I just finished my largest painting to date … a private commission that is a whopping 6′ x 3′. This is an oil on canvas gallery wrap painting that is a private commission. I’m grateful I had my husband’s help with building the frame for this canvas as I believe it might have been too difficult for me to tackle solo.
Good news yesterday! My recent completed watercolor, “Stone Bridge” has been accepted into the 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition of the Watercolor Society of NC—Oct. 7-Nov. 16 at the Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson, NC. I am absolutely thrilled!
Custom framed • watercolor • 20 x 16″ • $850
It’s been an exciting couple of months. My experience at the Greenville, SC Artsphere festival was quite good for the second year in a row showing and selling my watercolor paintings. Just before this event, I sold several paintings and got a new commission for a large piece … my largest one to date. Had to build the frame for the canvas, and prep the surface for painting. This is a big project and will take time, but it is exciting and I’m happy for this opportunity.
This past week “River and Snow” sold at the Buffalo Creek Gallery where I participate as a co-op artist.
So I’m counting my blessings and feeling grateful!
20 x 16″ Watercolor with custom framing ~ $850
I have just finished a new watercolor that I enjoyed creating very much. Stone Bridge was built in the 1920s over the Little River in North Florida. Workers hauled in concrete in wheelbarrows … Continue reading ““Stone Bridge””
My newest painting is a custom framed, oil on canvas piece that is 14 x 11″ and available for sale for $240.
This tree is on the St. Mary’s River in northern Florida. It is a “black water” river caused by all the tanin in the water. These huge, twisted trees grow in wet areas all over the southern US.
I just got a call this week that one of my newer watercolors, “Great Blue” won first place at the “A Natural View” show in Gastonia at the Arts on Main Gallery. I didn’t even realize they were having this show and thrilled that this piece was selected! “Great Blue” is a custom framed watercolor, sized 20 x 16″ and available for sale: $750.
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.
We don’t usually get much snow where we live during winter. But the 2017-18 winter has been spectacular! My husband took a photo from one of our winter hikes of this view we had of the First Broad River. This is a highly textured oil painting that is a 35 x 12″ gallery wrap that is custom framed and available for sale for $475.
Happy news recently … this painting, “Rainforest Waterfall” sold. I visited Puerto Rico with my family several years ago, and we toured the El Yunque Rainforest park. It was so beautiful! I cried after the hurricanes went through this past season and I saw the video coverage in the aftermath of the destruction of this area. I very much hope this forest can recover and the beautiful parrots native to this area survived the storms!
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.