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Monday, September 27, 2010

"Still Life with Green"

9"x12" Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas

I did a more "representational" still-life with all green objects (except the pitcher which is white but reflected all the green). That painting is what inspired this whimsical piece.

"Peaceful Warrior"

NFS - Gifted

9"x12" Oil on Linen mounted on board

This is the first of my Abstract Series. I am very impressed with the figure and how it stretches and moves. Often when painting abstracts my inpiration is derived from either landscapes or the human form. Two of God's greatest creations!


12"x9" Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas this can be framed or left unframed.

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


8"x10" Oil on Linen

This was painted standing on the very site of one of my earlier subjects: The Boat House (see "River Boat House" June 25, 2010 & "The Old Boat House" Sept 15, 2007).

The location is on the Creek side of Sullivan's Island, SC looking back toward the houses inland. If you'll go to those other posts, imagine me standing on the back side of the boat house looking down the creek.

I was especially taken by the wonderful shapes made by these pines sticking up above the house and tree line. The clouds were magnificent this day!

Although it was still hitting around 90 degrees I never broke a sweat due to the lower humidity. The breeze was cool and constant and the cool shade of the porch-part of the boathouse from which I painted made it very comfortable. It was a dreamy day to paint.

"Sullivan's Island Waterway" SOLD

10"x8" Oil on Linen SOLD
This was the second painting of the day at the Boat House location.
A fantastic story: as I was painting this we all heard an enormous commotion in the water to our left and saw what we thought was a whale!!
It turned out to be the largest manatee any of us had ever seen! It must have been a bull. It was HUGE!
It's a rare thing to see a manatee in our brackish waters but every once in a while one is spotted. This sight was simply the cherry on top of our perfect Sun Day (sundae; get it? ha ha ha)!
All right. I'll leave the comedy to the comedians!

"Three Pears" Not Available - Gifted


8"x10" Oil on Linen

Groceries never looked so pretty!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

"Organic Stripes" SOLD

20"x16" Oil on Canvas SOLD
I wanted to take a Plein Air Landscape that I did and stylize it by "pushing" the color and shapes to become more of an abstract rather than a representational painting.
As I was constructing the painting, it occurred to me that the landscape elements were like stripes wiggling across the canvas and as they went higher they became more and more "organic" in nature.
I'd like to do more of these.

"Shem Creek Clouds" SOLD

8"x10" Oil on Linen
The Clouds were perform-ing for me this day. They were showing off so I had to try to capture the movement!

"Shem Creek Vista"

12"x9" Oil on Linen
The views are glorious at Shem Creek! You can see all the way to Downtown Charleston!

"Shem Creek Boat Yard"

9"x12" Oil on Linen
I love the primary and secondary colors represented here: First, the yellow out-building, then the turquoise-y dinghy at its side; Next, the red car peeking out from behind the building and the blue tarps covering the other end. In addition to all this, there is the orange-y rust of the old tin roof which is surrounded by the green trees. As my friend Anne said, the bright, clear colors of this scene are so reminiscent of the Bahamas.

Monday, September 06, 2010

"Clear Creek Reflections"

9"x12" Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas
able Donation *Sold for $465. proceeds to benefit Charleston's Youth*
Although my father lives in a "suburban" area, he is also surrounded by farmland and untouchable green space. This painting reminds me of a scene I often see when I visit him.
His property is located on a bluff which overlooks a Nature Preserve. Beyond his backyard down the short, steep bank below, is a beautiful creek.
In Summertime, you cannot see the Creek through the thick, lush foliage of trees, but you can hear the soft rushing sound of it traveling over fallen branches and rocks. In Autumn, the creek often is dry but the falling orange, red and yellow leaves allows a peak below.
Winter holds promise of a snowey sight. Spring is lush with new color and plenty of water rushing by. I should do a "Four Season" theme with this!