Sandra Patterson Photography

Sandra Patterson Photography

Congratulations to my good friend and wonderful photographer, Sandra Patterson, on winning First Place at the Blue Ridge Arts Council Member Show this past week.  Her digital photograph, “Shadows on Tile” is terrific!!!!

Congratulations Sandy!!!!

wpid-wp-1444300918916.jpg wpid-wp-1444300919305.jpgThe kids painted a Halloween painting yesterday at class.  Great work!

And we got an unexpected surprise when these kids and a pup rolled by The Studio yesterday afternoon.  It made me smile.



Here’s another fall tree from a different perspective. Acrylic on hardboard.

Taking a look from a different perspective of this fall tree. It3done with acrylic on canvas measuring 14″x7″.

Van GOgh Sunflowers

Van Gogh's Irises

Van Gogh’s Irises


Van Gogh's Oleanders

Van Gogh’s Oleanders


Van Gogh's Sunflowers

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

wpid-wp-1444040440353.jpgHere is my finished version of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers from our Famous Painters Paint Party series last week.

The others are Van Gogh’s floral paintings from the  Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from my visit last week.


Coming through the Rye, 1902, Princeton University Art Museum

Coming through the Rye, 1902, Princeton University Art Museum

Happy Birthday to artist, sculptor and writer Frederic Remington.  His amazing work is familiar to us all.  Read more about him here.

20151002_101022-1While we were painting the Barn with Flag a few months ago at Paint Parties (see those here and here) I started working on this one as well.  I finally had some time at Open Studio yesterday to wrap it up.

I like the image of old barns with our flag hanging proudly.

All-American Barn, acrylic, 9″x12″, available for sale.