Friday, March 30, 2012

Mill Mountain Star

Parkway Series #377      16 x 20        oil            Donated to Friends of the Blue Ridge
                                                                                               Marathon 2012

The Roanoke Star is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, atop Mill Mountain, a city landmark that stands right at the edge of Roanoke's downtown.  The world's largest free standing star is lit year round from dusk until .  It is 88 1/2 feet tall and weighs 10,000 pounds.  This painting was commissioned by the 2012 Blue Ridge Marathon and donated to Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway to raise funds for continued improvement and maintenance of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The painting will be auctioned on the weekend of April 21st. 

Prints of this painting will be on sale after May 1st at One Block East  in downtown Roanoke.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Wintery Mountains at Sunset

Parkway Series #376    16 x 20   oil    SOLD

There are some magnificent views in North Carolina around Balsam Gap of wintery mountains.  I decided to get a winter painting in before spring pops up.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Photo manipulation

Parkway Series #375    16 x 20   oil    $350.

Photo manipulation is fun to translate into a painting.  I may continue blurring the background intentionally in paintings to experiment with the abstract essence of painting