“Appalachian Trail”

There is a beautiful stretch of the Appalachian Trail that rolls along just east of the Shenandoah National Forest just outside of Front Royal, Virginia. My daughter sent me a photo of a fall hike that she and her husband enjoyed, and I was inspired to paint it. The beautiful, blue sky peeking through the golden leaves and the trees stretching upward create such a lovely, and peaceful scene. I enjoyed creating this piece very much.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Appalachian Trail” 16 x 20″ ~ oil on canvas, in a custom frame and ready to hang ~ $565

“Frosted Balsams”

On a camping trip late in 2021, we were delighted with the beauty of the forest at the top of Clingman’s Dome in the Smoky Mountain National Park. The temperature had dropped overnight, and the trees were coated with frost in the morning. It was so beautiful!

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Frosted Balsams” 14 x 11″ ~ oil on canvas, in a custom, black frame and ready to hang ~ $270

“Bass Harbor Lighthouse” and “Maine Coast 2”

Our trip to Acadia National Park in Maine last summer was tremendously inspiring. Such beautiful scenery along the coastline! I completed this large oil painting of the Bass Harbor Lighthouse, and am really pleased with the result. This lighthouse is located on Bass Island and is a historic lighthouse right on the edge of the rugged, rocky Maine coast. The parking lot at this site is quite small, so tourists need to arrive early to have a space to be able to take in the views here. And it’s worth it!

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Bass Harbor Lighthouse” 32 x 40″ ~ oil on canvas with 1″ gallery wrap, ready to hang ~ $3200
Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Maine Coast 2″ 15 x 10” ~ watercolor, double-matted, custom-made frame and ready to hang ~ $260

“Bass Harbor Lighthouse” in progress

This past July, I had the chance to travel to Maine. The Bass Harbor Head Light Station is located in Tremont, Maine, marking the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay on the southwest corner of Mount Desert Island. Among about 80 lighthouses across Maine, it is one of three lights managed by Acadia National Park. I believe this lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses on the east coast.

This piece is a 32 x 40″ oil on gallery wrap canvas that I am currently working on.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Bass Harbor Lighthouse” in progress

More Gallery Wraps

Last month I completed some new 5 x 7″ oil on canvas gallery wraps. This first piece I’ve titled “Barn’s End” is an old, historic barn located on Diggs Valley Road in northern Virginia.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Barn’s End” 7 x 5″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ $80
Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Barn’s End” 7 x 5″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ $80
Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Barn’s End” 7 x 5″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ $80

This second piece, “Split Rail” is a restored cabin located on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Split Rail” ~ 5 x 7″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ $80
Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Split Rail” ~ 5 x 7″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ $80

“First Broad Snow”

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.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“First Broad Snow” ~ 11 x 14″ ~ oil on canvas, framed and ready to hang ~ $260 w/ free shipping

New Gallery Wraps + NVA Fine Arts Festival

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:

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Quilt Barn” ~ 5 x 7″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ $85 w/ free shipping SOLD
Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Sunflowers” ~ 5 x 7″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ $85 w/ free shipping

5 x 7″ Gallery Wraps

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.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Gnarly Tree”
5 x 7″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ $85 SOLD
Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Looking West”
5 x 7″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ $85 SOLD
Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Carolina Beach”
5 x 7″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ SOLD
Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Daisies”
5 x 7″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ SOLD
Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Mountain Creek”
5 x 7″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ $85 SOLD
Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Water Lilies”
5 x 7″ gallery wrap (with 1.5″ edge) ~ oil on canvas ~ ready to hang ~ SOLD

“Red Barn with Cows”

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.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Red Barn with Cows”
20 x 16″ ~ oil on canvas, framed and ready to hang ~ $550 SOLD

“Cherohala Skyway”

This oil on canvas was inspired by a view from the scenic highway between Robbinsville, NC and Tellico Plains, TN.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Cherohalla Skyway”
14 x 11″ ~ oil on canvas, framed and ready to hang ~ $195