Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Morning on the Farm

8x16 oil
     This is one of two paintings that I did last August during a day long painting outing to the Olson farm.  This one was the first of the two, painted in the morning as the mist was beginning to lift.  It was such a great day, and I hope we are invited back again this year.
     This is one of 5 paintings that sold during my reception last Friday night kicking off the sale of a greeting card to benefit the YWCA which featured my Red Tulip painting.  Thanks to everyone who came out to support me and the YWCA.  The Y raised over $1,200 in card sales and the Red Tulip painting went for $1,000 to an anonymous bidder.
     The cards are also available for purchase online at

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Painting Along the Creek

11x14 oil
This painting was started on a sunny day last summer on an outing with my plein air group.  I had the majority of this blocked in on site and left it alone for awhile, always liking the fresh feel and not wanting to mess with it too much.  Just last week I added the figure, fellow painter Deb Kreiger, using my photo reference from the day.

    I will be showing this painting along with 19 other pieces during a one night only exhibit this Friday the 15th, 6-8 pm at City House Bed and Breakfast on Front St. Harrisburg.  It is a special reception to kick off the sale of a greeting card benefiting the YWCA which features my Red Tulip painting.  The cards will be available for purchase that evening.  Each card costs $10 and will provide a night's shelter to a woman and her child.  It will be a lovely night and all are welcome to attend.

Friday, March 8, 2013

All About Blue

This week's oil painting class was all about painting blue.  
This journey through the color wheel has been a fun learning experience for everyone.  
Painting from life is always good practice.
Registration has begun for the spring session of my Thursday evening class.  If you are interested in joining please contact the Art Center School and Galleries in Mechanicsburg.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

YWCA Greeting Card and special event

Red Tulips
      I am so happy to share that my painting has been selected as the featured artwork on this greeting card to benefit the YWCA. 
     Please join me for a kick-off reception on March 15 from 6-8 p.m. at City House Bed & Breakfast, 915 N. Front St., Harrisburg, during 3rd in the Burg. Cards will be available for purchase as well as the original painting. All of the proceeds will support the Y's mission of housing and empowering women. 
     I will also be displaying my newest oil paintings during this one night only event. Don't miss it!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Mellow Yellow

     This week's oil painting class was brought to you by the color yellow. Yellow is a challenging color for me so I know my students were finding it tough.  Everyone hung in there and did a great job.

     I am really liking these monochromatic/analogous color paintings.  As color studies, they have a nice feel.

Mellow Yellow