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Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Docked" SOLD

10"x10" Oil on Linen Panel   sold

A common site at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant.
This month's Theme for the Charleston Artist Collective is "STARS"  How many stars can you find in this painting?

"Wave Jumper"

9"x12" Oil on Linen panel

The little guy is shaped as a wonkie star.

"Morning's Fog" SOLD

This next month's themed work for the Charleston Artist Collective is "STARS"  SOLD
This is the same painting from an earlier post but now with a few twinkling stars in the early morning sky (I know, I know, "how literal!"  Well I couldn't resist).

"Shore Birds II"

6"x8" Oil on Linen mounted Birch Board         Gifted

Sending this to a silent auction fundraiser for a good school.  Wish me luck!


36"x36" Oil on Canvas

I was inspired by a painting that a Charleston Artist did about 12 or 14 years ago that I just loved!  Honor Marks is a fabulous artist and I ran across her work at Piccalo Spoleto (I am not even sure of the year, but it was at least 12 years ago).  I wanted to buy it.  It was sublime!  But alas, I didn't jump on it soon enough and it was GONE!  My sweet husband assured me I could paint it just as well, but it is never as it is when you first fall inlove with it. . . . but I did my best.  It's no Honor Marks' painting, but it serves as a wonderful reminder to never let the "one" you love get away!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

"Beach Grasses"

8"x10" Oil on Birch Board Panel

It was "summer" in January on Sullivan's Island this day.  85+ degree weather and it was beautiful!  My usual child-care was missing so the two other painters invited me to bring my just turned 4-year old son with me to paint.
As much fun as it was having him with us, it won't be a new habit.  He's sweet and my attentions were divided.  He, on the other hand, had a blast playing in the surf and meeting all the dogs that walked by.  He even made a new friend with one dog that insisted he throw drift wood to fetch.  That puppy was owned by one of our painting friends who was taking advantage of the beautiful weather to walk the beach with her husband and four-legged child.

"Misty Beach"

9"x12" Oil on Linen board panel

I'm back!  It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted  but I've been painting.  This is the first of two I did at this spot at Station 19 on Sullivan's Island, SC.  It rained us out eventually, but the cool misty morning was a nice study of middle values due to the weather.  The horizon virtually disappeared into the sky; it was difficult to know where one began and one ended.  The rains were headed my way.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Old Village Path II" SOLD

8"x10" Oil on Gessobord brand panel  sold

This path is same driveway I painted in the earlier post (Old Village Path) only from the opposite vantage point.  I was fortunate enough to meet the man who owns this property and he invited our painting group to come out any time to paint.  Such a sweet and gracious man, he gave us a little tour of his homestead and showed us the two grand Oak Trees he and his father planted over 70 years ago as a boy.  His lot is a high bluff which backs up to the Charleston Harbor and he allowed us access to the mini gardens below nestled near the water's edge.  Each garden was a respite of solitude and peace and made you feel like you were a million miles away from any neighborhood or city.  Hopefully you will be seeing paintings of those vistas soon.
The movie "Rich In Love" was filmed right here on this property.  And just two weeks before I painted this, L.L. Bean was here to do a catalogue photo shoot.  It's a lovely place.