Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Travel Journal - Oxford Barn

Travel Journal - We enjoyed our visit over the holidays to Durham and surrounds. Of course, I had to visit some of the barns I love. I've sketched this one many times, but each year, it leans more and more toward the ground, and grow more decrepit ... I feel bad about that ....but glad to have seen it in better shape over the years ...

Monday, December 23, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Journal - Holly - Splash and Splatter

Journal - The holly berries around our area have turned bright red -- perfect for the season - Splash and Splatter

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Journal - Grapes

Journal - On the last remaining day of our stay at the SC winery, I wanted to thank the folks who were so kind to me in helping me get some relief for my threatening cold. So I did this quick 'grape' painting for them ... They loved it!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Journal - Brunswick Town

Journal - Finally got to join the Urban Sketchers of Wilmington at Brunswick Town. What a gorgeous day! Here is my sketch of the church remains on this historic site.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Karlyn Holman

I learned of the loss of a dear friend today – Karlyn Holman. I met Karlyn years ago at an Art of the Carolinas event hosted by Jerrysartarama. I was passing by her room and noticed some of the most beautiful watercolors I had ever seen. I stopped by when her class was over, and told her how much I admired her work and how sorry I was to have missed her class. She told me about several of her books, and I left with one of them with Karlyn trusting me to send her the money for the book (which I did). The following years, I took more of her classes, bought more of her books, DVDs, followed her to Umbria, France and Tuscany, took more of her classes, on-line and off, and always thanked her for the incredible inspiration she was not only for my artwork, but also for the way she taught. I went on to emulate her in my own teaching. If I have achieved anything in my artwork – I owe it to Karlyn. I am heartbroken to lose this incredible woman – always generous, kind, willing to help, talented, creative, innovative, always smiling and always with the greatest sense of humor. My deepest condolences to her family and other friends and folks she inspired. We were so fortunate to have had Karlyn in our lives.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Journal - October Smallies

Journal -- Been busy with our trip sketches and need to catch up with my smallies -- here's the last weeks of October ...

Friday, November 15, 2019

Journal - Urban Sketchers of Wilmington - Legacy Architectural Salvage

Journal - Wilmington Urban Sketchers - Legacy Architectural Salvage - My sketch from this fun place!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Journal - Looking Glass Falls - Version 2 - Lin Frye, North Carolina

Journal - Decided to try a second version of these beautiful falls in the Pisgah National Forest.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Journal - Looking Glass Falls

Journal - Looking Glass Falls - Version 1, Pisgah National Forest, NC

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Travel Journal - View from my Window

Travel Journal _  We had 3 days of rain and cold...so more time to sketch.  This is the view across our RV window....

Friday, November 01, 2019

Travel Journal - Blue Ridge Parkway

Travel Journal - Despite the rain and cold that followed, we had one glorious day to explore Pisgah National Forest, see some amazing waterfalls, watch an adventurous fellow brave 50F weather to glide down the cold waters of Sliding Rock, and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway.  This is one of the views we had...

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Travel Journal - Bethabara Apple Festival

Travel Journal--Such a beautiful fall day yesterday....some of our treats and findings.  I was especially pleased to find Pinova apples again..love them!  This is also a map of the two mile path we followed around Tanglewood Park...a glorious renue.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Journal - Splash and Splatter Pumpkins

Journal - I love this time of year -- all those fall colors and especially pumpkins.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Journal - Hibiscus

Journal - A quick sketch of a hibiscus as I waited for friends at an Oak Island coffee shop.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Journal - Morning Glories

Journal - These sweet morning glories are decorating our roadsides ..

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Journal - Sunset Beach

Journal - Last of my sketches from short trip to Sunset Beach -- Sunset Beach

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Journal - Vereen Memorial Gardens

Journal - During our 'test' trip for our new to us RV, we took a ride to explore Vereen Memorial Gardens in Little River, SC. We had visited this beautiful garden a couple of years ago during a visit to Southport ... and we were excited to walk again on that marvelous marsh walk. We placed another oyster shell on the 'Wish Tree' and loved seeing the marsh in all its fall splendor.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Journal - Wishing Well Campground, Sunset Beach, NC

Journal - This past week we took our new motorhome on a 'trial' run in order to test all systems. We went to Sunset Beach for a few days, living in the RV and testing heat, cool, washer/dryer, arrangement of appliances and all. Everything worked well - as was promised ... and we are grateful for a bit of additional space to travel in. We stayed at Wishing Well Campground - a small campground a few miles from the beach ... wonderful hosts and fellow campers.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Journal - First Two Weeks of September Smallies

Journal - Between avoiding Hurricane Dorian, buying a new RV, selling our old RV, September got away from me. Here are the first two weeks of smallies.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Journal - Urban Sketchers of Wilmington - Halloween display

Today's sketch with the Urban Sketchers of Wilmington --- Sketch Crawl in Southport - a Halloween display in front of one of the houses on Moore Street.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Journal - Shenandoah Valley Campground

Journal - Since we purchased a new-to-us RV, we've been busy cleaning and stocking and readying our former motorhome for sale - so artwork has taken a backseat as has posting.

Here's a sketch I did during our Hurricane evacuation as we waited out the storm at the Shenandoah Valley Camground.