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.

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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.

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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.

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Mingo Falls

Mingo Falls 36x24

36″x 24″ Oil on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges

This is an oil painting painted in my studio from a photo reference.  Mingo Falls was near our campsite in Cherokee, NC.  I found it impossible for me to actually capture its’ sparkling beauty.

Peonies in the Park

18″ x 24″ Oil on canvas

I found these peonies at Hurley Park.  Nature arranged them for me.

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Alan & Calf 1948

Alan and Calf 1948 20x16

20″ x 16″ Oil on panel

This is a painting of my brother, Alan.  My sister, Susan, shared the photo that I used as a reference with me.  It was taken by my mother.  Susan also painted an oil from this photo.  We tend to enjoy painting similar subjects.  We lost our brother in 1987 to cancer.

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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse 20x16

20″ x 16″ oil on panel

A photo from our recent trip to Maine was used as a reference for this oil painting.  Acadia National Park is beautiful.  I loved the colorful rocks here and on Cadillac Mountain.

Published in: on September 26, 2018 at 5:37 pm  Comments (4)  
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