“Indian Creek Falls”

I’ve just finished an oil on canvas, “Indian Creek Falls.” This image I painted from a photograph my husband Bob took this past year when we were hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. This trail was so beautiful! I can’t decide which I liked better … this hike or painting the image of the lovely falls.

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“Indian Creek Falls”

10 x 20″ ~ framed oil on canvas, ready to hang ~ $295

“Oconaluftee River” ~ completed watercolor

It’s finished and one of my biggest watercolor painting to date. It is so big, I began painting this with my paper on the floor because I couldn’t reach the top area when I had it laid out on my work table. I’m really happy with the results, and look forward to this one being a highlight of my display for my booth at the “Artisphere” in Greenville, SC May 10-12, 2019. In the meantime, I’ve got this piece displayed in my space at the Buffalo Creek Gallery, in Shelby, NC.

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“Oconaluftee River”, original watercolor painted by Martha K. Moore

35.5×27″,  watercolor on paper, framed and ready to hang ~ available for sale: $2900

The Oconaluftee, located in the Great Smoky Mountains, is considered “sacred waters” by the Cherokee, and known as the “Luftee.” It is a beautiful, freestone river that drops 2,000 feet over 10 miles.

Biggest Watercolor Ever

With some quiet time during the holiday season, I’ve started a new, rather ambitious watercolor. It is so big, I had to start working on it on the floor with a drop cloth. Once I get farther down the paper, I’ll be able to put it on my table and reach everything for continued work. It is 35 x 28″ in size. I haven’t decided on a title yet, but it is the Oconoluftee river in Smoky Mountain National Park. I’m looking forward to the new year! Happy 2019 all!

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Watercolor in progress … Oconoluftee river in Smoky Mountain National

Artisphere 2019

Good news today! I found out that for the third year running, I was accepted to the  Artisphere weekend event in Greenville, SC, May 10-12. YAY! So I’ll be working on other new watercolors to show and sell that in that art show and sale. This is an amazing event, and I’m really happy to be participating again this year.

New Watercolors

I have finished two new watercolors, and am very happy with the end result for each of them. The first is titled “Old Dairy Barn”.  It is 21 x 14″, a framed watercolor, ready to hang, available for sale for $650.

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“Old Dairy Barn”

The second is titled “Tom Branch Waterfall”. It is a 14 x 18″ framed watercolor, ready to hang, and available for sale for $675.

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“Tom Branch Waterfall”

“Cape Lookout”

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“Cape Lookout”

I just finished my largest painting to date … a private commission that is a whopping 6′ x 3′. This is an oil on canvas gallery wrap painting that is a private commission. I’m grateful I had my husband’s help with building the frame for this canvas as I believe it might have been too difficult for me to tackle solo.

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“Cape Lookout” ~ the completed canvas with the artist, Martha K. Moore

NC Watercolor Society Acceptance

Good news yesterday! My recent completed watercolor, “Stone Bridge” has been accepted into the  2018 Annual Juried Exhibition of the Watercolor Society of NC—Oct. 7-Nov. 16 at the Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson, NC. I am absolutely thrilled!

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“Stone Bridge”

Custom framed • watercolor • 20 x 16″ • $850

“River and Snow” Sale

It’s been an exciting couple of months. My experience at the Greenville, SC Artsphere festival was quite good for the second year in a row showing and selling my watercolor paintings. Just before this event, I sold several paintings and got a new commission for a large piece … my largest one to date. Had to build the frame for the canvas, and prep the surface for painting. This is a big project and will take time, but it is exciting and I’m happy for this opportunity.

This past week “River and Snow” sold at the Buffalo Creek Gallery where I participate as a co-op artist.

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“River and Snow”

So I’m counting my blessings and feeling grateful!

“Ocheegee Tupelo”

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“Ogeechee Tupelo”

My newest painting is a custom framed, oil on canvas piece that is 14 x 11″ and available for sale for $240.

This tree is on the St. Mary’s River in northern Florida. It is a “black water” river caused by all the tanin in the water. These huge, twisted trees grow in wet areas all over the southern US.

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“Ogeechee Tupelo” in process