Forrest Greenslade “Life Unfolding Forest”

“Life Unfolding Forest” Forrest Greenslade Mixed Media, 12 x 16 $300           This luscious painting by Forrest Greenslade is made in a very unusual way.  Forrest built a design on the canvas in plastic cement, then covered the piece in metal flake.  The brilliant blues & greens & bronze colors in the “painting” in this […]

Kate Ladd “Oldest House in Pittsboro”

“Oldest House in Pittsboro” Kate Ladd Acrylic, 16″ x 20″ $150           People seem to love a “soulful” depiction of an old house.  Kate Ladd certainly captured the spirit of this house, which is still standing nearby.  Perhaps the owner will recognize this and see something new revealed in the paint. ~~~ See new pieces […]

Vangi Cathcart “Butterflies”

 Butterflies in Colored Pencil Vangi Cathcart 15″ x 12″ framed, $75           In a departure from her usual sumi-e watercolor paintings, Vangi focused her budding colored pencil skills on these colorful butterflies.  They are full of warmth and joy to help us remember the summer lushness.        website:            newsletter subscription:  […]

Beth Bale “Two Giraffes”

  “Two Giraffes” Beth Bale Watercolor on Yupo, 16″ x 20″ framed $95           When Beth brought in this new painting, I asked it if was painted from the trip she made to the North Carolina Zoo a week earlier.  She said it was!  Beth described how the male giraffe was […]

Beth Bale – Joyful Iris

Joyful Iris Beth Bale Watercolor on Paper, 16 x 20” framed $145 Joyful Iris is watercolor on cold-pressed paper.  I grew the flower in my own garden and had decided that I wanted to paint a white flower, a color I have not painted before.  I really like how many colors are reflected on the […]

2013 Calendar

Cover Photo of Joyful Jewel’s 2013 Calendar Rita Baldwin‘s “Snowdrift” Spiral Bound, each month features a different artist’s painting or photography $18 January – Emma Skurnick‘s “Bald Eagle” February – Florence Johnson‘s” Ikebana on Paper IV” March – Kate Ladd’s “Blue Door” April – Sharon Blessum‘s “Evening on the Haw” May – Vangi Cathcart‘s “Lillies […]

7 Sisters photo by Gerald Dukes

 “The Seven Sisters” Photograph by Gerald Dukes      Join the fabulous Seven Sisters for a party and unveiling of their wondrous and varied arts this evening 7 – 10pm at the Joyful Jewel.  The Sisters include Andrea Synder – encaustic wax & mixed media paintings, Sheila Fleming – altar boxes and fun jewelry, Roxanne […]

Emma Skurnick “Awl Blossom” 11-15-12

“Awl Blossom” Emma Skurnick Colored Pencil,  11″ x 13″ Framed $400           Emma Skurnick inherited her grandfather’s hand tools, and, for her, painting them is a way of honoring the love he had for the tools.  It seems that Emma often likes to accentuate opposites and complements in her work.  In this exquisitely-rendered painting, she […]

Marrianna Osolin-Putnam “Interiors I & II”

  “Interiors I & II” Marrianna Osolin-Putnam Acrylic, 20″ x 20″ $200 each or $300 for Both           I find that Marrianna’s bright prime colors are so cheerful they make me smile.  There is a lot of juicy detail in these two pictures of domestic delight.  I couldn’t make sit side […]

Marilyn Penrod “Inner Spaces”

“Inner Spaces” Marilyn Penrod Acrylic on Canvas, 16″ x 20″ $265           Aren’t we lucky to have this new artist at the Joyful Jewel!    Marilyn Penrod’s bright fanciful scene is even more vibrant in person.  Marilyn says “I make art for myself guided by spirit and a desire to render the world around me not […]