Friday, March 27, 2009

"Home of the Brave"

"Home of the Brave," Oil, 36x48

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This is my home. I was raised on Sullivan's Island, SC, and this is my favorite spot there. This is my largest painting ever and the most vivid color ever. An artist friend told me that I would be brave to leave it like this instead of "finishing" it. Well, that's how it got it's title, "Home of the Brave." Hope you like it.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

River Keeper

"River Keeper"
Here's my latest large piece finally finished. I have been working on this one a long time. This beautiful bird greeted me the first time I went to Saluda Shoals Park. I followed behind taking picture after picture. When this pose was struck, I knew it would be the one I would paint. What a beautiful creature.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Southern Bloom

"Southern Bloom"
Oil 5x7
I love painting white. You get to put every color in the box into white. I recently saw a painting by Monet that was so luminous. He had used so many different colors to get that effect. I tried to use some of the same colors here.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sunny Days Ahead

"Sunflower 1"
Oil 5x7

"Sunflower 2"
Oil 5x7
Looking forward to summer. I have had enough of these cold, dreary days. Here's a little sunshine to hold you over till it gets here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Back to the Juicy Fruit Series

"Pair of Peaches"
Oil 5x7

"Lemon Sliced"
Oil 5x7
Back to my Juicy Fruit series. It is nice to get back to the study of color and form. Fruit just seems to be tailor made for it. Colorful and beautiful.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Color Study - Marsh at Station 26

"Color Study - Marsh at Station 26"

Oil 5x7

This is a marsh I love to visit with my nephew, Bobby. We always take lots of pictures. This painting is from one of his pictures. I want to paint a large one of it, but used this small format to think about color. The large one is started, but just in the drawing phase right now. More to come...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Here Today; Gone Tomorrow

"Table Rock Trail Head"
Oil, 24x30
This painting was inspired by my trip to Table Rock State Park in the Artist in Residence program. It was absolutely beautiful there. This painting was fun to do and now has a good home in Columbia. My newest patron came by my studio in the Vista and fell in love with it before the paint was dry!