Carolina Artists’ Colony in Sanford, NC is one of my favorite places to shop, they carry over 100 North Carolina artists’ work, including mine. Tomorrow is the big Starving Artists’ Sale from 11-4. Do you have winter cabin fever? Grab some friends and head to Sanford tomorrow, I would love to see you. Here areContinue reading “Carolina Artists’ Colony”
Seems like every Thanksgiving and Christmas I end up painting a red bird…makes me miss my mom. Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! “Cardinal Snow” 8×8 watercolor
Impressionist paintings have always been a favorite of mine and a couple of months ago I got a chance to paint like Monet (ha) down by Bear Creek in Hubert, NC with some friends of mine. Gail, our hostess and my newest art friend has a beautiful home and studio overlooking the river and sheContinue reading “Getting my Monet on… and Tuesday’s Treasure Chest”
Lindsy Faith Campbell is no doubt a beautiful baby and I had the honor of painting her Christening portrait. Love, love, love!
I spent the afternoon managing a headache and clearing my mind by grinding my own Sumi ink, a ritual enjoyed by Chinese artists I learned. A little ground ink, some bamboo brushes, sumi paper and a few trial and error goldfish brushstrokes helped me to create a piece I am fond of. Finally, I researchedContinue reading “Chinese painting”
Last month I was contacted by a young lady to paint the perfect gift for her grandfather who was retiring. She had a photograph of the two of them together and she said it was her favorite picture. Happy retirement Col. Allen!
“Magic” 8×10 oil on ampersand panel
8×8 oil on ampersand panel’ “Free Spirit”
Last Sunday one of my dreams came true-I painted poppies right smack dab in a field of poppies. No I wasn’t in Tuscany, these brilliant poppies were located right before the Emerald Isle bridge. What a gorgeous day to paint with the OOPS group, better known as Onslow Outdoor Painting Society.
New work in progress! Created with jewelry, keys, beads and junk! Turning it into a treasure.