Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Shalom Peace

                                                    Parkway Series #495   12 x 16  oil    $295.

Peace, rest, Shalom, rejuvenate, think, meditate, restore, redeem, rejoice...... words that come to mind when I block out the world, the chaos, the confusion.  Illustrating, capturing, painting these concepts are formost in mind when I look for subject matter along the Parkway.  What a blessing to have this natural resource in our backyard.

Monday, October 11, 2021

After the Rain

                                                 Parkway Series #494  oil  12 x 16          $295

When the skies clear after the rain, the golden light, the smell of wet grass, reflections in puddles all announce the life giving Glory of creation!  If I can capture a small shadow of this Glory in my paintings, I will be a happy artist.  Maybe one day in heaven I will be assigned the task of painting the real Glory of Creation!!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

From Everlasting to Everlasting

Parkway Series #493   oil    12 x 16    $295.
I cannot believe it has been a year since I posted a painting online.  Covid has changed many lives.  Thankfully my family has endured. Several members have recovered and my grandchildren have persevered through my teaching them at home.  Now as I  return to the paint brushes and canvases, I see that the never changing mountains are still my "go to" for inspiration!  Psalm 90:2


Monday, July 6, 2020

Reflections of Life

Blue Ridge Parkway Series #492  original oil  11 x 14      $295.

Reflections in the Lake at the Peaks of Otter are always changing, depending on the light, the time of day, the wind, and the algae in the lake.  The clarity of the reflection is a result of the light and the calmness of the water.  I have learned that my reflection of Jesus is a result of His light in me and my calmness/stillness before Him.  Sooooo many lessons from nature......always amaze me.

Sunrise over Buck Mountain: It's all about the Light

Parkway Series #491  12 x 16  original oil                                    SOLD

It's all about the Light... The sun set, the sun rise, the shadows, the reflections, the highlights.  Light is never really seen without the darkness.  Even though the world seems dark right now, the Light is there and it is ready to explode on the scene.  The One who embodies Truth, Goodness and Beauty is on His way!  He has and He will again arise!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


                                              Parkway Series #490   12 x 16   oil   $295.

The blue mist, the ambiguity, the precipice, the edge, the sunlight, the mystery.... attracted me to this image.  Acknowledging the blue mist of sorrow and learning to live on the edge, not knowing what is on the other side, living with ambiguity,  becoming comfortable with mystery,  and yet not fearing the precipice because of the Sonlight is the message of this painting.  TRUST is a beautiful thing!!

Rising Son

                                           Parkway Series #489    12 x 24    oil   SOLD

It's a New Day; the Sun is Rising. You cannot see the sun in this painting but you can see its effects and feel its warmth.   Our world changes every 24 hour cycle - the colors, the temperature, the humidity, the shadows.  Our world has changed in the last 30 days enormously but Our God is the same yesterday, today and forever.  Oh, for a 1,000 tongues to sing My Great Redeemers Praise!