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Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Basket of Brown & Green Eggs with a Crock of Mums"

SOLD 8"x10" original Oil on Linen mounted on Foamboard.

The painting group was unable to meet on our usual painting day so I stayed in and set up a still-life of eggs I got from a friend's organic farm.

Jeremiah Farms is a goat farm located on John's Island. My friend, Casey, and her family raise goats and free-range chickens, they have cats and dogs, rabbits and a whole lot of fun! She makes the most wonderful Chevre with homegrown rosemary and herbs that I have ever tasted anywhere!

"Sally's Beauty - final"

10"x8" original oil on Linen board
I glazed the cooler shadows and brightened the sky just a tiny bit after its initial drying down.
It is finished!

"Old Village Marshview"

8"x10" Original Oil on Linen Board
Subtle revision were made to this one as directed by my friends in a little critique. Thanks y'all!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Sweet Little Martha - Final"

Instead of lightening up the background, I "balanced" it instead. I like this effect much better.

"Sally's Beauty"

10"x8" original Oil on Linen Board
What a glorious day to paint and what a beautiful neighborhood to inspire a plein air painter!
I love these red tin roofs!
The juxtapositions of shapes; the greens to the reds; the warm to the cools all caught my eye as I set up the easle today and voila!

"Floral Entry"

10"x8" original oil on Linen Board
Because of the steady rain on this day (Oct 14th)
Anne graciously opened up her home to all of the painting group to paint indoors.
The grey, cool weather along with the quiet shower of rain created a relaxed, casual atmostphere in which to paint.
The dark and moody interior juxtaposed to the bright and colorful flowers illustrates just how I feel while I am painting even on somber days like this one.
There is nothing better than when one is living their dream - sunshine or not.

"Shem Creek" and "Shem Creek Shrimp Boat" SOLD

The day was a little overcast (which is nice when it is still pushing 90 degrees in late September!)
"Shem Creek" is a 12"x9" original oil on Linen board painted En Plein Air Alla Prima (painted on site out-in-the-open and painted at that time with no additional work in the studio afterward).
"Shem Creek Shrimp Boat" is a 5"x7" SOLD original oil on canvas board painted En Plein Air alla prima, too. This little piece was my attempt at painting those tricky boats and all its gear on a tiny format. I will continue to practice with this subject.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sweet Martha!

24"x18" Black PrismaColor Pencil on Canson Paper
What a beautiful little girl, and those eyes!!
I think I will "lighten up" the black background a bit and this one is all done!

Decorative Art For A Friend

A friend of mine asked me to paint some decorative art for her. The rooster really exists! He lives on Magnolia Plantation in Charleston.