1934 Buck Rogers Dream

7″ x 14″ Oil on canvas panel framed

This small painting is based on a photo that I took at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. My photograph was of a small tin toy sold in 1934. Children were playing and dreaming of space travel even before it was possible.

This painting is part of the current show, “Dreams” at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery in Salisbury, NC. The exhibit includes many paintings and photographs that are realistic, imaginary or abstract. There are also handmade Dream Catchers by one of the Rail Walk artists. The gallery is open to the public on Saturdays, 10AM-2PM. You are welcome to come see the exhibit and visit with the Rail Walk artists. Hope to see you there.

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Hydrangea Bouquet

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

This is a painting that I did in my studio. I used a photo of a smaller painting of mine as a reference. I was thinking that it might look nice in my dining room.

Published in: on November 26, 2021 at 6:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Hatteras Sunset

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

This is a studio painting. I used a friend’s photo for a reference. The photo was taken from Hatteras Island on the outer banks of North Carolina. Hatteras Island offers beautiful sunrises and sunsets. You can see a ferry in the distance.

Published in: on November 3, 2021 at 4:44 pm  Leave a Comment  
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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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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.