Friday, May 28, 2010

Local Color

"Local Color"
24x36   $2100

It's been a whole week since I posted anything.  Lots happening at the studio.  Cleaning out, teaching, working on summer class schedule, marketing & working on this painting.  I now have about 4 more coastal paintings to work on and then full court press on a bit of a different direction.  Nothing like cleaning out the cobwebs to get painting engine cranked up.  When someone asks what I have planned for the holiday weekend, my favorite response is PAINT!!!!!  Happy weekend. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

It's Me

So some of you asked for me to post a photo of myself.  Don't blame me.  My friend/student/marketing guru/photographer came to the studio today and this is the result.  Started out somewhat serious and quickly ended in a "gigglefest".  I won't post the end of the session.  Some things never need to be on the internet.  Now the art.  I'm working on a couple of larger low country marsh paintings. You'll see those sometime next week. I'm also pushing myself into a bit of a new direction and very excited to see what happens.  Will share at some point.  Also, I'm going to paint a self portrait.  That should be worth a giggle or two.  Enjoy the weekend.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Low Country Time

"Charleston Beauty"
6x6 $95 + $10 s/h
What a beautiful giant oak in Charleston.  It's such a graceful tree and was fun painting it with a palette knife.  Using the knife allows the gentle suggestion of the moss hanging from the tree.  It looks like the perfect location to spread a blanket, grab a book and enjoy the afternoon. 

P.S.  Thanks to Joan Perry for the use of her beautiful photo & sorry it took so long.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Marshes On! - SOLD!

"Casting Colors"
6x6  $95 + $10 s/h

Another study for a series of marsh paintings that I will be working on for the next few weeks.  Always excited in the beginning and halfway through can't wait to paint something else.  What's up with that?  Attention deficit or just too many paintings to paint and never enough time?!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I Got Nothing!

5x7  $95 + $10 s/h
I've officially run out of names for paintings and evidently I can't photograph this marsh so it doesn't look like  it's running down hill & to the right.  And here I thought the morning had gone so well.  Despite the "technical" setbacks, I happy with painting.  Spent the morning playing with this marsh scene in preparation for a 24x36 painting.  Will post another study of the sun rising over the marsh.  Can't quite decide which one will make it to the larger canvas. Well, enough about painting, my next pressing matter is what "drink" to have while watching the Preakness. In the meantime, anyone got any titles in mind for this painting?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kissing Up

"Silver Cup"

I have the best students but one in particular.  She has the most beautiful flowers and all I have to do is call and say..."Whatcha got today"?  Amazingly, she shows up with perfectly arranged flowers in a vase, mason jar or beautiful container.  Now I just have to paint these wonderful gifts with as much love and passion as Patti puts into growing and arranging them.  So now hopefully, I have kissed up enough to ensure that the supply continues.  Oh, by the way, she's an amazing graphic artist & marketing guru.  Was that last sentence too much?!  Thanks, Patti.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Back to the Coast

"Edge of the Marsh_
5x7  $95 + $10 s/h

Time to start painting some marsh scenes for my Beaufort gallery, so I did this quick study to get my palette and brain going in the right direction.  This was done from a photo that I had taken a few years ago.  If you had read my post about taking photos, you'll be glad to know that I stopped my car prior to reaching the water's edge.  My two favorite things about delivering art to the coast is another supply of photos & sketches and of course, shrimp & grits. 

Friday, May 7, 2010

Get your own Taboret!

Several visitors to my studio have been "eyeing" my fabulous taboret a bit too closely.  I know it's to die for but I'm sensing some "unusual" thoughts about dismantling mine and reassembling it in your studio.  All I have to say is "get your own".  Just kidding, sort of.  If you are interested in having Michael Haun (the taboret genius) custom design your own, you can contact him  Now back to painting.  Happy Weekend!!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Doctor, Doctor


For all the "clueless" painters of peonies, they die fast.  A student brought me some yesterday afternoon, this morning when I came in they had "wilted" some.  In this morning's class, I painted along.  I had just scrubbed in the flowers when a student pointed out how they were dying in front of us.  So how do you demo peonies (I've never painted them before) while with each breath they rapidly lose their original shape... whatever that was.  All I can say is that a emergency "boob" job is needed on these poor flowers and a doctor is needed for my painting.   As least my students can now believe that I can mess up and mess up huge!  I might need to rethink describing myself as a still life painter.  I'm just saying...........!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010



This is a study I did before doing the large "Still Life" painting.  The lady in orange had such an attitude that you couldn't help but pay attention to her.  This piece is a bit unfinished but I'm feeling a bit lost in my painting direction so I don't have anything new yet.  I'm just going to go with my instincts and see where it takes me.  Let me know when I hit the nail on the head or when I go astray.  Forging ahead fearlessly and will post a painting in a day or so.