Each winter I hope our area will get luck and we’ll have some snow and true winter weather. I recently painted this scene from a photo my husband took last winter when it was cold enough to snow and freeze the local pond. We really enjoyed our winter walk that day!
I participated in Uptown Shelby’s “Arts on the Square” yesterday, and enjoyed the event very much. We were especially thankful for the cloudy sky which kept the temperatures lower than had been predicted! I was also awarded the “Best 2D Artist” prize, which was a very nice honor.
I am now looking forward to going through the photos my husband Bob took on our recent whitewater canoeing adventure on the Green River in Utah for my next painting endeavor!
I’ve recently completed a new watercolor, “Stone Mountain Cabin”. This is an original pioneer farm home preserved in Stone Mt. State Park in NC as part of a model 19th century farm with a barn and other outbuildings.
15 x 21″ ~ double matted, framed watercolor, ready to hang ~ $700
I recently received the wonderful news that “Widow’s Creek Falls” has been accepted into the 2019 show for the North Carolina Watercolor Society. The show will be this fall in October, in Rocky Mount, NC.
This piece is a 14×18″ watercolor, double matted in custom frame, available for sale for $850. This is a beautiful waterfall located in Stone Mountain State Park, NC.
I’ve recently finished two watercolor paintings, inspired by the beautiful scenery from trails I’ve hiked in the last year in the Stone Mountain State Park in Roaring Gap, NC. It’s just a beautiful area, and I have really enjoyed camping there!
18 x 6″ watercolor, double matted in custom frame, available for sale for $250
24 x 18″ watercolor, double matted in custom frame, available for sale for $850
I have an exhibit of my paintings currently on display at the Cleveland County Memorial Library through the end of April. As a result, the Shelby Daily Star did a nice story about my work this week: “Martha K. Moore finds artistic inspiration exploring nature“
I recently finished this watercolor. My husband and I have camped and done some wonderful hiking in the Stone Mountain State Park in North Carolina, and this view was really inspiring!
14 x 10″ watercolor, double matted and framed, ready to hang ~
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.
10 x 20″ ~ framed oil on canvas, ready to hang ~ $295
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.
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!