“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

“Melting”

Leading up to the holiday season, I enjoy painting a beautiful winter scene and use it for the cards I mail to friends and family. This one is a scene from Yellowstone National Park when we visited one June when there was still snow pack hanging around, melting slowly.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Melting” ~ 21 x 15″ ~ watercolor, double-matted, custom-made frame and ready to hang ~ $525

“Maine Coast”

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.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Maine Coast” ~ 24 x 18″ ~ watercolor, matted, framed and ready to hang ~ $750

“Mountain Creek”

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!

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Mountain Creek” 16 x 24″ ~ watercolor, matted, framed and ready to hang ~ $750

“Old Dodge”

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.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Old Dodge”
21 x 15″ ~ watercolor, double matted, custom-framed in barn siding and ready to hang ~ SOLD

“Tractor, Hay, Quilt”

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.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Tractor, Hay, Quilt”
18 x 12″ ~ watercolor, double matted, custom-framed in barn siding and ready to hang ~ $350 SOLD

“Mossy Creek”

I recently completed another extra large watercolor I’ve titled, “Mossy Creek.” This one was so large that I had to start work on it flat on the floor before I could move it to my work table. If I had to pick just one, either a weathered barn or a beautiful mountain stream filled with mossy rocks and waterfalls, I’m not sure I could decide! I just really enjoy painting the all of the different, natural textures and colors.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Mossy Creek”
35 x 27″ watercolor on paper, matted and in a custom frame, ready to hang ~ $2800 SOLD

“Gray”

This watercolor I have titled “Gray” as both the sky and the weathered barn wood provide this contrast for the bright, vibrant trees and the grasses that are growing in the field in the foreground. I can just imagine what that will smell like when they cut it, making hay!

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Gray”
20 x 16″ ~ double matted, custom-framed watercolor, ready to hang ~ $725

Paintings from western NC scenery

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:

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Highway 19E near Newland, NC”
15 x 20″ ~ watercolor, matted and framed, ready to hang ~ $775
Martha K. Moore original artwork
“From the Blue Ridge Parkway”
10 x 8″ ~ oil on canvas, framed, ready to hang ~ $130
Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Gnarly Tree on the Blue Ridge Parkway”
14 x 11″ ~ oil on canvas, framed, ready to hang ~ SOLD