“Under the Pier”

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.

watercolor painting by Martha K. Moore of the underside of an ocean front pier
“Under the Pier”
38 x 35″ watercolor ~ double matted in custom made frame, ready to hang ~ $2950

“Under the Pier” in process

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.

Martha K. Moore working on new painting, "Under the Pier"
“Under the Pier” in process

“7th Street Barn”

This unusual barn is located in Indianapolis , IN. The weathered red board were so intriguing to me to paint.

watercolor painting by Martha K. Moore a weathered barn with red boards and a basketball goal
“7th Street Barn”
21 x 15″ watercolor ~ with a white mat and black wooden frame, ready to hang ~ $550 SOLD

Trillium Paintings

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.

oil painting by Martha K. Moore of a single, white Trillium blossom
“White Trillium”
5 x 7″ oil on canvas board ~ black wooden frame, ready to hang ~ $65 SOLD
oil painting by Martha K. Moore of a single, pink Trillium blossom
“Pink Trillium”
5 x 7″ oil on canvas board ~ black wooden frame, ready to hang ~ $65 SOLD

“Fallen”

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.

watercolor painting by Martha K. Moore a fallen tree with a gaping hole
“Fallen”
18 x 24″ watercolor ~ double matted in custom-made frame, ready to hang ~ $925

“Shenandoah Valley II”

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.

egg tempera painting by Martha K. Moore of a few of the Shenandoah Valley
“Shenandoah Valley II”
14 x 11″ egg tempera on wooden board ~ in a black wooden frame, ready to hang ~ $270

“Kings Mountain Barn”

This is an unusual barn that was constructed with metal sheeting, which is now aged and rusting.

watercolor painting by Martha K. Moore of a deteriorating, rusty metal barn
“Kings Mountain Barn”
11 x 14″ watercolor ~ double matted with black core inner mat and black wooden frame, ready to hang ~ $325

“Sand Dune”

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.

oil painting by Martha K. Moore of a sand dune in NC growing sea oats, overlooking the ocean
“Sand Dune”
11 x 14″ oil on canvas board ~ in dark burnished silver frame, ready to hang ~ $270 SOLD

“Winter Woods”

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.

oil painting by Martha K. Moore of a wooded winter trail in Cacapon Resort State Park, WV
“Winter Woods”
16 x 20″ oil on canvas board ~ in custom-made wooden frame of Oak and Aspen,
ready to hang ~ $650 SOLD