Photographing the scenery along country roads is always scheduled in my itinerary when traveling to my home state of North Carolina! There are rustic and romantic vistas, charming homesites , and farm animals in the fields! Even the two lane roads have a charming way of winding through the countryside! As I travel around Atlanta, I pretty much see 7 or more lanes of traffic as I go about my day! "Midday In Ironduff" , an oil landscape painting describes my response to this countryside residence situated on a huge tract of farmland. Can you just see the owners of the property climbing the hill for a home grown supper!
When sweet little birds leave their nests in late spring/early summer there may be a treasure later found after the foliage disappears! So it happened that my husband found this nest with a little something left behind! Hence, the title, "Left Behind" of my latest still life oil painting of this bird's nest! It is a marvel that the birds are able to weave their little sticks and scraps into the perfect little basket shaped objects to hold their babies!
I wait with anticipation the blooming of hydrangeas in my garden late May. I place them in vases or baskets throughout the house! It is a joy to paint them in varied styles during their blooming season! Wouldn't you like to enjoy one of my hydrangea paintings all year long!!
"Rebirth of Spring" is a landscape watercolor painting created from several of my photographs. I love the misty feeling of the background with the crispness of application of the tree trunk in the foreground. I hope the painting evokes a memory and/ or pleasant thoughts!
I had convinced a good artist friend to go to the Chattahoochee Riverbank to paint late one evening last week! It was a mild summer evening, so here we go with easel, backpack, and tripod in hand! We had a wonderful time painting beside the water looking out at these reflections and imagining how we were ever going to describe the many beautiful colors in the water! My interpretation of the events is this small landscape oil painting named appropriately " Riverbank Reflections" .
The most visited museums of the world, Musee Du Louve houses a huge collection of sculpture and paintings! A central landmark of Paris,
France, it is located at the Right Bank of the Seine. It is from the left bank of the River Seine where I most enjoyed the view of Musee Du Louve! Photographs of my trips to Paris inspired the oil landscape painting simply titled "Musee Du Louve". When planning your trip to Paris allow several ours for your visit there!
Tuscan Skies are much like our Georgia skies but with a view like no other! Villa Fontelunga is a dream of a place to spend afternoons at the end of a day trip to Florence, Italy! I choose this particular view of the Tuscan landscape overlooking the cabana where we spent several evenings by the crackling fire, enjoying comraderie and delicious Italian wines.
Outside my studio windows the late afternoon light comes from the west. Atlanta happened to have a rare occurrence of a snowfall which was wooing me into the studio! It was very therapeutic sitting at my drafting table describing with watercolor this beautiful dance of light over the snow and tree trunks.
A good friend gave us a tray of French chocolates which inspired this still life painting of the beautifully packaged chocolates and coffee! What a delicious afternoon snack for me while working in my studio. "French Chocolates" is a mixed media painting done with graphite, pen, and watercolor. The painting is custom double matted with high quality white archival mat board , backed with foam core, and ready for framing. The tonal quality of the painting makes it an excellent choice for any interior! A grouping of these small mixed medA good friend gave us beautiful French chocolates. The packaging and sweetness of the gift inspired me to paint this stilllife painting of the subject which made an impressive display !!