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Friday, September 28, 2007

"Deacon Blue"

11"x14" Oil on Stretched Canvas. $400. SOLD
The model took on this pose and settled into a comfortable position. As the small group of us artists painted, Steely Dan played quietly in the background: "Deacon Blue". It seemed to fit. click on image to enlarge

"Seated Nude"

10"x8" Oil on Linen Board SOLD
This is a little study of a beautiful young woman I'll call "Jennifer"
Figurative and portraiture paintings are some of my very favorites to create. I can't express just how blessed I am to be able to "do" the very thing that God created me to do. I feel so alive at this time in my life because of the privilege to paint and create works of art. And I get to paint with some of Charleston's FINEST artists!! Wow, can somebody pinch me???

"The Pink Door"

10"x8" Oil on Linen Board SOLD
The Pink Door was an inspiration of our painting friend, Anne, who passes by here regularly. Although a typical Downtown Charleston one room house, there was something about the character of this Robin's Egg Blue building with the open Pink door. It wasn't difficult for Anne to turn us all on to this potential painting.

And "Who left the door open, anyway??" As we painted, we saw at least two of its residence come by to check the mail and then drive away. No body bothered to ever close that Pink Door.

I feel that this particular painting of mine is unfinished. I did have the where-with-all to bring my digital camera and snap a few shots for additional work in the studio. I think that I got a pretty good start though. I'll keep you posted on how this one develops. Until I complete it, however, it isn't for sale just yet. (Let me know via comments if you are interested in this and can't wait for further development.) Click on image to enlarge

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"Lone Palm Tree"


The painting group found this abandoned property on which this lone palm tree stands and overlooks the waterway. Click on Image to Enlarge

Friday, September 21, 2007

Portrait of Talor

"Portrait of Talor" 12"x9" Oil on Linen
I am so thrilled with this commission to paint Talor's portrait. We did this little study in Washington Park this morning and I was very impressed with the self-discipline of this young lady.
Prior to and after the study in oil, we took many photographs all from which I will work to produce the 40"x30" painting (approximately). I will continually post updates of the painting's progress.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

"Three Trees"

"Three Trees" 8"x10" Oil on Linen Board
I loved the patterns that were created by the "holes" in between these massive oak trees and how they related to one another.

"Backyard Breezes"

SOLD "Backyard Breezes" 8"x10" Oil on Canvas
This painting marks the first "chilly" day of the Autumn season despite the 75+ degree temperatures. The breezes kept us all cool and dry.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

"Afternoon in the Shade"

"Afternoon in the Shade" 9"x12" Oil on Canvas SOLD

Those blue chairs and the red bike seemed so inviting that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to put down the experience on canvas.
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"The Dunes' Gatekeeper"

"The Dunes' Gatekeeper" 8"x10" Oil on Linen Board SOLD
It was too beautiful to go in just yet, so I had to squeeze just one more painting in before the day is done.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Old Boat House

"The Old Boat House" 8"x10" Oil on Linen Board

What a fun and interesting subject. This old house has a character all its own. I especially love the uneven boardwalk out to its dock.

Approaching Storm Over Charleston

"Approaching Storm Over Charleston" 8"x10" Oil on Canvas sold

It was a gorgeous and clear morning to paint. Suddenly I heard a distant rumbling of thunder and couldn't resist the dramatic cloud formations blowing in over the Peninsula; I had to act fast! The sky was so azure blue and the edges of these dark, ominous clouds were quickly encroaching on the tranquil blue. It was "cut and dry."

Monday, September 10, 2007

"Marshland Driftwood"

"Marshland Driftwood" 8"x10" Oil on कान्वस्बोअर्द sold

The natural "framing" that occured witht he shadows of the foliage juxtaposed behind the whitish surface of this large, downed tree just had to be painted.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

"Marshside Cottage"

"Marshside Cottage" 10"x8" oil on CanvasBoard

One of the first beautiful sunny days to get out and paint in what seemed like forever! The abundant rain we've been receiving along with the transition of school starting just kept me indoors. Ah, SUNSHINE!

Thanks to Anne for her on point critique.