In for a Landing

18″ x 14″ oil on a canvas panel

This is a studio painting. I used an image that I took at a plein air paint out. I like to put images on my monitor and pretend that I am painting outside. There were many swallowtail butterflies enjoying this zinnia flower bed.

Published in: on October 13, 2020 at 6:06 pm  Comments (1)  
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My Rail Walk Studio

I am posting this to show the relative size of my Eiffel Tower painting. It is currently on one wall of my Rail Walk studio in Salisbury, NC. One of my artist friends took this photo for me. We are hoping to reopen Rail Walk to the public soon. My studio is open by appointment at this time.

Published in: on October 4, 2020 at 3:07 pm  Comments (2)  

Eiffel Tower at Night

78″ x 48″ Oil on gallery wrapped canvas with painted edges

For this studio painting I used an old photo that we took from a river boat. After a tour on the Seine we returned to the tower after dark. The lights on the tower and the streets of Paris made it seem like a magical fairyland. It was a night to remember.

Published in: on September 19, 2020 at 9:27 am  Leave a Comment  

Playing in the Surf

Playing in the Surf 16x20

16″ x 20″ Oil on panel

We were at the beach for a morning walk with our dog.  These boys were having so much fun running and splashing in the surf.  So I took some photos.  This was at Fort Myers Beach in Florida in January.

Published in: on June 6, 2020 at 4:43 pm  Comments (4)  
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On the Edge

On the Edge 10x8

10″ x 8″ Oil on panel

I am staying home as much as possible.  This is a plein air painting of the edge of the woods seen from our deck.  The Dogwoods are in bloom now.  We can see back into the woods, but not for long.  The green leaves are filling in.  Take care and stay well.

Church & Monroe

Church & Monroe 11x14

11″ x 14″ Oil on panel

This is one of the lovely homes in Salisbury, NC.  I blocked the painting in on site.  I stopped before it was finished, because I was too cold to continue.  I finished it in the comfort of my studio pretending to be onsite.

Country House

Country House 18x24

18″ x 24″ oil on gallery wrap canvas

This is an image of a commission painting for a client of a grandparent’s home in the mountains of North Carolina.  It is painted from a photo reference that the client provided.

Published in: on March 31, 2020 at 9:03 am  Comments (2)  
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Ms Captiva

Ms Captiva 8x10

8″ x 10″ oil on a panel

This is a plein air study of an old boat that was sitting in a lot beside the Port Sanibel Marina in Florida.

Sanibel Lighthouse

Sanibel Lighthouse 9x12

9″ x 12″ Oil on panel

This is another plein air painting from Florida.  This view of the lighthouse is from the beach at Sanibel Island.  It is one of those places that is equally beautiful in any direction.  Plus the Sanibel-Captiva Plein Air painters are a very friendly and welcoming group.  I hope to paint with them again next winter.  Notice the osprey nest on top of the chimney.

Published in: on March 22, 2020 at 6:04 pm  Comments (2)  
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The Lakes

The Lakes 9x12

9″ x 12″ oil on panel

This is a plein air painting that I painted at Lakes Park, Fort Myers, Florida.  I enjoyed painting with three different plein air groups while visiting the area during January and February.  Our Plein Air Carolina group has cancelled paint outs for a couple weeks.  But I have continued to paint safely on my own.  Hope we will be able to paint together again soon, and hope all my Florida friends are well.  I just updated my website with some of my new Florida paintings,