How to make my day!

I get an email this morning to attend an opening of an art exhibit at the Limelight gallery in Binders. Guess what I am in the show. Some wonderful collector entered my plein aire painting. I had no idea and I can’t tell you how overwhelmed this makes me feel. The reception for the special […]

Painting Large

Artists in our hometown were asked to do some paintings to fill up the bare walls in the new downtown courthouse.  They had to be large and represent some of the old/historic homes in the area. This is an old house sits at the top of Mountainside Rd.  The view of mountains must have been […]

Trying a limited palette.

Earth tones, UB and white on my new favorite canvas.

Blue Ridge Art Center – Plein Air fun – Hanging in the Gallery until October 6

These are the three selected to show in the gallery until October 6. “See a painting for 30 days” post to view other paintings.

Here we go again. Strada Easel Challenge – Paint 30 paintings in 30 days.

Day 27 Oil on Canvas – Plein air – Hay Bail on Hurt Bridge Day 27 Oil on Canvas – Plein air – rocks in backyard Day 26 Oil on Canvas – Plein air – Plein air in Cherry Log, GA w/friends Day 25 Oil on Canvas – Plein Air – Mount McBryer rd off of […]

What a Year

At the beginning of the year I open my notebook and wrote my goals for the year, as a matter of fact for the next three years.  Then I closed up my pad and never looked at them again.  I just found them and discovered I almost made it to year 3 in only one year. […]


I haven’t posted in some time and so many exciting things happened last year that I thought I would try harder to document what I am up do as an artist in 2017. This was a 31 day challenge to win an easel from Strada Easel. A challenge it was but I have to admit […]

Never Leave Life to Chance and Charlie Hunter

Never leave life to chance.  That is how Charlie Hunter popped up as one of my favorite artists on my feed.  I liked, no loved, this guy’s art work and had this emotional connection to his art immediately.  I went to his website and he was offering several workshops and, without thinking of the consequences, […]