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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"Portrait of Laura" AFTER

12"x9" Oil on Linen Panel

I took a couple of photos of Laura as I left the gallery and worked off of those to produce this. . . I liked the fact that she gave a little smile so I wanted to incorporate that into her portrait to show off her sweet personality.  The original painting (the "before") captured her in mid-sentence since we chatted while she sat for me.  I love to interact with my portrait subjects.  I enjoyed Laura's wit so much that I must admit I got rather lost in conversation.  From now on. . . . "less talk, more paint." hee hee

I've heard it said that the portrait artist always puts a little bit of themselves into their portraits and as I write this I see that I gave Laura my own chin. . . I will come back later to see if I need to diminish this chin or not. . . I suspect I shall be uploading another image. Stay tuned! (smile)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

"Winston!" nfs - gifted

8"x6" Oil on Linen Panel   nfs - gifted

Winston is a sweet little Pug belonging to a long-time friend from WAY back! After about 30 years our paths crossed and we are enjoying a new-found friendship!  But "SSHHHH!!!" this is a surprise gift for her.  I'm not even going to launch this out on social media until she receives it. (Let's hope she hasn't subscribed to my blog yet) ;0)

"Laura's Portrait - BEFORE"

12"x9" Oil on Linen panel

While at Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio, I took the opportunity to paint one of the Gallery's beautiful Art Consultants: Laura.
This painting, so far, is completely painted from life.  I plan to go into it just a little bit more to complete the unfinished parts (lower left corner) and pull it all together.
Cross your fingers that she'll love it!

"Morning Stroll on Queen" SOLD

22"x28" Oil on Linen Canvas

While I was walking around downtown Charleston one morning, it struck me how serene and quiet the city is before the 9:00 AM hour.  Long, cool shadows stretched across the warm streets; and everything was at peace. Maybe I should have titled this "Tranquility."

sold at Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio
177 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401




Thursday, June 23, 2016

"Old Village Cottage" NFS Gifted

6"x8" Oil on Linen Panel painted en plein air on location at the Old Village of Mount Pleasant.  NFS

This is the second of two plein air paintings I did this week out with the painting group. I couldn't resist this cute little house.  The light reflected off of the warm colored siding and created beautiful cool colors.  I just love painting in this quaint village.

"Old Village Charm" SOLD

8"x6" Oil on Linen Panel painted en plein air on location in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant, SC on Pitt Street near the Pitt Street Pharmacy and the Green Shutter.  sold

This home is so charming I couldn't help but paint how the light came through the trees and lit up this cute front yard.

"Magnolia's Red Bridge"

 6"x8" Oil on Linen Panel

I was out at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens painting with friends and this historic bridge begged for me to paint it.  There was an algae bloom in the pond so there were no reflections. The spring time weather was perfect though!

This will be one of many pieces being featured in "Southern Elegance" art show coming this July on King Street in downtown Charleston, SC.

available through Hagan Fine Art and Studio
(843) 901-8124