Shunkawauken Falls is a roadside 150-foot tall waterfall just outside Columbus (near Tryon and Saluda) on the twisting, scenic White Oak Mountain Road. The photo my husband Bob took on a recent outing that we enjoyed made for a perfect composition for this long, tall, gallery wrap canvas.
I recently decided to find a snowy image to paint with the idea of using a photo of my finished painting as a holiday card. I painted this oil on canvas from a photo my husband Bob took on one of our winter walks when we had a rare and beautiful snow.
With the world on pause right now, I’ve been spending more time in my studio. My husband, Bob, has captured many photos of beautiful scenery we’ve enjoyed on drives we’ve taken when the weather is nice. These images have been inspiring to me, and I have enjoyed creating these recent paintings:
As I quarantine during this COVID virus outbreak, I am painting and looking forward to being able to get back out into the world again. These three pieces are oils, each measuring 5 x 7″ and available for $65 per painting.
They are titled starting from the left and rotating clockwise:
The 500,000 acre Pisgah National Forest is a beautiful hardwood forest in western North Carolina. There are some massive waterfalls in easy hiking distance. I was last there following some heavy rainfall earlier in the week, and the amount of water cascading down the rock faces was impressive!
I am so thankful I have the retreat of my studio to paint. I finished this 12 x 12″ oil on canvas recently, and just love the bright energy of these sunflowers! Looking at them makes my heart feel hopeful.
I have just completed a smaller oil on canvas that I am calling “Buds.” These are my “grandcats,” sitting on a table together, gazing out a window to watch the birds and squirrels.
I was very happy to successfully deliver “Yacht Island, Lake Lure, NC” to the individuals who commissioned this piece. A VERY good day!
I have recently completed a really large project … a 40 X 32″ oil on canvas commissioned piece that is such a beautiful view of a part of Lake Lure. This was a big endeavor, but I enjoyed working on step by step. One of the things I like about this work is watching a painting come to life as I complete each section. And of course, on a painting this large, it is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when I complete the final steps.
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!