Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Watercolor Series Continues

New to the Watercolor Series

Landscape Series One

Pear Series Three

Lost Marbles Series One

These are the newest watercolors to be added to eBay today. I hope you are enjoying the small watercolors so far.

I was asked to participate in an International Art Competition at There is some striking entries. Check out the current show.

Miranda has gone to a wedding in Florida, so me and the girls (Stella - dachsund and Sadie - pound puppy) are enjoying our quiet time.

There will be a full weekend of painting, so check back again soon.


Saturday, August 25, 2007

More in the Watercolor Series

The Watercolor Pear Series

Pear Series One

Pear Series Two
eBay store auction:
These are the newest addition to the small watercolor series. They are available on eBay with a starting bid of 99 cents.
I will be in the studio today having fun painting. Check back again soon for more new paintings!

Friday, August 24, 2007

New Watercolor Series

Low Country One

So many ideas, so little time. This is the first of what will be a series of small watercolors. They will all be 5" x 7" of varying watercolor papers from 140 - 300 lb, both hot and cold press. I will be painting my favorite things in watercolor which will include: A variety of landscapes, but quite a few of the low country of South Carolina. I will also be doing pears, martinis, and wine art and possibly throw in a few cowboys. These will all be listed on eBay for auction starting at 99 cents as soon as they are finished.

I will be painting larger works using acrylic on canvas as always with a few small oil paintings in between.

Remember, auction paintings are listed on eBay only. Paintings in my eBay store are also sold in my store, so if you are watching a painting in my eBay store and it disappears, it was probably sold at other websites or in the local gallery here in Shelby.

Links to the stores:


Thanks to all my collectors!

Check back again soon. I will be painting this weekend!


Monday, August 20, 2007

New Martini Painting

Two Olive Martini

Available for purchase at my eBay store:
This painting was not planned, it just came to me. My martini paintings have been selling as fast as I can paint them. I am doing a few watercolors of UNC Chapel Hill to send there this next week. There is so much to do. Just not enough hours in the day.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Big News at

More White Wine

More White Wine 8 x 10

Big News!

I will be in the featured showcase front page on Saturday. I am so excited. This is great exposure! Wish me luck! Traffic has picked up on also.

I have had a request for more martini art, so there is more on the way. I have not painted new pears in a while, so that will probably be next. I will be sketching the new watercolor commission this weekend and another small Tar Heel painting is in the studio. So much to do--

The baby is officially settling in at Chapel Hill. I will be checking out the new dorm soon--the one with purple doors and green furniture---we didn't have cool rooms back when I was in college, but of course the dinosaurs were still in the way!

Well, off to work.

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Torrie, as a Simpson Character

Torrie Smiley - Artist and Simpson Character

The resemblance is remarkable.....

Okay, I was tired and not in the mood to paint. My daughter showed me the and I turned myself into a cartoon character. Now, I get to be on her facebook page.

I did do some drawing today, another wine painting. I still have not done the watercolor commission. I guess I better get busy and quit playing.
Thanks for checking in. I promise new art soon.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Tar Heel Born - Tar Heel Bred

Tar Heel Born - Tar Heel Bred

Available for purchase at my eBay store:
This is the newest painting to be listed on eBay. My baby is heading off to Chapel Hill going back to school. This idea just popped in my head, and I had to paint it. I will be visiting UNC often during the next school year, so there will be more Tar Heel art. I am usually inspired when I visit the campus, after all, "I am a Tar Heel Mom".
Thanks for stopping by.

Back in the studio

New to eBay today!

Martini - Olive Reflections

White Wine

Available for purchase at my eBay store:

These paintings will be listed on eBay today. I plan on starting the Tar Heel painting today and I have been working on a larger seascape. Hopefully, today will be a good day and the paint will go where I want it to the first time.

Thanks for dropping by---more art tomorrow!


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Low Country Art

Low Country Series

Low Country Storm

Low Country Day

Low Country Evening

Available for purchase at my eBay store:

I am back in the studio. I started out with a few landscapes and a pear painting, all listed in eBay. I am getting back into the swing of things, having not painted much in a while. Next will be more pears and maybe some flowers. It has been so hot and dry my hydrangeas are not doing well and will probably not bloom. I will just have to paint some. Well, I had better get to the studio. I will list the new work as soon as I am done.

Thanks for stopping by.