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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Gathering Storm Clouds" Sold

11"x14" Oil on Gessobord panel   sold

While in Rockville on Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina the morning turned to afternoon.

The humid heat conjures the dance, choreographing the clouds to perform the summer's pattern afternoon showers.

"Evening Splendor" Sold

8"x8" Oil on Linen panel  sold

Wow, the recent rains have made the skies a gorgeous sight to see!  I couldn't resist trying to capture one of the most spectacular shapes of clouds and evening colors I've seen in a long time.

Painted for The Charleston Artist Collective's August Theme: "Passing Storms"

"In Flight" Sold

6"x6" Oil on Gessobord Panel   sold

While walking the neighborhood I happened upon this young Stork trying to catch breakfast in the drainage reservoir alongside the sidewalk.  Wow, these birds are big!  I thought this might be a good addition to that series of water birds I started.  Thankfully I had my phone with me.

"Homeward Bound - Before The Storm" Sold

6"x12" Oil on Board   sold

Near my home I often pass by this road's edge pasture where the sweetest brown Appaloosa and white Arabian horse hang out.  I'll stop for a minute or two to say hi and offer a nose rub.  I'd love to have a carrot or apple to offer if I knew it were OK with their owner.

Under the Charleston Artist Collective's August Theme, "Passing Storms," I thought I'd paint one to their tribute.  It just so happened to be a cloudy, storm-threatening day when I took this picture.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"Garden Bird House II" SOLD

10"x8" Oil on Linen Panel   SOLD

This was painted in the morning at the same garden.  As the afternoon drew near, the color temperatures became even more defined.

"Garden Bird House III" SOLD

6"x6" Oil on Gessobord Panel   SOLD
Once and twice just weren't enough for painting this lovely garden setting and its charming little focal point. . . .

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"Side Work" SOLD

Image Size: 20"x24" Oil on Linen   SOLD

One of my favorite Downtown Restaurants just before the shift begins

Monday, July 15, 2013

"Looking Back on Our Future"

9"x12" Oil on Canvas

Another view of Middleton Place's "Butterfly Lakes" where vows are made and futures begin.

"The Place of Promises" SOLD

9"x12" Oil on Gessobord brand Panel   sold

Middleton Place is an Historical Plantation which is often the site for weddings and special events.  The grounds are breath-takingly beautiful!

Friday, July 12, 2013

"Sitting At Historical Roots" SOLD

8"x10" Oil on Gessobord brand panel   SOLD

Again, I turned back toward the house I originally painted and was "face-to-face" with this magnificent old Oak Tree.  Just in front of it sits a large marble slab which looks like a stair step.  As it turns out, there was an old historic building in downtown Charleston that was too dilapidated to save; but folks had the where-with-all to take a couple of stair treads and plant them in front of this massive Oak.  Locals have dubbed it "the Bench," and it is often the place of weddings (and probably proposals, as well) overlooking the beautiful waterway.

"A Dock's View"

10"x8" Oil on Gessobord panel

From my first painting of the day I turned 180 degrees and saw this view!  I had to paint it!  This is part of the view that the house (that I painted in the earlier post) with the red tin roof sees out it's back door.  Wow!

"Ancient Story Teller" SOLD

9"x12" Oil on Canvas   SOLD

We were invited to paint in Rockville, SC Wednesday.  What a charming little village.  I felt as though we had stepped back in time.  Aside from the summertime sounds of cicadas and singing birds, the occasional passing recreational boat was the only reminder of our present era.  The homes were all historic, in fact our hostess' house was built in the 1800's.  Thanks to Elizabeth for her lovely hospitality.  We'd love to visit again!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

"Purple Hydrangeas"

9"x12" Oil on Canvas

The second painting of today.  The sun came out between rain showers and thunderstorms long enough just so I could paint this today!

"Garden Bird House" SOLD

6"x6"x1" Oil on Gessobord brand panel mounted on 1" depth birch wood (can be hung with or without a frame)   SOLD

A break in the torrential wet weather was a God-send today!  I can't believe I had 3 solid hours of sunshine!  Then suddenly the sky darkened and a cold breeze blew through warning me I ought to be packing up quickly!  And then the sky opened up and the rain came pouring down again.  The artwork made it to the back of the car safe and dry.  However, between the back of the car and the driver's side door I managed to get soaked.  Oh well, it was a terrific day of painting!!