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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

"Patiently Awaiting - Portrait of Brooke"

20"x16" Oil on Canvas

Such a beautiful little girl. . . she looks just like her Momma.  In memory of a beautiful, yet short life; Brooke shined like the sun in the lives of those who knew her.  She awaits, patiently, in Heaven for the rest of us to join that glorious Light.  Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"Break in the Fog at Shem Creek" SOLD

8"x10" Oil on Canvas   SOLD

This is the second of the two paintings I painted last week at the docks of The Wreck at Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant, SC.  The dolphins were swimming by and you knew it without looking because they loudly blew out their breath as they surfaced.  The fog was SO Thick and then suddenly there was a break at one section of the sky allowing some sun to warm us.  What drama!
This one might be sold: email artistmlh@yahoo.com for more information

"Foggy Creek"

6"x8" Oil on Linen panel

This was the first of two plein air paintings from last week.  The weather was so great because it was so thick with fog.  Fog creates an unusual atmosphere in which to paint en plein air and it was so wild! I loved it!  I hope we have many more of these atmospheric opportunities.
available at www.charlestonartistcollective.org

"Sweet Camellia" SOLD

6"x8" Oil on Linen Panel   sold

One of my personal favorite paintings of the Flower series.  This Camellia Tree is found in the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, SC and I can only guess how old it is!  They are blooming at this time when all other species of blooms and flowers have faded.  Available at www.charlestonartistcollective.org

"Plantation Oak" SOLD

6"x8" Oil on Linen Panel   SOLD

This is an Oak Tree overhanging the Ashley River on the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, SC.  Available at www.charlestonartistcollective.org

"Charleston Steeples"

8"x6" Oil on Linen Panel   sold

These cute little plein air paintings make wonderful Stocking Stuffers for Christmas and the Holidays!

"Sullivan's Island"

 8"x6" Oil on Linen Panel

Monday, December 01, 2014

Wedding Location

9"x12" Oil on Canvas

This was a while in the making for a wedding which took place in August.  It was located out-of-town from me and I was unable to attend but I wanted to give a gift that will hopefully be a forever cherished memory of their special day.  I had to sneak and have my "secret agents" in the town of the wedding go before hand to this spot to snap pictures for me so I could use them as references for the painting.  And then they had to get the images to me.  Finally, the painting is complete.  Now to dry it and send it off to them.  Wish me luck!

"Morning Glow"

24"x30" Oil on Canvas

Available at www.mountainmistgallery.com Contact David Berger for more information:
(828) 743-1801

This particular Hydrangea bush is located at one of my personal favorite painting spots in the Old Village in Mount Pleasant, SC.  This garden is always so perfectly pruned and planted and is a glorious sight year 'round.  This was captured in the early morning sunlight.  The warm tones of the clear sunshine caught the hydrangea in such a way that it glowed!  You can bet you'll be seeing more paintings from this place.

"Water Cooler" (Pelicans) SOLD

36"x36" Oil on Linen Canvas  Sold

This was so fun because I painted this strictly with a palette knife.