Blue Ridge Afternoon IV

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

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Afternoon at Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

moraine lake canoes watercolor painting banff national parkSecond 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 and you’re the lucky owner!

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Canoes at Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

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 See my gallery on #dailypaintworks to view the entire painting.
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My Latest Watercolor Painting

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.

Ebo Landing at Frederica River

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.

Paris View from Musee d’Orsay


For my 50th birthday, I “gifted” myself a solo trip to Paris, where I visited every art museum I could.  My favorite was the Musee d’Orsay, with so many Impressionist paintings.

This was the view from inside the museum, behind the enormous clock facing the Seine. I loved this view, and painted it two years after my trip.

Watercolor, 8.5×10″ on Arches cold-pressed paper