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Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Old Time Shrimpers" SOLD

16"x16" Oil on Board   SOLD

Shem Creek and its surroundng marshes have loads of shrimp boats of the large variety.   I imagined just how many cast net loads of shrimp these small old, rusty boats have seen over the years.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Portrait of Emma in Progress

20"x16" Oil on Linen panel
Almost complete. . . this one is a work in progress

Portrait of Isabella in Progress

20"x16" Oil on Linen Panel
This is only the beginning of this portrait but I like how it started out.  I'm painting one of her sister, Emma, as well.  Emma's is nearly finished.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

"Tree Study" SOLD

5"x7" Oil on treated 400 lb. Watercolor paper   SOLD

I had such a fun time painting this.  The weather and painting conditions were so perfect that I just didn't want to stop painting!  This view is part of the distant tree line at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island.  Trees here are so wind-blown from years of the ocean's breezes that even on a calm day, they appear frozen in a perpetual "blown-over" state.

"Palm Sentries"

9"x12" Oil on Linen Panel
Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island offers so many beautiful views from which to paint.
I was standing in the shade of a huge Palm Tree when I painted this.  The ocean is just beyond the row of distant trees and the cool ocean breezes kept me nice and cool on this warm, sunny day.

"Observation Post" SOLD

16"x16" Oil on Board   SOLD
Inspired by an earlier post, "A View For Two"
This one will be in an upcoming show in Downtown Charleston, SC on October 26th at "Stems" located on Coming Street.
This was painted today, and what a perfect day it was to be out painting!  Perfect!

"Ashem At High Tide" SOLD

8"x10" Oil on GessoBord   sold

I was one of a half-a-dozen painters who had privileged access to a little known 55 acres of pristine beauty right in the heart of Charleston, SC.
This was painted en plein air ~ alla prima