Ron Thomas, Farm Scenes

He’s back at the Joyful Jewel, Ron Thomas, one of our favorites! These nostalgic watercolors are rural scenes with barns, familiar in our countrysides. Reminds me of happy times, lazy days of summer, peaceful with few cares. Thank you, Ron, for bringing those memories.

Ron Thomas, Painting

Ron Thomas, Painting   I am a retired graphic artist from the Baltimore/Annapolis area.  I studied with Fritz Briggs, Claude Croney, Skip Lawrence, and am an admirer of Andrew Wyeth.  My studio is in Cary, NC, and I try to do plein air painting when the weather cooperates.  I enjoy painting the NC landscape and […]

Beverly Milton, Origami Boxes & Peace Cranes

         My favorite classes always had something to do with art, and oriental art in particular.  So when my husband was asked by the National Academy of Science to study the after effects of radiation from the atomic bomb that fell on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I was very pleased. […]

Bonnie Franklin – Make-Up Remover Soap

I’ve fallen “in love” with soap! I just started using this new soap by Bonnie Franklin. I have loved her original Make-Up Removing soap with the bits of charcoal as it does such a nice job of removing in a gentle way that doesn’t bother my sensitive skin. I would not have thought to bring […]

Donna Cassidy “Mountains” Stained Glass

  Donna Cassidy‘s new piece in reds and blues looks like our Blue Ridge mountains in Fall.  Brilliant and imposing, these mountains will be dressed in their best colors the next couple of weeks.   ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our newsletter. The […]

Debbie Englund “The Road I Travel” print

“The Road I Travel” is something completely new from Debbie Englund who recently completed a BFA degree in art. She is known well for her pottery especially the whimsical face mugs. This piece is not clay though; it is a print. Here is what she says about it: “The prints (dry point, ink wash and mud […]

Beth Bale, Bird Watchers Painting

A new most-fun painting by Beth Bale. Who among you has a scene like this one at your bird feeder? At our house it’s Harmony and Blossom, our formerly-stray cats. T-Lo lives in the house so she has to just watch from the window, though she still reaches like the one in this painting. I […]