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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

"Coastal Drama"

9"x12" Oil on Linen Panel

I started this and nearly finished it "en Plein Air" on location at Sullivan's Island station 30.  I snapped a bunch of reference photos and put final touches on it when I returned to the studio.
This particular day was hot and sticky and although it was sunny, you could see by the dramatic cloud formations off shore that there was a storm in our near future.
These kind of cloudy days are so fun to capture on canvas!

"Beach Brothers"

16"x20" Oil on Linen Canvas

This was a commission for a woman whose younger brunette looks a lot like my own son. . . I really enjoy painting these sweet "moments" in time: capturing little ones playing at the beach.  So fun!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


8"x8" Oil on Linen Canvas
Painted En Plein Air on location at Longitude Lane which dead-ends into Meeting Street from East Bay Street near "Rainbow Row."  This is a sweet, little private drive that is home to some of the most beautiful garages and backyard gates that connect to some of the most beautiful homes in historic Downtown Charleston, SC.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"Kristin" My Portrait Demo for the T.A.G. Portrait Workshop

14"x11" Oil on linen Panel

This is the portrait painting I demonstrated for the Portrait Workshop over the weekend.  Hopefully it shows the values and the temperature of color and all their respected shapes well.

Monday, September 14, 2015

"Wild Dunes" SOLD

11"x14" Plein Air Oil on Canvas painted on location Alla Prima. SOLD
I was standing on the Sullivan's Island beach looking out toward the ocean and the beach rocks.

"The Yorktown Memorial'

12"x12" Oil on Canvas painted En Plein Air on location from the Ravenel Bridge Water Park.

Available at Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio 27 1/2 State Street, Charleston, SC  29401

"Plein Air Study of Giant Oak Tree"

6"x8" Oil on Linen Panel

Love trying to capture the gestures of these great trees!

T.A.G. (Trenholm Artist Guild) Portrait Workshop

What a super great group of artists all coming together to work with the model and learn more about painting the portrait!  
I was so honored to have had this privilege of instructing these members of the Trenholm Artist Guild who so graciously invited me to share my knowledge of painting the portrait.
We had such a great time together!
Thanks to Glenda Keyes, Karen Jambrose, Renea, David, Jim, Pete, Noel and Regina!!  You blessed my socks off!