Thursday, May 31, 2018

Embrace the Rain

Embrace the Rain
One of my best friends loves rain and mermaids! I use to take cover from the rain. Now I try to hold my head up to the sky and embrace the rain like she does. This painting is from an overflow of love for her!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Old Red

When I walk on the beach, I am usually picking up shells. Walking in the mountains, I usually pick up rocks and leaves. Old Red had seen better days, but it was just beautiful against the twigs and  older leaves of fall. This is a 5.5 x 7 watercolor on YUPO paper.

Hanging On

I sometimes wake up in the morning with a painting on my mind. This particular morning I woke up with its title on my mind. Soon I was thinking about what it would look like. I already knew I was giving it to a friend. On a recent trip to the mountains of North Carolina, I encountered the thickest fog. The trees looked other worldly, and its leaves were all but gone. It is not a familiar site for me and I could hardly look at it enough. The title of the painting prompted me to leave one leaf hanging on. The painting medium is FW Acrylic Inks on Heritage watercolor paper.

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Strata is a 9 X 12 oil painting using a palette knife. It abstractly represents Arizona and the colors are various reds and corals, and blues and greens. It was too much fun to paint!


Shelf Life

Shelf Life is a 6 X 8 watercolor of a vintage Ball Ideal canning jar. Mine were never this pretty. Now I go to the grocery store to stock up, wipe my brow, and pretend I have been canning all day!

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Force of Nature

Force of Nature is a 14 x 10 watercolor of the old gnarly, live oak trees found on the North Carolina coast. Sometimes they look like they have been dancing! The salt and wind has made them beautiful in their imperfections. They really are noticeable, silhouetted in the last rays of the sun. The colors are rich and warm. The painting feels quiet and reflective.



Friday, June 9, 2017

Deep Blue

Deep Blue is a sea turtle painted with watercolor. I used blues, greens, & violets instead of the real colors of brown, greens, and grays. As a North Carolina native, I catch a glimpse of them every great once in a while in the ocean. I am always surprised by how big they are!