On a Monday – Cats in Vision & Voice

Cats were popular at our recent Voices and Vision event. Here are three of the images, by Beth Bale,  Vangi Cathcart,  and Marilyn Penrod, respectively, followed by Bonnie Korta’s poem.   The Calling of Cats The naming of cats is the easy part Lespedeza and Clover, Hay Bale Sisters rolled out a surprise from some […]

Mary Darley “Mother Goose”

“Mother Goose” Mary Darley Acrylic Giclee Print on Canvas, 27″ x 23″ with UV Finish $125 Mary Darley is our newest painter at the Joyful Jewel and this charming scene is a perfect example of why we chose her to join us!  This is a print, large 27″ x 23″ giclee with UV protecant.  It […]

Florence Johnson “Barn in Birches”

“Barn in the Birches” Florence Johnson Watercolor on Paper, Framed Original Although not the painting of Florence’s that was chosen by someone to write about for today’s Vision  Voice, this barn – a red one instead of gray, is just as stunning and evocative.  Why don’t you write about this one.  We need more poems […]

Emma Skurnick “Three Little Foxes”

“Three Little Foxes” Emma Skurnick Watercolor and Colored Pencil, 14 3/4″ x 11″, with frame 23 1/4″ x 17″ Original, double matted and framed, $400 Stirring to meet a new brightly sunny day, these “Three Little Foxes” by Emma Skurnick, look like they have mischief on their minds.  Yet, lazing in total comfort they are […]

Rosanna Johnson “The Date”

“The Date” Rosanna Johnson Acrylic on Canvas, 13″ x 7″, in frame “16 1/2″ x 10 1/2” Original, $50 This painting has been sold, yet I found it so striking that I decided to feature it anyway.  The piece is included in part of the poem I wrote for this year’s Vision & Voice (which […]

Beth Bale “Jazz”

“Jazz” Beth Bale Watercolor on Aqua Board, 6″ x 6″ $40 What a beautiful boy, “Jazz” with his questioning green eyes and vibrant ginger shades punctuated with purest white.  I suspect this is a very active kitten, with a name like Jazz, darting this way and that, gracefully unpredictable. ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook […]

Sarah McTeer Ogburn “La La Rosy”

  “La La Rosy” Sarah McTeer-Ogburn Watercolor, Ink, Acrylic on Fabric, 15 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ (19×23 w/frame) Original framed, $140 “La La Rosy” is the fitting name that Sarah McTeer Ogburn gave her magical rosy maiden.  La La holds a bowl of koi and is draped in a gown which teases and partly hides […]

Marilyn Penrod “Big Country”

“Big Country” Marilyn Penrod Original Acrylic on Canvas, 18″ x 24″ Oohhh a painting as bright and colorful as today is!  Marilyn Penrod used vibrant colors and shadings in this big bold “Big Country” depicting vibrant fertile life. ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe […]

Vangi Cathcart “Safe Quiet Place”

“Safe Quiet Place” Vangi Cathcart 14″ x 11″, Original $35 This beautiful uncomplicated painting by Vangi Cathcart epitomizes her title of “Safe Quiet Place.”  It is a cabin for pilgrimage among the foggy mountings with cherry blossom encouragement.  Take a moment to rest in this spacious watercolor scene, letting it gently flow over and through […]

Rita Baldwin “Barn in Winter”

‘Barn in Winter” Rita Baldwin Oil painting, framed,original I couldn’t resist putting this on out today on this Spring day (about one week since it looked like this here in NC) of near 70 degrees.  This is a wonderful reminder of how charming and beautiful the snow on an old barn can be.  Of course […]