Our little town has a famous chef: Hans Rueffert, who was on one of the Food Network’s reality chef shows years ago. His restaurant, The Woodbridge Inn, is a local favorite known for fresh, local dishes and creative pairings of food.
To get to the restaurant, you drive over this old wooden bridge with the huge water tower next to it. This scene is one of my favorites in downtown Jasper. I painted it plein air on a cloud day until lightning started, and then it was time for me to pack up! Fortunately, I got enough of this painted that I didn’t have to complete it at home.
Blue Ridge Afternoon IV in the series. This is a back road most people would never see. The beauty of Georgia’s rolling hills and mountains take my breath away. That feeling is what I wanted to capture in this series.
In this version, I emphasized the vineyards and used vibrant colors once again. 6×9″ watercolor on 140 lb cold-pressed paper. $75
Blue Ridge Afternoon III in a series. This is a more stylized, vivid version of the same scene. Changed the composition to focus more on the hills and farmland. 6×9″ on 140 lb cold-pressed paper. $75 #watercolor #blueridge #landscape #mountains #mariapeagler
Blue Ridge Afternoon II in a series. Also 6×9″ #watercolor on 140 lb cold-pressed paper. This is the same scene but I used more vibrant colors. Painting in a series teaches me so much about a place that I feel I’ve never really known it until I paint it. #blueridge #landscape #georgia #mariapeagler #dailypaintworks
Blue Ridge Afternoon I in a series. 6×9 #watercolor on 140lb cold-pressed paper. I came upon this scene on a frantic Sunday afternoon taking my lab to an emergency vet. Once she was patched up, I took my time driving home to enjoy the gorgeous blue mountains and rolling hillsides. #blueridge #landscape #georgia #mariapeagler
Second in a series from our family vacation in Banff National Park, Canada. I enjoy painting in a series, as it allows me to express something unique in each. There’s often so much to take in while in nature, I can’t get everything in a single painting.
6×9″ watercolor on 140lb hot press paper. $75 to PayPal.me/mariapeagler and you’re the lucky owner!
My family visited the park this summer and we all fell in love with Moraine Lake. The most beautiful spot I’ve ever seen. 6×9″ watercolor on 140lb hot press paper. $75 to PayPal.me/mariapeagler. See my gallery on #dailypaintworks to view the entire painting.
#watercolor #watercolorpainting #canoe #nationalpark #banff #morainelake #mariapeagler
I turned lemons into lemonade with this painting. My beloved lab Shadow fell out of our truck (she was in the back seat on my son’s lap and leaned too far out the window). It was on a Sunday, so I had to take her to an emergency vet.
The only vet open on Sunday was in Blue Ridge, a scenic mountain town about an hour from me. Thankfully she was ok, but on the way home I stopped to take some photos of the gorgeous vistas.
I’ve long wanted to paint hay bales, and did this one directly: no drawing, just paint directly on the paper.
St. Simon’s Island is one of my family’s favorite vacation spots, and where we have a family reunion each year. My husband has family in this beautiful island town, and they graciously provide their homes as our gathering spots for the reunions.
As a thank you, I painted this for my husband’s cousin. He has a home on the Frederica River, and has a retired pilot boat he use to drive to guide large ships through the channel between Jekyll & St. Simon’s islands.
This painting how hangs in a place of honor in his home.