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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Rocky Cove at Fort Moultrie" SOLD

SOLD 8"x10" Oil on Canvas

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

"2 Meeting Street" part of the "Charleston Churches Series" SOLD

8"x6" Oil on Canvas   SOLD

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

"Self-Portrait May 11, 2010"

10"x10" Oil on Canvas
This is something I need to do on a regular basis. What a great exercise in seeing what you are painting in an objective way! Plus, your model is free and always available! I'll be doing more of these!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

"Contemplation in Technicolor"

SOLD 40"x30" Oil on Canvas
If you'll check earlier posts from my drawing series a few years back, you'll find one drawing entitled "Contemplation" drawn from life.
I had painted this "abstract" painting from an earlier era (smile) in my life; and just wasn't satisfied with it. As I stood before it, I saw a figure coming forth and it reminded me of my earlier drawing. So I simply combined the two and I like it now.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

"Fort Moultrie Beach Retaining Rocks" SOLD

12"x9" Oil on Linen mounted on Board   sold

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.

Series: "Churches of Charleston, SC"

Fresh Paint! 8"x6" Oil on Canvas
I photographed this while the paint was wet so sorry for the shine. Perhaps I'll re-shoot it when its dry.
This church is located just down the street from St. Michaels Church on Broad Street.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Series: "Churches of Charleston, SC" sold

"St. Michaels Church" 8"x6" Oil on Canvas
This church is located at the corner of Broad Street and Meeting Streets better known as the "Four Corners."

Series: "Churches of Charleston, SC" Sold

8"x6" Oil on Canvas sold
This is a very famous church located on one of the prettiest streets on the peninsula: Church Street.