HAPPY NEW YEAR New mixed media painting !

Original painting with doors and windows looking into the past and the future. I have used images from my own personal history to create this mixed media piece. A photograph of my parents at the beach in Florida in 1940, a picture of the ship "Excalibur" that my great grandmother took to Europe in the 1930's when she was 80 years old, a map of France, an old postcard from a long gone friend, a page from an old dictionary, an exposition poster, a rubber stamp of a palm tree, an armchair to contemplate it all in, and lots of colors and textures in acrylic paint.

This piece is 24 x 30 inches x 1 1/2 inches deep. The edges are painted black and it is wired and ready to hang. Coated with a clear acrylic varnish for protection.

It can be purchased in my Etsy shop.

The Blue Door


More Garden Paintings - Showing now at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro, NC

I'm showing nine of my new garden paintings at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro, now through October 4th. The show is called "Summer Stories" and it is a 2 person show. The other artist is Cindy Bainbridge who is also a painter. She also makes incredible decorated birdhouses.
Here are a few of my new pieces in the show.

There will be a reception on Sunday Sept. 2nd from 4 to 6 PM.

"Goose in the Garden'
"Poppies Popping Through the Fence" 

"My Perfect Garden"

"Wild Summer Garden"


Harry Fonseca Indian Market Poster

I have a vintage shop on Etsy as well as the one where I sell my original artwork. This is a poster that I purchased in 1982 when I lived in Santa Fe. I understand that this poster is rather rare now. I have it for sale in my Etsy shop, Heronstreasures.   SOLD

61st Annual Indian Market
Poster by Harry Fonseca


Daylilies and Delphinium

I've had a lot of trouble this summer with my daylilies getting eaten by deer. The deer just seem to know exactly when the buds are about to open; then they sneak in and the next morning - no daylilies!

I decided to do a series of paintings of the survivors. I've been taking photos and working from them. This is the first in the series, it is 16 x 20 inches and painted on a gallery wrapped canvas. Acrylic.
Now I can enjoy my daylilies all year long.

It can be purchased through my Etsy site.  It is $225.00.  It is Sold.


Pedestal Table and Two Stools

This table is made from a large pedestal that I recycled and added a top and a base made from the top of a stool. I found the stools at a yard sale and decided to paint the set with a sunburst pattern. The suns are marbelized in shades of yellow and ochre and the base has a peachy marbelized base. The background is a teal blue/green and I've added stars and spirals in copper.

Perfect for a small kitchen, a sunroom, or anywhere you'd like to have a place to enjoy a glass of wine or a snack.
This set is available for sale at The Joyful Jewel, a gallery in Pittsboro, NC. It is $275.00.  SOLD


Sea Gull Motel Chincoteague, VA

Several years ago I went to Chincoteague, VA and stayed in a house right across the street from this abandoned motel. The intercoastal waterway is in the background. I imagined how it was in it's heyday, before Chincoteague was all built up. 
The next year I went back to Chincoteague and the building was GONE! Only a vacant lot remained [probably built on by now.]

The painting is on a 30 x 30 inch stretched canvas with staples on the back. Sides are painted as a continuation of the painting so it does not need a frame. Of course you could have it framed if you wish. Wired and ready to hang.

Available in my Etsy shop.


February at the Joyful Jewel

I'm the featured artist for February at the Joyful Jewel gallery in downtown Pittsboro. Here are some of my paintings, my booth, my featured wall, and a painted dresser with a marbelized top.


Abstract Seascapes

"Birds on the Beach"

"Low Tide"

Some new paintings. I have been working on a series of abstract seascapes . I am fascinated with the colors and misty light at low tide, especially in the early morning and in the late afternoon.

I've used lots of washes and glazes with acrylic paints on gallery wrapped canvas. I'll be posting more pieces soon. These and other paintings can be seen in my Etsy shop.


A Dining Room floor

I painted this dining room floor for a friend who bought a fantastic victorian house here in North Carolina. The center is marbelized and I used a stencil that I cut for the borders. The design is adapted from the design in her stained glass chandelier. The floor was painted with acrylic paints and then coated with several coats of a varathane floor finish, then waxed.