Category Archives: Watercolor

Concord Church

Concord Church
Concord Church
Watercolor – 9 x 11 inches – 2004
This church dates back to the mid 1800’s and is rich with history. It was part of the Underground Railroad that helped slaves from the South find freedom in the North during abolition.

Springbank Methodist

Springbank Methodist
Springbank Methodist
Watercolor – 9 x 11 inches – 2004
Cornfields surround this church on Route 104 just south of Yellowbud. It was a challenge trying to find an interesting perspective to frame the building. I felt it was more dramatic keeping the horizon line low from this angle, with the roof appearing to point towards the heavens.

Tower and Dunes

Tower and Dunes
Tower and Dunes
Watercolor – 16 x 6 inches – 2004
This tower was built during World War II and still stands as the beach erodes and the dunes disappear. I believe it is law that you can not rebuild a home along this stretch of beach when a it gives way to water or weather.

Katrina

Katrina
Katrina
Watercolor – 3 x 4 inches – 2004
I thought this small painting of my stepdaughter would be a special gift to my wife on Valentine’s Day. When I finished it, I mounted it in a round, ornate cameo frame.

Flower Girl

Flower Girl
Flower Girl
Watercolor – 9.25 x 13 inches – 2003
This painting is of an image of Katrina by the Niagara River, on the day I married her mother. Her dress with the floral pattern blended with the foliage and her hat and stockings provided a colorful contrast.

Houses and Dunes

Houses and Dunes
Houses and Dunes
Watercolor – 10.5 x 10.5 inches – 2003
On our annual trips to Topsail Island, I walk the beach to find something to paint. When I settled on this view, it was high noon and the sand emitted an overwhelming glare.