“Smoky Mountain National Park” has Sold

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Smoky Mountain National Park”

Following the recent Kings Mountain, NC “Gateways to the South” show, I have learned today that this painting has sold. Exciting news! I’m so pleased that this piece will be going to a good home.

“Sunflowers II” is on Tour

Martha K. Moore original artwork
“Sunflowers II”

I am thrilled to learn that my watercolor “Sunflowers II” is going to go on tour with the NC Watercolor Society’s traveling exhibit. The schedule for showing is:

Florence Thomas Art School
10 S. Jefferson Ave.
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Dec. 1—Jan. 13
Mon-Sat—10-5Theatre Art Gallery
220E. Commerce
High Point, NC 27260
Jan. 26-Mar. 29
Tues.-Fri.—12-5Smith Civic Center
2175 Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
April 15-May 19

Southwestern Adventure

We have just returned from a 2-week adventure out to Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas. The area of this park include the Chisos mountain range and a large swath of the Chihuahuan Desert. At night the sky was magnificent including shooting stars that took my breath away. Bob captured many photos, and I am looking forward to creating new paintings inspired from the desert beauty!

The absolute best thing we did was the tour of the McDonald Observatory.  It started with a talk by one of the scientists there about the sun and stars and space in general, and then he took us on a tour of both the giant telescopes.  With the older one, we got to see how it moves and how they open the dome for observation.  Nobody actually looks through the telescopes physically any more—it’s all done through computer images from the telescopes.  Was just fascinating. This was probably one of the best trips we’ve ever enjoyed!