Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Great News

I have been able to rent a studio in the Vista Studios, downtown Columbia, SC, for the next six months. It has really been terrific. The other artists are great. Many are already friends of mine, so it's terrific to have their influence and inspiration so close at hand. I am hoping that it will turn into something more permanent.

Here are some pictures.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Almost Done

This painting is almost done. It is a custom sized, handmade canvas to fit my client's space.
The image was inspired by an early morning walk on her land in the country. It was just beautiful there.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Violets are Blue, and Pink, and....

Oil on Gallery Wrap, 6x6 (click picture to enlarge)
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This was a fun little painting playing with bright color and light.

I'm Famous!!

Check out Harriett Hilton's Blog. She interviewed me! (August 21 entry)

Bringing it Forward

This is the next step in the process I outlined in my August 8 post. I am now developing the basic shapes of the planes in this painting. I think it is going well. There will probably be two more painting sessions before it is finished.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Cat Nap

“Cat Nap“
Oil on Board, 5x7 (click picture to enlarge)
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This is my cat, Sammy. He looks so comfortable.
I thought it was a cute pose, so I started slinging my brushes!

Sunset on the Beach

“Sunset on the Beach“
Oil on Canvas, 16x20 (click picture to enlarge)

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This landscape reflects a magnificent sunset I saw on the beach on Sullivan's Island, SC in front of the Catholic church. Looking toward the city of Charleston, the water reflected the sun on the harbor, the surf, and right up into the sand. It was so beautiful, I just had to paint it.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Love At First Sight

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“Love at First Sight “
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
30x40 (click picture to enlarge)
Been working on this one a while. It is a love story. The goldfish has fallen madly in love with the beautiful lily. He is singing her a love song. See the bubbles? This is a 30x40 gallery wrapped canvas.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

A Good Cup of Coffee

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It is extraordinary how a simple image can bring up so many memories. I took the reference photo for this painting almost four years ago. I was at a restaurant waiting for my sister and her new baby. My niece is now a beautiful 4 year old. This simple image reminded me of our great visit together - and a great cup of coffee.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

One Step at a Time

Here is a step by step of a commission I am working on.

The Bones - Charcoal Sketch

The Oil Sketch

The Block In

I will wait for this stage to dry, and then
go back in and start creating some detail.
Stay tuned to see how it turns out!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Lemon 1

“ Lemon 1“
Oil on Board, 5x7 (click picture to enlarge)
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I had a lovely visit to the State Farmer's Market yesterday. These lemons were beautiful!!
Couldn't wait to paint one.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

My Students

Any one who knows me, knows my students are a big part of my life. Welcome back to a new year. Hope your Summer was a good one.

Little Bit More

Still working on this larger painting. All day in fact. Twelve hours yesterday and ten today. Maybe tomorrow it will be finished. Who knows. It may be next month! Here's a little bit more. Sorta gives it away, but not all the way. There more to come!
Hint: It's a love story.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Guess What

Been working all day on a big one. Not quite ready to show the whole thing, but here's a piece of it. Can you guess what it is?

Studio Cat

“Studio Cat “
Oil on Board, 5x7 (click picture to enlarge)
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This is Inky again. He's turning into my studio cat. He's content to sit and sleep around the studio all day. I thought this pose was cute, so I put aside the lemons for a day and painted Inky. I'm thinking I would like to do a series of him, he really is a good subject.