Thursday, March 31, 2011

Peach Orchard Springtime

These lovely peach orchards are just about a mile from my neighborhood. I loved painting them!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Two nice awards

These two paintings won recent awards in local art shows. The orange slices won first place in the Guild of Charlotte Artist 2010 holiday show. The vineyard road painting won second prize in the Matthews Artist Guild spring 2011 show.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Treehouse Vineyard, Monroe NC

Today we went to a vineyard with elaborate treehouses. You could rent the treehouse for the night! I should have taken a photo. I'm working on seeing more colors in the greens. At first this painting was way too colorful and I spent a lot of time toning it down.

Monday, March 7, 2011


For the last two weeks, I've been making myself complete two or three small paintings a week- this is helping me recognize my errors.The last few months have been a huge "painting struggle" for me. I feel an improvement coming...but I'm not quite there yet. I am starting to see my mistakes faster, so this is good. I started out with a "colorist" idea- but I slowly started painting local colors. Ugh. I will try again!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rocker Shadows

A few fellow painters and I went to a local horse farm today. I decided not to paint horses! The shadows on this rocker appealed to me. It still needs a little touch up on the back of the rocker but it's mostly done.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Paint brushes

This 6X6 was done today for a charity event. It was fun to do something different.