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.

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Lotus Blossoms

Lotus Blossoms 12x24

12″ x 24″ Oil on panel

This scene is painted from a photo that I took on our last trip.  We were visiting the Poughkeepsie, NY area.  The painting does not due justice to the gorgeous pond.  I had to stop along a country road and quickly take pictures with my long lens.  There were lots of “No Trespassing” signs posted so I stayed at the roadside.

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Hambley-Wallace House

Hambley-Wallace House 12x9

12″ x 9″ Oil on panel

I painted this with Plein Air Carolina at the Hambley-Wallace House in Salisbury.  It is side view of a beautiful old mansion on Fulton street.  I love the detail in the granite work and how it reflects the light.

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Mama and Foal

Mamma and Foal 16x20

16″ x 20″ Oil painting on panel

As I recall this was a very young foal playing in the pasture with it’s mother.  This was painted in my studio from a reference photo that I took at a friend’s horse farm near Lexington, NC.  I love the way the mother is keeping an eye on her baby.

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Sunset Reflections

Sunset Reflections 12x24

12″ x 24″ Oil on panel

This is a studio painting.  I used a photo that I took at a nearby lake as reference.

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