Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Marsh at Fort Fisher"


A cold and windy November day when I did this painting. This was the first time that I used my new French easel (a gift from my sister Peggy). I had to hold on tight to everything so that nothing would blow away! All in all a very satisfying experience to be in the moment and to be pleased with my finished creation. My set-up location was just behind one of NC's fabulous state aquariums, which would be just the right in this composition and to the left, just over the dunes, is the Atlantic Ocean.
"Marsh at Fort Fisher" (North Carolina)
Oil on Canvas
18" X 12"
(Plein Air)
SOLD

"Sunlight on the Cape Fear"


One day while driving down the road closest to the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, NC, I discovered this wonderful spot right on the river. I was so enamored by the bright sunlight with it's head-on glare on the water. I tried to capture that in this painting. A very peaceful and pleasant experience for me.
"Sunlight on the Cape Fear"
Oil on Canvas Panel
12" X 9"
(Plein Air)

"Cape Lookout Summer"


I really enjoy traveling/relaxing/painting along the North Carolina coast. I did this painting on "Core Banks" on a very hot June day while fighting the flies and desperately trying to shelter myself from the hot sun under a very typical, not so shading pine tree on the island. The beauty of the spot and the history motivated me to paint this, my second ever light house painting!
"Cape Lookout Summer" (Core Banks, NC)
Acrylic on Canvas
9" X 12"
(Plein Air)

"Langdon House 1764"


While engaged in this early morning painting, I could faintly hear the chatter of birds in the garden and guests breakfasting on the porches of this B and B in the quaint historic town of Beaufort, NC. So many beautiful old homes and a strong sense of "spirits past" present here.
"Langdon House 1764" (Beaufort, NC)
Acrylic on Canvas
9" X 12"
(Plein Air)

"Morning Warmth-Old Salem"


There's so much inherent warmth in historic architecture. That's what I have tried to capture in this early morning (one of my favorite times of day for the light) painting.
"Morning Warmth-Old Salem"
Oil on Canvas Panel
11 1/2" X 14 1/2"

"Allure"


These beautiful Amaryllis blossoms really are very "alluring" as they reward us with their lovely lushly colored blossoms in the middle of winter!
"Allure"
7" X 22"
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
SOLD

"Sunroom Conversation"


This painting is about my first visit to my friend Gail's new home-so beautiful, so colorful without bounds. I came home that evening with so much stimulation that I could not go to sleep without first doing this painting!
"Sunroom Conversation"
17" X 13"
Acrylic on Panel
SOLD

"Bright Morning with Cerulean Foliage"


When I walk in the woods I see many paintings. I love all flora and never will tire of painting my interpretations.
"Bright Morning with Cerulean Foliage"
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
23" X 20"
SOLD

"Eventide"


The sun is setting over the ocean. Darkness will soon fall with it's intriguing mystery. Thoughts can wonder and relax in the beauty of the end of another day.
"Eventide"
Acrylic on prepared Panel
31" X 11"
SOLD

"Thoughts and Words of Warmth"


I am blessed with many wonderful friends in my life. When I think of them I am so full of love and gratitude. I have tried to interpret and show these feelings in this painting.
"Thoughts and Words of Warmth"
Acrylic on Canvas Panel"
25" X 20"
SOLD

"Patio Pots"


The title says it all! A beautiful sunny day on my patio with colorful flower-filled pots.
"Patio Pots"
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
21" X 18"

"Flowers on my Table"


I really enjoy drawing from my immediate surroundings to create a painting.
"Flowers on my Table"
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
20" X 24 1/2"
SOLD

"Red Chair Collection"


These beautiful fresh flowers along with objects that I have collected over the years came together for this composition.
"Red Chair Collection"
Acrylic on Canvas
30" X 44"
SOLD

"Gladiolus Orientalis"


Fresh gladiolus from my garden inspired this "gathering" of Oriental artifacts and a painting!
"Gladiolus Orientalis"
Acrylic on Canvas
16" X 20"

"Morning Fragrance"


There was a certain "softness" about the scent of these flowers that I had placed on my sunroom table along with the surrounding light of the unfolding day.
"Morning Fragrance"
Acrylic on Canvas
40" X 30"
SOLD

"Avaricious II"


"Avaricious II"
Acrylic on Canvas
18" X 18"
SOLD

"Avaricious I"


"Avaricious I"
Acrylic on Canvas
18" X 18"
SOLD

Friday, December 4, 2009

"Brew Time"


Acrylic on Canvas Panel
14" X 18"
A wonderful time of day in this- late afternoon. Enjoy a drink with friends and breathe in the atmosphere.
SOLD

"Light on One West Fourth"


Oil on Wood Panel
12" X 12"
SOLD

"Walking on Fourth Street"


Oil on Wood Panel
12" X 12"
SOLD

"View from Broad and Second"


Oil on Canvas
40" X 30"

"Mellow Mood"


Oil on Canvas
12" X 9"

A very popular "hangout" downtown depicted on a pleasant spring day.

"Reflections Crossing Third"


Acrylic on Canvas
12" X 18"

Morning rush hour downtown just as rain was ending.