frame.  I love these little paintings, they are fun to do!  Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Plein Air in December

Forestville en Plein Air
Oil on Canvas

A group of people in our area of Virginia have started the Shenandoah Valley Plein Air Painters group.  Two weeks ago four of us met in the small village of Forestville, to paint.  Forestville has an old school house which is now used by the local Ruritan group.  They have restored this wonderful old building, which sits high on a hill over-looking the village.  Although it was a cold, December day, we all wore lots of clothes and painted for a few hours.  It took me a little while to decide what I wanted to paint, and decided upon a different way of looking at the building.  Enjoy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Different Perspectives

Patchwork Lives
Oil on canvas
3ft x 4ft

I have been very interested in painting scenes from a different perspective for a long time.  Many of my work has been done with this in mind.  The show that will be coming up for the month of January, in OASIS Gallery, in Harrisonburg, VA, is titled "Different Perspective".  In 2012 I will be working on more of these, as well as other subjects that show a different way of looking at them.  Lots of ideas are perking in my brain.  More on that later.