Virginia Plein Air Painters, a group I am proud to be part of, arranged to paint onsite at the Spring Market. Last time I plein aired was in February. And, before that it was this fall. So, I figured I’d be a bit rusty. Since I’d be inside the at the Spring Market, I wasn’t quite sure what I would paint. I brought a house portrait and some other projects to work on just in case. After I set up I looked around and saw the hydrangeas and fern beautifully displayed at the front door, begging to be painted! Continue reading
It was an honor to be asked to create a painting for my client’s 40th birthday! She had seen a painting that I posted on Facebook and wanted to me to make something larger for her mantle. Continue reading
Such an adorable pup! 8×10″ oil on gallery wrapped canvas
One fall morning I pack up my paints and Plein air supplies and walked down to the Robert E. Lee Monument. From my house in the Fan it’s about a 3/4 mile walk. Once I arrived to his traffic circle I must have walked around that monument 3 times trying to decide on a spot and which direction would be the easiest to draw. I knew there was no such thing, but I like to think of it as my process.;) Continue reading
On the last day of summer Rob, Witten and I decided to spend it at the James River. I had scouted a spot to paint earlier in the season and we went there off Riverside Drive.