I am proud to say I finished this watercolor painting, a massive endeavor because it is so large. It is satisfying to work hard on a project and feel good about that effort when it is complete. This scene is the underside of one of the beach piers in Myrtle Beach, SC, looking out at the Atlantic Ocean.
My nephew shared a photo he had taken of the underside of an ocean-front pier. The details and weathering were fascinating to me! I am working on an oversized painting of this image that is so large, I had to begin work on the floor because it is too large to manage in my usual work space.
This impressive waterfall is in Stumphouse Park in Oconee County, SC. This park is 440 acres and has much history and beauty for visitors to enjoy.
This unusual barn is located in Indianapolis , IN. The weathered red board were so intriguing to me to paint.
There is a section of the Appalachian Trail in Northern Virginia within the G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area, where trilliums explode with blossoms in spring. I created these two oil paintings from photos my daughter shared with me after hiking through this beautiful area.
This fallen tree lays next to the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoah Park in northern Virginia. I am going to submit this piece to the NC Watercolor Society in hopes it will be selected for their next showing.
I have long been interested in egg tempera. Last year I took a class and have been exploring this new medium, which has a long history and was once used by the master painters of the Renaissance. The artist uses dry pigment mixed with water and egg yolk, which gives the medium extreme longevity. Framing does not need or use mats or glass.
This is an unusual barn that was constructed with metal sheeting, which is now aged and rusting.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina are such a beautiful place! Getting out to Ocrakoke Island is a trek from our home, but getting out there is worth the journey. The beaches are lovely, and I so enjoy the peace and tranquility of the open stretches of sand and sea.
The sea oats that grow on the dunes there help to protect these fragile islands from the Atlantic.
On New Years Day, my daughter went hiking in Cacapon Resort State Park in WV near Berkleey Springs. She took this photo and shared it with me. I just loved this scene, with the mossy ground and the sun shining through the winter trees.