I am so pleased to have my watercolor “Stone Mountain Cabin” selected as the 2nd place winner for the 2020 Cleveland County Arts Council show! Here is a link to the 6:20 video of the award announcements, with my piece showcased at 2:50.
Shunkawauken Falls is a roadside 150-foot tall waterfall just outside Columbus (near Tryon and Saluda) on the twisting, scenic White Oak Mountain Road. The photo my husband Bob took on a recent outing that we enjoyed made for a perfect composition for this long, tall, gallery wrap canvas.
I recently decided to find a snowy image to paint with the idea of using a photo of my finished painting as a holiday card. I painted this oil on canvas from a photo my husband Bob took on one of our winter walks when we had a rare and beautiful snow.
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:
As I quarantine during this COVID virus outbreak, I am painting and looking forward to being able to get back out into the world again. These three pieces are oils, each measuring 5 x 7″ and available for $65 per painting.
They are titled starting from the left and rotating clockwise:
The 500,000 acre Pisgah National Forest is a beautiful hardwood forest in western North Carolina. There are some massive waterfalls in easy hiking distance. I was last there following some heavy rainfall earlier in the week, and the amount of water cascading down the rock faces was impressive!
I am so thankful I have the retreat of my studio to paint. I finished this 12 x 12″ oil on canvas recently, and just love the bright energy of these sunflowers! Looking at them makes my heart feel hopeful.
Carrick Creek Falls is located in Table Rock State Park near Pickens, SC. I enjoy hiking there , and have been inspired to paint this waterfall multiple times. This new painting is a watercolor, measuring 21 x 15″. I have it matted, framed and ready to hang, and it is now available for sale for $850.
Living in western North Carolina, I really enjoy being up on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This watercolor is from near milepost 189, a view of Puckett Cabin, former home of Orlean and John Puckett. Orlean worked as a midwife, serving her community in Carroll for many years, delivering more than one thousand babies.