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Friday, July 30, 2010

"Back From The Post - Cashiers, NC" SOLD

12"x9" Oil on Linen/Board sold

This was the second painting that I did during the "Quick Draw" on the last day of the Plein Air Paint Out. I really loved how the light twinkled in between the trees back in the back. This was actually painted on the grounds of The Village Green in front of the Post Office. This is what you see as you drive out from picking up your mail.

"Mountain Clouds - Cashiers, NC"

10"x8" Oil on Linen/Board

I was at Stillwater Farm on top of a high hill looking out over the tree tops below me to see the magnificent cloud formations and distant mountain. I wish I knew which mountain that was. But regardless, the view was breathtaking. I love this place!!

"Cooling Waters - Cashiers, NC" SOLD

12"x9" Oil on Linen/Board $450. SOLD

This was one of my "Reserve" paintings which means that I held it back until the final day to be judged by the Paint Out's Jurer.

It was sold soon after I placed it on the wall.

I stood on the small bridge which crossed this babbling brook. Back inside the wood you can see a small waterfall; and the sound was heavenly. It was hot there during the day and the cooling water of this brook refreshed me as I painted.

"Afternoon Sunlight -Cashiers, NC" SOLD

10"x8" Oil on Linen/board SOLD

I was actually about to "close up shop" for this day's painting; all ready to head toward the car and pack up when I looked up and saw how the sunlight was back-lighting the edges of these trees against the cool (almost "cold") backdrop of distant trees. "WOW!" was my reaction and I knew I wasn't yet finished for the day.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Still-Life with Table Runner & Apples" NFS

Not Available For Sale

9"x12" Oil on Linen mounted Board

This was actually my morning painting today. The following post is this afternoon's painting. It was still cloudy when I painted this piece. This is the same glass-top table on which I painted the afternoon painting. The reflections are more subtle in this one. Challenging but fun! Thanks, Susie!! Loved painting with you today!!

"Floating Rose in a Glass Bowl filled with Rocks" SOLD

8"x10" Oil on Linen mounted on Board SOLD
Sometimes it's the rain that drives us indoors to paint a still-life instead of painting en Plein Air;
Sometimes it's the oppressive heat. Today it was both.
This morning we set up this glass bowl filled with water & rocks on a glass table top. The reflections were incredible and challenging. As I painted this one, the sun came out revealing even more beautiful reflections on the glass top table and inside the bowl. "Editing" is the name of the game today.

"Arbor Entry" Cashiers, NC Plein Air Painting SOLD

10"x8" Oil on Linen mounted on Board   sold
Painted En Plein Air in Cashiers North Carolina during the Village Green Plein Air Paint Out.
This is a spectacular home of a dear friend. . . I love these types of garden "doorways" which evoke my curiosity. . . "what is beyond?" Her flowers were profuse and the afternoon sun was glorious.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Garden's Splendor - Cashiers, NC" SOLD

10"x8" Oil on Linen mounted on board   SOLD
This was the first of two paintings that I painted during the 3-hour "Quick Draw" event Saturday July 17th.
This day finalized the glorious week of painting for the First Annual Cashiers Plein Air Paint Out. I was unable to photograph every painting I produced, but if the organization makes available what they catagorized, I'll see about posting those.
Until then, go to their website and view the photographs. It was so fun!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

"First Annual Cashiers Plein Air Paint Out July 12 - 17" www.villagegreencashiersnc.com

I have been preparing for my first Plein Air Paint Out event in Cashiers North Carolina. This is a juried event in which 19 other National Plein Air Painters are participating to raise charitable monies through the Plein Air paintings' sales. The Main Event Charity Fundraiser will be held the evening of Friday July 16. Saturday July 17 is the "Quick Draw" competition in which I will be a part. Join us in the cool North Carolina mountains and cheer your favorite artist on! Fresh paintings will be available all week from Monday July 12 through Friday at the main event as well as Saturday afternoon after the quick draw.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

"Springtime in July?" SOLD

12"x9" Oil on Linen mounted on board

Mid-July and the colors of the Crepe Myrtle Trees and Japanese Maples are exploding!
I found this little entry way into one of the graveyards behind the Circular Church and was captivated by this path surrounded by the glorious color of summer in the South!