Azaleas in Peach

Azaleas in Peach 16x12

16″ x 12″ Oil on panel

There is always something blooming in Hurley Park.  This was blocked in on site at the Plein Air Carolina Friday Paint Out.  It was finished in my studio at Rail Walk.  Spring is a beautiful time of year in Salisbury, NC.

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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.

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Park Azaleas

Park Azaleas 14x11

14″ x 11″ Oil on Linen Panel

This is a path in Fisher Park, Greensboro, NC.  I started it on site at an Albert Handell workshop.  I tweaked the painting a bit at my studio in Salisbury trying to remember Albert’s teaching.  The park was just amazingly beautiful last week.  It was hard to decide what to paint.

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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.

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.

Hurley Summer

Hurley Summer 11x14

11″ x 14″ Oil on canvas panel

This is Hurley Park in Salisbury. I painted there with Plein Air Carolina last Friday.  Just finished a plein air workshop with John Ebersberger.  This piece is painted with a palette knife.

Published in: on August 23, 2015 at 4:50 pm  Comments (2)  
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Balboa Park

Balboa Park 24x36

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

Trees is the title of the current show at Rail Walk. This is my painting of a magnificent tree I saw at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.  It was planted for the 1915 exhibition.  You are welcome to come to the “Trees” reception on June 12th at Rail Walk 6-8PM. View all the trees 11-4PM Thursday-Saturday this month. For more information see our website,

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Best Friends

Best Friends 12x16

12″ x 16″ Oil on a canvas board

Not a commission.  Not a portrait.  Not a particular person.  Just a young girl holding one of her best friends.

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Lakeside Path

Lakeside Path 9x12

9″ x 12″ Oil on RayMar panel

This path circles a small lake at Dan Nicholas Park not far from my home.  It was a gray day, but I know how the sun falls behind those trees along the path.  So I made the sun shine with paint.

Published in: on August 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm  Comments (2)  
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Childress Fountain

Childress Fountain 11X1411″ x 14″  Oil on canvas panel

This is the same fountain as in the previous post.  I painted it two years ago more close up and from a different angle.