“River and Snow” Sale

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.

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“River and Snow”

So I’m counting my blessings and feeling grateful!

“Ocheegee Tupelo”

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Ogeechee Tupelo”

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.

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“Ogeechee Tupelo” in process

“Great Blue” Wins First Place

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.

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“Great Blue”

“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.

“River and Snow”

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“River and Snow”

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.

“Rainforest Waterfall” SOLD

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!

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“Rainforest Waterfall, El Yunque, Puerto Rico”

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
Martha K. Moore original artwork
Watercolor in Progress 02