Sunday, November 23, 2014

"By A Nose" Pastel

Today I received an "Award of Excellence" for my pastel "By a Nose" at the exhibit reception at the York Art Association 44th annual Open Juried Exhibition from judge Jay Mckean Fisher. The exhibit runs thru December 27th.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Whitetail Buck in pastel

Pastel on Wallis
One of my favorite animals  can be one of the most difficult to capture in art. Their grace and beauty is so amazing that I am drawn to them ad I learn more ad more about them everyday.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

"Black Labrador Retriever" Scratch Board Art

Sold this scratch board portrait at The Drawing Room Gallery in Gettysburg today.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

"Basenji" Colored Pencil

Colored Pencil
I was awarded an "Award of Merit" for my colored pencil drawing "Basenji" today at the Hanover Area Arts Guild 46th annual Fall Show.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Red Fox with Pumpkins

I love the rich and warm colors of fall so I try to paint them as much as I can. This oil painting was really a lot of fun to paint and it is now hanging in the Drawing Room Gallery available for sale.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Sneak Peek" Oil Painting

oil painting
Just finished this painting-in the spirit of Halloween, Does the cat know the mouse is there?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

"Relics" Acrylic and Colored Pencil

Acrylic & Colored Pencil
Today I was awarded Second Prize in the Other Media Category at the Art Association of Harrisburg for my painting "Relics".

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bowl of Pears

Tonight I received an Honorable Mention award for my pastel painting "Bowl of Pears" at the Keystone National Juried show in Mechanicsburg from Judge Laurin McCracken

Monday, September 8, 2014


Oil on Gessoed board
This is a painting of my cat "Spokey"watching the birs at the feeder on my patio.This painting will be available Friday, September 12th in The Drawing Room Gallery at 333 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg when I am there from 2-7pm.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Horseback Tour of the Battlefield

Oil Painting
On a recent drive through the battlefield at Gettysburg, I took many photos but the reference photo I used for this painting was my all time favorite. I do not know who the people in this horseback tour are tat happened to be there that day but I thought the scene looked so peaceful. I have this on my list to do.

Friday, August 1, 2014

"Pears in a Bowl"

Just found out my "Pears in a Bowl" was accepted into the Keystone National Juried Exhibit at the Mechanicburg Art Center in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Choosen by juror Laurin McCracken.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Oil on board
I was surprised to see this Nuthatch at my feeder. Grabbed the camera and had to paint him. Love it when I see different birds appear right outside my kitchen window.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


This was an experiment in handling the same color in different subjects like the wall, cat and the piece of furniture. My reference photo was taken by Laura Nelson and posted on Paint My Photo-a website where photographers grant artist permission to use their photos for their art. I usually like to take my own reference photos but this was a fun challenge.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

"The Battle"

oil painting
This painting is something I have never done before-a war scene but this is not an actual war just a re-enactment captured by a photographer friend of mine, David Churchill. When he showed me some of the photos from the re-enactment he saw, I said I was drawn to the action of the horses so he said "paint it". I used his photo for reference but changed some things and has sparked a thought to create a series of civil war horses. I will be doing my research and try this new series.

Monday, July 7, 2014

SOLD Mr. & Mrs Goldfinch

Oi on board
Sold this little painting at the grand opening of the Drawing Room Gallery in Gettysburg on July 4th.
Mr. & Mrs Goldfinch fly off to New York to a new happy home!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Black and White Cow"

Oil Painting
This was painting #27 in my "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge in January. I sold this painting at the Hanover Area Arts Guild square show in June.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

"Outdoor Cafe in Annapolis"

This is a new pastel that I just finished. It is a little bit different for me but I wanted to paint from my photo I took on a trip to Annapolis last year. I liked the colorful outdoor cafe and of course there is a dog in it. Looks like a Chow Chow.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"Pears in a Bowl"

I just completed this pastel of pears in a bowl but always looking at ways to improve it. Even though pastels are messy, I love to watch the color pop on on the paper and form the object that is in front of me.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Purple Iris"

oil on board
My friend gave me me some cuttings from her iris but did not tell me what color. I was so amazed when these deep purple flowers bloomed in my garden. I knew I had to paint them and this is the second one, The first was a watercolor.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Humming Bird on Geranium

Oil on board
I sold his painting a the Drawing Room Gallery to a very nice customer who purchased it for his wife for an anniversary present. I really hope she likes it.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

"Sand Piper"

I painted this sand piper from my photo that I took while visiting my sister in Florida.
I love to watch shore birds and they are interesting to paint.


Monday, May 5, 2014

"Red Delicious"

colored pencil
Color and reflection always attract my attention in everyday life. Colored pencil allows me to capture this from life and put it on paper.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"Peaceful Pasture" Oil Painting

Fresh off my easel is this oil painting of a steer and her calf alone in a field. My reference photo was the basis of this painting which was taken on a friends farm near Hunterstown many years ago. Since I was raised on a farm,  I get excited when I can visit a farm to take pictures for painting references.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dylan and his Water Gun

My grandson, Dylan, was very serious about his water gun when he was little. He is now 10 years old and is now very serious about racing and football.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

"Peach Rose" Watercolor

watercolor on Arches
This is the first rose I ever painted in watercolors. I really need a lot more practice in watercolors.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Drawing Room Gallery

 The Drawing Room Gallery at 333 Baltimore Street Gettysburg will be open April 17th at 11:00 am which will be the beginning of a new venture for me and 5 other artists. Amy Lindenberger, Larry Lerew, Diane Lordon, Claire Cornell and Sarah Frotscher.  We will be selling original art, reproductions and cards. If you are in Gettysburg, please stop by.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

"Four Rescues" wins Honorable Mention

 I just received notification that my Colored Pencil drawing "Four Rescues" was accepted and received Honorable Mention in the Spring Open Juried Exhibition at the Art School and Gallery in Mechanicsburg.
My acrylic and colored pencil painting was also accepted into the show.

Friday, March 28, 2014

"Grazing" Oil Painting

Oil on board
Just off my easel! I love painting horses and this mother and baby belong to the Hanover Shoe Farms. It is that time of year when you drive by the fields of mothers and babies and I have to stop and take pictures for future paintings.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Yellow Gold" Oil on board

Oil on board
I am in a spring flower painting frenzy lately! I just can not wait to see these beautiful flowers appear in my garden so I am glad I took plenty of photos over the years so that I can paint them in the colder months. The reference photo I took of these dafodills had the warm colors of the mulch in the background which really made the yellow flowers stand out. Hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Colored Pencil
Just had to draw one of my Junco visitors even though I call them snowbirds. 7x10 Colored Pencil on Arches paper.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Narcissus 5x7 Oil Painting

Narcissus 5x7 Oil painting NEW - I am so looking forward to these flowers popping up in the flower bed next to our driveway. When I see them, I know that spring is here.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

"Scottish Deerhound" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

Colored Pencil
My scottish deerhound drawing received Daily Paintworks "Pick of the Day".

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

"Freedom" Colored Pencil and Pastel Portrait

Colored Pencil & Pastel
Freedom is a Borzoi that belongs to my friends Martine and Stewart. He is a special boy.

Friday, February 28, 2014

"Pink Tulips" 8x14 colored pencil

Colored pencil on Bristol
My pink tulips bloomed! Not on my garden but in my studio. It was a nice change to work on something for spring.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Work in progress

Colored Pencil work in progress.
I am like everyone, am so sick of winter. So I had to start a spring project so there is hope for warmer days ahead. As I look out at my snow covered flower beds, it is hard to imagine my pink tulips are going to come back again.

Monday, February 17, 2014


Colored pencil
Justice is a Borzoi owned by Kath LaBarre Lucy who took the reference photo for this drawing.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Painted Stork - Colored Pencil

colored pencil
This painted stork I met in Florida at Disney Animal Kingdom. So beautiful that I had to do a colored pencil portrait of him or her since there is no difference in feather coloring between the male and female.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mini Bunny Oil Painting

2.5x3 Oil 
I am still painting and this is my latest. I long for the site of one of these guys in a plush green lawn on a warm day so I painted this mini painting of a bunny. It measures 2.5x3 and is framed. This little painting is for sale for $50- just message me.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

CPSA Explore This 10

Colored Pencil Society of America - Explore This 10 Exihibit is now online. Here is the link to see my portrait of "LuLu"

Friday, January 31, 2014

Collage of 30 Paintings

January 2014
30 Paintings in 30 Days
with Leslie Saenta

Thursday, January 30, 2014

#30 Traveler and Willow 8x10 Watercolor

Painting#30 Traveler and Willow 8x10 watercolor. This challenge has taught me that each painting I do is is a learning experience even though I have been painting a long time. Watercolor is not a medium I do often but I will keep trying to master this wet medium. My reference photo for this one was taken by Wendy Erdman and the subject is two of her beautiful Borzoi.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

#29 Packer 4x6 Colored Pencil

Colored Pencil


This is Packer a  colored pencil painting in memory of this dearly departed greyhound who is greatly missed by his owner Randy DeBrauwere.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

#28 Rocky 8x10 colored pencil

Colored Pencil

Painting #28 Rocky 8x10 colored pencil. This is the 3rd Rocky in my challenge but this guy is very special because he is owned by Danielle and Dylan(my daughter and grandson). He would never sit still for a portrait and I am lucky that he sat still for a reference photo.