Thursday, June 8, 2017


Crowing and strutting around the place, this rooster seemed to demand my attention. He lives at a roadside attraction called Fort Apache in Supply, NC. Words are hard to find that would describe this unique place. The owner, Dale Varnam, is the kindest person you could meet. Even Mike and Frank of the tv show "American Pickers" had to check it out for themselves!

Original Oil painting is 9 X 12 on illustration art board.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Buoy #2

It's a new perspective from a boat on the water! This buoy might be an orange dot in the water from the town of Southport, NC. Up close it is battered and rough. Of course, I never saw the reflective #2 or the algae growing on its base. It is painted on 300 lb Arches watercolor paper and will be easily framed with a standard size mat & frame. Prints can be purchased:

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tripple Dip

This is a 6 x 12 acrylic on panel of peach, black cherry, and chocolate ice-cream on a cone. Every thing goes with chocolate!

Whale's Tongue

Whale's Tongue is a common name for this Agave plant. I see them at the beach and I just love the shadows the leaves cast. Of course I pushed the colors and shapes of light and shadow. This is a 12 x 9 original, painted with acrylic ink on watercolor paper.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Celebrate Summer

Celebrate Summer is a 16 x 20 original acrylic painting. I used a palette knife and really thick paint. I am most excited by the carnival atmosphere of flowers in the background. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Morning in Willis

Morning in Willis is inspired by our stay at an Air b&b farm house in Willis, VA. It was way up in the mountains on a 35 acre farm, far away from towns. It was one of our favorite stays. The first morning in this old farm house, the sun came through the bank of windows in the kitchen, adding all kinds of sparkle to this beautiful teal pitcher. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Bucket of fun

My favorite thing to do on the beach with my grandchildren involves a sand pail. A sand pail for sand castles, making tidal pools, chasing them with a pail full of water, and collecting shells. I will never regret a day spent making sandcastles. This is an 8 x 6 watercolor on YUPO paper. It is best to have it double matted when framing.