Sunday, August 11, 2019

"Pink Hollyhocks"

Standing taller than almost all the other flowers in the garden,  these pink hollyhocks make a joyful statement!  The varying shades of pink delight the eye with some being very bright and others delicate in their tones.

                                                  8" x 10"
                                                  oil on canvas panel

Sunday, August 4, 2019

"Hydrangeas by the Fence"

The hydrangeas have been lovely this year.  It's always interesting to watch them change colors from blues to lavenders to pinks and finally to wonderful green tones as they mature through the season.

                                                 16" x 20"
                                                 oil on canvas panel

Sunday, July 28, 2019

"Poppies at Reynolda Gardens"

Poppies are always a delight to see!  I painted these using a palette knife.

                                          12" x 12"
                                          oil on canvas panel

Sunday, July 21, 2019

"Wetland Beauty"

At Reynolda Gardens here in Winston-Salem, what used to be Lake Katherine filled in over the years with silt and run-off from the surrounding landscape and was left to become this wetland.  One of my favorite times to see this area is during the early morning hours as the rising sun casts light across the landscape.

                                           12" x 12"
                                           oil on canvas

Sunday, July 14, 2019

"Summer at Mill Creek"

Continuing with my Mill Creek Series of paintings, here's summer at the creek.  I liked the way the light was coming through the trees and  lighting the far bank. 

                                                     18" x 24"
                                                     oil on canvas panel

Sunday, July 7, 2019

"Sky on the Fourth of July" (Wilkes County)

In a neighboring county on the way to my niece's house.  Lovely views across the rolling hills of farmland looking  toward the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Painted with a palette knife.

                                          30" x 24"
                                          oil on canvas

Sunday, June 30, 2019

"Hallelujah! Hibiscus"

In my garden, the summer heat brings on brightly colored perennials like this hearty hibiscus.  It gets pruned down to the ground after the first frost in the fall and then in the spring comes back up again with new growth and attention getting color during the summer months.

                                                    12" x 16"
                                                    oil on hard panel

Sunday, June 23, 2019

"Roan Highlands"

It seems like one can see forever from the top of Jane Bald in the Roan Highlands.  It's spring in this painting with rhododendrons and wild azaleas blooming.

                                          24" x 12"
                                          oil on canvas

Sunday, June 16, 2019

"Late May Garden"

An abundance of rose campion and butterfly weed in my garden late in the month of May inspired me to create this very impressionist interpretation.  All painted with a palette knife.

                                          20" x 16"
                                          oil on canvas panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019

"Garden Shop Red"

Earlier this spring the garden shops were bursting with colorful blooms. 

                                                   16" x 20"
                                                   oil on canvas panel