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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

Sitting Pretty

6″ x 8″ Oil on panel

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year.

Published in: on December 14, 2019 at 10:20 am  Comments (1)  
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Black Swallowtail Butterfly

24″ x 12″ Oil on canvas

I took some paintings to Gallery Zella in Bryson City, NC.  When exploring the town I was drawn to a bridge that had beautiful pink petunias along the rail.  That was when I noticed this butterfly enjoying them, too.  Bryson City is a lovely small town near the Smoky Mountains that is known for a train ride into the mountains.  If you visit don’t miss Gallery Zella.

Published in: on September 25, 2019 at 10:18 am  Leave a Comment  
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Wild Poppies

Wild Poppies 24x30

24″ x 30″ Oil on a gallery wrap canvas with painted edges

This is a studio painting.  I combined two photos.  These hillside poppies caught my eye when I was taking a walk near Glacier National Park.  Mixed in with the poppies were other wildflowers in shades of violet.

Published in: on August 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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