2019 · Acrylic · Fauna · Landscape & Architecture · Miniatures (under 5") · Nature · orange · purple · yellow

The Love Bench

One of my miniatures, this poignant sunset scene is fit for a couple! In fact, there are three couples already there. Can you imagine you and your sweetheart joining them? 2x2" Canvas Panel mounted on 4x4" Canvas Panel Framed Original Available Signed JMc

2015 · blue · flowers · green · Landscape & Architecture · people · Small Format (5-20") · Watercolor · yellow

Coneflowers on the Parkway

I am incredibly blessed to live within a couple of miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway as it passes through Asheville, North Carolina. Up here, the mountains provide some breathtaking vistas, and the parkway provides access to some choice locations to sit and ponder. It is a spiritual, calming experience for me. In parts, the… Continue reading Coneflowers on the Parkway

2000 · 2017 · Acrylic · Browns · Landscape & Architecture · Small Format (5-20") · yellow

Forgotten Chores: 17 years of practice

The above painting is the very first realistic-style acrylic painting I ever did. Now, don't misunderstand. I did not magically know how to paint. This is from a lesson in a book, and I'd done some drawing and painting before, but the painting was more cartoon-style, and the drawing was just in pencil. However, when… Continue reading Forgotten Chores: 17 years of practice

2003 · blue · green · Miniatures (under 5") · Paintings · Parrots · Small Format (5-20") · Watercolor · yellow

Blue and Gold Macaw

I love parrots. They are incredibly complex, emotional creatures, and they have a powerful weapon right on their face. They fit into our lives, learning our language, understanding our non-verbal cues better than we do ourselves. It is all in the eyes. There are thoughts forming and connections developing every second.  I can just imagine… Continue reading Blue and Gold Macaw

2014 · green · orange · Paintings · pink · purple · red · Small Format (5-20") · vegetables · Watercolor · yellow

Heirloom Tomatoes

The colors of vegetables always fascinate me.  Through our produce, we have the full visible spectrum of pigments, but many lie in the beta-carotene spectrum which controls the amount of red pigment.  I find them beautiful and a reminder that our natural world provides much more variety in foodstuffs than we are used to seeing… Continue reading Heirloom Tomatoes

2014 · green · orange · Paintings · purple · red · Small Format (5-20") · vegetables · Watercolor · yellow

Heirloom Carrots

The colors of vegetables always fascinate me.  Through our produce, we have the full visible spectrum of pigments, but many lie in the beta-carotene spectrum which controls the amount of red pigment.  I find them beautiful and a reminder that our natural world provides much more variety in foodstuffs than we are used to seeing… Continue reading Heirloom Carrots

2012 · Acrylic · Birds · blue · orange · Paintings · Parrots · red · Small Format (5-20") · Turquoise · yellow

Rainbow Lory

A close-in view of a Rainbow Lorikeet, painted primarily with palette knife in an impasto fashion, with acrylic and watercolor details in the eye. These birds are different from other parrots because they eat only nectar. They can be found all along the Central and Northern American Continent. 11"x14" acrylic on canvas panel Original in… Continue reading Rainbow Lory

2016 · Acrylic · Elephants · Greys · Large Format (over 20") · safari series · Small Format (5-20") · Turquoise · yellow

Eleanora

The first painting which inspired the Safari Series, which was exhibited at MAHEC in Asheville, NC in 2016. It was also on display during a one-woman show at the Western North Carolina Counseling center in 2016 and in the Westside Co-Op in trendy, artsy West Asheville during 2016 and 2017. Eleanora represents my maternal grandmother, Eleanor,… Continue reading Eleanora