Saturday, October 13, 2018

More note cards for sale!

Folded note cards
5" x 7"
blank inside
5 cards for $12
Great hostess gifts and presents.

Evening Waves


Red Barnes

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Love those Boats.
Left:  Green Boat on Lake
8" x 10"
Right:  Afloat
8" x 10"

"Little Red Tug"
8" x 10"

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

To purchase prints of these original paintings and more, go to
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Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Month of June

This was one of my favorite paintings.  I sold the painting and gave away two beautiful giclees of the original.  Please see the post of two days ago to purchase calendars.  This painting was of the Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz, California.  

Friday, October 5, 2018

Twelve Months and the Cover of the 2019 Calendar

8.5" x 11"
open 11" x 17"

Thinking about the Holidays and Gifts

Calendar for 2019
Each month had a beautiful photo of one of my paintings.  There are thirteen different photos including the cover.
$30 each plus free shipping

5" x 7" note cards
$12 for 5 cards plus free shipping
left  "Ocean Sunset" middle  "Sunset Glow"  right "Valley View"
 Ocean Sunset
 Sunset Glow
 Valley View

The paintings below will be on display October 6 to October 27.  The lobby of Novant Hospital in Matthews.  1500 Matthews Township Pkwy, Matthews, NC.  Call me to purchase 704-560-3261

Lake MacDonald
McAlpine Meadow

Monday, October 1, 2018

Kansas City

Monet's Water Lilies 
Nelson-Atkins Fine Art Museum

A little background about Carol.
Over fifty years ago I went to Kansas City to become a TWA Airline Hostess.  The photo above was taken a few days ago at a convention and reunion for TWA flight attendants.  I was lucky to visit art museums all over the U.S.A. and Europe.  The ladies above are some of the beautiful women that I flew with back in the day.

Sunday, September 23, 2018


Sunset Glow      Harmony 


                              Memories of a Green Boat                                          Frozen
Now you have the opportunity to buy original painting or fine art prints of them.  The print choices are many.  It can be printed on canvas and gallery wrapped or printed on paper with high quality frames.  Check my painting out on
Buy originals through this blog and pay by paypal.  I hope you take advantage of all these choices to own fine art.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lake MacDonald

"Lake MacDonald"
12" x 14"
Oil on canvas panel

I am happy to say they while us Carolinian's were stuck inside because of all the rain, I had  time to spend in my studio.  This is a scene from Glacier National Park.  I was there at the beginning of August this year.  The sights were glorious with crystal water and 25 active glaciers.

Hurricane Florence

About a mile from my house is Four Mile Creek Green-way.  Most of Charlotte was saved from Hurricane Florence as it turned into a Tropical storm by the time is arrived here.  We were so grateful that we didn't have flooding, power outage, or any trees uprooted.  The above photo is from the Green-way this morning.   It floods at times at its low points.  The water had receded by Monday but look how high it rose.  They talk about flash flooding this is what they mean.  See the muddy waterline above my hand?  I pray for all they were not so lucky during Hurricane Florence.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Green Boat Memories

Green Boat Memories
30" x 40"
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas

I mentioned this boat in another blog post.  My sister-in-law and I had fun untying this boat and positioning it so I could draw it and take photos of it.  It was very funny to see and what a challenge.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Watercolor kit and sketch books.

More information about sketching on vacation.  I have two watercolor kits, the one above is by Rafael and another one I have is by Windsor Newton.  I placed the ruler there to show the sizes.  The top sketch book is for my backpack, the middle for airplane travel, and the larger one for car travel.  These are my travel journals that help me remember locations and people I saw.
I wish I had this talent when I was a flight attendant for TWA.  Many places I visited without a camera and didn't take notes on some of the special places I flew.  When you are young you think you will remember all special moments.  Now we always have our phones with us and Facebook to remind us what we were doing this day last year.
I hope this encourages others that you can make art where ever you are.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

"Natural Bridges"

"Natural Bridges"
11" x 14"
oil painting on canvas

I'm happy to say that Hurricane Florence turned into Tropical Storm Florence for Charlotte, North Carolina.  I left California on Tuesday where it was perfect weather everyday to come home to a threat of a Hurricane.  I pray for all the was hit by it on the beaches of the Carolinas.
So while visiting a good friend in Santa Cruz we got a chance to walk West Cliff Drive to the Natural Bridge State Park in the morning.  The first morning was beautiful fog which I really miss.  Where I grew up I could hear the fog horn across the San Francisco Bay.  The second time we walked, the fog lifted to a clear sunny morning.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sketch Books

This year has been busy with traveling to the West.  We went to a wedding in Oregon, a family reunion in British Columbia, and a memorial service in California.  When I travel by plane I take a sketch book with me to record events and some of the things I would like to paint later.  My sketch books along with my camera help capture the feelings and scenes of my travels.  My time is usually limited but I still think about what I can paint when I get home.  The smallest sketch was for hiking the Camino de Santiago.  I have sketch books in all sizes.  My watercolor kit is about the size of a postcard.