Sunday, December 26, 2010

Notre Dame Cathedral

The painting above is a commissioned piece inspired by a fantastic photo taken from the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral in France.  Although I really love painting buildings, the gargoyle perched atop the Cathedral really inspired me and was my favorite part to create.  It amazes me that people can take blocks of stone and can chip away at it to create an amazing figure.  When something goes wrong in a painting, I can usually just paint over it.  If you chip away too much at stone, there's not much you can do about it!  

This is an original oil on canvas (16" x 20").  If you are interested in a print of this painting, please click here: Gargoyle's View Print

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blue & White!

Above is an image of my rendition of the mighty white and blue stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. This 18"x24" oil on canvas and was a blast to make. Out of the whole stadium, I must say that I especially love the senior student section, known as the "S-Zone" in the lower right hand corner. What a cool way to represent!

If you are interested in a print, please click here:  Blue and White Print

Friday, November 19, 2010

Surfin' Bird

I could really only go so long before I created an ode to my husband's alma mater in Blacksburg. I love and although I went to JMU for undergrad, maroon and orange still hold a special place in my heart. This 11" x 14" oil on canvas provides a unique perspective of the stadium from the student section as this brave bird body surfs his way back to the field. 

If you are interested in a print, please click here:  Surfin' Bird Print

Monday, November 15, 2010

Georgetown Skyline at Oatlands Plantation 13th Annual Art Exhibit

Best in Show - Oatlands Plantation 13th Annual Four Seasons of Oatlands Art Exhibit

As a native of the Washington D.C. area, I have to say that one of my favorite views is that of the Georgetown skyline.  There is something so peaceful and serene about the neighborhood as it sits nestled high above the Potomac River.  Georgetown itself is a wonderful place to visit, with great history, restaurants, shopping, and the University.  I highly recommend visiting the Dahlgren Chapel as well as Healey Hall (note the clock tower in the skyline).  Make sure to bring your walking shoes, though, as some of the hills make a great workout!

In June, I was blessed enough to have this painting win Best in Show at the 13th annual art exhibition at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Virginia.  It was truly a huge honor to be part of the show and it was a wonderful time visiting the carriage house.  If you haven't had the chance, I highly recommend a trip there for afternoon tea or a tour of the grounds.  It's truly magnificent!

If you'd like to purchase a print of this painting, please click here:  Georgetown Skyline Print

To see more information about the exhibit, please click here:  Four Seasons of Oatlands

Monday, November 8, 2010

Gray & Scarlet!

This is a print of an original oil on canvas painting of the mighty gray and scarlet on game night, replete with the marching band creating their famous 'Ohio' script. I must say that of the many college football stadiums out there, this is one of the most photogenic ones, and just a fun stadium to paint overall. Hope you enjoy! 

If you are interested in a copy of this print, please click here:  Ohio Stadium Print

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Virginia Rivals

Every year, Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia come together to settle an in-state rivalry over Thanksgiving weekend.  Last year, the Cavaliers hosted the much anticipated event at Scott Stadium, which is the inspiration for my painting.  This 11"x14" oil on canvas is a "man cave" staple, and special thanks go to my wonderful friends Jon and Jenn Yobs for their great eye and perfect seats to capture a great image to create a painting.

And if you're wondering about my personal allegiance, I went to the beautiful James Madison University (45 minutes west of Charlottesville).  However, my family is full of Hokies so it's mostly maroon and orange in my house. :-D

If you are interested in a copy of the print, please click here:  Scott Stadium Print

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunset Beach Pontoon Bridge

Last weekend I was honored to attend the dedication and reception of the new Mannon C. Gore bridge in Sunset Beach, NC.  This new bridge is to replace the one lane swing bridge that currently connects Sunset Beach Island to the mainland.  While a bittersweet moment for those who love the quaintness of the pontoon bridge, everyone is excited to see the new two-lane infrastructure in place.
Above is my entry into the 'official' painting of the pontoon bridge contest.  I was thrilled to find out that it won first prize and will now hang in town hall as a memorial to the icon.  You can see more details of the dedication here: Brunswick Beacon Sunset Beach Bridge Dedication

If you'd like to purchase a print or embellished giclee, please click here: Sunset Beach Pontoon Bridge Giclees