Tuesday, June 7, 2011

This Lil' Art of Mine "A Walk Through Time" 8"x10" oil on canvas $95 includes U.S. shipping SOLD

Recently I painted with Susan (one of my painting buddies) at the Carnton Plantation in Franklin Tennessee.  The arbors are beautiful in the formal garden.  I could only imagine the comfort it must have brought to the wounded Confederate soldiers who were brought there for aide.  Today it feels like a place of peace.  If you haven't been there, it's well worth the short drive into Franklin.

Monday, June 6, 2011

This Lil' Art of Mine "Girl Talk" 10"x8" oil on canvas $95. includes shipping

This was so much fun to paint.  I love how the poppies remind me of girls chatting.  These poppies come from seeds like Rachael Jackson planted at the Hermitage  they come back each year showing off their awesome color.  You can still see them at the Hermitage during their season which is early spring.  I'm hoping to see them again this coming spring in my own yard as I'm planting lots of them thanks to a gift from local Nashville artist Diane May.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

"The River Flows" 20" x 16" on canvas

I love how the water flows over the little dam a couple of blocks from my home.  This was the inspriation for this painting for a class next week at Hobby Lobby in Hermitage.  I did another that was more true to this particular dam in that it had a a lot of stone on the right.  The class in Hermitage wanted to paint a landscape but don't enjoy working with the palate knife as I had done the rocks.