Shannon Bueker “Kate and Her Reflection”

“Kate and Her Reflection” Shannon Bueker Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ x 40″ $1200 This acrylic painting, 30″ x 40,” was inspired by watching my neighbor’s dog in the creek. I watched her, I drew her, and I took a photo. Later when I looked at my photo, I saw these beautiful blue ovals in the […]

Rita Baldwin “Catching the Rays”

“Catching the Rays” Rita Baldwin Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 20″ Walking at a boat launch and parking lot at Robeson Creek, Rita spotted a blue heron. She described how the heron sat so still as she went to get her camera and took his picture, capturing the sun as it hit him just right […]

Florence Johnson “French Hill Town 3” 8-16-12

 “French Hill Town 3” (see another view below) Florence Johnson Watercolor & India Ink, 15″ x 12″ framed $85 Florence painted this charming scene from a photograph she took in St. Cirq Lapopic, France.  She and her husband had lunch and then walked around this hilltop town.  They enjoyed the architecture and the way the […]

Rita Baldwin “The Bog” 8-14-12

 “The Bog” Rita Baldwin Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 24″ $350       Rita visited a bog this summer in Illinois outside of Chicago.  She abstracted this painting from a photograph using a new technique.  She began by laying on transparent paint then layered opaque paints, wet-on-wet.  Rita laughed describing the fun she had […]

On a Monday

Linda walked in with an entourage of fairies.Bob Gunn’s magnets make everyone merry.Marjorie Hudson’s Accidental Birds fly on to Milwaukee.Someone just stopped in from Lake Winnepasaukee.Shuga is still resting up from Friday night’s party.Julia’s reception was the best of the arty.Three of her paintings have just been sold.Not much around here gets a chance to […]

M Osolin-Putnam “Follow the Sun”

“Follow the Sun” Marrianna Osolin-Putnam Acrylic, 18″ x 24″ on Canvas $350           FOLLOW THE SUN is a combination of several quilt designs that I saw at a quilt show in Durham several years ago. I chose different colors,and focused on the central image of the sun. The title comes from a Beatles song, as […]

Shannon Bueker – “kate, isaac, chica–Three Dogs in Creek”

“kate, isaac, chica –Three Dogs in Creek” Shannon Bueker Acrylic, 24″ x 24″ $520 This painting is of three dogs from my neighborhood all at (one–on, two– next to) the little bridge over our little piece of Brooks Creek. Kate is thin and lithe, Isaac is a lab and more solid, and Chica is a […]

On a Monday

The new face at the cash register today is none other than my lovely granddaughter, Katie. Thirteen year olds are so smart. In a heartbeat she’d mastered the cash register and square credit card app.  She and Shuga have been the best possible JJ ambassadors to people from Pittsburgh, Akron, Apex, Pittsboro, Siler City, Raleigh, […]

Florence Johnson “Old Tobacco Shed”

“Old Tobacco Shed” Florence Johnson Watercolor & India Ink, 16 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ Framed $80       Florence found a row of old tobacco sheds on Green Level Rd. near Apex.  This one has a poignant charm, situated among graceful trees on an old homestead.  Florence likes to capture these vanishing scenes of […]

Vangi Cathcart “Year of the Dragon”

Chinese Year of the Dragon 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 Vangi Cathcart Sumi-e Watercolor, 15″ x 12″ framed $30            The dragon:  The Chinese dragon is a symbol of power and is nonthreatening, contrary to western thought, where dragons are painted with a venomous air. In this painting I tried to capture […]