I love the warm light of late afternoon. It makes everything glow. This is our historic courthouse, here in Asheboro, NC. I enjoyed looking for the subtle color variations, and the warm cool contrast of the light and shadow.
I enjoy living in the country. I like the laid back lifestyle, the quiet, the beauty of growing things, and the lack of traffic, unless you get stuck behind a tractor. This was a fun scene of two tractors parked in a farmyard in front of a barn.
Another Commission. This was a Christmas gift, as a way to remember the Grandmother who has developed dementia. It was a fun challenge to try to capture the personalities of the people. I also enjoyed painting the glass!
Recently, I was asked to do a painting for a client to celebrate his wedding anniversary. He had been on his honeymoon to Greece. I chose this scene. I love the quiet drama of the sunset over the sea. The warm cool contrast is very interesting as well as the silhouette of the mountains dark […]
One of my favorite things about living in the South is the beautiful Springtime. I remember when I first moved south and saw Azalea bushes just covered in blossoms. I could hardly believe they were real. Later I discovered dogwood trees, and redbuds, to of my other springtime favorites. This painting is a commission for […]
I really enjoy old homes and old cars. Not far from my home is an old farmhouse with this fun fire engine out front. What a neat combination! I chose to portray this scene in late afternoon light in winter. The muted color scheme creates a feeling of unity, and of age, as both the […]
I love driving the back roads. You get a real feel for the place you are in when you leave the main thoroughfare, leave the chain restaurants and hotels, and get into the back woods. The Story Inn is one of those places. My Dad and I were out exploring Brown County, Indiana. We turned […]
Rain is wonderful. When it is a hot muggy day, and a hard rainstorm comes through, the temperature drops, sometimes the humidity lessons, the world has had a drink, and everything is refreshed. This painting is of that moment when the rain is leaving, the sun is breaking out and everything feels better.
I love old courthouses. Back before modernism, they were the jewel of the county. They were the heart of the community. As communities have grown, the courthouses have been replaced, due to lack of size and resources. Luckily many of them are re purposed. This is the Jackson County Courthouse in North Carolina. It is […]