Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Small Works!

I have been loving painting smaller works over the last few weeks.  I got really excited over some small moody NYC scenes, and then earlier this week, I just really wanted to paint a bit tighter and found this ribbon candy that has been sitting in the studio for a year or more waiting for the right time.  (I wouldn't try to eat it, but it wasn't in bad shape considering! )  :)
How blessed I am to be able to do what I love!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

Carrying On  11" x 14" oil on panel

October Snow 8" x 8"  oil on panel
Evening Commute 6" x 6" oil on panel

Sunny Side of the Street  6" x 6" oil on panel

Ribbon Candy  12" x 12" oil on panel

Monday, November 12, 2012

Heart Of Ohio Magazine

I am so pleased and honored to be featured in the Nov/Dec issue of "Heart Of Ohio" magazine!!  My painting titled, Time in a Bottle, is on the front cover!  It's a beautiful magazine that speaks about people and places in our area of Ohio.  If you  get a chance, click here to check out the article and magazine!
Heart of Ohio - Nov/Dec 2012
Heart Of Ohio Magazine Nov/ Dec

I have also been working on my smaller pieces and here are two works completed so far for the 'Small and Wonderful' show at the Hammond Harkins Gallery in Bexley, OH opening Nov. 30!  I'm hoping to finish a few more for the show and look forward to seeing you there!
Rollin" In 9" x 12" oil on panel

Feels Like Fall 11" x 14" oil on panel

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Birthday celebrations!

This week I took some time to work on paintings as birthday presents to two special friends.  The first is"Snowflake" for darling Bailey, who is now 12!  And the second is "Stella", for my dear friend, Michelle, who turns the big 5-0!  Happy birthday ladies, and wishes for many, many more!
Snowflake 11" x 14" oil on panel

Stella 12" x 12" oil on panel
Next week I start on more small works for the "Small and Wonderful show at the Hammond Harkins Gallery, in Bexley, OH. which opens Friday, November 30!  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Home Sweet Home!

What a wonderful, crazy week we have had.  A week ago today we unloaded paintings and then enjoying a nice afternoon poolside at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island.  What an incredible place, we felt so blessed to be there!  That evening I did a painting demonstration for The Wells Gallery "Art Uncorked" event in the resort.  I had a great evening talking with, and meeting people from all over the country.  Mary Ellen got the "furthest drive award" and I was so glad she came and we got to talk a bit! Thanks to Hume, Emily, Kelly and the staff of The Sanctuary for a wonderful time.  After the show, we headed north again so we could make it home for our youngest son Ty's last football game of the season Friday night. (They won!)  Saturday was a day filled with family, friends, amazing food and some Halloween fun!  We started off the day with a quick visit with our oldest daughter, Cat, who had just driven in from NYC for a wedding and my fathers' 86th birthday party.  We then went to see oldest son, Connor, at ONU for lunch, drove on to Heidelberg Univ. to see our second oldest daughter, Kaleigh, play is the high schools' district volleyball game (they lost :(.. ) and continued on to The Culinary Vegetable Institute where we changed into American Gothic zombies and enjoyed an amazing meal prepared by Executive Chef Tony Dee of Eddie Merlot's for their October Earth to Table event. On Sunday we celebrated my dad's 86th in style with family and friends and tons more good food as Chef Tony and his lovely fiance', Kacey, came and stayed a day with us before heading back to Indianapolis to finish packing to move to Chicago this week.  His parents, our dear friends, Vicky and Dave, finally made it home to Virginia Beach through Hurricane Sandy yesterday, just a day or two later than they had planned. Cat and her boyfriend, Nick, made it home Sunday evening/Monday morning deciding to ride out their second NYC hurricane in their apartment with their cats on the upper east side.  Phew! So glad everyone is home safe and sound! Such a good week, but I have to admit that I am still catching up on sleep! 
Some paintings I took to The Wells Gallery;

Front and Center oil on canvas 60" x 36"

Making Connections oil on canvas 60" x 48"

One Big Pickle oil on canvas 26" x 54"

Sound of Surf oil on canvas 48" x 60"

Saturday Morning oil on canvas 36" x 60"