Monday, May 31, 2010

Hokie High

This classic Outer Banks cottage is our cousin Elliott's cottage in Kill Devil Hills, NC.  In true Virginia Tech form, it's painted "Hokie Red"!  I love the contrast between the periwinkle sky and the red of the house.
Happy Memorial Day!
10 x 8 acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Another Facebook find!  This is a from an photo of my friend Karen's daughter, Kristen.  She was trying out her new surfboard in the Outer Banks, NC, this past Mother's Day.  Shaka, Kristen!
18 x 14 acrylic on canvas 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Drip Sand Castles

This is from a picture last year while on vacation in the Outer Banks, NC.  It was mid-day, so the light was very strong overhead.  We had the best weather that week that I can ever remember for that time of year in OBX!
8 x 6 acrylic on canvas board

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Artsplosure Finds

We spent a lovely day in downtown Raleigh at Artsplosure, the Raleigh Arts Festival.  This was by far the best art festival we've been to so far this year. 
We only played in the "Art Market" section before heading to the City Market for lunch.  I fell in love with several whimsical pieces, but only came home with 2!  
This first photo is of my new "standing fish" by Charlie Yowell.  He really had some nice stained glass sculptures, especially "sea critters".  There was a beautiful sea turtle I really wanted, but will have to wait a little while for. (I included a link to his website, but unfortunately it's under construction right now).  

My next treasure is a "catfish" from Martin Henry Designs.  He was just too cute to resist!

Some more artists of note are Redman Pottery, who had some fabulous bird items; Yvonne Miller of Four Footed Art creates really fun dog and cat pictures with fabric and paint; and Richard Overman from Cincinnati makes some FABULOUSLY whimsical animal-ish pottery (no website :o( ).  Of course, there were MANY more than just the one's I mentioned, I just didn't grab enough cards!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lil' Blue

Did I already mention being in a "beachy" mood?  I miss being close to the beach, so I'll just bring the beach to me.  Time for a road trip!
5 x 5 acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dolphin Watch

May 2010
I've been wanting to paint this for a few months, and now I'm in a really "beachy" mood- I love the strong lights and darks, and just the sweet moment it captures.  This was another Facebook find from Jen Hoffman's photos! 
8 x 6 acrylic on canvas board

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wendy and Carson

May 2010
This is a custom painting I did for a friend our friend Erin.  He wanted to have something really special for Wendy for Mother's Day, and wanted a painting of her and their daughter Carson.  He made a really nice frame for it and it looked amazing~ she was VERY surprised and loved it!  

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Popular House

Another Facebook photo find!  My sister, Jessica, had this picture in one of her albums.  She and her husband Will stayed at this B & B, The Popular House, in Keywest, FL.  It looks like such a charming inn!
14 x 11 acrylic on canvas