Sweet Magnolias

OIL1_SweetMagnolia_092008I’ve always loved the smell of magnolias! They’re scent is almost intoxicating. While on my honeymoon, I had the pleasure of seeing (and smelling) huge magnolia trees in Memphis. “Sweet Magnolias” was painted a few years before I married Mr. Nicklay, but when I look at it, I’m reminded of my honeymoon and when we drove down a Memphis street lined with these beautiful trees.

“Sweet Magnolias” – 12×16 oil on canvas
Price: $175.00 USD





PRINTS of this piece are available through Fine Art America and ArtPal.

Farm Granary Sunset

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“Farm Granary Sunset” — 16×20 oil on canvas

Growing up on a farm provided many beautiful sunrises and sunsets. This was no exception. Even though we no longer live on the farm, we do still spend quality time there. It’s become our family retreat. One evening, we sat outside and watched the sun set. It was beyond beautiful. It was calming. As I sat there with my mother, sister and two nieces, I knew I wanted to paint it. So I captured the moment with my camera. So here it is…my “farm granary sunset”…another one of life’s simple pleasures.

This is an acrylic piece on acrylic titanium double-primed canvas, back-stapled with kiln-dried stretcher bars, and varnished for fade protection.

Mirror Lake

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I’m always amazed when I see thunder clouds rolling in. I love the different shapes and shadows that clouds develop. As I watch them roll by, I imagine how I would paint them and what techniques I could use. The focus of “Mirror Lake” isn’t necessarily the lake, but the heaviness of the incoming thunderheads. You can almost “hear” the thunder. This is an acrylic piece on acrylic titanium double-primed canvas, back-stapled with kiln-dried stretcher bars, and varnished for fade protection.

“Mirror Lake” – 20×16 acrylic on canvas
Price: $180.00 USD





PRINTS of this piece are available through Fine Art America and ArtPal.