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Thursday, July 28, 2011

"A View For Two II" SOLD

36"X32" Oil on Canvas  SOLD

This was painted out at a property next to Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island.  That is Fort Sumter out in the middle of the Charleston Harbour.  The distant land mass is James Island.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


12"x9" Oil on GessoBord  NFS- Charitable Donation
I have really enjoyed painting still-lifes this month.  It's a great excuse to have more flowers in the house!

"Garlic & Onions" SOLD

8"x10" Oil on Linen Panel   SOLD
This month's Collective Theme is "Still Life"
I'm BACK!  I had some technical difficulties the past few days with posting, but obviously it is all worked out.  My paintings were beginning to back up!  Glad to be up and running again.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Stargazer Lily Bouquet" SOLD

10"x8" Oil on GessoBord
I love all white bouquets and this one adds a lovely fragrance to my home!!

"Silver Still Life" SOLD

10"x8" Oil on Linen Panel   SOLD
Using a Silver Set for next month's Theme: Still Life, I thought it challenging to capture all the reflections of shiney silver. The floral arrangement adds interest and color as well as texture.

"Dusk Between Stations 21 & 22" SOLD

12"x16" Oil on Linen Panel SOLD
I finally did something I've wanted to do for a long time and that was to paint in the evening on the beach. This is Sullivan's Island's Beach looking back toward Station 21. The boardwalk at Station 22 is just about 50 yards behind me. The ocean breeze kept me cool as I painted. It was so relaxing. God's beautiful creation never ceases to bless me!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"View From The Old Pitt Street Bridge" SOLD

9"x12" Oil on GessoBord   SOLD

I found my new favorite spot at which to paint! Leslie introduced me to this lovely out-door paradise. Surrounding me were bikers, walkers, families with small children and their dogs enjoying the sights and a personal trainer giving exercise instruction to his client beside me.
This is the old Pitt Street Bridge where trolleys once trekked across the intercoastal linking the mainland of the Old Village with the island. The trolleys are long since gone and the bridge has collapsed. She informed me that this is a premier spot to view a highly concentrated variety of shore birds in the South East. While painting this I heard quite a ruckus of dolphin feeding right behind me in the water.
That object on the right side of the painting is the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Still Life: "Still Life with Zinnias and Peaches"

12"x16" Oil on Linen

I got a lot of mileage out of these lovely Sunflowers. . . they still look fresh, too!

Check out The Charleston Artist Collective's site for more info on this piece.

Still Life: "Still Life with Pineapple, Lemons & Peaches"

8"x10" Oil on Gessobord  

I love the reflections of the fruit on the counter top

Next month's Charleston Artist Collective's Theme is "Still Life"


Friday, July 15, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011


8"x10" Oil on Linen panel

It's Shrimping Season! This boat, Eva, came in early this particular morning to unload her catch while I set up to paint. Luckily, Eva remained docked long enough for me to paint her; because as I was breaking down, Eva fired up her engines and chugged back out to sea for more shrimp.

"Beach Dunes at Sullivan's" SOLD

12"x16" Oil on Linen   SOLD

It was painted en plein air on site at Station 21 and then I clarified some values back in my studio after it dried down a bit.

Check out the Charleston Artist Collective in the month of September when the theme will be "Water"

Friday, July 01, 2011

"Grace's Portrait - the next step"

16"x12" Oil on Linen Panel

I took it a little bit further here with thanks to my friend, Leslie, who gave me a critique. From here, I'll use the photographs I took of this sitting along with this portrait from life to start and formalize a portrait of precious Grace!