The Sunflower Farm

The Sunflower Farm 6x10

6″ x 10″ Oil on board

The sunflowers are in bloom.  When I went to the field a storm was approaching.  So this is a small studio painting that will fit a barn wood frame that my father made.

Hydrangeas in Crystalline Pottery

Hydrangeas in Crystalline Pottery 24x20

24″ x 20″ Oil on Linen with painted edges

This is one of my favorite pieces of pottery with one of my favorite flowers.

Chandelle Farms Pond Reflections

Chandelle Farms Pond Reflections 11x14

11″ x 14″ Oil on Panel

This is my second painting for the NC Open Plein Air event in Salisbury.  I was very happy that it received an Honorable Mention.  Perhaps I should have called it “A Study in Green.”


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Gold Hill Crepes

Gold Hill Crepes 11x14

11″ x 14″ Oil on Panel

This is my Gold Hill painting for the NC Open Plein Air event last weekend.  I tweaked it a bit in my studio this week adding more splashes of color.  Gold Hill is a painter’s paradise about five minutes from my home.

The Irises

The Irises 24x30

24″ x 30″ oil on canvas

Studio painting revisited

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Spencer Summer II

Spencer Summer II 14x11

14″ x 11″ Oil on canvas panel

This is a studio painting.  It was just to hot to paint on site so I took photos and worked from my computer monitor in my studio pretending to be on location.  This was easier in the sense that the sunlight/shadows weren’t changing.  Also I could take my time painting in air conditioning.  However, I really do prefer to paint outside.  Guess it is the challenge.

Palo Duro Canyon Trail

Palo Duro Canyon Trail 30x24

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

Palo Duro Canyon is a Texas State Park in the panhandle of Texas.  This is a studio painting of the Lighthouse Trail.  In the background is Capitol Peak and one of the many hoodoos (pinnacles of weathered rock) in the park.  The layers of color are amazing.

Published in: on June 22, 2016 at 7:14 pm  Comments (2)  
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Lavender in Bloom

Lavender in Bloom 9x12

9″ x 12″ Oil on panel

The lavender is in bloom.  Members of Plein Air Carolina were invited to paint at a local farm.  It was very hot, but I knew I couldn’t miss it.  I did enjoy a cool lavender lemonade while painting.

Reynolda Village Blue Hydrangeas

Reynolda Blue Hydrangeas 9x12

9″ x 12″ Oil on panel

Back from a month long vacation and happy to be painting again with  Plein Air Carolina.  Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem, beautiful.  I couldn’t pass up these gorgeous blue hydrangeas.

Published in: on June 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm  Comments (2)  

The Drummer

The Drummer 16x20

16″ x 20″ Oil on a canvas panel

The drummer is my granddaughter’s husband.  He plays for Cash Revisited.  My granddaughter sings June Carter’s parts.  They just played at the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville, TN.  This painting will be in Rail Walk’s exhibit next month, Music.

Published in: on April 20, 2016 at 3:44 pm  Comments (3)  
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