Saturday, April 27, 2019


Journal - A few days ago my friend Chris introduced me to a little known gem in Brunswick County - The Brunswick Botanical Garden. Though no larger than perhaps 2 acres, the landscape was pure joy! Flowers, edible plants, pollinator gardens, roses, garden statues, waterfall - all splendidly kept and all inviting a sketch. We sat in the shade and tried to capture the bed of Primroses ... I'll have to go back soon and capture more of this magical place. Thank you Chris Bergstrom Kibler!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

New Hanover Arboretum Fountain

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers at the New Hanover Arboretum - The Entry Fountain (Sketched on site, finished at home)

Blooms - New Hanover Arboretum - Cape Fear Sketchers

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers at the New Hanover Arboretum - Flowers in Bloom

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

Journal - Dogwood Blossoms

Journal - Our dogwoods are doing their dainty dance ....A Splash and Splatter approach to these beautiful tree blossoms

Friday, April 19, 2019

Journal - Katie's Iris

Journal - Had a sweet get together at Katie McKendry last week. On her table, she had cut several beautiful iris ... here's my interpretation of one of them ...

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers - A Metal Venus Flytrap

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers - Sketched yesterday with our group at the ArtWorks... A metal Venus Flytrap ...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Journal - DOC Winery

Journal - Sitting outside a Southport Cafe last week enjoying the warm weather and a fine lunch with friends, I sketched the DOC Winery across from us ... My view was obscured by the traffic - so I added some trees for the areas I couldn't see ...

Monday, April 15, 2019

Journal - Shed in Shallotte

Journal - Found this shed and wisteria on a ride through Shallotte last week ...

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Journal - Splash and Splatter Wisteria

Journal - Splash and Splatter Wisteria. Some days it's the things I love that I find hardest to paint. It took a few tries to get this splash and splatter wisteria to express the joy and ephemeral beauty I see in it ...

Friday, April 12, 2019

Journal - Live Oak and Wisteria

Journal - Spring is definitely here on the North Carolina coast - and when the sun shines, I try to take advantage of its fleeting nature to capture those first colorful blooms. Yesterday, Katie McKendry, Chris Bergstrom Kibler and I sat outside this fabulous, HUGE, live oak draped in wisteria and tried to capture its beauty.