Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Website Update

Website has been updated to reflect accurately all available paintings.


THANKS 

"The Shirt Off His Back, oil, 36x18"































Just a little something to grab your attention!  : )

Sunday, October 26, 2014

SC State Park Artist Residency - Billy Dreher Island



The S. C. State Park Artist in Residence Program selected me as the Artist in Residence at Billy Dreher Island this year.  Visit their website here.  It was an honor and a privilege.  Beautiful Island and accommodations.  Here are photos to prove it!  Click any image to enlarge the photos.


Villa No. 3 was my home for seven glorious days in October.









The island was teaming with wildlife.






And there was no shortage of beautiful places to paint and enjoy the view.










Some of my artists friends came over and painted with me.
Can you spot the artists amongst the trees?




This was my view and set up.



Here's my painting from our "paint out."


And another Lake Murray Painting



In return for the week at the State Park, the artist is required to give the park a piece of work inspired by the area.  Here's the painting that I gave Dreher Island State Park.

The Park Manager, EJ Jones, named this painting, "George."

Of course, everyone needs a little company, so here are some more of my companions for the week.

Bio Daddy, Me, Cousin Ann

Skip Croft

My Sweetie making spaghetti!



Many thanks to S. C. State Parks and all the staff at Dreher Island State Park for making this artist very happy and productive.  


Michel McNinch



Monday, September 1, 2014

Want Stronger Paintings?

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To reserve your place:
Deposit of $35 due by November 17th. Mail
check to TAG PO Box 6793, Columbia,
SC 29260 or go to 
www.trenholmartistsguild.org and pay
through PayPal.
Contact person is Glenda Keyes at
artsy123@gmail.com


Monday, December 2, 2013

Karen Appleton Workshop in Atlanta



Lucky me!  I went to the Karen Appleton workshop in Atlanta a while back and have been behind the easel every since.  She is very inspiring.  Here's some photos of the journey!

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First stop - The High Museum in Atlanta to see this wonderful exhibit.


Following Karen Appleton's Blog inspired me to make the trip.
Find it here:  http://karenappleton.blogspot.com

Here is one of her paintings.  Awesome!  Yes, I'm a fan!

Workshop was given at the Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross, GA.  Excellent Facility.


Karen's Set Up



Demonstrations each day.
Karen's Palette
The Set up was nice.  Here's my spot.
 Okay, so here are the paintings that I have painted since her workshop.  Some use her method, but my own methods slowly found their way back to the palette.  Truly enjoyed this experience.  Now to see where else what I have learned can be used in my work.  

"Last One," 10x10, oil


"Cause for Celebration," 12x24, oil

"Especially for You," 12x12, oil

"Just Because," 8x8, oil

"Just What You Always Wanted," 12x15, oil

"Silver Lining," 20x20, oil

"Surcee 1," 4x4, oil
"Surcee 2," 4x6, oil

"Surprise," 8x8 oil




This is how a few were displayed at the "Gratitude" show at Gallery 80808 for the Vista Studios resident artist show during Vista Lights this year in Columbia, SC