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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Spring's Low Tide" SOLD


10"x8" Oil on Linen Afternoon painting.

This is the same creek on Kiawah at Vanderhorst but looking in the opposite direction as the a.m. painting. After lunch, I got back out there and realized the low tide had revealed the "craggy" muddy sides of the creek. What an interesting texture. I loved the curl of the creek and the bumpy surfaces of the mud and oysters . . . had to be painted!!

"Kiawah Creek" sold


8"x10" Oil on Linen Morning painting.

For the past 14 years, Anne's sister, Beth, has a group which meets each year on Kiawah to study under a notable artist. In the middle of this year's, instructor Christoph and the group, graciously invited me to paint today. This was the a.m.'s result. Unseasonably cool, but sunny and beautiful! No bugs! I couldn't have been more blessed by the invite!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Beach Path At Fort Moultrie" sold

8"x10" Oil on Linen mounted on Board SOLD
The vantage point of this painting is from up high on the hill looking down toward the path which will take you to the sandy beach below. You can see the rocky boulders that help maintain the beach's integrity from being washed out to the ocean. Beyond this is a row of beach front homes tucked in along the wind-blown trees.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Shem Creek At The Wreck" sold

SOLD 9"x12" Oil on Linen mounted on Board painted En Plein Air
There is a cozy little Restaurant named "The Wreck" the result of Hurricane Hugo wrecking a local family's shrimping business. Instead of re-instating their shrimp business, they built around their wrecked boat and started a quaint seafood restaurant affectionately known as "The Wreck."
You have to know where it is located to find it. As far as I know they do not advertise; it's all word of mouth. A local eatery that has no frills. Candle light is the only light to eat by; the kitchen has the only electricity. The tables are rope spools. Butcher paper is your table cloth and you dine with paper plates and plastic ware. It is the food as well as the charming simple atmostphere that keeps you coming back.
This painting exemplifies one of the views you'll see from your open air, dock-side table.
This particular view attracted me because of the tree's organic form and shadows blending into the boxey structure of the building. The pylons and shrimp boats break up the horizontal shapes well. I also love the rocky shore line and the reflections of the structures in the water below.

Friday, April 02, 2010

"In The Shadow Of The Almighty" from the "Oaks of Righteousness Series"

28.5"x22/5" Oil on Canvas

This is a larger version of a 10"x8" I painted En Plein Air a few years back and always wanted to make it into a larger painting.

Lately, I've been "into" Oak Trees. The Oaks found in the region where I live are so beautiful and gnarly and figurative. They have a "movement" all their own. They are really crying out for my attention so I have started a series called "The Oaks of Righteousness" series.

What drew me to paint this was not only the "key hole" that the trees themselves made down the end of this path, but their cast shadows as well. The patterns across this crushed oyster path were so beautiful! It begged to be painted.