"Water Grasses" " is an oil maritime/seascape painting which has evolved over a two year period. It has taken me a little while to capture the mood of this scene in the South Carolina low country marshland. Now that the painting is complete I feel that it captures why I first loved the subject and time of day!
It is not necessary to say everything about the subject matter in a painting. This is the approach I have taken to the seascape oil painting titled, "Marsh Grasses". The water weaves it's way in and out of the canvas and I love the shades of cool blues in the water!
30"x40"x1.5" Oil on Canvas/Available ClickHERE for pricing.
The Seine river cruise at night is a must if you visit Paris! The lights of the Eiffel Tower are a splendid display of the architectural feat that stands watch over the city of Paris! "Evening on the River Seine" is a mixed media landscape painting done with graphite, pen, and watercolor. The painting is custom double matted with high quality white archival mat board , backed with foam core, and ready for framing.The tonal quality of the painting makes it an excellent choice for any interior! A grouping of these small mixed media subject make an impressive display !
6"x4" Mixed Media on Paper/sold
While working in my studio this winter of 2015, I just needed some sunshine! I drove to the nearest florist/ food market and found this bouquet of mixed flowers which were the perfect antidote for another gray day!!! "A Bit of Sunshine" is a floral still life oil painting that is good for the soul! The painting is archival matted in a double white mat and custom framed. Contact me for shipping charges and "A Little Bit of Sunshine" will be on it's way to you!!
9"x7" Watercolor on paper/Available Click HERE for pricing.
"Summer's Delight" is a floral still life oil painting of black eyed susans, a yellow perennial which gives beautiful color to the driveway entry of our home. I count on being able to enjoy looking at the warm yellow and green mass through the front windows in late summer! Black Eyed Susans reseed themselves so be careful where you plant them! I especially like the look of them in a pottery vase on my kitchen table!
"Eiffel's Best" is a mixed media landscape painting depicting the grounds surrounding the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France! If you have ever gotten the courage to go all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower you will enjoy the panoramic view of the city of Paris! The painting is created with graphite, pen, and watercolor. The painting is custom double matted with high quality white archival mat board , backed with foam core, and ready for framing.The tonal quality of the painting makes it an excellent choice for any interior! A grouping of these small mixed media subject make an impressive display !
8"x5" Mixed Media on Paper/sold
Fort Screven" is a coastal site in the Savannah Beach area in Georgia. I recently visited this area and was intrigued with the small cottages nestled in the sandy soil here! As soon as I returned to my studio, I began working on my sketches, describing what I had seen and enjoyed! "Fort Scriven Cottage" is a 6 x 6, architectural/seascape pencil and ink drawing on paper. Original black and white drawings make a wonderful addition to your art collection! Be ready to enjoy more such small maritime studies/sketches on this site!Double matted with a soft white mat.
A Day At The Pool" is a landscape and domestic animal painting inspired by my photo session in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Where else would you find an old iron tub out back where the chickens roost! Rural scenes such as this always make me smile!
Who can resist the allure of white linen fabric! Linen has been traditionally used to make bedding, bath, and lightweight undergarments. The warm natural light falls across the front of her body onto the bed linens and pillows. When viewing this oil painting try to imagine what the woman must be thinking as she rests on the beautiful iron bed.
The most visited museums of the world, Musee Du Louve houses a huge collection of sculpture and paintings! A central landmark of Paris,
France, it is located at the Right Bank of the Seine. It is from the left bank of the River Seine where I most enjoyed the view of Musee Du Louve! Photographs of my trips to Paris inspired the oil landscape painting simply titled "Musee Du Louve". When planning your trip to Paris allow several ours for your visit there!
"Olmsted Path" is an oil landscape painting inspired by photographs taken at "Olmsted Linear Park Plein Air Paint Out, 2015. The series of 5 parks stretching along tree lined streets are a welcoming place to sit and reflect on the events of the day. I had the pleasure of painting in two of the parks this summer. This oil landscape painting is beautifully accented by a custom frame.
While on a plein air painting outing, I was searching for a subject that had depth and contrast. This bank of color, the lily pads floating on the water, and the reflections did "It" for me! Lindenberg Lake II, an oil landscape painting of a North Carolina lake was begun en plein air and completed in my studio. The painting is gallery wrapped so it doesn't require framing!
One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited is Leipers Fork, Tennessee. Having been raised in a small North Carolina town, the rolling acreage, with beautiful barns felt like home! The photographs I took while there provided the inspiration for "Tennessee Grandeur", a framed oil landscape painting on canvas. When I look at the painting I find myself enjoying the memories again and again!
This painting is beautifully custom framed ready for hanging.
While I love the city life, when choosing subject matter for my paintings, I return to my roots! I absolutely love to paint cows! Our family had a milk cow when I was a small child. I enjoyed the smooth cold drink at every meal. I, however, never learned to love buttermilk! "Daisy" is a domestic animal oil painting of a calf who was born on a farm in South Carolina. I fell in love with her at first site! I look forward to possibly painting her again!
"Can't Wait To Be There" is a landscape oil painting of a farm in Western North Carolina. I had the privilege of painting there with a group of plein air artists in June, 2015. I found just the right spot to view the subject and had my easel set up early morning. The painting was completed in my studio with the aid of photographs taken on site.
Marty Robbins had a huge hit song in 1957 titled "A White Sport Coat". The popular hit record came to mind while I was painting these lovely little carnations! Marty sang about a white sport coat and a pink carnation; I am humming this song in my mind as I write! "Pink Carnation" is an oil floral still life painting done from life in my studio. Having always been one of my favorite flowers, don't you agree that these compact bloomers smell just so sweet!!!
Bruges Canal III is inspired by recent photos taken in this beautiful city of Bruges, Belgium! While visiting Lille, France we always drive to the city of Bruges which is a short distance by car from the city of Lille, France. It is a beautiful city with medieval overtones where canals linked the city to the sea. This still life painting done with graphite, pen, and watercolor. The painting is custom double matted with high quality white archival mat board , backed with foam core, and ready for framing. The tonal quality of the painting makes it an excellent choice for any interior! A grouping of these small mixed media subject make an impressive display !
Having a background in interior design, the way the light falls on objects in a space always draws my attention. The lamplight reflected off the tabletop, flowers, and tray inspired this interior oil painting titled "I'll Leave The Light On". A comfortable chair, flowers from a friend, these bring good thoughts!
My back yard is literally a bird sanctuary! What is it that is so addicting about watching these tiny creatures! For the artist, the array of colors, their soft feathers, and care for their young make birds so dear to us! "Red Red Robin" is a watercolor, wildlife painting inspired by the robins hopping around in the pinestraw each day! The painting is framed in a Deanna Custom Frame which is compatible with every design style! Check back here for more inspiring bird paintings soon!
When there is a knock at the door, you open it, and these appear you are surprised and delighted! Of course, they appear at sad times, also. Flowers are a symbol of love and they lift our spirits! Special Delivery is a floral watercolor on archival paper that is intended to do just that!
When choosing a title for this oil landscape painting, I immediately thought of how the light dances along the ground in a melodic pattern! "Skipping The Light Fantastic" is a term for dancing nimbly! The painting is framed ready to make an impression in your built ins, end table, or hung in a special place in your home!
Dancing nimbly! The painting is framed ready to make an impression in your built ins, end table, or hung in a special place in your home!
"The Gathering" is inspired by a front porch collection that caught my eye while visiting a country estate in the south! The sunlight bathes the objects in shades of amber! This original architectural/landscape watercolor comes archival double matted, acid free foam board, ready to frame!
Painting en plein air is a wonderful challenge! In searching for a subject to paint while in Olmsted Park in Decatur, Georgia I was inspired by the bits of light bouncing around in the shadows of this beautiful setting! "Out of The Shadows" is a landscape / architectural oil painting on a linen panel.