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Monday, March 26, 2012

"In Remembrance Of"

8"x6" Oil on Gessoed Clayboard

A friend of mine had two beautiful "sons" (the four-legged kind) and both just recently passed of natural causes.  In memory of them I painted these little "post card" sized paintings.

"Isabella's Quick Sketch"

Isabella  10"x8" Oil on Linen Panel
A quick study from life for the formalized portait

"Emma's Quick Sketch"

Emma 10"x8" Oil on Linen Panel.
 The preliminary quick sketch for the formalized portrait

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Lowquat & Pear Blossoms on Hassell" SOLD

12"x9" Oil on Linen Panel   sold

What a lovely street!  Hassell (pronounced "Hazel") Street is in full bloom with Spring's new buds.  I was honored as well to have met a few of the neighborhood's friendly residents.  The day was sunny and gorgeous and included a plan to paint at least one more painting until the rain came and chased us away.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

"Come Sit With Me" SOLD

9"x12" Oil on Linen Panel   SOLD

Today's gorgeous weather put us on Sullivan's Island.  I repainted a familiar scene but using the other set of chairs.

"Sullivan's Point" SOLD

9"x12" Oil on Linen Panel   SOLD

Last week's second painting. . . we were out at the Old Pitt Street Bridge and we set up at the very tip of the bridge looking out over the water.

"Marsh Grasses" SOLD

Last week's Wednesday painting. . . 9"x12" Oil on Linen Panel  SOLD

We  met last week at the Old Pitt Street Bridge and painted the vistas from the end of the bridge.  This is looking back toward The Old Village in Mount Pleasant.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

"Lady in the Red Dress"

14"x11" Oil on GessoBord brand panel
This is the pose we worked on last Tuesday and today.  I have a couple of touch-ups to do, but mostly I am finished.  This model's luminous skin reflected so many beautiful colors that it made the task of painter her so gloriously fun!  This truly was a sweet time to get together with friends and paint a lovely young lady!

"Quick Portrait Sketch"

10"x8" Oil on Linen Panel

This was done toward the end of our painting time and I wanted to get in a last minute painting of the model (who was FABULOUS, by the way!)  I couldn't get enough of this beauty!  And she held herself in such a graceful way: didn't move an inch, either!
This is the stuff dreams are made of!! 
I plan to finish this further from a couple of photos that were taken of this pose. . . hoping to post the final painting for you soon.