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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"Steel Magnolia"

Unframed image: 36"x24" Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

Recently widowed, this gentle Southern lady continues to smile with poise and strength.  To me, her life she tells would make the strongest man crumble but she continues to stand with dignity.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"Welcome Home"

9"x12" Oil on Canvas

This home and its gardens have been the subject of several of my paintings. . . everytime I come here to paint, a most glorious feeling of "welcome" envelopes me.  Thank you, Sally, for sharing your gorgeous home!

"Belted Kingfisher" SOLD

8"x10" Oil on Linen Panel   SOLD

A Collector asked that I paint a Belted Kingfisher for him.  Hope he likes it.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"Spring Silver Set"

12"x9" Oil on Linen Panel

Spring is in the air (and the greenish-yellow pollen is on my car!)  I've got the fever!!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

"Ship Yard Entry"

"Shipyard Entry" 12"x9" Oil on Canvas

Painted on site at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, I took the vantage point of the entryway to the docks instead of out on the water.  It was COLD and WINDY today!  The temperature was about 10-15 degrees colder near the docks, so I was on a mission to get the information of this scene down as quickly as I could as my hands were getting to the point they couldn't feel what they held!  If it weren't for the wind, this would have been a rather warm day to paint - out in the bright sunshine.  Still, I have no right to complain as the midwest and northeast are being buried under snow as I painted this.  Stay warm, y'all!!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Portrait's Latest Application

24"x36" Oil on Canvas.
It's not quite finished yet, but I just wanted to share the progress with you. . . It's not the greatest photograph since I took it as the sun was setting outside.  But I am liking the development.  What do you think?