Thursday, December 17, 2015

"Coming Out of the Closet"

 Awhile back my blog friend Gary L. Everest ( asked me to post an image of myself beside the recently created mandala "Acer Palmatum" so that the scale of the painting could be more easily grasped.  He also indicated that I may be a bit shy.  I must admit I am shy about photos of myself while not being a shy person,  "in person"  at all.  Well, one day in the studio where I teach, a willing friend made a photo of me with said painting. 'tis:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


                                          bright afternoon clouds
                                          shadows gently hugging earth
                                          bringing us to dusk

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          8" X 8"

Monday, November 2, 2015

"Afternoon Clouds"

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          8" X 8"

Here's another small painting that I did back in the summer.  The sky was so interesting this day with bold clouds holding beautiful colors against extreme blue. This is a location near my home that I paint over and over-different times of day, different seasons, sometimes altering my point of reference. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

"Artum Garden Summer"

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          8" X 8"

I painted this a couple months ago while the Crapemyrtles were still in bloom-one of my favorite mid-size blooming trees.  They love our hot, humid summers here in North Carolina.  This is a lovely path in "Artum Garden" near where I live.  There's a small pond with a little waterfall just to the right of this view. I posted a painting of it here on my blog this past December (2014).  You can hear the refreshing trickle while walking down this path.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"Acer Palmatum" Mandala

                                          light within without
                                          earth's verdant beauty showing
                                          source created life

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          36" x 36"


Friday, July 24, 2015

"Live Oak" Mandala

                                          twisted live oak tree
                                          verdant life lived near the sea
                                          with strength and beauty

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          12" X 12"

Sunday, May 10, 2015

"Lake View from 'Womble Terrace'

                                          my bench awaits me
                                          lakeside rest with peaceful views
                                          time to contemplate

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          8" X 8"

Sunday, April 26, 2015

"Hanes Park Spring"

Bright azaleas and the lush Spring greens of new leaves and velvety lawns beckon me to walk through Hanes Park.  Regular rains sprinkled in among cool clear sunny days are producing a season of long lasting beauty and pleasure.
                                          acrylic on canvas

Sunday, April 19, 2015

"Womble Garden"

Spring has arrived in North Carolina!  With so much color everywhere,  I am inspired to record what I see.  Womble Garden is full of several varieties of Azaleas, White Dogwood and Flowering Crab Apple trees.

                                          acrylic on canvas

Thursday, March 19, 2015

"Grace Park"

 This lovely park is very near our city center and  is the location of many weddings and celebratory events.

                                         oil on canvas panel
                                         20" X 16"

Sunday, February 15, 2015

"Park Sunrise"

                                          meditation time
                                          walking up this curving path
                                          sunrise in the park

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          20" X 20"

Saturday, February 7, 2015

"Van Gogh Maple"

                                                    street side maple tree
                                                    calling out to me to paint
                                                    Van Gogh memories

                                                     oil on canvas
                                                     30" X 40"