Falls Lake is home to boating, swimming, biking, walking and bird habitats. This was from a photo taken this summer and my challenge was to tame the “greens.” I also liked the composition of this scene with the various greens and the white bird habitat calling drawing the eye and calling the birds "Home." 7 x 5 inches.
This is a 5x 7 study for a 30 x 40 painting. My inspiration was the path around Lake Lynn in Raleigh where I walk. I liked the play of light and shadows on the path which is strewn with leaves and pine needles.
Every time I'm at the Raleigh Rose Garden, I'm attracted to the fountain and on a recent visit got some nice pics of the statued nestled in among the greenery. This is my interpretation.
5 x 7 inches.
At the U.S. Arboretum there is a Bonsai section that I've visited several times. I don't know if I would have the patience to train a tree in the Bonsai manner, but I admire the grace and beauty of this art. This Bonsai specimen doesn't stand any taller than maybe 3 feet, but it is so majestic in its design. 7 x 5 inches.
I came across this picture in my reference photos, but can't remember whether someone sent it to me, I bought it in a group of photos or I took it, but I liked the late day look of it with just a sliver of sky and light coming in through the clouds. 5 x 7 inches
Still the limited palette. It's sometimes frustrating trying to get the color I'm looking for, but it's nice to have the limited choices. I caught a picture of this swan gliding along Lake Lynn when I was walking the other morning. This is my interpretation of the scene. 7 x 5 inches.
On a recent visit to D.C., this flowering bush caught my daughter's eye. She said, "Paint it, mom!" So I did. 5 x 7 inches.
I wanted to concentrate on the bark of this tree in the foreground. This was from some pictures I took at Falls Lake in North Carolina this winter.
7 x 5 inches
I don't have to go far this spring to see beautiful azalea bushes. Not only are there some small ones right in front of my house, but there are two big beds of azaleas at the entrance to my development. 5 x 7 inches
In my search for something to paint this morning, I came across this picture a friend took of a bee just alighting on this daffodil. 7 x 5 inches
I'm an fine art artist in Raleigh, North Carolina. I need a paintbrush in my hand to feel complete and I invite you to follow me on my art journey. Everyday brings new ideas and projects... there simply is not enough time... On December 1, 2012, I joined the community of artists who paint a painting each and every day. I haven't been able to keep up with the daily painting, but I'm trying hard to keep my paintbrushes busy.