Stone Mt. State Park watercolors

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!

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“Stone Mountain State Park, NC”

18 x 6″ watercolor, double matted in custom frame, available for sale for $250

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“Widow’s Creek Falls”

24 x 18″ watercolor, double matted in custom frame, available for sale for $850

“Clifftop”

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!

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“Clifftop”

14 x 10″ watercolor, double matted and framed, ready to hang ~ $225 SOLD

“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 SOLD

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

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”

“Whitewash”

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“Whitewash”

I cannot resist a beautiful, old weathered barn! I found this one with its fading paint is along a NC back road south of North Wilkesboro, NC.  This finished watercolor is custom framed and double matted, 15 x 11.5″ and available for sale: $280.

Burnsville Barn Watercolor

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“Barn near Burnsville, NC”

This interesting old barn with all its lines and little openings is on a back road in the NC mountains near Burnsville, NC. We found it on a day trip riding through the mountain two-lane roads.

“Great Blue” ~ a new watercolor

This great blue heron is one of the thousands of water birds that live in Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina. We found this one perched on a boardwalk that runs out into the salt marsh.

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“Great Blue”

Framed Watercolor • 20 x 16″ • $750

New Watercolors

I’ve been working on two watercolors recently. I’ve completed one of them: “Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, Outer Banks, NC”, 22 x 16″, $700 which includes matting and framing. This the restored Chicamacomico Life Saving Station in Rodanthe NC, on Hatteras Island. Before the Coast Guard, there were life saving stations scattered up and down the Outer Banks, which were staffed by local men who watched for ship wrecks and tried to rescue sailors. This one has been restored and preserves much history of bygone days on the Outer Banks.

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“Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, Outer Banks, NC”

And a second is in progress:

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Watercolor in Progress 01

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Watercolor in Progress 02