Saturday, December 20, 2014

Seize the Day II

Hey Friends,  Another blast from the past.  The 2 objects that prompted this piece are the big tin clock at top and the mini green heart frame at the bottom.  Add some flowers and I'm in business.
Carpe Diem is a French expression (like you didn't know) for, seize your day.
Live your life each and every day.
Don't let other people live it for you.
Carpe Diem II is for auction on Ebay starting at $.99.
Take a chance.
Happy Trails

Friday, December 19, 2014

Seize the Day

Hey Friends,  Are you feeling the pressure yet?  Are the kids racing in circles around your legs while you are trying to get everything done?
'Tis that time of the year, right?
It's too late this year unless you are really local (not loco) to order from Ebay.  But keep it in mind for next year or the next gift you need to find for Mom or Aunt Lily.  A few clicks of the mouse and you will be DONE !
This piece is for auction on Ebay, starting at 99 cents.
Seize your Day.
Happy Trails

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Hey Friends,  Another one from the attic. Not sure what compelled me to make this collage.  I just really wanted to use the boys and their dogs on bicycles.
Click HERE for Ebay.
It's almost here !!
Happy Trails

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Hi Friends,  Been deathly ill for a couple days and I'm sitting up right now so I've gotta post before I cave in.
The painting above was done a few years ago and unearthed recently in a studio clean up.
I was playing with gold leaf at the time.  And the poppies are painted on Masa Rice Paper.  Lots of textures in the background.  Click HERE for the ebay auction.
Hope to be up and attem? tomorrow.
Happy Trails

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Summer Trip and Plein Air Painting

Hey Friends,  I'm sure you have heard about the little summer retreat the Double Line Painters took at the end of the summer to Douthat State Park.  We enjoyed it so much, we are already looking for the next trip.  The painting above is on Ebay for auction.  Click HERE.

The top painting was done from my left side.  I looked to my right and got this view.  You can camp on the land over there.  If you follow the water on around this bend you find the source of the lake water.  A beautiful stream.  I would like to go back and follow that stream.
This is on Ebay also.  Click HERE.
Happy Trails
Happy Shopping

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Pretties from Douthat

Hey Friends,  This is titled "Cabin on the Hill"

And this is titled "At Campers Edge"
Click either of the colored names for Ebay.
Happy Trails

Friday, December 12, 2014

Zebra and Her Baby

Hey Friends,  Here is another I found.  This is a reproduction of an original that sold years ago.

Can you tell this frame is a butterfly?
Click HERE for Ebay.

This is a plein air piece that I almost finished while still there at Craig's Creek.  To the left, a friend was painting the actual Creek.  A young man had just passed through with 3-4 beautiful little fish he had caught in the creek.  Some form of trout, I believe he said.
Click HERE for ebay.
Happy Trails

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Plein Aire Waterside

Hey Friends,  Another painting done at Brookside Park next to the Golf Club.  On Williamson Road here in Roanoke, Va.  In this very spot is where all the little kiddies like to play.  They really like to turn over the rocks and find a craw daddy.  The girls let out such piercing squeals and the boys come running. Fun !  Click HERE for ebay.

When I was cleaning out the studio, I found lots of frames and forgotten stuff such as this little Angel.  I like it in the Hummingbird frame.
Click Here for Ebay.
In case anyone wants to know,  It's been very dreary here in the Blue Ridge all day.  We haven't gotten any snow, thankfully. 
Happy Trails Travel Well

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

My Muse

Hey Friends,  It seems every Monday I miss posting my blog.  Even when I preload this blog, days before.  I miss it. OK better late than never.
I'm sure most of you know my muse is nature.  Just going outside makes me want to paint.
The one above was painted at Douthat State Park this summer.  Good Memories.  Click HERE for Ebay.

And this Walnut tree was painted at Brookside Park.  Yes, the one beside the golf course.  When I take my GranBabes here to play in the water, they are so busy and happy, I get to paint !!
Can't think of anything better than watching my Loves play and painting at the same time.
Click HERE for Ebay.
Happy Trails

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Douthat State Park

Hey Friends, The sky constantly entices me to paint.  When we were at Douthat a few months ago, the sky was exceptionally beautiful.  I painted several skyscapes  and enjoyed every minute.
Check this out on Ebay HERE.

And this poor little Dogwood decided to give up her fight.  She made a few little sprouts this year but I'll bet she is gone next year.  Hopefully the forest service guys will leave her there for the woodpeckers.  Time marches on little dogwood.
Check her out in Ebay HERE.
Happy Trails to YOU