Every once in a while an artist needs to paint something outside of his/her comfort zone. This painting was one of those experiences for me. People are not a typical subject for me and having all the butterflies included made it not your typical portrait. I was going for something a little magical with this one. I also think it called for an ornate frame. I hope you enjoy this one!
I just completed this 14"x18" oil on canvas of vintage McoCoy pottery and bird,a nests from my collections. The book is an old Peterson field guide of eastern birds. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did painting it! Thank you for visiting!
I just finished these two seascapes. They are both 12"x12" oil paintings on canvas. I love the Randy Higbee frames on them. I'll update my website soon with better photos. Please forgive the glare on the top painting. Thank you for looking!
This past weekend I hosted an open studio and tour of my gardens. We've lived in this rustic home for 4 years now and have completed so much work on the property. I've planted over 60 trees and shrubs and hundreds of perennials. I've also edged my flower beds with a couple pallets full of round stone. It's starting to pay off and the yard looks lovely. I plan on hosting a garden tour every June and I promise my gardens will continue to change and evolve over the years.
I was very honored to have both of my paintings accepted into the annual show at the Anderson Arts Center in Anderson, SC. My oil painting of a nautilus shell received the Foothills Community Foundation Purchase Award! The show continues through the end of May.