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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"Pluff Mud Marsh" SOLD

12"x12" Oil on Canvas SOLD

Painted En Plein Air on location at the Boat Landing Station 26 on Sullivan's Island, SC.  The first of two paintings today. . . when we first arrived, the tide was way low!  Pluff mud is the soft, gooey mud that lies beneath the brackish water of this tidal creek.  It seems to reflect every color under the sun!  The second painting I did shows how the tide came up in the same spot.

It was a lovely day to paint outside!


8"x10" Oil on Canvas Painted En Plein Air on location at the Boat Landing at Station 26 on Sullivan's Island.

The title comes from a dear friend, with whom I painted at this spot, whose son paddle boards at this location.  He comes not only for the exercise but to clear away the clutter in his head and he finds calm and peace.  It is a peaceful spot.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Black Beauty"

11"x14" Oil on GessoBord panel

Finished up another "Portrait" painting of a gorgeous horse which is home to the Charleston Therapeutic Riding Stables

"Portrait of Noah & Corley"

Aren't they just the cutest?

 I just love how the light "glows" through the ears of little boys in a back-light situation!

16"x20" Oil on GessoBord Panel

My goal was to only put detail on the children's faces
 and everything else around them blurrs out as the viewer's eye travels away from them.

Another close up of "Portrait of Noah & Corley"

 this is another close up of Noah

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Study: Pecan Trees"

8"x6" Oil on Linen Panel

'Tis that time of the year for fresh pecans!!
This was also painted en plein air at the end of Sullivan's Island, SC

"Low Creek Bed"

7"x5" Oil on Linen panel

I love painting here. . . this view is from Shem Creek Park looking out from the shelter.  The tide was out and when it is, interesting shapes and colors are created between the pluff mud, water and grasses.  I love painting here!

"Palm Tree Study" SOLD

8"x6" Oil on Linen Panel   SOLD

Another study of shapes and color.  Painted en plein air on Sullivan's Island, SC

"Blue Skies & Palms" SOLD

8"x6" Oil on Linen Panel  SOLD

Another glorious day in the Lowcountry!  The shapes of the trees this day captured my attention.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

"Boat Landing" SOLD

6"x8" Oil on Linen mounted on Birch Board  SOLD

After painting "Golden Tidal Creek" I turned 180 degrees into the sun.  This view shows the oyster shell road leading to where I stood near the edge of the tidal creek.  Rains have been relentless and today was only the second sunny day I've seen in over a week.  So I wanted to capture the glisten of the sun on the pluff mud and marsh.  The tree line hides the Sullivan's Island neighborhood beyond.  What a beautiful day to paint!!!

"Golden Tidal Creek" SOLD

8"x10" Oil on Canvas   SOLD

Today is the first day of October and the marsh grasses are beginning to reveal that time of year when they turn from their deep green hue to a more amber tone. . . Some say the marshes are less attractive this time of year.  For me, the golden grasses tell us of cooler days and cozier nights.  Like the "Leaf Peepers" who visit the Northeast to view the glorious color of the changing leaves, this is the Lowcountry's time to celebrate the changing seasons of summer to fall.