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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"Down At The Docks" SOLD

11"x14" Oil on Gessobord brand panel   sold

The Wednesday painters met at Shem Creek Docks behind the "Wreck" Restaurant to paint.  The sun came out suddenly today and warmed us up a bit from all the chilly, rainy weather we've endured these past few days.  It was good to be outside again.

A Portrait In Progress. . .

36"x24" Oil on Linen Canvas

This is still in its beginning stages, but I thought I'd share the progression of my latest portrait endeavor.  When complete, this lovely lady will hang in the Columbus Georgia Museum for their annual "Let There Be Art! and Bloom" Exhibit this April.  I'll let you know how it goes. . .

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Southern Comfort" SOLD

10"x10" Oil on Linen Panel   SOLD

It was a bit "brisk" out this morning. . (go ahead all of you Northerners, call me a wimp!) so one of the Wednesday painters graciously invited us to paint at her Sullivan's Island house.  Her home is so comfortable and beautiful and warm.  The environment exudes the love and hospitality which is always the eager expression of our friend, Anne.  Thank you again for opening your home to us! xoxo

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

"Beach House" SOLD

9"x12" Oil on Canvas   SOLD

The second painting of our day today. . . . the sky color was curious: blue, gold and lavender.  I think I will continue to work this one a bit.  I had a great critique from one of my painting friends and her advise was stellar.  I only wanted to get this posted before too long.  I invite and appreciate comments from viewers too!  Thanks!

"Low Tide Revelation" SOLD

10"x10" Oil on Linen panel   sold

The tide was way out this morning as the Wednesday Painters gathered on a most glorious of February mornings!  The air was calm, the sky was clear and the sun was strong!  No need for a jacket today!  These are the very same rocks my "Wave Jumper" was playing on a few weeks ago but today the low tide revealed the enormous pile which usually lies beneath the waves.  The tidal pool reflected gorgeous shapes so this is what drew my attention today.  The moving sun changed the reflected shapes I stopped before I got confused, took photos and decided to develop it further from stills.  Hoping to re-post a more "finished" work soon.

"Portrait Under-painting Study"

16"x12" Oil on Gessobord brand panel  - 1st of a 4-part portrait study

Part 1 (shown)  under-painting value study.

I am - as the saying goes: "sharpening my Ax" or re-sharpening my skills by participating in a portrait workshop under the tutelage of Robert Maniscalco.  Robert is a Detroit native now residing in Charleston and is a fantastic painting instructor.  His insight and wisdom are endless and his enthusiasm and energy are infectious.  I am very much going to enjoy and benefit from taking his class.  Thanks Robert!!

"Ft. Moultrie Guards"

8"x10" Oil on Linen Panel

I went back and re-worked this one a bit more.  This was my second painting of our day (Jan 30th)  and it was chilly and close to spitting rain so I worked quickly.  This is a more "finished" version of the original.

"This Way To The Beach"

10"x10" Oil on Linen Panel

Sullivan's Island Plein Air Painters were at it again last week braving what was forecast to be sunny and warm turned chilly and slightly gray.  We braved the wind chill and managed to paint a few.  This is from last week (Jan 30th) and I haven't gone back into it (re-work it) since.

The photograph seems to show a bit of sun reflection so I may re-take this one.