Vineyard Morning

Vineyard Morning 24x36

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

This is a studio painting from a photo that I took during a paint out.  I was attracted to the backlit vines and the misty morning background.  The painting is currently drying in my Rail Walk studio.  You are always welcome to visit Rail Walk Studios and Gallery in Salisbury, NC.

Published in: on March 5, 2018 at 6:59 pm  Comments (4)  
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Cheerwine Shed

Cheerwine Shed 16x20

“16×20” Oil on canvas panel SOLD

Found this little shed while plein air painting near China Grove, NC.  I was attracted to the light coming in behind it.  I later painted it in the studio.  A couple visiting Rail Walk Studios & Gallery purchased the painting this week.  I love when people enjoy my paintings.

Published in: on August 20, 2017 at 11:05 am  Comments (4)  
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You Can’t Catch Me!

You Can't Catch Me 14x18

14″ x 18″ Oil on canvas panel

This is Piper, my happy little Schnoodle.  She loves to run and chase.  On a recent trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, we took some photos of her among the Blue Bonnets.  The wildflowers were beautiful this year.

Published in: on April 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm  Comments (4)  
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Horse among the Wildflowers


6″ x 10″ Oil on panel

This is one of my small paintings available at Rail Walk’s Holiday Festival of Gifts.  Hope you can come in for some early Christmas shopping.  There are lots of handmade crafts available.  For more information see Rail Walk Studios and Gallery.



Published in: on November 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm  Comments (2)  

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.

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)  

Monterey Sunset

Monterey Sunset 18x24

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

I want to credit good friends for the beautiful photo that I used as a reference for this painting.  It was taken from their deck that overlooks Monterey Bay, California.

Published in: on November 1, 2015 at 3:35 pm  Comments (1)  
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Boys at the Beach

Boys at the Beach 20x16

20″ x 16″ oil on linen gallery wrap with painted edges

I have to credit my granddaughter for the photo of her husband and two of her boys at the beach.  It was fun and challenging to paint with my palette knife.

Published in: on October 22, 2015 at 6:59 pm  Comments (3)  
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Across the Pond B & B

Across the Pond 9x12

9″ x 12″ Oil on Panel

This is a plein air painting that I started at the annual Salisbury October Tour. I stopped after blocking it in, because of the rain.  I returned to the site a couple days later, took a sunny day photo and completed it in my studio.  Still sticking with the palette knife.

Published in: on October 21, 2015 at 6:45 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Eagle Point Access

Fall Access 11x14

11″ x 14″  Oil on linen panel

This is a view of the foliage from a boat access at the Eagle Point Nature Preserve near Salisbury, NC.

Published in: on October 19, 2015 at 5:28 pm  Comments (1)  
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