Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Trying my hand at Abstracts: a throw back to my college days.
Obviously, this painting was influenced by Mark Rothko (Marcus Rothkowitz); one of my very favorite color theorist and emotive/intuitive painters.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This is the painting I did today (8-25-10)
This painting was painted Alla-Prima and I haven't touched it yet. I will have to "live" with it a couple/three days and look at it again to see if there is a need to retouch. But as for now, I am pleased.
This location is "The Wreck" at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant. I posted an earlier painting of the docks at the Wreck with a full description of what the Wreck is. . . This is just to the left of the building that I painted last time. This place offers myriads of vignettes from which to create a beautiful painting.
Friday, July 30, 2010
This was the second painting that I did during the "Quick Draw" on the last day of the Plein Air Paint Out. I really loved how the light twinkled in between the trees back in the back. This was actually painted on the grounds of The Village Green in front of the Post Office. This is what you see as you drive out from picking up your mail.
I was at Stillwater Farm on top of a high hill looking out over the tree tops below me to see the magnificent cloud formations and distant mountain. I wish I knew which mountain that was. But regardless, the view was breathtaking. I love this place!!
This was one of my "Reserve" paintings which means that I held it back until the final day to be judged by the Paint Out's Jurer.
It was sold soon after I placed it on the wall.
I stood on the small bridge which crossed this babbling brook. Back inside the wood you can see a small waterfall; and the sound was heavenly. It was hot there during the day and the cooling water of this brook refreshed me as I painted.
10"x8" Oil on Linen/board SOLD
I was actually about to "close up shop" for this day's painting; all ready to head toward the car and pack up when I looked up and saw how the sunlight was back-lighting the edges of these trees against the cool (almost "cold") backdrop of distant trees. "WOW!" was my reaction and I knew I wasn't yet finished for the day.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
9"x12" Oil on Linen mounted Board
This was actually my morning painting today. The following post is this afternoon's painting. It was still cloudy when I painted this piece. This is the same glass-top table on which I painted the afternoon painting. The reflections are more subtle in this one. Challenging but fun! Thanks, Susie!! Loved painting with you today!!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
I found this little entry way into one of the graveyards behind the Circular Church and was captivated by this path surrounded by the glorious color of summer in the South!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Painted En Plein Air on site at the beach in front of Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island. I love the little path that travels up the hill to the plateau above. Beyond the trees is the ocean and in front of the rocks, the tide was coming in. By the time I was finishing up this painting, water was beginning to surround these rocks. I also love how the windswept trees lean as if frozen in space; directed by the constant ocean winds.
Leslie and I met an aspiring artist who sat on a rock drawing just left of field in my painting. She was drawing and painting the rocks from the opposite view with Downtown Charleston off in the distance. Great meeting you, Linda and your husband, Phil! Hope to see you down painting again one day!
Monday, May 17, 2010
I included this painting in the "Charleston Churches" series because of this Bed & Breakfast's reputation for being a premier Honeymoon spot in Charleston.
It was originally built by a Bride's father as a Wedding Gift. The house's architecture is reminiscent of a Wedding Cake and it is just beautiful. It is surrounded by trees and bushes which secludes, and secures it from the busy touristy street corner on which it is located. I had my chance at peeking in when I found this gate open on the side of the property. You can see the beautiful color with which the gardeners plant the grounds. You can see the tranquil scene within the property. What a beautiful place to Honeymoon!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
I may need to rephotograph this as well. . . there is a shine from the wet paint. But this was painted at the beach in front of Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island. One can see in the far distance part of the new bridge which crosses the Cooper River into Downtown Charleston.