Thursday, March 29, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
This is so different from what I usually paint, but I have to say, I like painting birds. I think it I would have liked to get the water looking more "reflective." I like the bird though. I think painters tend to do a better job painting things they feel a connection to... and I do feel that with birds. This painting will be for sale in the Columbus Museam Show in Columbus, Georgia. The price will be $2600.00 and 40% of that will go to support the museum. I'm so happy to support them. They are some of the friendliest, most hard working people I've ever met.
sold I may never go back to regular painting again. These mixed media peices are so exhilarating to do. There is an amazing mixed media artist named Michel Keck from Indiana that is the absolute master of this genre. I was very inspired by her amazing art. She sells her originals for upwards of 10,000 dollars. Someday I will own one. I will need to sell a lot of paintings.
sold Another fun mixed media. Its interesting, I wasnt sure what it was about till I was almost done. The subconscious is amazing. This feels like art therapy! The materials used for this are oil paint, paper, copper leaf, duct tape, and oil pastel. For all my clients who might be reading this...I take my wisdon out of the box when you come see me...tee hee.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
soldThis is another one of my favorite places on Sullivan's Island. I can't tell you how many times I've walked this path. Its beauty never fails to captivate. Available on http://www.charlestonartistcollective.org/
I have an courious and inexplicable attraction to churches. This one is in the heart of downtown Charleston. The bells were chiming and the sun was hitting the side of the steeple in such a striking way on the afternoon I painted it. It was a lovely site to see and hear.
Another painting from the Ashem property. This was so much fun to paint. I really just looked at shapes and color and laid them in and did not olook back. It was purchased by a dear friend. Thanks Janny
What a magical place this was to paint. Ashem Plantation is in Charleston SC and is now owned by Charleston County Parks. The Lowcountry Open Land Trust held the property and sold it to the county -- a deal that had the blessing of its former longtime owner, the late Emily Ravenel Farrow. Thanks you Elizabeth, for inviting us to paint here. It was unforgettable!
This painting was bought by a friend at the Charlestonartistcollective.org live show. He said it reminded him of David Hockney. Thanks Rob. That is high praise! I ended up taking the ladder out and it actually really improved the painting (thanks Ian). I dont have a photo of the improved version though.
This idea for a painting actually came to me in a dream. The style is much tighter that I usually paint. Its more like I painted 15 years ago. I think its about feeling your limits and accepting them but still wondering about the possibilities. price 550.00 unframed.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
This painting will be available on http://www.charlestonartistcollective.org/ after 8/1/11. Its so hot outside! I had to stay in the ac and paint the pool for our water theme this month. Lots of fun memories of parties and kids with this pool. These days, Stewie, our dog is about the only one who uses it. He jumps in on the command, "go swim". Hence the name of the painting.
This painting will be available on http://www.charlestonartistcollective.org/. Another artist painting marathon at Kiawah. This time with Mark Horton and Chris Groves; two incredible artist from Charleston, along with the regular gang. Thanks to Mark for giving me some small, paper "canvases" to try.
This painting will be available on http://www.charlestonartistcollective.org/ on September 1st. Beautiful day on Shem Creek painting with my lovely friend and painting buddy Mary. Thanks to Shem Creek Bar an Grill for allowing us to paint under the shelter and out of the hot sun.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
This one was painted a while ago but I retouched it. It was painted on location at the most beautiful beach path on Sullivans Island. It will be on the Charleston Artist Collective site for the month of May. http://www.charlestonartistcollective.org/
Monday, April 25, 2011
SOLD This painting was sold to a very dear and long time friend who decided to support the Charleston Artist Collective and buy this off our site! Thanks so much Jim. I hope you and Caroline enjoy the painting. It was painted in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant in SC. The theme for CAC this month was "Impressions" so I decided to make it look very impressionistic by using a palette knife. It was a beautiful day and a joy to paint.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
This one went a little abstract but I like the way it turned out. The pitcher was actually back-lit but I didn't like the way the shadow looked in the front of the pitcher so I gave it may best shot at "creating" the shadow and made the light source look as though it was coming from the left. But, I didn't want to loose the cool sliver of bright yellow light on the back of the table so I left that. It probably doesn't make logical sense but...I like it.
Monday, January 31, 2011
6x8 oil on panel
Available on www.charlestonartistcollective.org
The theme for the Charleston Artist Collective Group this month was, "Between the Fish and the Tree" which, quite honestly had me stumped since I rarely think of trees and fish in the same...thought. Merging the two ideas on one canvas just tangled up my brain in a knot! After a lot of struggle, I decided to just paint trees, which I love.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, December 17, 2010
9x12 original oil on canvas board
This was a great exercize. I'm not sure if you can see it but this painting is composed of about a hundred rectangles of subtle shades of different colors which gives it a sort of pixilated look. Each color/rectangle was studied in the landscape and then mixed separately (which, really...isnt that what we're always suppose to do?) It took about 4 hours! It really makes you see the gradation of colors, the intensity of colors, and all the different values. It was not meant to actually be a painting but I liked it so much, and it got so much positive feedback from the painting group, that I decided to post it for sale. Some smart person with a very good eye decided to buy it. I love that!
Friday, December 3, 2010
11x14 original oil on foam board, 350.00
One of my clients gave me these beautiful roses. The backround is of my new glass tile fireplace. I love the contrast of colors and textures. Painting glass is always interesting. It amazes me how little you actually have to"paint" it to make it resemble glass. When you're painting impressionistically, its always a challenge to have the object read as glass without looking too realistic. I was pretty happy with this one. There is room for improvement though.