Friday, October 14, 2011

Jessa Goes to Equador

Another 12 x 9 watercolor. This one is for Jessa who is going to Equador next month. She might even see this house - nope this is a made up place of some of the elements of Equadorian life. Enjoy your new adventure Jessa!!
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Telluride CO

This little 12 x 9 watercolor was done for my own pleasure, not to sell. This is where Jessa Davis was from, family still there. GA must have seemed tame compared with wild mtns and falls
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Leita Thompson Trailhead

Roswell in the Fall. this is a 24 x 18 watercolor, pastel rendering of the trailhead on a fall day here in the Leita Thompson park. Beautiful appalachain trails up to 3 miles long (the dreaded red trail - red velvet ants in the fall) painted with Coe plein air. She sold her painting - how exciting
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

quik sketch in Jason and Denise's back yard

This started as a sketch while Denise was working and John and Jason had gone to work also. I was alone with Rowdy and Ramses and their backyard beckoned. The coffee and stillness and shadows of their backyard made me get my sketchbook to sketch the backyard focal point. The birches. the sketching was great and then the painting followed before I realized that i was painting on sketch paper. lovely wrinkles
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring Blossoms

Years of springs passing by these particular trees on Rte 92 in GA have always wanted me to paint them.  This year I did - off the back of my van in a Chick fil A parking lot across the street.  i love to paint plein airPosted by Picasa

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Winter On The Bird Porch

Another storm hits our area, this time bringing only an inch or so as you can see from the painting. came in the night sleety and hard as I was sleeping on the couch. Woke up to another painting. cold but productive plein air snow weather this year in GA
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

45 Safari Pines (now deceased)

Across the street from Mom and Dad's place in Vero Beach. I was by myself, attending workshop, and got up early one Florida morning, set up in the driveway and painted - watching that i didn't dip my brush in coffee.
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Toccoa River - Aska Rd

Beautiful day in spring in Blue Ridge GA Mountains. Plein air painting per owner's permission on the road in front of her house. I painted her a small painting of the river for her permission and this 18 x 24" watercolor hung in the Blue Ridge Mountain Art Association Gallery for the paint out exhibition. Now it is home and I am getting ready to enter in GWS. Hope it gets accepted.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Chattahoochee River Pigeons

This 9 x 12 " painting was painted en plein air at the Don White Park in Roswell GA along the Chattahoochee River. Very hot, sunny, muggy 90 something august afternoon. Painted during the Great Chattahoochee Paint Out sponsored by Roswell Tourist Center and Jackson Gallery. A Paint Our for artists - no fee to register - reception the day before for the artists and a reception for artists and guests at the Island Ford National Park turned into a gallery the day after the four day event. well organized and will do it again. Join us in Ga all you plein air artists!
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Grand Canyon Storm clearing

We (Lauren, Mary Elise, Irene and Elaina in the girls car and Mike, John and Leonard in the guys car) took off after brunch. Sunday after Chelsea and Leonard's wedding . We left the Prescot Resort and went straight to Grand Canyon for a helicopter ride. Sad to say, the pilots were grounded and we were a bit unsure why until we had paid the Park fee of $25 per car and drove into the park. Completly socked with heavy heavy fog (we thought)) but it turned out to be rain clouds, we were actually walking in the clouds because we were so high up above the river. We got soaked and as we were looking over the edge, the storm started to clear and we watched the clouds come up the rocks and start to clear. IT WAS AWESOME!! This is my picture of that scene for ever remembered. Thanks to everyone who laughed and giggled as we got wet and dewey.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monet's Twisted Wisteria

This was painted plein air right there in Monet's garden. There were not as many wisteria blossom as it was late July but enough were there and I added some more. The lake was a pale color, the famous waterlilies are there but not featured, the bridge (so famous) was one of about twelve that were in his gardens. He painted there for 43 years and it was 4 and 1/2 acres. so lovely.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

late afternoon chicago storm

This quick painting shows the volatile weather in Chicago's afternoon and evening hours. Here in Atlanta we get storms like this at 3 or 4 in the morning. I love the energy in the clouds and the flatness of the land. Painted from the deck off the second floor in the back facing west. I do miss the stormy weather (not the icy cold) $70 original watercolor painting.
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Oliver Ranch

This is the picture that belongs to the blog dated July l. We don't be going to Las Vegas this year since John is retired from the business, I will sure miss the landscapes there and the total concentration to paint since most of the time I was alone and I was focused with no laundry, computer, housework etc.
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tropical Beach Impression

very small sketch 5x8" done en plein air on a cruise with marie and al Scrivana which Nikki had organized for their anniversary. 40 people went and we had a good time. We were right next to Al and Marie, we both had had upgrades and now had balconies and before you knew it Al had removed the privacy screen between the two balconies and we were sharing. what happened during the day with drinks, what we were going to do during the day with coffee. great time, needed time to be together with friends from old. love you
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

McKee jungle Garden Path

This is an oil painting painted in Vero Beach FLA. Very humid day as you can see from the picture, the garden was fairly empty and made this garden path mysterious. 18 x 24" original oil painting unframed painted on archival museum board for sale $150
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Great Chattahoochee Paint out

This painting of debris collection in the shallows of the Chattahooche needs just a little more work, however I have to go back and do it from real life to get the wave and sticks to pop a little more. value is the problem with painting on black gesso, up close it is great but from 15 feet away, it loses a lot and has to be compensated. I didn't step back enough so I will remedy this
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oliver Ranch, Nevada

This is the way to paint, en plein air by the side of the road, rented car with a table bought at Walmart, snacks and water and painting supplies and on the road. This so represented what I saw and a photo at least one that I could take would never get this. Outside Las Vegas heading west past the Red Rock Recreation area which I paint in - but the road drew me on.

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four times I have tried to post.  help

Thursday, June 24, 2010

NC Apple Tree

Such an aspiring and inspiring little apple tree with all its branches reaching vertically and its fruit being offered horizontally along the fence in Highlands, NC at the six blessings farm where the Andrews and we go and Dorothea and I paint.
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Madison GA

This landscape was painted at a Paint Out in Madison in tandem with their annual Tour of Homes. Madison is on the antebellum trail and have many beautiful old homes open to the public at this time of year. This particular scene is at The Oaks and is the horse pasture next to the house. During the silent auction on Sat. evening this painting and a small w/c on gesso sold and I was happy. The best painting is one you don't have to bring home. hooray.
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Poppy Party 2

I do love poppies and painting them is more fun. I just have too much shade to sucessfully grow here in GA.
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Street Palm Singapore

This is a little street palm on Jelebu St in Singapore, small ATC watercolor. $10 I'll put it on Etsy if you want it.
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Roswell Winter Storm

how beautiful to paint the falling snow. it is so quiet and i am so out of practice but i love this effect. used chinese white to show the opaqueness of the snow and sky while the snow is falling so hard. the orange are the beech tree leaves which do not fall off until spring when the new leaves emerge and push them off the tree, sort of like Sean's second tooth he lost Thursday.
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

snow landscape GA??

This is the dawn after the storm we had yesterday. Most snow we have had since we have lived here. 9/96. the temp is 25 degrees and it has been a long cold spell. too cold. I painted a snow scene yesterday and I will post it later. But this is a landscape painted by snow.
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Cannas in the Mist

This lovely landscape was painted from Judy's photo taken in Ireland. She takes wonderful pictures and makes wonderful pictures and goes all over. Judy Moore is her name and if you see her art grab it.
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