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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

"Morning Marsh"

9"x12" Oil on Linen Panel
painted en plein air, alla prima, on location in Coastal Charleston South Carolina.


We couldn't have asked for a finer day to paint outside.  The weather was perfect!!  It is always so wonderful to be able to share the love of plein air painting with like-minded artist friends.  Missed those who couldn't be there with us today (and love and appreciate when nearby artist-friends ride up on their golf carts to show off their "precious cargo!") 
Today, one of our regular painters took time off from painting with us today in order to make time as she played host to her visiting son, daughter-in-law and new 3 month old granddaughter.  
They stopped by to introduce us to that beautiful baby and her daddy.  
Words cannot describe how beautiful this baby is!  Leslie, She stole my heart!!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

"Morning Stretch" SOLD

"Morning Stretch" 6"x8" Oil on Linen Panel is SOLD at the Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio

177 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401  www.haganfineart.com

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

"Oyster Cove"

11"x14" Oil on Linen Panel

What initially drew me to this place was how the low tide reveals such beautiful color and texture transitions in the pluff mud.  Additionally, the low tide reveals oyster clusters and beds.  The rocks made statements of their own until the water covered them all back up again.

If you'll notice, in the back, just under the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, there is a sweet little cove tucked away from all the boat traffic to our left (out of the frame).

PS- If you look closely, you'll note the many "no-see-ums" caught in my paint. . proof positive of a painting painted out-of-doors. I'll have to allow it to dry down and brush them out (ha!).

"A Gem of a View"

6"x8" Oil on Linen Panel

Today's Plein Air Painting isn't even dry yet and I am posting.  This was the second one of two that were painted this morning.  I may go back into it and work it. . . but for now I must "Look Away!"