Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I had a lot of fun these last few months painting animals!  Aggie is another Christmas present~ my friend Jodie had her painted as a gift for her brother.  She has the sweetest face!  I hope he enjoys it!~
10" x 8"
acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Emerson and Jasmine

My friend Stacie had this painting done of her daughter Emerson and their dog Jasmine for her husband for Christmas.  I had fun with this one!  I hope Brian loves it!
8" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

Monday, December 27, 2010


Could that face be any sweeter?!  My friend Sandy had this painted for her daughter for a Christmas present.  I hope she loves it!
6" x 6"
acrylic on canvas

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Wright Trio

More Christmas commissions!  I really love all the colors in this one and how it turned out!  My neighbor-friend had this done of her children to give to her parents for Christmas.  I think they'll love it!
14" x 18"
acrylic on canvas

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last Minute Gifts!

If you're looking for a last minute gift, there's still a few days left!  Check out the "available" tab to see all my paintings that are available to purchase, or check it out on my Facebook Page (Front Porch Studio) under the album "Available Paintings!".  Send me an e-mail if you're interested in any of them:

Thanks and Merry Christmas!  ~Christy

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

More Claw!

So, this is my 3rd painting of this little gal~  I was working on several more crabs before I got busy with Christmas orders.  More to come...
12" x 12"
acrylic on canvas (deep)

Sunday, December 19, 2010


I LOVE how Lilli turned out!  She is a "Christmaskah" present from my friend Carol to her husband Earle (another dear friend) of their Golden-Doodle.  She was a lot of fun!  I hope he loves it!
14" x 11"
acrylic on canvas

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Summer Place

Here's another Christmas commission for our family friend, Olive. I painted her beach house in Kill Devil Hills, NC, for her to give to her son for Christmas.  It's such a cute house and I had a lot of fun painting it!  I hope he enjoys it!
14" x 11"
acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

San Sebastian

This is a Christmas commission of a lighthouse in San Sebastian, Spain.  It was a special location for a PartyLite Leader and her Teams got together and had this done for her for Christmas.  I hope she enjoys it!
16 x 12
acrylic on canvas

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Here is one of the Christmas commissions I've been working on- this is for my friend Karla who has a mother who's very hard to shop for!!!  I hope she enjoys this special Christmas gift!
9 x 12
acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wilson Creek Trio I

This is the first of a trio that I painted for my friend Beth.  She wanted a special present for her husband and picked some of his favorite photos from a recent hike in the NC mountains.  I hope he enjoys them!
10" x 8"
acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Salty Jr

He's from a photo we took this summer at Oregon Inlet in the Outer Banks.  I really love how he turned out!
5" x 7"
acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I've been working on this little guy for a while now but couldn't seem to finish.  I was inspired recently and got him done!  I love how the reflection turned out~
8" x 8"
acrylic on canvas

Monday, November 8, 2010


Such a handsome kitty!   I painted this for my friend Sandy for a special present for her brother.  I hope he enjoys it as much as I enjoyed painting it!
6" x 6"
acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Here I Come

This little guy is the last in my recent series of crabs~ I love the contrast with the green and orange!
6" x 4"
acrylic on board

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Little Claw

I used the same photo for this one as I did for "The Claw".  I just love the composition!  
6" x 4"
acrylic on board

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Come a Little Closer

More crabs!  Have I said how much I enjoy painting these???  I have a hard time naming my paintings sometimes, so I had my son help me again~ he's the creative "writer"! 
6" x 4"
acrylic on board

Monday, October 18, 2010

I Won't Bite

I enjoyed painting these fun little crabs!  I finished a series of them last week for the private show this past weekend.  I'll post one each day.
6 x 4
acrylic on board

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Claw

I've been working on some more crabs because they've been so popular!  I let some of the sketch show through on this one.  Love his claw!
12 x 9
acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Christmas and Holiday Orders!

Do you know someone who's hard to buy for?  If you're looking for a special gift for someone, custom paintings can be very meaningful.  The holiday season is quickly approaching and Christmas will be here before you know it!  I'll be taking orders for custom paintings until October 25th, 2010 for Christmas delivery.  I paint from photo's provided by my customers.  Some of the subjects I've painted for other custom paintings include:  children, grandchildren, beloved pets, house portraits, and special "places".  If you're interested in having a custom painting done (or if you're interested in any of my other paintings) please e-mail me at

Some of my recent artwork will be available to see in person (and purchase) through December at Stonehaven Jewelry Gallery in Cary, NC.

Blessings!  Christy

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

White Coneflowers

I took this photo when we were at Virginia Tech a few weeks ago for the game vs. ECU.  The flowers were in a garden area near the stadium.  Thought I'd try white this time!
20 x 16
acrylic on canvas

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Gimme a Little Hug

More crabs~  I thought he looked ready to fight, but my son thought he looked like he wanted a hug!  
12" x 6"
acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Field of Coneflowers I and II (diptych)

I painted these on much larger canvas' than I have before.  I was concerned about how they'd turn out, but I love them!  It's a diptych (one photo split into two).  They look great together, but can stand alone.
together: 24" x 24"
acrylic on canvas

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Can I Help You?

I'm having fun with my blue crabs!  Had a hard time naming this one, so my son Alex helped~
10 x 8
acrylic on canvas

Saturday, September 18, 2010


My friend Gaye wanted a special birthday present for her friend Kathy.  She had me paint Kathy's dog Ripley- isn't he the cutest?  I hope she loves it!
Happy Birthday Kathy!
5 x 7
acrylic on canvas

Friday, September 17, 2010

Save The Date!

My paintings will be featured for 3 months at a local business in Cary, NC!  The reception date is Friday, October 8th.  Stay tuned- more details to follow soon!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lil' Fret

This is a cute little beach house on Princess Anne St. in Kill Devil Hills, NC, just South of 1st Street.  I LOVE the huge Oleander in front!
14 x 11
acrylic on canvas

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Endless Summer

Another photo snatch from my friend Karen's Facebook photos!  She has the BEST and I love turning them into paintings!  Her daughter is an especially good subject~ :o)  This is for an upcoming show in October- more info coming soon!
20 x 24 acrylic on canvas

Friday, September 3, 2010

Coneflower IV

Here's the last one!  I still have a lot of pictures, so I may do some more in the future.  
5 x 5 acrylic on canvas

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Coneflower III

Here's another coneflower!  I painted this with another one that I'll post later.  Love 'em!!
5 x 5 acrylic on canvas

Friday, August 27, 2010

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Kitty

More Tigger!  I painted this for my husband's birthday.  We have a lamp post surrounded by peonies and liriope, and Tigger used to hide under all the foliage.  He would always hang out with Keith when he worked in the yard.
Happy Birthday Keith!
5 x 5 acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I painted this for my friend Gaye.  She wanted a special present for her sister and family for their daughter Willow's baptism.  I hope she loves it!
5 x 7 acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Contact Me!

If you're interested in purchasing any of my paintings, please send me an e-mail to: I can't reply to a comment unless you leave me your contact information (the comments are anonymous).  Thanks!

Coneflower I & Coneflower II

I'm on a "coneflower roll"!  I love these little flowers and can't stop painting them~  Expect to see some more in the future!
Both are 5 x 5 acrylic on canvas
$40 each
(Coneflower II is SOLD- blue background)

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Day at the Beach for Art's Grandchildren

This was a custom painting  for the President of the Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club, Art Lynch,  in Monmouth Beach, NJ.  He celebrated his 70th birthday this past weekend and this painting of his grandchildren was presented to him from the club.
Happy Birthday Art!
30 x 24 acrylic on canvas

Thursday, August 12, 2010

For My Crabby Girl!

I painted this for my "Crabby Girl" Laurie's birthday!  She got it a little belated, but it's OK- I just like to spread out special occasions!
Happy Birthday Laurie!
5 x 5 acrylic on canvas

Monday, August 9, 2010

Suzie's Coneflowers

I painted this for my mother-in-law, Suzette.  I really enjoy painting coneflowers and took this from a part of the photo I used for the last one.  We celebrated her birthday this weekend in the Outer Banks, NC.  
Happy Birthday, Suzette!
8 x 10 acrylic on canvas board

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Faith at Fisherman's Wharf

This little kitty was hanging out in front of the Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant in Wanchese, NC, last summer.  Can't remember her name~ if you know it, send me a note!
8 x 10 acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Picket Fence

I really enjoy painting cone flowers and the composition was great with this white picket fence.  This was a fun one!
20 x 20 acrylic on canvas

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Everett and Annabelle

I'm really enjoying painting beach pictures this year, so I was very excited when I was contacted by Betsy for a "surprise" painting for her husband's birthday!  I thought this captured a really sweet moment.
Happy Birthday Christopher!
24 x 18 acrylic on canvas

Friday, July 30, 2010

Cat Nap

More Tigger!  I started this painting at the same time as the last one of Tigger.  It's been very "therapeutic" painting him.  He'll stay with me in my studio and keep me company~!
10 x 8 acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sleeping Tigger

We had to say good-bye to our sweet kitty last month and my son wanted me to paint another picture of him for his room.  He always napped in our front flower beds under the crepe myrtle tree, so I loved this picture with the sun catching just a bit of his face.
6 x 6
acrylic on canvas

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gannon and Colton

My sister-in-law Nancy had me paint this portrait of my nephews, Gannon and Colton.  It was from an early evening photo shoot last fall and I love the warm colors in the sky.  They came out precious!
20 x 16
acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Building Castles

This is from a photo of me and my son, Alex, in Wrightsville Beach, NC, 4th of July weekend last year.  I painted it for my Mom's birthday in June, which we are celebrating this week.  
Happy Birthday, Mom!
8 x 6
acrylic on canvas board

Monday, July 19, 2010

Outer Banks Fishing Pier

My husband took this photo last Thanksgiving of a man fishing on the Outer Banks Fishing Pier at milepost 18.5.   This was a peaceful scene in comparison to all the damage up and down the beach from a really nasty Nor'Easter that had wrecked havoc earlier in the month.
16 x 20
acrylic on canvas