More New Work Available For Purchase

Listening: The Truth According to Us

book image -- The Truth According to Us I am currently listening to "The Truth According to Us" by Annie Barrows

This novel is set in the 1930's in the fictional town of Macedonia, West Virginia. Ms. Barrows peppers the landscape of her story with many familiar landmarks to those of us from West Virginia. I am absorbed in the characters and the plot and find it utterly delightful. Highly recommended!


Oh, I have to share this with my crafty friends... I adore zinnias and these painted pine cone flowers look just like them! I found this on Pinterest.

pine cone flowers -- Lynn Payne

Words to Live By:  

"Count your rainbows. Not your thunderstorms."   Alyssa Knight

Collecting: Bakelite Flatware

bakelite flatware -- Lynn Payne

I love collecting Bakelite utensils bring a nostalgic feel to the kitchen and set a cheerful mood to the table.

New Work - "Summer Melons" - Available for Purchase

"Summer Melons" 24 x 24 oil on canvas $800

Hi everyone, As I write to you, I am packing to go on our annual summer vacation-yay!

Not only does this mean packing in preparation for 2 1/2 weeks away, it means planning to have the house plants and garden watered, the cats fed and the house checked on.

I then "close" my studio - put the caps on the paint, clean palettes and store paintings.

This brings me to my my mantra of the week... "Paint like there's no tomorrow!"

I paint throughout the year knowing that my real vacation lays ahead, where I will be soaking up sun and inspiration.

I'm taking a small sketchbook and watercolor set for daily musings which I will post on Instagram.


Little Miss Sunshine

July is the birthday month for our daughter, Georgia's sixteenth year!

Little Miss Sunshine -- Lynn Payne