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.

Topsail Tower

Topsail Tower
Topsail Tower
Watercolor – 8.25 x 10.75 inches – 2002
This structure has a special significance for my family. Year after year, we would rent the same place along the Intracoastal Waterway on Topsail Island. When traveling South out of Surf City, we’d see this landmark and know we were almost there.