Welcome to"Behind The Canvas", my reflections on what inspired a painting or a series of works and my feelings toward living a creative life. People often ask me about my work, hopefully, this blog will answer some of those questions. Enjoy! LP

New Notecard Designs

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As my painting goes, I’m working on some new greeting card designs.  West Virginia-themed cards have been very popular, and my newest one is a black bear in a stream with a trout.  I’m working on a new cake – yellow cake with chocolate icing – as a greeting card design, too.  Watch for these new cards soon in the usual places, like WV Marketplace, Eggplant, and Drug Emporium. See All Notecards Here

 


New Paintings

"Pea Pickin""Pea Pickin"11 X 14 oil on board
$325
I love finding inspiration in everyday things.  One day recently I was shelling peas.  The flowers that grow on the pea vine are so pretty, and I started a little painting of the peas with a few of the flowers.  (It’s amazing how long you can shell peas and still have such a small amount!)  Now I’ve moved on to paint a bunch of radishes in a bowl.  These two little paintings show off the colors of summer vegetables.

"Radish Plate""Radish Plate"11 X14 oil on board
$325

 


Palm Pair

Palm Trees - UntitledFramed oil on canvas, 25"X37" each Palm trees put me in a vacation frame of mind. When I see palm trees I know that I am away from home base and enjoy the relaxed vibe and joy they bring. There is such variety to palm trees that they can be an endless source of inspiration. This new pair of palms took me away while working on them. I hope they do the same for you!

 


Summer At The Pool

Summer FunLynn and our friend and fellow artist Mack Miles having fun in the sun. So far this summer, I’ve enjoyed working outside in my garden, tending to my flowers, taming my mint patch, and with Steve, completing a very rewarding project improving up the pool house in our neighborhood.  We put up party lights, got a little refrigerator, and made a small bar.  The walls are cinderblock, but we worked with what we had without spending a fortune, and it looks super!  We added a fire pit behind the pool house and lots of container pots filled with trailing succulents, New Guinea impatiens, and spikes.  The pots look great, and they hide a few unsightly spots like utility boxes.  I love hearing the sound of water trickling in the pool each morning when I water and deadhead the flowers.  It’s very Zen.  Come and visit – we’ll be at the pool!

Getting It DoneWe employed some local muscle to build our firepit in the form of friends Will Strickland and Drew Casingal. Here they are enjoying a job well done!


Georgia Graduates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia’s graduation was our big event of the Spring!  We’re very proud of her and her accomplishments at Georgetown. The outdoor graduation at Nationals Park was lovely in spite of pandemic restrictions.  She is currently living in D.C. and working as the vaccine coordinator at Georgetown while she applies to medical schools for 2022.

 

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