Friday, December 30, 2011

New Original Painting entitled "Loved"

My hope is that this child makes you think of the beautiful look in a child's eye when they are loved and content.  This is an 8 x 10 inch original painting on linen.  This is for sale at my Etsy and my website.

This is "Loved" -

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Fluffy White

This is a small 6 inch square painting that was a commissioned Christmas gift.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wishing All My Blogging Friends a Happy Holiday

Thank you for following my blog and my artwork.  It has enriched my year to have you in it!  Hope you all have a joyful holiday season!
Anne Marie

Monday, December 12, 2011


6 x 6 inch square palette knife painting
This is new in my ETSY shop

Friday, December 9, 2011

ETSY Sale Until December 25

Use Coupon Code "Merry" at my Etsy shop to get a Christmas discount on every single painting.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Santa #7 - SOLD

8 x 10 inch oil on panel with palette knife

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Santa Claus Portrait

Happy Holidays from another of my Santas!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saint Nicholas

An old fashioned take on Santa Claus.  I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the Christmas holiday.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Old Saint Nicholas

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a start to our Christmas season as well.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Rooster Portrait

6 x 6 inch oil on board - can be framed or sit on easel.  For Sale at Daily Paintworks auction.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gentle Ben

I think most artists will agree that babies are hard to paint.  I hope I did this precious baby boy justice.  This is 10 month old Ben Propst.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Accepted into the Randy Higbee Gallery Fall Show

I am so thrilled to have just learned that these two pieces are accepted into the prestigious Randy Higbee Gallery Fall Show.  It is being held at the gallery in Los Angeles, California.  All the works are six inch square pieces.  This is a great day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011


12 inch square painting

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Simple Doll

9 x 12 inch oil on panel - palette knife portrait.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Santa #1 - A bit early...

I know it's just Halloween, but the snow and the cold made me think of the holidays.  With that, I decided to try my hand at a 12 inch square Santa Claus.  This is a palette knife painting on birch wood panel.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Stretch

6 x 12 inch contemporary impressionist ballet pose
For Sale HERE

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bad Eye

Six inch square for show.  Now its time to work on Christmas commissions!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Great Dane

Six inch square painting for sale at auction at this link.

Friday, October 14, 2011


6 inch square palette knife painting.  Contact artist for purchase information.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


6 inch square painting done for a show submission.  Palette knife only.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

October Moonglow - Sold

6 x 6 inch square painting celebrating pumpkins, fall weather and Halloween!  For Sale at Etsy.

On Golden Pond

5 x 7 of Golden Retriever in the series of swimming dogs.  This one is for sale at my Etsy Shop.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Baby Pool

6 inch square dog swimming painting in oils with palette knife for show.

Friday, September 23, 2011


This 5 x 7 inch part of the swimming dog series will be for sale HERE

Thursday, September 22, 2011

White Water

8 x 10 inch palette knife painting for show - series of swimming dogs

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Elder Statesman

Another in the series of swimming dogs... another for an upcoming show.  (8 x 10 inches)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cooling It In The Lake

This is an 8 x 10 inch palette knife painting.  This will be in a show for a month in Concord, North Carolina.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011


This is an 8 x 10 inch painting of a peaceful scene including horse and pasture.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"Heidi", NFS

8 x 10 inch oil on linen


This is my homework in a class I am taking on painting trees with Deborah Paris.  This is a 12 x 16 inch study.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Red or White

A tonal pastural scene of two horses grazing in Hendersonville, NC.  The tones are subtle and soothing.
The size is 16 x 20 and this will be sold through my web site.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Plump and Plumper

This is a 9 x 12 inch original painting for sale at my Etsy shop.  Glowing pigs in the sunset lighting.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Landscape Class

Busy with a landscape class from a wonderful tonalist artist, Deborah Paris.  This is my tree for the day!  Charcoal on paper.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Carriage Is Coming

This is an 8 x 10 inch oil on panel.  
For Sale HERE

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dinner Salad - A Bunny Rabbit Painting

This is a 6 x 12 inch painting that has vibrant back lighting.  This is for sale at my Etsy Shop.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Southern Living - another piece for upcoming show

Basket weaver in Charleston, South Carolina - piece is 8 x 10 inches oil on Raymar panel.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

White Wine - Cherokee Cellars Gallery

I am pleased to have this painting at the Cherokee Cellars Gallery and Winery.  This is a new gallery at a winery in Murphy, North Carolina.  I am pleased to announce this gallery representation in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.  If you are in the area, stop by and have a glass of wine and enjoy the art gallery.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


This is a portrait of an English Setter.  I wanted to do a Setter to help make people aware of a great organization, Another Chance for English Setters.  Goggle it and you will find profiles of some wonderful dogs that need a good home.  Last year, I used this organization to adopt our Setter, Archie.   This painting is for sale.  Email me if you have interest.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Race No More - Art Show Entry

Juried Art Shows are always fun but a bit stressful as you can always be denied entry.  This is my entry into a show that is dealing with cultural issues.  As many of you know, greyhounds that race are not always treated well in that culture.  Once their racing days are over, they are thrown away with little regard.  The need to adopt these gentle creatures is great.  They only want love.  These two will race no more (hence the name) and are now pets who are loved.    We will see whether it is chosen or not.  Either way, it makes a statement here.

Tea Time

Great way to start a day!  6 x 12 inches oil on masonite.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Blacksmith

The Blacksmith
8 x 10 inch oil on linen board

Friday, July 29, 2011

New Website

I have redesigned my website with the use of Fine Arts Studio.  Scroll down and to the right where the photo states "my website" and take a look!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Daily Paintworks Floral

Daisy floral was part of this week's daily paintworks challenge.  It is being auctioned at that site.  For link, hit here

Sunday, July 17, 2011

It Never Rains in Southern California (SOLD)

12 x 12 inch square painting - oil on linen.  Loose strokes plus varied edges.  SOLD

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fresh Fish

Old truck in front of Litchfield Beach restaurant.  6 x 12 inches oil on masonite.  For sale at my Etsy.