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 ~ $230

“Max,” “Purple Flowers,” and “Autumn Mountains”

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:
“Max”
“Purple Flowers”
“Autumn Mountains”

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Max,” “Purple Flowers,” and “Autumn Mountains”
5 x 7″ framed oils, available for $65 each

“Lower Falls, Pisgah National Forest”

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!

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Lower Falls, Pisgah National Forest”
14 x 11″ ~ oil on canvas, framed, ready to hang ~ SOLD

“Sunflowers III”

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.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Sunflowers III”
12 x 12″ ~ oil on canvas, framed, ready to hang ~ $260

“Carrick Creek II”

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.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Carrick Creek II”
21 x 15″, Watercolor on paper
Matted, framed and ready to hang

“Split Rail”

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.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Split Rail”
15 x 21″ ~ watercolor, framed, ready to hang ~ $750 SOLD

“Buds”

I have just completed a smaller oil on canvas that I am calling “Buds.” These are my “grandcats,” sitting on a table together, gazing out a window to watch the birds and squirrels.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Buds”
9 x 12″ ~ oil on canvas, framed, ready to hang ~ $125

“Aspen Meadow”

My newest watercolor “Aspen Meadow” is complete. I enjoyed this piece, which was a smaller painting following my most recent commission.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Aspen Meadow”
15 x 11″ ~ watercolor, matted & framed, ready to hang ~ $295

Happy Endings

I was very happy to successfully deliver “Yacht Island, Lake Lure, NC” to the individuals who commissioned this piece. A VERY good day!

commissioned painting
The happy recipient of “Yacht Island, Lake Lure”
Martha is in the center and her husband, Bob, is on the far left.

“Yacht Island, Lake Lure, NC” Commission

I have recently completed a really large project … a 40 X 32″ oil on canvas commissioned piece that is such a beautiful view of a part of Lake Lure. This was a big endeavor, but I enjoyed working on step by step. One of the things I like about this work is watching a painting come to life as I complete each section. And of course, on a painting this large, it is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when I complete the final steps.

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Yacht Island, Lake Lure, NC”
40 x 32″ ~ oil on canvas ~ Commission, SOLD