Lake Lure Public Beach House


8x10x.7″ oil on oil primed linen

I got so excited when I saw the beautiful pink roofs all at different angles with the opportunity to study the different colors the light gave them. I love the rocky outcroppings in the mountains surrounding Lake Lure and Chimney Rock North Carolina.  I used a limited palette of ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow light, alizarine crimson and pthalo green, Kevin Macpherson’s favorite colors.

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.