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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Pylon Procession" SOLD

14"x11" Oil on Canvas  Painted Alla Prima of the docks at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, SC.

February's Theme at The Charleston Artist Collective is "Passages" and this one will be available as one of the themed paintings.  With every art purchase, 10% is donated to a local charity. It is good to know your support helps so many beyond the online gallery and artists.

"Through The Trees" NFS

6"x6" Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas  Gifted

Painted En Plein Air, Alla Prima on location on Sullivan's Island, SC.  These are three of several Palmetto Trees out in front of the visitor center of Fort Moultrie.  I stood at the fork in the road between Stella Maris Church and Fort Moultrie.

Wow, was it cold out there today!!  But, Yay Us, who all showed up to brave the near freezing temperatures and wind chills.  The sun was bright and the sky was clear and the air was so fresh; it was a beautiful day to be out painting!

"Passages" is February's Charleston Artist Collective's Theme.  "Through The Trees" will be in that collection.

"How'D Do, Ladies"

12"x12" Oil on Canvas

While in the North Carolina mountains, I was painting at a farm surrounded by the most comical chickens and roosters.  Their personalities really shine and this rooster was the headliner!  In this picture I took, he looked as though he were "tipping his hat" to the chickens as he walked by them strutting all around the yard.  Hence, the title, "How'D Do, Ladies."

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Red Tin Roof - Shem Creek Study"

8"x8" Oil on Linen En Plein Air, Alla Prima

Our painting group went back to Shem Creek and the weather could not have been more pleasant.  The sun was so warm on this mid-January day on the water that you didn't really need a jacket.  I wanted to capture as loosely as possible another view from my last visit.  The photograph's color is off a bit, but I hope it conveys what I was trying to say.

Friday, January 16, 2015

"Calm At The Docks"

11"x14" Oil on Canvas  nfs charitable donation

This painting started out as a plein air painting on location at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, SC.  However, it was so incredibly cold that it made my fingers numb.  I painted as much information as I could, and it was nearly finished, when I could no longer move my hands and hold a paint brush.  I just finished it up in the studio.  I want to go back there and try another one. . . the day I was here, at Shem Creek, it was so beautiful!  The lavender and warm yellow colors of the sky show that there were indeed frozen crystals in the atmosphere . . . all from that freezing cold air!

"Girl Talk"

22"x28" Oil on Canvas

I snapped this shot while at a farm in the mountains of North Carolina near Cashiers.  The personalities of the hens and roosters were comical!  That rooster was strutting around like he owned the place and the hens seemed so taken by his swagger and charm.

"Merrie-Woode Morning II" SOLD

11"x14" Oil on Canvas  sold

Camp Merrie-Woode is a girls' camp in the mountains of North Carolina.  This was a commission for a former camper whose two little girls are carrying on the family tradition there.  This painting was painted after a plein air painting I did while I was actually standing in this spot.  However, that painting has long been sold.  We changed it a little bit by taking one of the sail boats out and breaking up the fore and middle grounds.