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Thursday, February 27, 2014

"Sea Oats on Sullivan's" SOLD

9"x12" Oil on Linen mounted Birch Board Panel   SOLD

I may have "pushed" the colors on this image a bit too much. . . so I may re-take, but this is from a photo I took on one of the last days of the swimming season as school started late last year. . . I've been desiring to paint this image for quite some time.  The day was glorious and it was one I was able to enjoy with both my children as we all played in the surf of Sullivan's Island.

"Pitcher of Sun"

12"x9" Oil on Linen/Birch Board Panel

Yesterday was my designated plein air day and it was rainy and cold!  So I set up a still life of my own sunshine.  Sunflowers always make me happy (especially on a gloomy day).

"Beach Around The Bend"

8"x10" Oil on Linen/Birch Board Panel

It was the first sunny and somewhat warm day of the year and I was blessed to be out painting with one of my painting buddies. . . I simply "played" in that fact and allowed myself to enjoy the color, shapes of shadows and light as I painted this.

"Beach Dune Patterns" SOLD

8"x10" Oil on Linen/Birch Board Panel   sold

The shapes and patterns of the dunes' shadows led me out to the distant beach.

"Gnarled Oak Patterns" SOLD

9"x12" Oil on Linen/Birch Board   SOLD

The patterns of the shadows and the branches themselves intrigue me.  They must be painted!

Tea Bouquet SOLD

11"x14" Oil on Linen/Birch Board panel   Sold at the Columbus Museum's fund-raising event: "Let There Be Art!" in Columbus Georgia
The cold, wet weather as of late has limited my plein air outings but has provided plenteous opportunity to exercise my still-life muscles!

Fragrant Blooms SOLD

8"x10" Oil on Linen mounted Birch Board Panel - Framed   Sold on the One Kings Lane site:  www.onekingslane.com

This one is headed to the Columbus Museum of Art in Georgia for their annual "Let There Be Art!" Exhibit and sale.  2014 marks my third year participating in this fundraising event in which sales benefit the Beautiful, ongoing Art exhibits of this exquisite Museum.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

"Fragrant Early Blooms"

11"x14" Oil on Linen/Birch Board panel

This month's theme for The Charleston Artist Collective is "Intoxicating" and that is exactly my reaction to one of my favorite spring flowers, Hyacinths.  To my surprise, I found these sprouting where I had set the pots aside last fall after cutting them down, thinking they were only a season away from the trash!  They look so pretty that I put them by my front porch.  Along side my watering can, they made a pretty little display that I had to paint it!  Happy Springtime everyone!

"Belle Journee Deux" SOLD

11"x14" Oil on Linen/Birch Board Panel  SOLD

A "re-do" of the original "Belle Journee" which was destroyed en transit to its new home.  Although it is not an exact copy of the original (in part to maintain their originality), it is my hope that this might provide happiness to that buyer or anyone else who desires it.  Have a beautiful day, "Belle Journee!"