The New England coast does not have sandy beaches like we enjoy in North Carolina, but jumbled, rough outcroppings of granite. This scene is from Acadia National Park, near Bar Harbor, Maine.
I so enjoy hiking along a mountain creek, where streams are strewn with rocks that are often moss-covered because of the dampness and the shade from overhanging trees. There is something incredibly peaceful listening to the sound of the water spilling over the stones. I am always inspired!
We are not lucky enough to get snow regularly where we live in NC, so when we do, I so enjoy hiking around in the winter weather. I am inspired by the snowy landscapes that grace the First Broad River near my home. This recently completed oil on canvas makes me feel peaceful and cozy, remembering lovely winter weather.
It’s been a busy summer! We’ve been on some road trips, including an adventure up the east coast to Maine. I am planning my next piece from a photo my husband Bob took of a lighthouse we visited there.
Additionally, I’ve been preparing for the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in Reston, VA September 10-12, 2021.
Meanwhile, I’ve completed these two gallery wraps, which are now available for sale:
Recently finished this watercolor. I found this old truck sitting beside a barn in Valle Crucis, NC. Bushes were growing up through the truck bed, so obviously, it had been there for quite a long time. Eventually, it disappeared, and I have no idea what happened to it.
I’ve been enjoying creating some pieces in a smaller format recently. These 5 x 7″ gallery wraps have a 1.5″ edge, which makes them the equivalent of an 8 x 10″ painting.
This fall, I have enjoyed drives on country roads in the western NC mountains with my husband. We saw this beautiful barn on one of these drives.
I painted this watercolor of a beautiful barn we saw on a back roads drive in western NC. My husband, Bob, built the frame for this piece from old, weathered barn siding.
This oil on canvas was inspired by a view from the scenic highway between Robbinsville, NC and Tellico Plains, TN.
My watercolor Carrick Creek II has been selected as the winner of the Dr. Kenneth W. Hanck Memorial Award in the 2020 NC Watercolor Society Awards. I am so happy to have had one of my watercolors selected as an award winner!