Monday, October 19, 2020

"Wilkes County Farm in July"

 I really enjoy driving around in neighboring counties.  The farmland is so beautiful in the rolling hills as you get closer to the mountains going west.  This is a scene from my travels back in July.

                                                      8" x 10"

                                                      watercolor


Sunday, October 11, 2020

"Somewhere on the Blue Ridge Parkway"

I think this view was near Grandfather Mountain along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Painted from a photograph.  I just don't remember the exact location.  

                                                       8" x 10" 

                                                       watercolor



Sunday, October 4, 2020

"On Pilot Mountain"

very near the top
high above the valley heat
endless view below


                                       8" x 10"

                                       watercolor

Sunday, September 27, 2020

"The Yadkin River in Forsyth County, NC"

 The Yadkin River is one of the longest rivers in North Carolina.  It runs through my home county. During  the summer months many people enjoy boating, kyacking, and tubing (riding inflated tire inner tubes) down the river.

                                                     8" x 10"

                                                     watercolor


Sunday, September 20, 2020

"At Asheville Botanical Gardens"

 The town of Asheville, NC has a wonderful botanical garden.  In the past I've enjoyed meandering through basking in the beautiful sights, sounds and scents of nature.  Here's a painting of one of my favorite vistas there:

                                                      8" x 10" 

                                                      watercolor


Sunday, September 13, 2020

"Grandfather Mountain on a Gray Day"

 To me, "soft" days (as the British call overcast, cloudy days) have always had an engaging beauty.  Here's my painting of one of our state's iconic landmarks on such a day:

                                                      8" x 10"

                                                      watercolor

                                                     

Sunday, September 6, 2020

"Trail at Mill Creek"

 A place not too far from my home where I love to walk.  The midday shadows and bright light are what attracted me to this scene.

                                                      8" x 10"

                                                      watercolor

                                                   

                                                      

Sunday, August 30, 2020

"At Reynolda Village"

 Each season brings new plants blooming at Reynolda Village.  It's always a treat to walk around the gardens and see what's new.

                    8" x 10"

                    watercolor


Sunday, August 23, 2020

"Red Bloom for a Day"

 Hemerocallis (day lilies) come in many colors and bloom times throughout the growing season.  A single bloom lasts for just a day. This one has a lovely gradation from the green center to the red outer areas of the petals.

      7" x 7"

      watercolor

      SOLD

Sunday, August 16, 2020

"Sky Over Sampson County Farm"

 Another typical scene down east in North Carolina where the geography gets flatter as you travel toward the sea.  The morning sky was exceptionally beautiful on this day. 

     16" x 20"

     oil on canvas panel

     SOLD