Arlene’s Husband and Grandchild

•December 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Arlene's picture 005


Watercolor portrait

“Watercolor Realism” Classes

•September 11, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I will be teaching a series of three classes, in “Watercolor Realism”.  If you are in the Charlotte/Matthews area, please contact me at:  to register for these classes!  The first round of three classes, starts this Saturday, Sept. 14th, from 10am-12 noon, at Cheap Joe’s in Matthews, located in the Galleria Shopping Center and will continue Saturday, Sept. 21st, and Saturday, Sept. 28th.  Another round of three classes will start on Saturday, Oct. 5th, and continue for the next two Saturdays!  The cost for three classes is $90.  Please contact me to register, as class rounds are limited to five people each and are filling up fast! You will need to provide your own supplies, however I can provide subject material for those that are beginners, to those that are accomplished, in their watercolor work!

Children’s Portrait

•July 4, 2013 • Leave a Comment

2013 7 4 Cynthia 3 kids darkened


A few months ago I was commissioned to paint a portrait of children.  The family seemed very pleased with what I had done. The portrait is of three cute children.  Two little boys in stripped shirts are sitting on either side of their sister, who was wearing a polka-dotted dress. They are sitting on what looks like something a photographer would use when posing people for a photo, which is exactly what he did.

Smokey’s Place

•March 10, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Smoky's Place

Smoky’s Place

Title: “Smoky’s Place”

Medium: Watercolor

Size: 14X18 inches

Price: Original $600

Prints: 16X20 inches $100 ea

Smoky is a black lab I was introduced to by some friends at Ocracoke Island, N.C.  Even though he has passed on, he still lives in our hearts. He is relaxing on what I call my favorite wharf on Ocracoke Island.  It is a hot summer day and he is off duty from retrieving waterfowl for my friend, Dan Robinson.  The pelicans swimming along side the dock are in no danger from him on this day.

Sasha’s Photo

•October 4, 2012 • Leave a Comment

This is a photo of a painting done for Sasha.Image

Uptown Girl

•June 16, 2012 • 1 Comment

Watercolor portrait by Cynthia Powers


My friend Barbara asked me to paint her portrait.  She has an interesting face that I tried to capture.  This is what I have accomplished.  After learning to stretch paper properly, I finally caught on to what I was doing wrong, and was able to start the painting.  This portrait was done in my studio at the Charlotte Art League.  So many passers-by commented on the detail that it encouraged me to emphasize detail.  All in all, I was challenged to push the ends of the envelope and learn new techniques.



Banjo Man

•April 22, 2011 • 1 Comment

Banjo Man


Original sells for $1,000.00

Prints Available for Purchase starting at $200.00 per print.

Unframed Size: 16 3/8 x 13 1/2

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Third place Winner of the annual Matthew’s Artists Guild’s Presbyterian Hospital Art Show

Juror Curt Butler’s comment:

“The proportions and handling of values in the skin tones is amazing.  This piece is full of textures and yet holds together due to its strong drawing.”


Cynthia Powers and her award at Matthews Presbyterian Hospital Annual exhibit


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