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.


Dauphin Island Sunset


18″ x 24″ Oil on Gallery Wrap with painted edges

Studio painting from a photo taken on the beach at Dauphin Island, Alabama.

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Barn on Stirewalt Road

Barn on Shirewalt Road 9x12

9″ x 12″ Oil on board

Plein air painting of an old barn and buildings near China Grove, NC.

By the Shore

By the Shore 6x10

6″ x 10″ Oil on board

This is another small study to fit one of my barn wood frames.

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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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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.