Sunday, April 14, 2019

"Above Mill Creek"

 Spring is bursting forth with great beauty here in North Carolina.  While walking along Mill Creek, I looked up the hill and saw these lovely Redbud Tress in full bloom at the edge of the woods. 

                                                  oil on canvas panel

Sunday, March 24, 2019

"Last Show of the Day"

This commissioned painting just completed and hung in clients home.  I'm happy to say they are pleased and so am I!

                                           36" x 36"
                                           acrylic on canvas

Sunday, March 17, 2019

"Sculpted by Nature"

                                                  16" x 20"
                                                  oil on canvas panel

                                                  beside the mill stream
                                                  natures woodland gallery
                                                  highlighted treasure

Sunday, March 10, 2019

"Florid Fungus"

I'm constantly surprised by the beauty that can be found in the woods, especially in the middle of winter.  Highlighted by the sun I can see the subtle colors and patterns on each "fan" of this fungus,  growing on the bark of a tree.  I started this with the intentions of doing a very detailed graphite study.  However, I decided that I simply must render this in color.  So here it is in watercolor a medium that I haven't used recently.

                                                   8" x 10 1/'2"
                                                  watercolor on acid free paper

Sunday, March 3, 2019

"Above the Creek"

A group of trees on a hill above Mill Creek.  The sunlight on the bark and lovely moss always catches my eye.

                                                     16" x 20"
                                                     oil on canvas panel

Sunday, February 24, 2019

"Mill Creek Beauty"

Afternoon shadows create striped patterns on the woods floor.  As I explore, this one tree in the light says  "look at me!".  The moss growing on the bark is such a bright green that it glows and embellishes the sculptural structure of this natural beauty.  Another day walking along Mill Creek.

                                                    16" x 20"
                                                    oil on canvas panel

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Another Winter Marsh Scene

Here's another scene from the same week as the last marsh painting that I posted.

                                          24" x 18"
                                          oil on canvas panel

Sunday, February 10, 2019

"Cold Windy Marsh" (Fort Fisher, NC)

 As I walked through the maritime forest out onto the marsh that lays between the NC state aquarium and the ocean at Fort Fisher the sky was constantly changing with the clouds rushing by.  The relentless winds never rested causing a constant rustling in the forest and marsh grasses.  Wow, it was so cold. I found the colors and textures lovely and wanted to interpret them as best I could.

                                                     18" x 24"
                                                     oil on canvas panel

Sunday, February 3, 2019

"Hello Helleborus!"

The middle of winter is not a time when we expect to see bright warm hued flowers here in North Carolina.  There is however one plant variety that rewards the eyes with such beauty this time of year.  The helleborus.  Here's my interpretation rendered in oils using the palette knife.

                                               22 1/8" x25 1/4"
                                               oil on panel

Sunday, January 27, 2019

"Beside the Ararat"

One more from my day along the Ararat River this past Fall.  My ever favorite subject of trees painted here in mid-morning light. 

                                                     12" x 16"
                                                     oil on canvas