Saturday, February 3, 2024

Hidden Treasure I and II


                                    Blue Ridge Parkway Series #510  12 x 16 original oil   $350.

                                    Blue Ridge Parkway Series #509  12 x 16  original oil   $350.

In looking through my paintings, I found 2 from last fall that I had not posted on my blog.  A new show will be hosted by Second Helpings at the end of February  of paintings and photographs of the Peaks of Otter.  If you have special memories of the Beauty of Abbott Lake or Sharp Top or just a walk around the lake, please stop by and see these images of our treasured mountain resort on The Blue Ridge Parkway.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Natural Bridge II

                                                       Natural Bridge II  24 x 30  oil   $1,500.

 This is an original of the scene that was painted in a smaller format last week.  I have an Interior Design shop at Smith Mountain Lake that wants large paintings.  It's a challenge to paint something twice, not my favorite thing to do, but good to compare colors and values and  textures in both paintings. 

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Natural Bridge

                                                       12 x 16  original oil   $350.   SOLD

Did you know that GeorgeWashington left his initials on the wall of the Bridge in 1750?  And did you know that JRR Tolkien engraved the hobbit walking song  along the trail near the creek?  Interesting trivia  for a treasure hunt when visiting this national treasure!

Saturday, December 16, 2023

His Presence

Winter  Rest    16 x 20   original oil     Sold
Summer Vacation     16 x 20  original oil   Sold

Which do you feel is the most relaxing?  The power of nature to make its imprint on us is an amazing gift from God.  Going out...... is coming into His Presence.  


Thursday, August 17, 2023

Country Roads

                                         Country Roads,  Parkway Series # 508   12 x 16  oil   $350.

I know I'm showing my age but I remember buying this album by John Denver when it first came out in the 70s.  Even before this I was in love with country roads.  Going home, leading home, taking me home, nostalgia, the smell of dirt, the orange clay with purple shadows, the sunshine on my shoulders....these things call me to another place and another time.  Looking back is fun but looking forward is even better.  One day these country roads will take me home, a home not of this world but one much more longed for!