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Thursday, June 26, 2014

"Italian Dessert"

10"x8" Oil on Linen Panel

I played host to some world-traveling out-of-town guests this week and they surprised us with a gift of Prosecco from Doc, Italy.  So I had to pair it with an Italian Creme puff pastry!
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"Fruit Tart Still Life" SOLD

9"x12" Oil on Canvas   SOLD

The theme for the Charleston Artist Collective is "Still Life" and I thought a colorful dessert might be a nice departure from my normal floral still lifes. . . in addition, it makes for a nice treat after the work is done!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"Betty's Paradise" GIFTED

8"x10" Oil on Linen Panel   NFS - GIFTED

The first of two paintings today. . . my attempts at putting color and value information down quickly fight with my natural tendency to be-labor the point or put too much information on the canvas.   This was an exercise in self-restraint and discipline to do what I set out to do in the first place. . . . what do you think?

"Pink & Purple Hydrangeas" SOLD

8"x6" Oil on Linen Panel   SOLD

The second of two today. . . Betty's home was once again the Wednesday Painter's beloved Muse.  The sunshine makes her garden glow!  And we simply cannot resist her beautiful subjects!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

"Wave Runners" SOLD

20"x24" Oil on Linen Canvas   SOLD

This will be headed to the Hagan Fine Art Gallery on State Street in Downtown Charleston, SC.  Check it out:  www.haganfineart.com

"Still Life with Green Apple & Strawberries"

14"x11" Oil on Linen Panel

July's Charleston Artist Collective's theme is "Still Life"

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Offering a fresh drink of cool water to a local Manatee

"Window Box" SOLD

8"x10" Oil on Linen panel   SOLD

Someone commented that the flowers look as though they are trying to peek inside the window. . . they do, don't they??!!
Today was another lovely day to be outside painting with good friends!  The sun was hot, but the breeze was a blessing.  And, we were paid a lovely visit by a manatee!  I'll see about posting that video next.

"Dockside Oyster Beds" SOLD

 8"x10" Oil on Linen Panel  SOLD

The tide was going out so fast that within minutes of starting this painting, the water's edge disappeared into mud!  A great exercise in getting the information down quickly, for sure!

Thursday, June 05, 2014

"2nd Beach Family Holiday" This time with baby SOLD

9"x12" Oil on Linen mounted Panel   SOLD

I could rename this, "No boys allowed" since there are no boys in this picture.  I added a little baby girl in her mamma's arms wearing a turquoise beach hat.  Hope you like it!