Lake Lure Panorama Morning Light


10 x 20 x .7″ oil on oil-primed linen

After studying the stunning water reflections on the Boat House for several paintings, I was ready to paint this panorama of the amazing rocky outcroppings on Round Top and Rumbling Bald Mountains above Lake Lure, North Carolina.

I used flat, chiseled brushstrokes layered over thin monochrome underpainting, using artist grade oils varnished with Gamsol. The substrate is oil primed linen gallery wrapped onto .67” wood frame with painted sides for frameless or shadowbox frame presentation.

I hope my contemporary approach of rhythmic brush strokes and bright, thick impasto brush strokes and harmonious color will calm and stimulate, and that the lyrical, almost abstract realism provides a dense visual puzzle that continues to intrigue over time.