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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Path to the Beach

Path to the Beach 24x30

24′ x 30′ Oil on linen, gallery wrap with painted edges

I just returned from a trip to Florida.  This was painted in my studio this week from a reference photo.  It was wonderful painting en plein air with the Fort Myers Beach outdoor painters.  I plan to post a couple of those paintings soon.  If you are interested in seeing the painting, it is at Rail Walk Gallery in Salisbury, NC.

Published in: on February 17, 2018 at 6:17 pm  Comments (6)  
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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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The Coast

The Coast 22x28

22″ x 28″ Oil on gallery wrapped canvas with painted edges

This is a coastal scene painted from a couple of my images taken by the ocean.

Published in: on May 15, 2017 at 6:52 pm  Comments (2)  
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Azaleas in Yellow

Azaleas in Yellow 10x8

10″ x 8 ” Oil on linen panel

I went to Hurley Park in Salisbury, NC to do a simple tree study.  But I saw these wonderful yellow azaleas.  So my tree study turned into an azalea study.  Just love all the spring flowers and the fresh greens of spring.

Published in: on April 24, 2017 at 9:28 am  Comments (2)  
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Hurley Park Blossoms


9″ x 12″ Oil on Panel

Plein Air Carolina painted at Hurley Park in Salisbury, NC last Friday.  Some of the tress were in bloom.  It was good to be outside painting again on such a beautiful day.

Coastal Path


36″ x 48″ Oil on gallery wrap with painted edges

This is a North Carolina coastal scene.  It is a commission based on a smaller sold painting.  I really enjoyed revisiting this scene and tweaking it to make it work in this larger format.  I hope to paint more commissions.

Published in: on February 16, 2017 at 8:36 pm  Comments (1)  
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Carrigan Farms Rock Quarry


11″ x 14″ Oil on panel

This is a beautiful location that is new to me.  As the sun rose it lit up the rocks jutting out in the quarry.  The painting was mostly painted on site and then finished in my studio.

Published in: on October 19, 2016 at 6:21 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Smoky Mountains


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

This painting was inspired by one of the beautiful overlooks in Smoky Mountain National Park.  The painting is part of Rail Walk’s 10th anniversary exhibit at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery this month.

Published in: on October 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Hurley Park Late Summer


12″ x 9″ Oil on Panel

A plein air painting from Hurley Park in Salisbury.  It was tweaked a bit in my studio.  I find that I sometimes need to revisit a painting to adjust the values and colors to my liking.